Postgraduate Diploma Field Course 2019
Our Postgraduate Diploma students at Gougane Barra National Park during their field course module
From the 1st to the 5th of April 2019 the Centre delivered its Postgraduate Diploma field course module to demonstrate and practice field sampling and monitoring techniques for freshwater quality assessment. Over the course of the week our PGDip students completed a series of practical exercises in rivers, lakes and groundwaters, covering monitoring site selection, sample collection, field-based measurements, field quality assurance, risk assessments and logistics. Water sampling for chemical and biological analysis was carried out, and data were analysed and presented. Alongside spending time in the laboratory and the field, the students took the opportunity to interact with the Centre staff and colleagues from the School of BEES and the EPA and to explore Cork City and county.
Click the image to watch a short clip of the variety of activities the students undertook during their field course week.
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