Environmental Monitoring

Name: Environmental Monitoring
Code: PAO11386L
Duration: 15 weeks/156 hours
Scientific Area: Environment and Ecology Sciences

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese
Regime de Frequência: Presencial

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

Give the student an applied education in order to organize and implement a monitoring plan, which includes sampling and chemical analysis.


Sampling theory and techniques.
Environment bioindicators for evaluate the state of the ecosystem.
Environmental analysis. Sensors and biosensors. In situ methods.
Monitoring: air, water, soil and noise.
Monitoring plan e management. Study cases.

Teaching Methods

2 hrs of weekly theoretical lessons transmitting fundamentals and concepts, complemented with seminars. Practical lecturing will consist in lab classes, field work and study visits with the presentation of reports.
Continuous evaluation: the practical group work will contribute with 50%, and a test will contribute with 50%.
Final examination: one sole proof on all the lectured matter that scores 100%.