The course is offered to students of the Master degree and aims to train a culture and skills to monitor the various environmental components and to transfer their tools and skills for multilayer analysis of the territory. These are cross-disciplinary tools across disciplines that enable professional figures like those of the STAR graduate to read, interpret, and put heterogeneous information into contexts of complex and large-scale analysis. Five main training objectives are proposed.
1) Identify the bodies that act on the territory, define their role in environmental management and more generally in interventions in the area in relation to other local actors; in particular, the role played by the river contract will be analyzed;
2) build skills and provide tools for research, analysis and interpretation of useful data for the identification of pressures and the management of the impacts that lie in the territory, such as statistical ISTAT data censuses, ARPA monitoring data, scientific works of international literature;
3) Provide the ability to build and manage a database, organize and harmonize data (eg measurement units, outliers, incorrect data),
4) know how to manage the information of a relational database with spatial representation systems, for example with Geographic Information Systems, from which to obtain descriptive themes (eg spatial distribution of the agricultural area used and the main types of crops) and predictive ( eg potential soil vulnerability on the basis of layers with pedological information, irrigation and cultivation practices and on the basis of nitrogen balance)
5) be able to identify any critical issues, their importance in terms of intervention priorities, and possible responses.
All objectives contribute to consolidating knowledge and applying them in the territorial context considered. Objectives 1 and 2 also contribute to the formation of critical capacity and self-learning.