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Summer/Winter Schools during Exceed/Swindon in Latin America (2015-2019)

For the second phase of the Exceed Swindon Project only one Summer/Winter School will be organized in each participating Region. The Latin America Summer/Winter School will be on the subject of Coastal Ecosystems Environmental Services and will be organized by Professors Hocine Oumeraci (TUBS) and Rodolfo Casarin (UNAM). The Summer/Winter School is scheduled to happen in the first semester of 2017.

Flyer: SummerSchool 2017 Puerto Morelos

Summer/Winter Schools during Exceed first phase in Latin America (2010-2014)

Regional Training Course on Water Quality (UdeG, September 2012). This training course was carried out at UdeG in partnership with TUBS, aimed to evaluate how efficient wastewater treatment processes can result in a high water quality and how practical solutions can be implemented. Guadalajara was chosen for this course because it is surrounded by several polluted water bodies like the Chapala Lake, and it was for the attendees an opportunity to deal with a real complicated problem of water pollution characterization. Therefore, this training course intended not only to create building capacities, but also to create awareness about this concern. The course included also field trips to 3 industrial wastewater treatment plants. A total of 45 participants were accepted from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, from which 6 came from Mexican industries.

Summer School on Wastewater Treatment Plants and Management (UFSCar-USP, Sao Carlos, November 2012). Wastewater generation, wastewater treatment processes and respective technologies applied, as well as the management of wastewater treatment plants was the main subjects of this Exceed Summer School. Forty participants, among sixty-two applicants from Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, were selected. Also 30 local participants attended the summer school. Nine experts from Brazilian Research Centers delivered talks on wastewater generation and its impact on the environment, wastewater treatment technologies, potential applications and disposal of the generated sludge, management of wastewater treatment plants and water reuse. The course consisted of lectures, laboratory and field activities as well as one cultural excursion.

Expert Seminar on Coastal Erosion and Management for Safer Coasts in a Changing Climate (CEMSAC)
This Seminar was organized by UFPE, UNAM and TUBS. It was held in Tamandaré, Pernambuco, Brazil. CEMSAC primarily intended to provide an overview of advances in the state of the art towards understanding, predicting and managing coastal erosionand to illustrate how and to which extent these advances can be brought into practice to meet sustainability requirements in coastal erosion management. Twenty nine attendees from ten countries presented and discussed their coastal case studies with the aim of identifying, together with the group, the most appropriate solutions for their specific problems. Lecturers came from EXCEED partners and non-financed European countries. From the 29 cases studies presented, 16 were submitted for review from which finally 15 papers were accepted for a Special Issue that will be published by the Journal of Coastal Research.

Previous Summer Schools

SUMMER SCHOOL on “Integrating Ecosystems in Coastal Engineering Practice (INECEP)”

September 18 (arrival day) – September 30 (departure day), 2017

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Engineers are increasingly called upon to provide structures that give protection against wave attack, coastal flood and erosion. These have generally been designed as hard structures, with little or no consideration of their impacts on ecosystems or possible adaptation to climate and global changes.

On successful completion of the Summer School, the attendees will have acquired knowledge on methodologies, modelling and analysis tools and the most appropriate frameworks available, enabling them to move from conventional coastal protection to nature-based and hybrid coastal protection solutions. More specifically, each participant will be equipped with essential state-of-the art knowledge concerning: Coastal ecosystems, Modelling concepts/approaches, Integration of eco-system engineering solutions.

Applicants are preferably advanced Master students and PhD-students, as well as young engineers, biologists, oceanographers, managers and geologists. The number of attendees is limited to 30.

Priority will be given to those attendees with experience in coastal ecosystems, who are interested in acquiring knowledge and competence in natural and hybrid solutions for coastal protection by combining coastal ecosystems with traditional engineering solutions. Each applicant will be asked to submit his or her own case study as an integral part of their application.

Flyer:  SS17 INECEP