ECOPORTIL-Environmental Protection of Areas Surrounding Ports
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Module 1. Environmental Impacts, Policies and International Conventions for Shipping and Ports

  • Module 1. Environmental Impacts, Policies and International Conventions for Shipping and Ports

The module aims to provide the students with the basic principles governing the marine environment as a single ecosystem emphasizing on the dangers that threaten it. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the marine environment as a single ecosystem hosting living organisms, but also being an area/space of economic and social activities for exploitation, recreation activities and research.

Specifically, the course content includes:

  • A complete understanding of the key features of marine environment
  • The utility of the marine environment from an economic and financial perspective
  • Presentation of Special Marine Areas
  • The threats to the marine environment
  • Focus on climate change and its links with the shipping industry
  • Classification of risks with emphasis on those arising from maritime transportation
  • Presentation of methodological tools (Strategic Environmental Assessment) for analyzing the impacts of anthropogenic intervention in the marine environment
  • Provision of indicative topics for setting up group works and discussions, in order to better reflect the theoretical and practical background of interests and threats to the marine environment.

In this framework, the units of the module are:

  • Introduction
  • Environmental policies for shipping, ports and the environment
  • International conventions for shipping, ports and the environment
  • Self-assessment test

For the module Environmental Impacts, Policies and International Conventions for Shipping and Ports register here.

George Pachoulas