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290155 KO Konversatorium: Methods for analysing disaster risk assessment (2017W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum SSC Geo 2A180 1.OG UZA II
Tuesday 12.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum SSC Geo 2A180 1.OG UZA II
Tuesday 12.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum SSC Geo 2A180 1.OG UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

This conservatorium consists of a literature assignment, followed by a presentation and discussion. It deals with a critical evaluation of methods that are used for the assessment of disaster risk. These methods could be intended for coverage large areas (e.g. entire countries) or local areas, and could be single hazard or multi-hazard. They can be qualitative, semi-quantitative or probabilistic. Through analysis of scientific publications, and websites, the participants will evaluate a particular method for disaster risk assessment, at a given scale of analysis, for a given types of hazard and with a given availability of input data. The aim is that students learn which approaches in disaster risk assessment have been applied successfully, which questions from decision makers can be addressed, which data deficiencies still exist and how these could be tackled. The assessment is done through a presentation which includes a peer evaluation. This course is closely related to the lecture on Multi-hazard risk assessment and the seminar on Analysing changing risk, and students are advised to select all three.

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Association in the course directory

(MG-S1-SE) (MG-S2-SE) (L2-FW) (MA UF GW 02)

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