Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
In recent decades, concern about environmental damage in different parts of the world has led to public pressure on governments to regulate ‘developers’ and others so as to minimise adverse environmental effects, while allowing economic activities to continue. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been developed as a critical component of the approach to achieving sustainable development. It originated in the USA and has since been incorporated into the EU/UK legislative frameworks. It is therefore important to understand the nature of the EIA process and to be able to select, and use, suitable techniques.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The aim of the course is to provide training in policies, methods and application of EIA in the UK (as a member state of the EU) and elsewhere. The course also aims to foster balanced judgement of the strengths and weaknesses of EIA. The focus will be marine and in the sector of decommissioning.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Survey Assessment (30%); Presentation (group) (30%); Reflective Log (20%).
Resit: similar to 1st attempt, with continuous assessment mark(s) carried forward with an opportunity to resit the component that was failed in the first attempt.
There are no assessments for this course.
Formative feedback is provided during discussion sessions. Written feedback is provided to individual students on each of the summative assessments.