MESPOM (M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
MESPOM is an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context. Please visit the MESPOM website for full details.
The MESPOM study programme is in English and lasts two years. The students study in at least three out of six consortium universities: the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), the Central European University (Austria), the University of the Aegean (Greece)
The Spring Semester of the 1st year MESPOM study programme takes place at the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, Greece.
Dear MESPOM Students, for answers to most questions that you may have concerning living on Lesvos, please consult the UoAegean MESPOM 2022 Information Guide. In the case you have more questions, feel free to contact us!
Assessment, Modelling and Scenarios for Ecosystems Management (ENV540, ‘ECOSYS’, 6 ECTS)
ELECTIVE (Students have to select courses adding to at least 10 ECTS in total):
- Applied Ecology (ENV541, ‘ECO’, 2 ECTS) –Prerequisite: “Introduction to Environmental Sciences” @ CEU Winter Semester
- Air Pollution and Climate Change (ENV511, ‘AIR’, 3 ECTS)
- Freshwater Resources: Natural systems, Human Impact and Conservation (ENV512, ‘WATER’, 2 ECTS)
- Aquatic Pollution and Wastewater Management (ENV513, ‘WASTE’, 2 ECTS)
- Environmental Applications of GIS: Spatial Analysis and Modeling (ENV531, ‘GIS’, 3 ECTS) – Prerequisite: “Spatial Analysis with GIS” @ CEU Winter Semester
- Sustainable Tourism & Local Development (ENV571, ‘TOURISM’, 2 ECTS)
- Research Design & Methods in Social Sciences (ENV581, ‘METHODS’, 4 ECTS) – Prerequisite: “Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods (I and II)” @ CEU Autumn & Winter Semesters
The courses’ tutors for the Spring semester of the current academic year are the following:
|Christos MATSOUKAS||Christodoulos PILINIS|
|Dirk SCHAELICKE|| Athanasios|
|George VASSIOS||Ourania TZORAKI|
The following research papers are based on the (thesis) research of MESPOM students at the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean (the MESPOM students’name is in bold):
- Botetzagias I., Tsagkari M. & Malesios Chr. (2018) Is the ‘Troika’ bad for the environment? An analysis of EU countries” environmental performance in times of economic downturn and austerity memoranda. Ecological Economics, 150: 34-51.
- Guerreiro S. & Botetzagias I. (2018) Empowering communities – the role of intermediary organisations in community renewable energy projects in Indonesia. Local Environment, 23(2):158-177.
- Simha Pr., Mutiara Z.Z. & Gaganis P. (2017). Vulnerability Assessment of Water Resources and Adaptive Management Approach for Lesvos Island, Greece. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 3:283-295.
- Beckham Hooff, S., Botetzagias, I. & Kizos, Ath. (2017). Seeing the Wind (Farm): Applying Q-methodology to Understand the Public’s Reception of the Visuals Around a Wind Farm Development. Environmental Communication, 11(5):700-722.
- Chandra Al. & Gaganis P. (2016), Deconstructing vulnerability and adaptation in a coastal river basin ecosystem: a participatory analysis of flood risk in Nadi, Fiji Islands. Climate and Development, 8(3): 256-269.