European Project to Analyse the Effects of Waste Generated by Tourism on Mediterranean Islands

An European study involving the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma e Barcelona will address and propose solutions to the effects of the increase of waste generated by tourism on Mediterranean islands during the summer season.

El ICTA-UAB volverá Locos por la Naturaleza a 27 estudiantes de bachillerato

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More Urban Green Needed in Barcelona to Have Positive Effects on Environmental Quality and Wellness

A PhD dissertation by Francesc Baró, from ICTA-UAB, quantifies and maps the benefits of urban and periurban green in Barcelona such as the improvement of air quality, climate change mitigation and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

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Treatment plants reduce contamination of heavy metals around Barcelona's coastline

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Increase in motorcycles converts Barcelona into the European city with the highest number of motorbikes per inhabitant

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Empowerment of women will improve our ability to cope with global change

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More than One-Third of the Population Would Stop Economic Growth to Achieve Sustainability

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ICTA-UAB and ISGlobal Researchers Denounce Lack of Studies on the Harmful Health Effects of Oil Spills

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Coastal Occupation Affects Tropical Reefs in Brazil

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Humans have caused climate change for 180 years

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Do Greener Cities Become More Unjust?

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Ocean Warming and Acidification Impact on Calcareous Phytoplankton

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Fukushima and the oceans: what do we know, 5 years on?

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The ICTA-UAB Will Assess, in Collaboration with EU Staff, the Effectiveness of EU Sustainability Policies

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Importance of Saharan dust and climate change effects under study

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What If Solar Energy Becomes Really Cheap? A Thought Experiment on 'Environmental Problem Shifting'

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ICTA-UAB receives María de Maeztu Excellence Award

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Bojos per la Natura



Presentació
Objectius

L’any 2013, la Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera va crear el programa Bojos per la ciència per a l’estímul del talent científic entre els joves. Dins d’aquest programa marc, el 2015 va néixer Bojos per la Natura, una proposta de l’Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). El projecte compta amb el suport i la col·laboració de diverses institucions científiques d'arreu de Catalunya així com de MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre i de l’Espai Natura Muntanya d’Alinyà.

L'objectiu del curs Bojos per la Natura és promoure el coneixement del medi natural i de les tècniques d’estudi més actuals i entrar amb contacte amb els principals investigadors en la matèria.

El curs se centrarà en l’estudi del medi físic (climatologia, geologia i hidrologia) i dels diferents tipus d’organismes (fauna i flora) i sistemes (continentals, terrestres i aquàtics, i marins), en l’aplicació de les principals eines per a la gestió i la conservació de la natura i en la utilització de les tècniques de comunicació i de participació per transmetre al conjunt de la societat aquests coneixements.

Es combinaran les sessions teòriques amb la visita a laboratoris i centres de recerca de diverses institucions d'arreu de Catalunya i amb sortides de camp centrades en l’observació del medi natural i en el coneixement sobre el terreny dels principals projectes de recerca que hi tenen lloc.

El curs s'adreça a alumnes de primer de batxillerat interessats en l’estudi i la conservació de la natura i en aproximar-s’hi des d’una òptica i amb una metodologia científica. En determinats casos, també es preveu que hi puguin participar estudiants de segon de batxillerat.

Dades d'interès
  • Acte d’inauguració de Bojos per la Ciència 2017: 13 de gener de 2017.
  • Data d’inici del curs: 4 de febrer de 2017.
  • Data de finalització del curs: 4 de novembre de 2017.
  • Acte de cloenda de Bojos per la Ciència 2017: 24 de novembre de 2017.
  • Horari. Sessions teòriques i de laboratori: dissabtes de 10 a 14 h; sortides de camp, tot el dia.
  • Número de places: 25.
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