Objectives 2011

Facing the challenge of the global climate change the IP EUROSTAIN aims to develop an intensive educational programme in environment-analyses, -modelling, -monitoring and stakeholder consultation with regard to sustainability of the alpine regions in Europe.

Based on research data about the global changes and sustainable development in European alpine regions (EU-Research Projects ECOMONTSUSTALPGLORIACARBOMONTDIAMONT) the IP will show the actual methods of landscape modelling and remote sensing and visualize changes of land-use in GIS.

 

MAJOR TOPICS OF THE COURSE


IP EUROSTAIN will study land management and conflicts from the Ebro Valley to the Pyrenees.

  • Success stories and conflicts will be studied along the Nature 2000 network in Aragon.
  • Regional conflicts refer to tourism, energy management, traffic, nature conservation, and exponential growth of wind parks in mountain areas.
 
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FIELD VISITS AND LECTURES

Based on field visits a series of lectures on different schemes of sustainable management and decision modelling will  be given, concerning

  • Selection of key indicators
  • Monitoring at different scales
  • State of environmental changes
  • Level of acceptable changes

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WORKSHOP ON DECISION MODELLING

 

Participants are working in groups to identify and prioritise different types of environmental indicators.

  • Workshop 1: 
    Sustainable arid land development:
  • Workshop 2: 
    Sustainable ski resort development: Selection of sustainability key indicators
  • Workshop 3:
    Sustainable Hecho Valley development: Select alternative management plans 
 

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PROJECT TARGET GROUP 


The target group includes students in the second stage of study of the departments of “Applied Ecology”, “Landscape Planning”, “Agriculture and Forestry Studies”, and “Environmental Engineering”. The Intensive Programme will allow elaborating the methodical basis for the analysis and assessment of status, endurance and potential development of rural areas. It means a contribution to the training of experts on the fields of “environmental planning and decision making” and “environmental monitoring” concentrating on sustainable development in rural areas.
Successful participation of the course entitles students to a certificate with ECTS-credits which is acknowledged by all participating institutions. 

TEACHING STAFF


The teaching staff will consist of experts from the IPE Jaca (ES),  and the Universities of Innsbruck (AT), Aberdeen (UK), Navarra (ES), Lleida (ES), Zaragoza (ES), Barcelona (ES).
 

CO-ORDINATOR 


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Cernusca

University of Innsbruck, Institute of Ecology
Sternwartestraße 15, A-6020 Innsbruck
email: Alexander.Cernusca@uibk.ac.at
 

WORKING LANGUAGE, REGISTRATION, ESTIMATE EXPENSES, PREPAYMENT

 


The teaching language for the intensive course will be English. The ultimate deadline for registration and prepayment is on 10th January 2011. Estimate contribution per student will be approx. EUR 350 for the stay in Spain. Remaining costs will be paid through an EU-grant. 
For registration please contact the co-ordinator at the partner University.

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