Semester: 2 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Land Management
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Contact person: dr inż. Katarzyna Tokarczyk-Dorociak;
Short description: A course introduces (Polish and EU) jurisdictional and institutional arrangements of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), relationship between SEA and Environmental Impact Assessment. The course provides an overview of the concepts, methods, issues and various forms and stages of SEA process. The course covers the key elements of the SEA prognosis preparation for plan and programmes related to spatial planning and land management. Public participation in SEA process will be discussed. The course is designed to use GIS and organize and present spatial and environmental data in SEA.
Full description: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in Environmental Impact Assessment System. Rationale and objectives of SEA. Relations between SEA and EIA. Differences between SEA and EIA. Jurisdictional arragements of SEA (in Poland and EU). Plans and programmes under SEA. Resignation from the conduct of a SEA, conditions of that resignation, and premises to conduct SEA. Administrative procedure of SEA. SEA prognosis for particular spatial plans. Scope of SEA prognosis. SEA in terms of the Natura 2000 site. Institutional arrangements of SEA. Public participation in SEA. SEA as public contract (issues related to SEA prognosis providing).
Bibliography: 1. Current legal act and guidelines in Poland and EU. 2. The Relationship between the EIA and SEA Directives, Final Report to the European Commison, European Commission, 2004. 3. Dalal-Clayton B., Sadler B., Strategic Environmental Assessment: A Sourcebook and Reference Guide to International Experience. Earthscan, Londyn, 2005. 4. Fischer, T. B. Strategic environmental assessment in transport and land use planning. 2002 5. Fischer, T. B. The theory and practice of strategic environmental assessment: towards a more systematic approach. Routledge, 2010 6. Short, M., Baker, M., Carter, J., Jones, C., & Jay, S. Strategic environmental assessment and land use planning: an international evaluation. Routledge, 2013. 7. Wood C. et al., Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning: An International Evaluation, Earthscan, Londyn, 2005.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge Student knows methods and techniques used in spatial change assessment, knows administrative procedures related to environmental impact assessment. Student knows that responsibility for a state of the environment lies with public administrative units, local government, social organizations and private individuals. Student has knowledge on particular issues related to environmental protection, environmental processes, and methods and techniques used in environmental protection. Skills Student is capable of prognosing and assessing environmental impacts of plans and programmes related to spatial planning, land management and development policy. Student can properly organise, analyse and present data using GIS, and make a decision based on them. Student is able to provide mitigation solutions against identified adverse environmental impact and can reasonably justify their usage. Social competences Student is able to organise team work properly. Student can interact with members of the society and effectively convince them to established spatial solutions. Student is aware of individual and social responsibility for a state of the environment, can offer solutions to limit the environmental risk.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (60%) + grade obtained at lectures (40%)

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