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Online course: Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment


This online training course provides an introduction to the use of geo-information for multi-hazard risk assessment, including natural hazard assessment, elements at risk maping and vulnerability evaluation.

Focus is on hazards and risk in urban areas. The course adopts a task-based learning approach, combining self-study with online support by an ITC instructor. The course is structured as a series of sessions that guide the course participants through the entire risk assessment process. The subject matter of each session is introduced using slide decks and other documentation. In addition, each session includes several practical assignments that involve the use of spatial data about a simulated Riskcity exposed to multiple hazards The ILWIS open-source GIS software is used for spatial analysis in these practial assignments.

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  1. Introduction to disaster risk management and risk assessment
  2. Obtaining spatial data for risk assessment
  3. Hazard assessment
  4. Elements at risk mapping
  5. Vulnerability evaluation
  6. Risk assessment
  7. Using risk information in risk reduction and disaster preparedness planning
  8. Final project and examination

Target audience

This course is designed for professionals working in governmental organizations and NGOs, and for scientists, who require more insight in using GIS and remote sensing technology for hazard and risk assessment. Course participants typically include planners, civil engineers, environmental specialists, university teachers and PhD researchers. 

Admission Requirement

We expect you to have a BSc degree or equivalent in a discipline related to the course, preferrably combined with some working knowledge in using RS/GIS software tools. Proficiency in the English language (IELTS score of 6.0 or more) is a prerequisite. 



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This online course is taught annually in the spring, and has a duration of 6 weeks (weekly study load is 20-24 hours; total study load is 5 ects)

Application procedure

For more information and application procedures, visit the website.

Deadline for application

08 Apr 2019


Bart Krol

Last updated

08 Jan 2019

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  • Type Online courses
  • Level Certificate/Diploma
  • Language English

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