Dear Colleagues,
it is our pleasure to announce the Second edition of the International Summer School on Coastal Processes:
“Building up knowledge on Coastal Processes: Principles and Techniques”
Dates: 19-23 June 2017
Location: Faro (Portugal)
The Coast Tools Summer School concentrates on the principles and the techniques to understand and explore the dynamism of coastal systems. The second edition of Coast Tools will holistically explore beach and dune morphodynamics with special emphasis on the aeolian component of this complex system.
The course will comprise in-depth lectures combined with training in fieldwork and modeling techniques.
During the summer school the participants will work with: Real Time Kinematic-Differential Global Positioning System (RTK-DGPS), total station, acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV), pressure transducers, laser particle counters (Wenglor), 2-axis ultrasonic wind sensor. The course also includes the use of state of the art software to create digital elevation models, processing scripts, process-based modelling (waves, currents and sediments), among others. among others.
List of Lecturers:
Ana Matias (Universidade do Algarve), André Pacheco (Universidade do Algarve), Óscar Ferreira (Universidade do Algarve), Bas Hoonhout (Deltares, The Netherlands), Dano Roelvink (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education), Theocharis Plomaritis (Universidade do Algarve), Susana Costas (Universidade do Algarve), Laura Moore (The University of North Carolina, USA), Oréncio Duran (Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, USA), Evan Goldstein (The University of North Carolina, USA).
The course is open to advanced and young postgraduate students in marine science, environmental sciences, coastal geology and physical geography.
Participation is competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 15. If needed, selection will be based on the analysis of CVs.
The registration fee (500€) includes accommodation at the 1878 Hostel located at Faro city centre, breakfast, lunch, dinner, field trips and teaching material.
On behalf of the organizers
Susana Costas
André Pacheco

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