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Natural Hazards

Code: 53488
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Ivan Čanjevac - Lectures
Lecturers: Ivan Martinić, mag. geogr. - Seminar
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Course objectives:
Understanding of main types of natural hazards, of the probability of their occurrence, expected and real damage. Understanding of prevention possibilities and of management possibilities after disasters.

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course:
Understanding of the definitions and the terminology in the field of natural hazards.
Recognising of types of natural hazards, understanding of their occurrence.
Knowledge and ability of accessing the probability of main types of natural hazards.
Understanding and interpreting of natural hazards probability maps.
Knowledge of prevention methods.
Ability to cooperate in planning and proposing risk management measurements and measurements of reducing effects of natural catastrophes.
Ability to cooperate in planning of spatial management immediately after catastrophes.
Ability of simple damage assessments.
Ability of independent browsing and consulting of relevant literature.

Course content:
1 Natural hazards - definitions, terminology.
2 Classifications according to origin, location, size and time scales.
3 Trends in natural catastrophes.
4 Paradigms in natural hazards.
5 Natural exposition and vulnerability to natural hazards.
6 Risk assessments and risk management.
7 Reduction of effects of catastrophes.
8 - 15 Types of hazards, causes, historic records, examples, consequences, reactions, possibilities of prediction and prevention:
8 Geologic hazards.
9 Geomorphologic hazards.
10 - 12 Hydrometeorologic hazards.
13 Marine hazards.
14 Biologic hazards.
15. Chronic and rare global hazards.
Seminar: written seminar paper on a specific hazard, case study.
  1. Smith, K., Petley, D.N. (2009.): Envrionmental Hazards, Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster. Routledge, 5th edition.
  2. Bryant, E. (2006.): Natural Hazards. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2nd edition.
  3. Znanstveni i stručni članci u relevantnim časopisima i internet stranicama.
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