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Innovation lab for climate change

01UCENF

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Per L'Ambiente E Il Territorio - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Esercitazioni in laboratorio 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Colombero Chiara   Ricercatore a tempo det. L.240/10 art.24-B GEO/11 10 0 20 0 3
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
GEO/11
ICAR/06
3
3
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
Valutazione CPD 2021/22
2021/22
The aim of the course is to build up practical skills related to climate change problem setting and solving. Students will face experimental multi-disciplinary activities on data acquisition and processing for climate change evaluation/monitoring, mitigation and adaptation. They will practice with the design of appropriate communication strategies for the obtained results, depending on the final stakeholders, with special attention to social engagement and acceptance topics.
The aim of the course is to build up practical skills related to climate change problem setting and solving. Students will face experimental multi-disciplinary activities on data acquisition and processing for climate change evaluation/monitoring, mitigation and adaptation, aimed at stimulating new solutions and innovative methods for the different tasks. They will practice with the design of appropriate communication strategies for the obtained results, depending on the final stakeholders, with special attention to social engagement and acceptance topics.
During the course, students will learn: • Innovative and multi-disciplinary data acquisition, validation, processing and interpretation techniques for climate change evaluation, mitigation and adaptation; • How to merge and compare standard and innovative methods; • How to practically face climate change-related tasks, from problem setting and solving to dissemination of the results. After attending the course, students are expected to be able to: • Organize their individual/team work to face climate change-related topics; • Analyze these topics with multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches; • Design and manage a complete workflow to fulfill a task; • Select the most appropriate techniques for data acquisition and processing, according to the final purposes; • Validate and interpret the results and propose innovative solutions; • Return and disseminate their work by means of appropriate approaches and innovative facilities.
During the course, students will learn: • Innovative and multi-disciplinary data acquisition, validation, processing and interpretation techniques for climate change evaluation, mitigation and adaptation; • How to merge and compare standard and innovative methods; • How to practically face climate change-related tasks, from problem setting and solving to dissemination of the results. After attending the course, students are expected to be able to: • Organize their individual/team work to face climate change-related topics; • Analyze these topics with multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches; • Design and manage a complete workflow to fulfill a task; • Select the most appropriate techniques for data acquisition and processing, according to the final purposes; • Validate and interpret the results and propose innovative solutions; • Return and disseminate their work by means of appropriate approaches and innovative facilities.
The students should have knowledge of the fundamentals of climate change evaluation/monitoring, adaptation and mitigation, as well as of applied geophysics and geomatics techniques.
The students should have knowledge of the fundamentals of climate change evaluation/monitoring, adaptation and mitigation, as well as of applied geophysics and geomatics techniques.
The course is organized in a limited number of introductory lectures (20 h) and a dominant number of practical activities (40 h). Students are required to work in teams to solve a practical task related to one of the three modules of the course, involving lab and field activities. All the teams will eventually contribute to the works of the other groups, by critical discussion of the results and proposal of alternative/innovative solutions. The course structure can be summarized as follows: Task 1 – Climate change evaluation and monitoring • Introduction to multi-disciplinary innovative techniques for climate change evaluation and monitoring. • Case study (team work): Data collection/acquisition, processing, interpretation. Innovation strategies. Merging of multi-methodological results, validation and interpretation. Organization of the work outcomes in a geographic information system and dissemination of the results. Task 2 – Climate change mitigation • Introduction to multi-disciplinary innovative techniques for climate change mitigation. • Case study (team work): Data collection/acquisition, processing, interpretation. Innovation strategies. Merging of multi-methodological results, validation and interpretation. Organization of the work outcomes in a geographic information system and dissemination of the results. Task 3 – Climate change adaptation • Introduction to multi-disciplinary innovative techniques for climate change adaptation. • Case study (team work): Data collection/acquisition, processing, interpretation. Innovation strategies. Merging of multi-methodological results, validation and interpretation. Organization of the work outcomes in a geographic information system and dissemination of the results.
Task 1 – Climate change evaluation and monitoring (20 h) • Introduction to multi-disciplinary innovative techniques for climate change evaluation and monitoring: study of glacial and periglacial environments as markers of climate change evolution with geophysics and geomatics, permafrost/snow/ice characterization with innovative techniques, monitoring of the ongoing processes, drone-borne vs. ground-based technologies for data acquisition, web platforms for data collection and restitution, correlation with hydro-meteorological time series and basic modeling of future scenarios. • Case study (team work): Data collection/acquisition, processing, interpretation. Merging of multi-methodological results, validation and interpretation. Organization of the work outcomes in a geographic information system and dissemination of the results. Proposal of innovative solutions. Task 2 – Climate change mitigation (20 h) • Introduction to multi-disciplinary innovative techniques for climate change mitigation: geophysics and geomatics for the analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy applications (e.g. geothermal reservoir characterization, carbon caputure and storage, precision agriculture), innovative data acquisition and processing methods, remote sensing and field monitoring, multi-methodological approaches, data integration, web platforms for data collection and restitution. • Case study (team work): Data collection/acquisition, processing, interpretation. Merging of multi-methodological results, validation and interpretation. Organization of the work outcomes in a geographic information system and dissemination of the results. Proposal of innovative solutions. Task 3 – Climate change adaptation (20 h) • Introduction to multi-disciplinary innovative techniques for climate change adaptation: innovation in geophysics and geomatics for monitoring and prevention of climate-change related natural hazards (e.g. water floods, landslides), management of water resources, analysis of infrastructures at risk, innovative data acquisition and processing methods, integration of multi-methodological approaches, web platforms for data collection and restitution. • Case study (team work): Data collection/acquisition, processing, interpretation. Merging of multi-methodological results, validation and interpretation. Organization of the work outcomes in a geographic information system and dissemination of the results. Proposal of innovative solutions.
