API disaster management online course

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
University of Hawaii (UH)
Date:
21 Sep - 14 Dec 2013
Venue:
Online, every Tuesday, 13:00-15:00 JST

The topics of lectures are listed bellow:

  • What is disaster management? What are the basic terms used in this discipline (hazard, vulnerability, risk, mitigation, reparedness, response, recovery etc)?
  • Understanding earthquake hazard
  • Understanding tsunami hazard
  • Cyclones/typhoons/hurricane/tropical storms
  • Coastal flooding/sea level rise
  • Understanding floods (river flood, flash flood, catastrophic flood, coastal flood), floods in underground infrastructure
  • Understanding landslides
  • Understanding volcanoes
  • Understanding drought (or water scarcity in rural and urban areas)
  • What constitutes vulnerability and capacity? And how does it relate to better management of disasters? What is resilience? Can it be measured?
  • Weather forecasting and early warning system in Asia and Pacific
  • Spatial analysis for disaster management, GIS remote sensing, etc
  • Coastal inundation mapping toolkit
  • Coastal community resilience framework
  • Recovery planning
  • Comparative recovery case study from Kobe and San Francisco earthquake
  • Understanding urban risk and resilience in megacities context.


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Target audience

University students, practitioners or researchers who concern about the connections between environmental change, hazard mitigation, and resiliency.

How to register

Email the university for course details.


Keywords

Themes:
Recovery, Urban Risk & Planning, GIS & Mapping, Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Resilience
Hazards:
Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Tsunami, Volcano
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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