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Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Hazard Assessment (ITC)(SC)

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
9 weeks
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

This course concentrates on hazard-related information extraction from remote sensing image data and on GIS-based data-driven modelling for hazard susceptibility mapping.

Spatial data are perfectly suited to studying, identifying, characterizing and monitoring natural hazards. Remote sensing and GIS are becoming mainstream technology, being applied in many organizations and work processes with a geographical orientation.

This course concentrates on hazard-related information extraction from remote sensing image data and on GIS-based data-driven modelling for hazard susceptibility mapping.

Remote sensing images and map data are used for expert-based visual interpretation of landforms, for identifying and characterizing different natural hazards and their controlling factors, and for image-based change detection. Digital image processing techniques as well as more advanced remote sensing approaches (e.g. radar, laser scanning) will also be considered.

Digital terrain modelling provides terrain parameters to support hazard identification and to serve as input for landslide and erosion modelling. It is possible to combine this course with the certificate course Natural Hazard and Risk Assessment.

Objectives
Application of remote sensing and GIS in mapping and monitoring of natural hazard processes (flooding, landslides, land degredation, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc) and how to generate a database for assessing the hazards.

Instruction modes
Lectures, computer exercises, cases tudies, multidisciplinary and individual projects, literature, professional skills, excursion in the Netherlands focusing on coastal and flood hazards, individual final assignment.

Curriculum
Image interpretation for the mapping of hazardous processes, image processing, change detection, hazard monitoring, use of digital elevation models in hazard assessment, generation of databases for hazard assessment, final project.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university in earth sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, planning, or other relevant discipline.

Professional experience

Work experience is recommended but not mandatory, i.e. in environmental, planning or mapping organizations, NGO's, DRM organizations, consulting compannies, universities.

Language requirements

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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