Multi-hazard risk assessment on-line course

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente
Date:
14 May - 22 Jun 2012
Owing to increased vulnerability and climatic extremes, we are faced with the rapidly growing impact of disasters worldwide. There is an urgent need to incorporate the concepts of disaster risk management into planning, sustainable development and environmental impact assessment. Disaster risk management requires the assessment of risk, which is a multidisciplinary endeavour.

The course explains how to conduct a risk assessment using spatial information on hazards, elements at risk and vulnerability with the aid of GIS and remote sensing, and how this information can be used in risk management, with a focus on urban areas.

Additional information

http://www.itc.nl/Pub/study/Courses/C12-AES-DE-01

Event fee

EUR 1000

Target audience

This course is designed for all those who have to carry out risk assessment and require knowledge and skills in using a GIS to handle the necessary the procedures, such as professionals working in governmental and non-governmental organizations, planners, engineers, architects, geographers, environmental specialists and university teachers. Some basic background in GIS is desirable, although not strictly necessary as the course follows a step-by-step approach that enables participants to rapidly acquire the basic skills in handling GIS software.

How to register

Register online

Keywords

Themes:
Environment, Risk Identification & Assessment, GIS & Mapping, Disaster Risk Management

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