|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ICAR/02|
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The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the concept of risk management with and provide basic tools to draw risk maps starting from any hazard map. The topics include: -the analysis of risk management cycle and of the official terminology associated to it - the basic concepts and the phases of risk assessment, differences between risk and disasters, classification of risks. - Elements of country risk profiles: sources of data and applications to real cases - Elements of mapping risk scenarios and Basic methods and sources of information for the Estimation of Exposure and Vulnerability at different spatial scales. - general methodologies for the calculation of standard parameters in the risk assessment procedures (eg. PML and AAL) and examples of applications - practical examples of real time risk management and disaster risk reduction At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: - describe conceptually the phases of the risk management cycle, understanding the differences among them - interpret and understand the information provided by any risk map - know and describe the most common methodologies for exposure and vulnerability assessment - know and describe common examples of real time risk management and disaster risk reduction policies - draw a risk map starting from a categorized hazard map at block and municipality scale.
The course aims to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and the methodological basis for the mapping and integrated assessment of risks produced by natural hazards.
The student must be able to understand how to perform a risk assessment with a probabilistic approach, including the assessment and the mapping of exposure and vulnerability. She/he should also be able to understand the different approaches to perform a risk assessment at different spatial scales (local-national-regional). For this reason, practical exercises will be carried out with the aid of GIS and other dedicated software, which will allow students to simulate real-world applications. Furthermore, an overview of the potential of Earth Observation technologies for risk assessment will be provided, with special reference to the Copernicus Services of the European Commission.
A further part will be dedicated to applications of risk assessment techniques for the definition of "country risk profiles". Real case studies will be presented.
At the end of the course the students will be able to face the problem of the assessment and management of natural risks at various spatial scales, to support the different phases of the risk management cycle.
- practical exercises
- seminars of experts in specific topics
Texts and essential bibliography consist of the course slides and documents that will be made available during the course via aulaweb.
Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.
Office hours: By appointment. Contacts can be found here: https://rubrica.unige.it/personale/VUZCWlJs
OMBRETTA PALADINO (President)
GIORGIO BONI (President Substitute)
- presentation of a report on practical exercises carried out during the course.
- oral questions on any topic of the programme
60% of the summative assessment of the course is based on the presentation of the reports. 40% of
the assessment is based on the outcome of the oral questions.