API disaster management online course

Training Course
University of Hawaii (UH)
21 Sep - 14 Dec 2013
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.


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