GEO information in disaster situations
A 3-week course for humanitarian professionals
Credits: 5 ECTS
Level: Master level course
COURSE CONTENT. This course provides an overview of tools available in the Geographic Information System (GIS) software for situation mapping. Through work on a specific case study, you get hands-on experience in identifying, collecting, preparing, analysing and creating situation maps for a disaster-prone city.
LEARNING OUTCOMES. After completing this course, you will be able to critically analyse the prerequisites and challenges for effective situation analysis; carry out rapid mapping; and undertake preliminary damage assessments. You will be able to work with basic GIS tools to prepare situation maps.
MASTER OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT. Become a professional disaster risk management specialist. The Master of Disaster Management provides you with solid interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that meet the needs of modern emergency management and disaster response. Geo Information in Disaster Situations is an elective course in the Master’s programme.
Read about exact course dates, deadlines and the application procedure on the course website: mdma.ku.dk/gis