The course is organized in a limited number of introductory lectures (20 h) and a dominant number of practical activities related to three tasks (40 h). Introductory lectures are aimed at providing the basics of the innovative methods applied in the tasks, through theory classes, analyses of literature case studies, technical notes preparatory to practical activities and presentation of dissemination strategies. During practical activities, students are required to work in teams to solve a case study related to one of the three modules of the course, involving lab and field activities. All the teams will eventually contribute to the works of the other groups, by critical discussion on the results and proposal of alternative/innovative solutions. Lab/field activities may be subject to changes and reduction for A.A. 2020/2021. If the course will be held online, data for the development of the team works will be directly made available to the students (no data acquisition) and the acquisition strategies will be described and discussed with online detailed supplementary material. Students will be required to organize their team activities with remote collaboration and web platforms for team working and data sharing.
The course is organized in a limited number of introductory lectures (20 h) and a dominant number of practical activities related to three tasks (40 h). Introductory lectures are aimed at providing the basics of the innovative methods applied in the tasks, through theory classes, analyses of literature case studies, technical notes preparatory to practical activities and presentation of dissemination strategies. During practical activities, students are required to work in teams to solve a case study related to one of the three modules of the course, involving lab and field activities, and organize the results in a final group project. All the teams will eventually contribute to the works of the other groups, by critical discussion on the results and proposal of alternative/innovative solutions. Lab/field activities may still be subjected to changes and reduction for A.A. 2021/2022, however all the activities are planned to be in class/in presence as continuously as possible. Considering the course topics and structures, students are strongly encouraged and recommended to partecipate in presence if they do not have health/logistical problems. For the students that cannot attend in person, real-time streaming and interaction with the class will be guaranteed. Data for the development of the team works will be directly made available to these students (no data acquisition) and the acquisition details will be described and discussed with online supplementary material. They will be required to organize their team activities with remote collaboration and web platforms for team working and data sharing.
• Lecture notes and slides presented during classes. • Scientific literature and supplementary material for task solving. • Commentaries on Climate, AGU Commentaries: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)1944-9208.COMOC1
• Lecture notes and slides presented during classes. • Scientific literature and supplementary material for task solving. • Commentaries on Climate, AGU Commentaries: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)1944-9208.COMOC1
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group project;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group project;
The final examination will consist in an oral interview aimed at evaluating knowledge and skills acquired by the students, with discussion on the group project related to one of the three tasks and on the topics covered during the course. It will be divided in two main parts: 1. discussion on practical team work activities and final group project (vote/30) 2. theoretical questions and discussion on innovative methods for climate change evaluation/monitoring, mitigation and adaptation (vote/30) The final grade is a weighted average of the results of the 2 previous evaluations, with weights: P1=0.50, P2=0.50. In particular, part 1 is aimed at evaluating the ability of the students to organize their team work to face climate-related topics and to critically analyze, process and intepret the available data with proper multi-methodological approaches and methods. Each team will be asked to produce a presentation of the work to be discussed during the exam. Each student of the team will be asked to focus on a specific aspect of the proposed task and will be the presenter and responsible for that part. Part 2 is devoted to the individual evaluation of the acquired theoretical and methodological aspects covered during the introductory lectures (3 questions/students on applied geophysics/geomatics innovative applications for CC monitoring, mitigation and adaptation). The above rules are the same for both onsite, online, blended exams.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Compulsory oral exam + team work essay. The final examination will consist in an oral interview with discussion on the team essay related to one of the three tasks and on the topics covered during the course. It will be divided in two main parts: 1. discussion on practical team work activities and final team essay (vote/30) 2. theoretical questions and discussion on innovative methods for climate change evaluation/monitoring, mitigation and adaptation (vote/30) The final grade is a weighted average of the results of the 2 previous evaluations, with weights: P1=0.50, P2=0.50.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group project;
The above rules are the same for both onsite, online, blended exams. The exam calendar will be published on the course webpage after the deadline for exam enrollment and students will be asked to choose between online/onsite exam mode before the final schedule. In the online mode, oral individual exams will be carried out in BBB platform. If BBB platform will be unavailable at the time of the exam, the professors can organize the exam in an alternative platform familiar to the students (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Webex...). The exam calendar will be published on the course webpage after the deadline for exam enrollment. Students will be asked to show an identification document that will be compared with the personal data and photo available in the university database. A witness (not member of the board of examiners) will be present during the exam. Students will be asked to declare that they are alone in the room and not using any aid or support tool, they might be asked to share their screen for the discussion of the group project during the exam.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Compulsory oral exam + team work essay. The final examination will consist in an oral interview with discussion on the team essay related to one of the three tasks and on the topics covered during the course. It will be divided in two main parts: 1. discussion on practical team work activities and final team essay (vote/30) 2. theoretical questions and discussion on innovative methods for climate change evaluation/monitoring, mitigation and adaptation (vote/30) The final grade is a weighted average of the results of the 2 previous evaluations, with weights: P1=0.50, P2=0.50.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group project;
The above rules are the same for both onsite and online exams. The exam calendar will be published on the course webpage after the deadline for exam enrollment and students will be asked to choose between online/onsite/blended exam mode before the final schedule. In the online mode, oral individual exams will be carried out in BBB platform. If BBB platform will be unavailable at the time of the exam, the teachers can organize the exam in an alternative platform familiar to the students (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Webex...). Students will be asked to show an identification document that will be compared with the personal data and photo available in the university database. A witness (not member of the board of examiners) will be present during the exam. Students will be asked to declare that they are alone in the room and not using any aid or support tool, they might be asked to share their screen for the discussion of the group project during the exam.
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