Uppsala, Uppsala

PhD-course 'Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Natural Scientist', 3 credits october-november 2012 (partly distance)

Do you want to learn about Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), a tool to assess the impact a proposed project may have on the environment, including the environmental, social and economic aspects? In such case the Graduate School Focus on Soils and Water (FoSW) offers the PhD course Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Natural Scientists!

Course period:

is october-november 2012 (partly distance) Application deadline is 15 May 2012, please observe that priority will be given to FoSW PhD-students who sign up before 6 May. Maximum number of partcipants is 20.

The objectives of the course are to provide insight into:

 • Basic definitions, the different aims, laws and rules for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Health Impact Assessment (HIA), Risk Assessment and Life Cycle Analysis(LCA)

• How aims might differ among different categories of stakeholder aims (for example the decision maker, the developer, the public, the expert) involved in an EIA process

• The role of the expert, and to understand what responsibilities are associated with this role

• Differences in how social and natural scientists communicate with one another and with non-expert stakeholders

• Cutting-edge science – latest developments in methods in EIA

• Assessment and communication of uncertainty

• Philosophical/ethical aspects of an EIA



The target group are PhD students and young researchers (i.e. post docs) active in natural science and with interest in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Priority will be given to PhD students and post docs who are members of the graduate school FoSW, but others, also senior researchers, are welcome to participate if space is available. The general lectures about EIA will be open and announced to everyone. No prerequisites.




Time: 2012-10-01 08:00 - 16:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Uppsala
Organiser: Focus on Soils and Water
Last signup date: 15 May 2012
Additional info:
Course organization: Maria Kahlert, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment in cooperation with Ulf Sandström who worekd att MKB center at SLU, now working at the municipality of Örebro.