Specializations

Natural Hazards, Risk and Engineering

Learn to predict − hence, address − natural hazards and disaster risk using geo-spatial data.

Are you interested in the use of spatial information for effective disaster risk management? Than this master’s course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation specialization Natural Hazards, Risk and Engineering leading to an MSc degree is the course for you!

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and extreme weather events are well-known triggers for natural hazards in many parts of the world. But we are also increasingly affected by the effects of climate change, urbanization, environmental degradation and unsustainable land use practices.

Our exposure and vulnerability to landslides, floods, erosion and other natural hazards and the corresponding disaster risk are continuously changing. They also influence the way we try to minimize the possible impact of natural hazards and to reduce risk. For example, what is a good combination of societal adaptation and (geotechnical) mitigation measures? The modelling and assessment of natural hazards and disaster risk, and the use of spatial information in risk reduction and disaster preparedness planning, post-disaster damage assessment and remediation are among the themes emphasized in this course.

Overview of specialization courses

Natural Hazards, Risk and Engineering

  • Advanced Hazard Modelling (7 credits)
  • Hazard and Risk Studio (7 credits)
  • Introduction to Hazard and Risk (7 credits)
  • Natural Hazard Modelling (7 credits)
  • Data and Data Analytics for Natural Resources Management (7 credits)

See detailed programme overview and programme structure.  

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