Learn to predict and monitor multi-hazard risk and help reduce our vulnerability to disasters
Earthquakes and extreme weather are triggers for disasters in many parts of the world. The effects of climate change and of cities that keep on growing bigger and bigger are also increasingly harmful. Our exposure and vulnerability to landslides, (flash)flooding and other hazards are continuously changing. Would you like to know why and when natural hazards can turn into disasters? Want to play a role in minimizing their impact and reducing disaster risk? Then ITC’s specialization in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction is what you are re looking for.
In our specialization courses we deal with natural hazards, vulnerability and disaster risk by combining geo-information technology with an earth science perspective. You will gain insight in methods to analyze, predict and monitor hydro-meteorological and seismic hazard processes. You will study how hazards and risk may change in the future due to global changes. You will also learn how geo-information is used in the evaluation of disaster risk reduction measures, in disaster preparedness planning and in post-disaster damage assessment. For your Master's research you’ll have the option to join forces with ITC’s research group 4D-Earth.
See the full programme structure for a complete overview of courses in the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.
This specialization is part of the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.
ITC has entered into partnerships with reputable qualified educational institutes for the purpose of providing joint courses in several countries. Under this arrangement, (part of) the programme, leading to a diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente, can be conducted at the partner institute.