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Spatial Data for Disaster Risk Management

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

Program description

This course shows you how spatial data is used in methods for risk assessment, including techniques for probabilistic risk assessment, the end users of such information & Spatial Data Infrastructure.

This course shows you how spatial data is used in advanced methods for risk assessment, including techniques for probabilistic risk assessment, the end users of such information and the Spatial Data Infrastructure required. 

The course also gives the risk management framework and introduces you how spatial risk information is used in disaster risk management, integration of risk information with other relevant information into disaster risk management and environmental impact assessment, define how risk analysis results are used, by whom, in what way; and translate the results into an integrated planning/policy level.

In this course, you learn how risk information can be used in Disaster Risk Management. Firstly is concentrated on the use of advanced probabilistic models for multi-hazard risk assessment. 

Disaster risk management leads you to create and use a systematical process of administrative decisions, organization, operational skills and capacities to implement policies, strategies and coping capacities of the society and communities to lessen the impacts of natural and related environmental and technological disasters.

Objectives
The course aims to learn how analyze risk for natural hazards using spatial data, by integrating hazard information, elements at risk, and vulnerability.

Instruction modes
The course is composed of lectures, assignments and tutorials (using different software tools), small project at the end. Interaction with fellow students from many countries.

Curriculum Risk assessment; Source of spatial data; spatial data requirements for different hazards; population distribution analysis; vulnerability analysis. Tools for risk analysis; risk evaluation; cost benefit analysis.

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.

More information about the University of Twente

Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university in environmental sciences, engineering, earth sciences, planning, or other relevant discipline / attitude for independent study.

Professional experience

Several years of work experience is recommended but not mandatory.

Language test

IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 550
Cambridge Advanced English C1
Cambridge Professional English C2

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