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Apr 10th 2017

Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course. Climate change creates a situation of unprecedented urgency, complexity and uncertainty, but also opens up new opportunities for innovation and leadership. In this free online course, you will get a view of the leadership challenges associated with climate change, as well as the new arenas that are opening up for climate action.

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Apr 3rd 2017

Understand the problems cities face and learn how they can be resolved with ethical solutions. Who runs your city? What makes your city liveable? Using stories from cities around the world, this course will introduce you to the importance of ethics in civic leadership, planning, and business, and citizen engagement.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Do you want to be updated on the newest developments in urban sanitation planning and programming? Do you want to get insights about best practices examples of urban sanitation systems in low- and middle-income countries? If yes, this course is for you!

Average: 6 (3 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

¿Sabes por qué hay animales que migran cada año? ¿Cómo saben los campesinos cuando sembrar y cuando cosechar? ¿Sabes qué gobierna el ciclo anual de frio y calor y de lluvias y secas? Las estaciones del año son el fenómeno climático más perceptible por el ser humano y se manifiestan de diferente forma en distintas regiones; por ejemplo cuando es invierno en la mitad del mundo, es verano en la otra mitad. Entender el mecanismo de las estaciones es el primer paso para entender el clima, que afecta a casi todas las actividades humanas.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

This course will cover the agricultural and urban water quality issues in Florida, their bases, land and nutrient management strategies, and the science and policy behind the best management practices (BMPs). Students will learn to evaluate BMP research and analyze its role in determining practices and policies that protect water quality.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Désirez-vous apprendre à mettre en œuvre des solutions d’assainissement abordables et adaptées à différents contextes ? Voulez-vous connaître les derniers développement dans le domaine de la planification de l’assainissement urbain ? Êtes-vous intéressés par des exemples de systèmes d’assainissement urbain qui fonctionnent dans les pays à faible et moyen revenu ? Si oui, alors ce cours est pour vous !

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Apr 3rd 2017

In this course, the second in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization, you will go in-depth with common data types (such as raster and vector data), structures, quality and storage during four week-long modules.

Average: 5.7 (7 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change and how to talk about it. You will learn from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology who study how climate change is affecting people, populations, and ways of life. Explore the multiple lines of evidence for the human-induced climate change that is happening today, and consider what that means for the future of our planet. At the end of this course you will be able to understand key scientific principles, identify and address misconceptions, and contribute confidently to conversations about climate change.

Average: 6.6 (7 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Apply your GIS knowledge in this course on geospatial analysis, focusing on analysis tools, 3D data, working with rasters, projections, and environment variables. Through all four weeks of this course, we'll work through a project together - something unique to this course - from project conception, through data retrieval, initial data management and processing, and finally to our analysis products.

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

This class provides a series of Python programming exercises intended to explore the use of numerical modeling in the Earth system and climate sciences. The scientific background for these models is presented in a companion class, Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change. This class assumes that you are new to Python programming (and this is indeed a great way to learn Python!), but that you will be able to pick up an elementary knowledge of Python syntax from another class or from on-line tutorials.

Average: 6.3 (6 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Welcome to the last course of the specialization (unless your continuing on to the capstone project, of course!). Using the knowledge you’ve learned about ArcGIS, complete technical tasks such raster calculations and suitability analysis. In this class you will become comfortable with spatial analysis and applications within GIS during four week-long modules.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Apr 3rd 2017

Ecosystem services are a way of thinking about – and evaluating – the goods and services provided by nature that contribute to the well-being of humans. This MOOC will cover scientific (technical), economic, and socio-political dimensions of the concept through a mix of theory, case-studies, interviews with specialists and a serious-game.

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Apr 3rd 2017

The Meat We Eat is a course designed to create a more informed consumer about the quality, safety, healthfulness and sustainability of muscle foods and address current issues in animal agriculture in developed and developing countries.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Apr 3rd 2017

The central question of this course: “why study wood?” If “why study wood” is the question, one answer would be that it is the only raw material available to us that is truly renewable in human life span terms. Wood is as important to society today as it ever was, despite the development of many man-made substitute materials, changing resource availability, and the changing needs of society.

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Apr 3rd 2017

L'ambition du cours est de confronter ses participants aux enjeux techniques, économiques, sociaux et environnementaux du XXIe siècle. Ces enjeux sont par nature très fortement couplés et complexes. Ils exigent une approche interdisciplinaire, afin d’adopter un vrai questionnement, au delà des préjugés et des idées reçues.

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Apr 3rd 2017

Este curso es una introducción a las metodologías fundamentales para la gestión, planificación y evaluación de sistemas de transporte de pasajeros. Se aprenderán técnicas usadas en la práctica para estimar la demanda, modelar la operación y realizar análisis económicos de proyectos de transporte.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Apr 3rd 2017

The Concept Sustainable Construction is essential for the economic growth of the nations. This course helps to easily understand the main elements that compose Sustainable Construction, complementing, adapting and modifying many of the basic elements of the traditional construction.*** El desarrollo del concepto de Construcción Sostenible es de vital importancia para el crecimiento económico de los países. Este curso permite entender de forma clara los principales elementos que constituyen la Construcción Sostenible, completando, adaptando y modificando muchos de los elementos fundamentales del sector de la construcción tradicional.

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Mar 31st 2017

Discover sustainability science by learning theoretical concepts and practical applications in Japan and around the world. Sustainability is indispensable for the future of humankind. Sustainability science has emerged as an effort to tackle the complex problems the world is facing today. Lecturers from different disciplines provide a holistic overview of key issues in sustainability including industrial pollution, an aging society, human-nature connection, urban planning, resilience, environmental governance, and education for sustainable development.

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Mar 28th 2017

Discover how to use microorganisms and catalysts to create biobased products, and then learn how to market and sell those products in a profitable business model. What does it take to create and implement a biobased product?

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Mar 27th 2017

Learn about the best environmental technologies for a sustainable development and how they are managed in various settings around the world.

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