5.1 The Joint Msc. Degree Program in Environmental Meteorology Offered by the Universities of Trento (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria): First Outcomes and Future Developments

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 8:30 AM
258C (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Dino Zardi, Univ. of Trento, Trento, Italy

Starting with the academic year 2018/19, the University of Trento (Italy) and the University of Innsbruck (Austria) activated a joint program, leading to a MSc degree in Environmental Meteorology.
A solid background in mathematics, theoretical and applied physics, and chemistry is required for admission.

All lectures are taught in English, and semesters are organised alternately at the two universities, so as students can get the most out of the specific expertise available one each side.

The curriculum will allow students to acquire not only a sound basis in meteorology, including numerical weather prediction and atmospheric boundary layer processes, but also interdisciplinary contents connected to a number of environmental applications, such as hydrology, agricultural and forest meteorology, renewable energy resources, environmental chemistry, air pollution monitoring, modelling and management.
Students will also become familiar with different complementary approaches, including theoretical analysis, numerical modelling, and experimental techniques, specifically oriented to environmental measurements.

The preparation offered through this program is meant to prepare professionals enabled to support environmental applications, such as the assessment of available energy form renewable resources, air quality management, water resource management, applied climatology, agricultural and forest meteorology.

Besides class lectures and laboratory exercises, students are offered weekly seminars from visiting speakers, visits to weather stations, meteorological offices, and environmental agencies, as well as opportunities to attend major events related to meteorology.

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