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Course Description

Code4 EYA8130
NameFieldworks of Environmental Technology
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesAfter completing the course, the student knows the basics of field work in connection with determining the state of the environment. The subject and content of the course's fieldwork varies from year to year. Typically, the student becomes acquainted with, for example, water sampling, water status surveys, and other similar activities in the field. He / she is familiar with typical sampling methods used to monitor surface and groundwater quality. He / she knows how to use and maintain sampling equipment and various field measuring devices. The student is familiar with the contamination risks associated with sample handling and is able to handle the sample so as to minimize its change prior to analysis. The student understands the importance of calibration of measuring devices and documentation of a sampling event (measurement event) for the traceability of a measurement result. With regard to the result, the student has the ability to compare it with the reference values and interpret the correctness of the result. In addition to sampling and field measurements, students will become acquainted with, for example, open-flow measurement and other commonly used methods of determining the state of the environment. In addition, students are able to perform water analyzes in the laboratory.
Content- Monitoring the state of the environment and the basics of field work
- sampling plan
- sampling methods
- sampling equipment and its maintenance
- sample handling and storage
- quality assurance and sources of sampling errors
- field measuring instruments and their use
- field sampling and other field work
- analysis of water samples in the laboratory
RequirementsThe student must participate in lectures, field and laboratory exercises. In addition, the reports of the assignments must be returned and the examinations passed satisfactorily.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialMaterial and work instructions distributed in connection with teaching.
PrerequisitesEnvironmental measurements
Other ConsiderationsThe main language of instruction of the course may also be English

Course evaluation criteria:

Satisfactory (1-2):
- Knows the general principles and components of environmental monitoring
- Knows the basics and concepts related to sampling and fieldwork
- Can handle equipment, supplies and samplers required for environmental sampling
- Is able to work in field work in accordance with general safety instructions
- Can take water samples correctly
- Can perform water analyzes in the laboratory with assistance

Good (3-4):
- In addition
- Is able to do field work in the environmental field independently and is well acquainted with the operation of equipment
- Is able to perform water analyzes in the laboratory independently
- Can draw conclusions from the results of sampling
- Is able to plan field activities in the field of environment with assistance

Commendable (5):
- In addition
- Is able to plan field activities in the field of environment independently
- Excellent command of equipment, methods and good practices used in field work
ContactRäsänen Teemu


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