Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment
The aim of this network is to educate students to apply methods and current knowledge about natural hazards and risk assessment by integrating research and practical application on actual construction structures or facilities - special risk analysis and decision making.
Students have to be familiar with various modern methods of analysis, know how to design structure to be resistant to such accidental actions, predicting and tracking accidents (modeling, simulation and GIS technology etc.) and participate in the cooperation of the cross-border pool of experts, gathered around the same problems, in order to enhance the opportunities for their future careers.
Most often, natural disasters in our area include floods, landslides and earthquakes. In order to plan and perform successful rescue activities, knowledge in the field of civil engineering is required for damage to objects during demolition (earthquakes, floods, landslides). For the rehabilitation of the environment, knowledge of testing and monitoring of environmental parameters and remedial measures is necessary. Modern methods of predicting and tracking disorders or accidents - modeling, simulation and GIS technology will be incorporated. Students will be primarily educated in preventive planning and operation, risk assessment, decision making and operational action in conditions of catastrophic events, as well as planning and implementation of rehabilitation activities.
Each of network partner’s institution is specialized and excellent in a different field of our broader domain, i.e. environmental risks. Therefore, the most will be made of individual experience of each and every partner in a synergy, i.e. the mutual work of more partners working together to produce results which cannot be obtainable by any of the partners independently.
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