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Earth Systems

From Farm to Laboratory
with Prof. Everaldo Attard
Monday 27 October 
1000hrs – 1030hrs
1030hrs – 1100hrs
in the Rural Sciences Lab, Earth Systems Farmhouse
Experience agriculture through research! These lab sessions demonstrate a range of techniques and instruments employed in agricultural studies – from common requirements of simple routine testing to some of the highly sophisticated equipment needed for specific research applications. Agriculture characterizes a country, playing a significant role in both its typical cuisine and its landscape, and research into local products such as honey, wine, eggs, cheeses and olives forms an important part of the Institute’s work in Rural Sciences.

The Science of Weather Forecasting
with Dr Charles Galdies
Tuesday 28 October
1000hrs – 1030hrs 
 – 1100hrs
in the Engineering Lecture Theatre (ELT)
A video animation session demonstrating the basic tools that meteorologists use to generate weather forecasts. Such tools work by collecting objective scientific measurements using smart technologies, and assimilating them into complex computer models. This session provides a taste of a fascinating topic that is explored further within the Institute’s undergraduate programme in Earth Systems, in which students gain a deeper appreciation of weather forecasting systems and of how they benefit society.

Amazing insects of the Maltese Islands – Come and see!
with Dr David Mifsud

Thursday 30 October
1000hrs – 1100hrs
1100hrs – 1200hrs
at the Hurzun Farmhouse
An exhibition of both live and preserved insects followed by a short talk on the biodiversity of the Maltese islands.

Introducing Earth Systems 
lab sessions with Ms Belinda Gambin and Dr Elisabeth Conrad
Monday 27 October 0930hrs – 1000hrs
Tuesday 28 October 1130hrs – 1200hrs
Wednesday 29 October 1130hrs – 1200hrs
Thursday 30 October 0930hrs – 1000hrs
Friday 31 October 1230hrs – 1300hrs
in the IES lab, Chemistry Building, 3rd Floor
An overview of the Institute’s activities and an introduction to the undergraduate programmes offered by its two Divisions in the fields of Environmental Management and the Rural Sciences. The Earth Systems approach goes beyond traditional disciplinary investigation, adopting a wide and integrated perspective of Earth’s dynamic systems and of interactions between system components. In particular, Earth Systems addresses the need for considering people and their activities within planning and management frameworks.

Fun Run
A Fun Run/ Walk and Relay will be held on Sunday 26 October ...
Last Updated: 10 October 2014

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