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Third International Landcare Course, San Rossore, Pisa (11-23 março 2018)

No âmbito do Projecto ERASMUS+ LANDCARE: Land Degradation and Rehabilitation in Mediterranean Environments
Visit to constructed wetland for water quality improvement

Um total de 20 estudantes e 10 professores da Grécia (University of Athens), Espanha (University of Santiago de Compostela), Portugal (Instituto Superior de Agronomia) e Italia (University of Pisa e CNR-ISE) participaram na terceira edição do Curso Erasmus+ Landcare Course, no âmbito do Projecto LANDCARE: Land Degradation and Rehabilitation in Mediterranean Environments,  (www.landcare.es; https://www.facebook.com/landcareproject/).
Pelo ISA, os docentes participantes são: Teresa Ferreira, Antonio Brito, Patricia Rodriguez Gonzalez.

O curso decorreu no Parque Natural de San Rossore, Pisa, organizado pelo CNR-ISA (National Research Council/Institute for Ecosystem study, Italy). A empresa West Systems, especializada em equipamentos para medição de gases de estufa também participou activamente.

Durante as duas semanas de duração do curso, foram organizadas diversas actividades incluindo aulas presenciais, aplicação de ferramentas virtuais, visitas tecnicas e praticas de campo para estudar as principais causas da degradação ambiental e as diferentes técnicas de rehabilitação existentes para abordar as ameaças ao ambiente que afectam ao Sul da Europa, nomeadamente a contaminação de solos e gestão de resíduos, a degradação de ecossistemas húmidos e rios, os fogos florestais e a degradação de ecossistemas costeiros. Durante a estadia, os estudantes e professores visitaram as instalações de Belvedere (gestão de residuos), o monte Pisani (fogos), Torre del Lago (erosão costeira) e San Niccolò (restauro de ecossistemas humidos).

O balanço global do curso foi muito positivo, especialmente devido ao potencial impacto ao nível da educação superior, da mobilidade multidisciplinar e da troca de experiências entre professores e estudantes com diferentes valências (biologia, geologia, engenharia ambiental, engenharia florestal, agronomia, engenharia civil, educação ambiental).

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A total of 20 students and 10 teachers from Greece (University of Athens), Spain (University of Santiago de Compostela), Portugal (Instituto Superior de Agronomia) and Italy (University of Pisa and CNR-ISE) participate in the 3rd Landcare Course, within the framework of the LANDCARE project (www.landcare.es; https://www.facebook.com/landcareproject/).

The course was held in the Natural Park of San Rossore, organized by the CNR-ISE (National Research Council/Institute for Ecosystem study, Italy). The company West System, focused on greenhouse gases measurements, also participated actively.

During these days different activities were organized combining presential lessons, virtual tools and field practices to study the main drivers of degradation and the different restoration techniques to face current environmental threats across Southern Europe, such as soils contamination and waste management, degradation of wetlands and rivers, wildfires and coastal degradation. During the stay, the students and teachers visited the facilities of Belvedere (waste management), the monte Pisani (wildfire), Torre del Lago (coastal erosion) and San Niccolò (wetland restoration).

The global balance of the course was very positive, especially due to the potential impact on superior education of blended mobility across teachers and students from diferent disciplines (biologists, geologists, environmental engineers, forests engineers, agronomists, civil engineers, environmental education students).