Spatial Engineering

Man-induced earthquakes

Learn to combine technical and socio-economic knowledge with spatial data analysis and modelling to tackle man-induced earthquakes

The north of the Netherlands has extensive gas fields in the subsurface. The largest, and most actively explored, gas field is lying under the province of Groningen. Besides all the economic benefits for the region the gas exploration also results in gas exploration induced earthquakes. These earthquakes result in damage at several places in the region that has started a big public and political debate if the gas exploration should continue, be reduced or even stopped.

Master's Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address these problems by combining technical and socio-economic knowledge with a strong basis of spatial data analysis and modelling.

Spatial Engineering is special in various ways. Throughout the programme you will notice a strong student centeredness; the road towards achieving the Master’s degree will be designed by you, the student.Victor Jetten, professor in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management at ITC

Is this programme right for me?

Do you have a strong affinity with technology and systems, and are you inspired by large-scale, complex challenges? Are you a creative thinker willing and able to look beyond the obvious solutions? Are you eager to engage with what is happening in our world, and to use your skills to make our planet more sustainable? If so, the Master’s programme in Spatial Engineering at the University of Twente may be just up your street.

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