This course will transform you into a skilled and knowledgeable expert in the field of natural hazards who can identify the both risks they pose to society and what can be done to reduce these risks.
The course on Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management analyses the processes within a landscape setting (and the drivers behind them) that lead to disasters. GIS and remote sensing (RS) are used in the analysis procedures. The course concentrates more specifically on the assessment of geological and hydrological hazards and on the determination of the vulnerability of elements at risk for multidisciplinary disaster risk management.
Course topics include (among others):
• principles of GIS and RS techniques
• image analysis for hazard monitoring, susceptibility and assessment
• spatial modelling of hazards
• dynamic modelling concepts and software tools
• mapping of elements at risk
• vulnerability assessment
• risk assessment and risk reduction planning
• research skills and methodology.
The course teaches how to apply GIS, RS and modelling techniques in the analysis and assessment of natural hazards, and in disaster risk management. Participants will be able to use remotely sensed data to identify natural hazards and assess susceptibility to these hazards. They will learn how to apply process-based modelling, GIS and RS in multi-hazard and risk assessment.
The sustainable use of land and earth resources is a key factor in economic development. In our daily life we are continuously confronted with situations that have a direct link with earth resources and related processes. The buildings in which we live and work are constructed of materials from the earth, the soil produces our daily food, and mineral resources provide fuel for transport and cooking.
The course on Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management analyses the processes within a landscape setting (and the drivers behind them) that lead to disasters. GIS and remote sensing are used in the analysis procedures. The course concentrates more specifically on the assessment of geological and hydrological hazards and on the determination of the vulnerability of elements-at-risk for multidisciplinary disaster risk management.
GIS and remote sensing; image analysis for hazard monitoring, susceptibility and assessment; spatial modeling of hazards, elements at risk mapping and vulnerability assessment, risk assessment and risk reduction planning.
The Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management course focuses on analyzing drivers and processes leading to disasters using GIS and remote sensing. Assessment of natural hazards (geological and hydrological) and vulnerability of elements at risk for multi-disciplinary disaster risk management.
Besides the MSc Applied Earth Sciences, University of Twente offers a range of other Geo-Information related programs such as the Geoinformatics Master
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Students who would like to register for the Master Applied Earth Sciences, will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at University of Twente.
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BSc degree from a recognized university in earth Sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, planning or other relevant disciplines.
Work experience is recommended but not mandatory, i.e. in environmental, planning or mapping organizations, NGO's, DRM organizations, consulting companies, universities.
IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2
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