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.
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.
- Smith, K., Petley, D.N. (2009.): Envrionmental Hazards, Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster. Routledge, 5th edition.
- Bryant, E. (2006.): Natural Hazards. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2nd edition.
- Znanstveni i stručni članci u relevantnim časopisima i internet stranicama.