Wild cliffs and ocean in Llanes village, northern coast of Spain

Climate change services provided by estuaries and estuarine ecosystems and quantification tools

  • Dates: Second edition, May-June 2024
  • Study hours: 20-30 h
  • Fee: Free
  • Language: English (subtitles in English, Spanish, German and Portuguese).
  • Modality: Online 24/7


The first MOOC is an introduction to estuarine ecosystems that tries to explain how they relate to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Introduces the student to the basic concepts related to estuarine ecosystems: what is an estuary, what are its main components and their relationship with climate change; emphasizing the climate ecosystem services provided by estuarine plant communities: the mitigation service, due to their carbon sequestration capacity, and the adaptation service, associated with their capacity to protect against coastal flooding and erosion.

This course is intended for professionals, graduates and postgraduates interested in deepening their knowledge of the role of estuarine ecosystems as an adaptation measure in the context of climate change. As well as students from Biology, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Economics, Marine Sciences, Geography, Meteorology, Physics, Renewable Energies, etc.

This course is part of the training itinerary “Adaptation to Climate Change through the management and restoration of European estuarine ecosystems”.Therefore, if only the global accreditation of knowledge of this itinerary is desired, the enrollment must be made directly in the latter, and therefore in the three online courses plus the fourth hybrid course together, so that you opt for the Specialization Diploma.