Marine environments are highly vulnerable and influenced by a wide diversity of anthropogenic and natural substances and organisms that may
have adverse effects on the ecosystem equilibrium, on living resources and, ultimately, on human health. Identification of relevant types of
hazards at the appropriate temporal and spatial scale is crucial to detect their sources and origin, to understand the processes governing
their magnitude and distribution, and to ultimately evaluate and manage their risks and consequences preventing economic losses.
The SCHeMA Summer School, held at the marine station PIE - UPV/EHU of Plentzia, Bilbao, Spain (http://www.ehu.eus/PIE/)
between 14th and 16th June 2016, was aimed at providing a detailed view about remote sensing solution for in situ high
resolution mapping of a range of anthropogenic and natural chemical compounds that may have feedback (synergic) interaction:
toxic and/or essential Hg, Cd, Pb, As and Cu trace metal species; nitrate, nitrite, and phosphate nutrients; species relevant
to the carbon cycle; volatile organic compounds; potentially toxic algae species and toxins.
The courses presented the following topics: Nutrients and species relevant to the C cycle; Trace metals; Organics, VOCs; Algae, biotoxins; Microtechnology; Environmental regulation and monitoring; Data management.
Invited speakers (click the name for more info):
Luis Angel Fernandez,