1. Consolidation of concepts of Risk.
2. Application of the acquired knowledge in Geographic Information Systems for the representation and integration of georreferenced information.
3. Understand the application of numerical models to simulate the behaviour of natural / geological phenomena.
4. Evaluate the meaning of uncertainty from the outputs of the applied models.
5. To identify and delineate vulnerable areas
6. Understand the complexity involved in the production of maps of hazard/susceptibility and risk.
1.1. Basic concepts of Risk
1.2. Methodology for the hazards assessment
1.3. Characterization of vulnerabilities
1.4. Hazard maps versus susceptibility
2. SEISMIC RISK MAPPING
2.1. Inventories of seismic events
2.2. Assessment of the risk / susceptibility
2.3. Characterization of vulnerabilities
2.4. Preparation of susceptibility maps based on numerical models
3. VOLCANIC RISK MAPPING
3.1. Inventories of volcanic events
3.2. Assessment of risk / susceptibility
3.3. Characterization of vulnerabilities
3.4. Preparation of susceptibility maps based on numerical models
4. LANDSLIDE RISK MAPPING
4.1. Inventories of landslide events
4.2. Evaluation of the risk / susceptibility
4.3. Characterization of vulnerabilities
4.4. Preparation of susceptibility maps based on numerical models
The course will be taught in a b-learning basis, by combining activities in the classroom, with asynchronous activities supported by a learning platform (Moodle) available at the University of the Azores.
Theoretical-practical classes: Introduction to the themes supported by the presentation of illustrative diagrams of concepts and processes under analysis combined with practical applications aiming the organization of georeferenced information and its cartographic representation. Application of probabilistic and deterministic models and production susceptibility maps.
Field work: Field trips to areas where the project work will be conducted.
Tutorial: Monitoring of the project work development.
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REITER, L. (1990) – Earthquake Hazard Analysis: Issues and Insights. New York: Columbia University Press, 254 pp.. ISBN 0-231-06534-5.
FELPETO, A.; MARTÍ, J.; ORTIZ, R. (2007) – Automatic GIS-based system for volcanic hazard assessment. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 166, 106-116.