General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Teaching languages

  • Spanish

The language is Spanish, you can speak Catalan, Spanish or English


Specific skills
  • Establish maritime and logistics business projects that allow the creation of new companies or the improvement of existing ones, adopting innovative and creative ideas

  • Demostrar capacitat per comunicar de manera fluida en llengua espanyola, catalana i anglesa de forma oral i escrita en l'entorn de la logística i els negocis marítims

  • Show knowledge of the organization of maritime, land, air and multimodal transport, customs management and international trade in order to manage and / or contract transport

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the structure, organization and management of ports -sport and state-of-the-art- where the traffic of people and goods, nautical leisure, fishing and tourism coexist, emphasizing cruises

  • Show knowledge of the ship and its recruitment for use as a means of transport for both goods and people, in an environment of sustainability and respect for the environment


This course aims to have direct contact with environmental management in marine and port environments, understand the impact of transport activities on the oceans and study and be part of the measures we are currently working to mitigate marine pollution.

The classroom (physical or virtual) is a safe space, free of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes, either towards students or teachers. We trust that together we can create a safe space where we can make mistakes and learn without having to suffer the prejudices of others.



1. Environmental Principles:

a. Environmental Awareness

b. Environmental Management Systems (EMS): ISO 14000, EMAS.

c. Responsibilities in environmental management.

d. European environmental policy

e. Environmental Impact Studies


2. Marine Pollution:

a. Organic pollution, by hydrocarbons, by surfactants, chemicals, by dredging, thermal.

b. Solid waste. Ecological impact of pollutants


3. Environmental and marine legislation.

a. MARPOL 73-78 Convention

b. Marine natural resources: exploitation and management.

c. Sea fishing. Fishing activities in the Spanish legal framework.

d. Protection of the marine environment.


4. Coastal and marine environmental management.

a. National and international planning and legislation

b. Integrated coastal management: Responsibilities and segregation of functions: Town councils, port authorities, etc.


5. Environmental indicators:

a. Tourism and sustainability.

b. General concepts and legislative framework in coastal planning.

c. The environmental management of the sea.

d. International Regulations Associated with Environmental Management.

Evaluation system

The final grade will be the weighting of the grades of the activities carried out throughout the term. To pass the course, the final grade must be greater than or equal to 5 points out of 10.

The evaluation will take into account the following aspects with the assessments indicated:

1. Practical continuous assessment exercises (inside and outside the classroom) total: 20% (cannot be recovered)

2. A Partial Evaluation or Group Project. (To be designated or an environmental impact study or examination): 30% (cannot be recovered)

3. An exam where the students' comprehension of the subjects of the subject will be evaluated: 50% points 

  • At least 80% attendance is required to access the subject approval.
  • In order to be able to configure the mark with the follow-up of the continuous assessment, a minimum score of 5 points must be obtained in the written work of 30% and 5 points in the final exam. If none of the above items is obtained and / or the average of the 3 elements is less than 5 points, the recovery test must be carried out after the final exam period.
  • Students who do not take the final exam will not be entitled to the resit exam
  • The mark of the resit exam does not average with the rest of the course, and may not exceed 5 points.



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