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  • International training course on seismology, seismic hazard assessment and risk mitigation Federal Foreign Office
    German Research Centre for Geosciences
    Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung


    Date: 21 Sep - 23 Oct 2009
    Country: Germany
    City/State: Potsdam
    http://www.preventionweb.net/go/9858

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International training course on seismology, seismic hazard assessment and risk mitigation

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Federal Foreign Office
German Research Centre for Geosciences

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung

Type: Training Course Date: 21 Sep - 23 Oct 2009 Location: Germany (Potsdam)

The GFZ carries out annual training courses on 'Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment'. These crash courses are part of the educational and training program of the UNESCO, in the field of geosciences and disaster mitigation. They are a major German contribution of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR,1990-1999) and of respective follow-up programmes such as the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction ISDR.

The courses provide theoretical fundamentals and practical training in applied seismology, especially for geoscientists and technicians from developing countries.

Event website: http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/portal/-?$part=CmsPart&docId=3361516

Target Audience

The programme is particularly useful for seismological station and network operators, data interpreters and those concerned with seismic zoning and hazard assessment.

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