An outline of Sardinian Geology, characters of Sardinian coastlines connected to geology, coastlines classification, deltas and estuaries, coastal processes: waves, refraction and diffraction of waves, long shore currents, effects of waves processes on the coastline, cliffs and rocky shores, cliff morphology and evolution, caves and arches, the beaches, beach morphology, beach sediments, provenance of beach sediments, spits, tombolos. Barrier islands and lagoons. Coastal dunes, forming and evolution of dunes, dunes stages. Sea level changes, Pleistocene glacio-eustatic movements, late Quaternary sea level changes, proxie data, records of sea level changes along Sardinian coasts. Geomorphology and cultural assets. Coastal landscape in the maps.
GIS FOR CULTURAL ASSETS
The course intends to provide basis for the use of geographical information systems for studying, sensing, for the analysis and management of archeological cultual heritage. The students will be guided into the advanced applications on territorial cultural heritage through the use of GIS. Starting from the data acquisition from Geographical portals, will be created new shapefiles, databases and will be defined database and geodatabase and will be analyzed geoprocessing. Will be treat of rilievs with GPS, data transfert into the GIS system, use of remote sensing data. Will be debated about new policies about the tratment of territorial data ( Inspire, CAD) referring to the specific matter of archeological heritage