Deadline to apply:
March 15, 2016
The Nicholas School of the Environment (Duke University) and Venice International University offer a Summer Program that provides training in key topics about the impact of sea level rise on coastal areas and cities, and about adaptation and mitigation strategies.
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Graduate students and working professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in environmental issues and ability to read and write fluently in English. Advancedundergraduates will also be considered.
The course aims to give students a broad perspective on the impact of sea level rise upon coastal areas from the social, economic and environmental points of view. Adaptation and mitigation strategies will be analyzed and students will be involved in discussions on critical management issues, developing their own critiquing concepts in a multidisciplinary framework.
Participants will learn, in class and in the lab, the use of operational tools for coastal zone monitoring and management, and will participate in two field trips aimed at exploring the most up-to-date techniques for coastal defense and protection.
The Venice Lagoon will be used as a “laboratory”, the ideal setup to study the intertwined dynamics of human and natural systems. The Venice Lagoon is a diverse ecosystem providing invaluable services, which has been deeply transformed over the long history of the Venetian State and, in more recent years, by extremely impacting engineering works.
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This program is equivalent to 3 ECTS.
This program has been included in the Master in Environmental Management (MEM) course listing at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.
Students that will successfully complete the course will receive 2 MEM Credits from the Nicholas School.
Venice International University
Island of San Servolo, Venice