Characterizing dynamics and trends in coastal environments
1. Drivers of changes in coastal ecosystems: land-ocean, air-sea and seafloor-water column interactions, trends and critical risks.
2. Variability of oceanic systems: scales in the coastal zone, trends and observing methods, monitoring of abiotic fluctuations with benthic stations, geochemical tracer records.
3. lntroduction to the computer methods applied to space and time data series; Using R and Matlab
4. Introduction to the DPSIR (Driver, Pressure, State, Impact and Response approach) to assess ecosystem health status, monitoring pollution and water quality indexes