Environmental Monitoring


Methods and Tools T3160 Environmental Monitoring
Exam Code 3160
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Summer
Module Coordination Dr. Georg Lamberty
Lecturers Dr. Georg Lamberty, Dr. Udo Nehren, Dr. Claudia Raedig, MSc. Santiago Penedo
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites None
Intended Learning Outcome

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concepts of environmental monitoring and characterization, including the evaluation of the physical, chemical, and biological factors that impact the environment.

In summary, this module attempts to answer the following questions:

  1. How should samples be taken, including why, when, and where?
  2. How should the samples be analyzed?
  3. How should the data be interpreted?
Content To answer these questions the module covers the following subjects

  • Types of data required to meet objectives
  • Equipment needed and necessary measurements
  • Field sample collection
  • Statistics to evaluate field data
  • Data interpretation for characterization of environmental processes
  • Environmental monitoring information needed to develop remediation and restoration strategies

The module in the summer term 2019 is focusing on environmental monitoring and characterization in the interaction of landscape management, nature protection and river restoration.

The module is connected to the a real-world project “Sustainable Riverine Landscape Eifel” (German: Nachhaltige Gewässerlandschaft Eifel) in form of a living lab.

IMPORTANT: The module includes a 2-day-excursion (31.05-01.06.2019). Accommodation costs are covered by the ITT.

Teaching Method Living Lab
Assesment Method Written Group Report and Presentation
Recommended Reading Janick et al. (eds.) (2004): Environmental Monitoring and Characterization
Version 06.03.2019

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