Announcement: Free Course in Environmental Assessment for Marine Renewables, in Association with Aqua-RET 2
We are contacting you as we would like to offer you the opportunity to attend a newly developed course in Environmental Assessment for Marine Renewables, developed by the Aquatic Renewable Energy Technologies (Aqua-RET 2) consortium. The course will take place on the 14th September 2011 from 08:45 to 17:00 in Búzio I - Enotel Lido Hotel, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.
The Environmental Assessment Course is one of a series of new face-2-face courses being developed by the Aqua-RET 2 consortium. The target audience of this course includes project developers, regulators, environmental consultees and other involved / interested entities in the marine renewable sector. The course comprises 5 units each developed for 3 different levels where the introductory level (Level 1) will be available online. The medium (Level 2) and advance level (Level 3) will be covered in the present workshop.
The draft agenda is as follows:
08:45 – 09:00 - Registration
09:00 – 09:45 - Fundamentals of environmental assessment
09:45 – 10:30 - Legislation overview
10:30 – 11:00 - Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 - Potential environmental impacts
12:00 – 13:30 - Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 - Environmental baseline survey
15:00 – 16:00 - Environmental monitoring
16:00 – 17:00 - Networking reception
Participation is free and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please register immediately if you are interested. Email for registration: firstname.lastname@example.org (Janete Gonçalves)
1Aqua-RET 2 is an EU-funded Leonardo da Vinci project and is currently in its second phase (2009-2011). During the first phase (2006-2008) the project consortium successfully developed an e-learning tool (www.aquaret.com) available in English, Greek, Romanian and Portuguese promoting aquatic renewable technologies and supported by a series of posters on Run of River, Tidal Impoundment, Tidal Stream, Wave and Offshore Wind.
Aqua-RET 2 consortium: The European Ocean Energy Association (Belgium); The Wave Energy Centre (Portugal); Aquatera (UK); Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece); La Tene Maps (Ireland) and AquaTT (Coordinator- Ireland).
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