GEM is responsible, together with
groups from the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL), for an M.Sc. program
in Marine Science. It also receives and provides orientation for national and foreign
students working on their post-graduaton thesis.
||M.Sc. in Marine Science
The basic idea behind this highly interdisciplinary course is to prepare
specialists in fundamental areas of marine science, and simultaneously giving students a
multi-subject perspective on the study of the oceans, preparing them for a sound
interdisciplinary approach. Presently, two of the specialization areas of the program are
in operation: coastal management and marine modelling. The Universities involved
and UTL) have extensive experience in marine research, and complement each other in many
research fields, ranging from physical oceanography to marine ecotoxicology, from
environmental economics to ecological modelling, or from marine trace-metal chemistry to
coastal land planning.
||D.E.A. in Modelling of the
The European DEA (Diploma
Eruditionum Altarum - Diplome of Higher Studies) is delivered jointly by the UNL and other
participating universities under the coordination of the University of Liège. Courses
concern not only modelling techniques and applications, but also the validation of models,
and may include study visits and measurement campaigns as well as data processing and
interpretation exercises. The thesis can be developed in one of the
participating universities under a DEA supervisor.
Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia do Ambiente
GEM is responsible for part of the
curricular activity taught during the final years of the Environmental
Engineering Degree at the FCT-UNL. GEM's area of teaching lies mainly in the area of
coastal and marine ecology and ecological modelling.
This course constitutes the final year project for the new
"Bologna" Environmental Engineering undergraduate degree
of Aquatic Systems
This course has been introduced for academic year 2005-2006. It
provides the knowledge base for the management of coastal,
estuarine and inland water systems. It focuses on pollution, usage conflicts, and
diagnosis and analysis techniques, especially water quality models. The aim is to prepare
future Environmental Engineers for interdisciplinary work in aquatic systems management,
especially in the European Union and Portugal in particular.
||Estuaries and Coastal
This course provides an introduction to coastal seas, the continental shelf,
and estuaries, studying the most relevant physical, chemical and biological processes. The
aim is to teach the knowledge base needed to understand the importance of coastal regions
for the Environment, focusing on the European Union and particularly Portugal. It is
recommended for students interested in the environmental problems of aquatic systems, and
serves as basis for the Water Quality Management course.
The work carried out by GEM undergraduate and post-graduate
students often provides useful information in marine science. Some projects not published
or otherwise distributed are nonetheless relevant, and therefore are available online,
according to the philosophy of making the results of academic activities useful for more
than curricular credit.
||Integrated Management of the Ria Formosa
This project was carried out by the '98 undergraduate class in Water Quality
Management. It provides an thorough analysis of this coastal lagoon and the conditions and
pressures it is subjected to. Possible management solutions are analysed using an
Integrated Environmental Management methodology.