Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Scienze
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 2
Hours 16
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code SM05 W000677


Knowledge of the topics of the courses on General Chemistry, organic chemistry and basic notions about the organizational structure of civil protection.

Development of the course

Only lectures are planned.

Learning outcomes

The course enables students to acquire the basic knowledge about operating procedures for combating marine pollution caused by emergency events, with particular reference to the ability to identify the correct procedures following the prediction of the behavior of oil at sea. The course provides a comprehensive framework for the operational organization and institutional organization, for combating marine pollution, also illustrating the set of resources available to the competent authorities.

Ability to apply the knowledge:
The student will also acquire the following professional skills: ability to frame an event properly identifying the appropriate decision-making levels and the reference framework.


a) Istitutional bodies
I.M.O. like specialized agency of the United Nations with particular reference to the Committees Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection. UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and REMPEC (Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea).The European Union and the role of Community institutions in the field of safety of navigation, marine environmental protection and emergency pollution by hydrocarbons or dangerous substances. European strategy in the environmental sector with particular reference to the role of EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency).

b) the main international conventions
The Barcelona Convention with particular reference to the Emergency Protocol. 
The Marpol 73/78 Convention and UNCLOS such additional sources of rules on combating pollution.
The London Convention 1990 (OPRC) and its NHS protocol.
The Intervention Convention 1969/1973.

c) The European and national legislation
The Erika rules and the implementation at national level, the Legislative Decree 196/2005.
The obligations of the state flag, the Legislative Decree 164/2011.
The Port State Control, the Legislative Decree 53/2011.
National legislation to protect the marine environment, with particular reference to Law 979/82 and the Legislative decree 156/2006.

d) The national organization to combat the marine pollution.
The National Civil Protection Plan and operational planning of the second and third level. National resources for combating pollution at sea.

Development of the examination

Methods for assessing learning outcomes:
The exam consists of an interview on the program's arguments. Each candidate shall be given at least one question about the international and national legislation, on the behavior of the main contaminants in the sea and on anti-pollution techniques and operational procedures approved by the competent bodies. The exam is successfully passed when the final grade is greater than or equal to 18.

Criteria for assessing learning outcomes:
In the exam, the student must demonstrate knowledge of the international regulations governing the intervention of civil protection in the sea by the coastal State or on the high seas against the foreign flag vessels beyond its jurisdiction and has acquired adequate knowledge about the behavior of hydrocarbons and other harmful substances at sea and preventing pollution techniques, as well as the current operating procedures.

Criteria for measuring learning outcomes:
The final grade is given thirty. The exam is successfully passed when the grade is greater than or equal to 18. It can be given the highest marks with honors (30 cum laude).

Criteria for conferring final mark:
Final grade is given by evaluating the outcome of the interview. Praise is attributed when the score exceeds the value 30, and at the same time the student has demonstrated full mastery of the Study subjects.

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Lecture Notes

  • Scienze del controllo ambientale e della protezione civile

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