Regional Advanced School on Physical and Mathematical Tools for the Study of Marine Processes of Coastal Areas | (smr 1976)
Starts 26 May 2008
Ends 6 Jun 2008
Central European Time
Cienfuegos - Cuba
The marine environment is the most important natural resource in Caribbean countries: tourism industry, fishing and maritime transport are strictly linked to the quality of the ecosystem. It is then crucial to preserve the marine environment and the coastal area (that includes the sensitive coral reef) from natural and anthropogenic impacts. Caribbean countries are urged to develop strategies and methodologies for the assessment of the coastal area as a base for sustainable development. This implies multidisciplinary investigations on the present/past history of pollutants in the marine system, to identify present environmental impacts and to predict the time-evolution of the ecosystem.
The objective of the course is to train scientists belonging to scientific public institutions, working in the areas of environmental sciences and coastal management in the Caribbean region, in the use of physical, analytical and mathematical tools in assessing and managing the marine coastal environment. The school is also connected with the ongoing IAEA-TC regional project RLA7012.
The course will be divided in 2 parts/weeks: one dedicated to lectures, and one focused on both field-work onboard the r/v “ANTEA” (IRD), and on targeted lab-exercises at the CEAC Centre. Intellectual curiosity of participants will help.
An overview of the up-to-date available technologies for “observation & analysis” of the coastal environment will be presented and discussed in the special session “Looking into the future of marine environmental science”.
THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN TO 15 PARTICIPANTS FROM THE CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES.
Programme and Travel Information regarding Cuba are available for view and download on the webpage.