It is our pleasure to invite all of you to attend or nominate to 8th International Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management to be held from 7-18 May 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center coordinate with AIT, ITC and UNITAR to conduct this course for enhancing potention on deal with the disaster that often occur.
COURSE CONTENTS: The course is extended over 10 workdays structured around the following modules.
MODULE 1: Core/Basic Information
Basic concepts and terminologies of disaster management
Basic concepts of GIS and remote sensing
Introduction to spatial information
Handling spatial information (Introduction to ArcGIS)
MODULE 2: Post-Disaster Impact and Damage Analysis
The use of satellite imagery for disaster relief and recovery
Impact analysis and preliminary damage assessment
Building damage assessment
MODULE 3: Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment
Elements at risk and vulnerability assessment
Types and methods of risk assessment, risk evaluation, cost-benefit analysis
MODULE 4: Risk Information for Risk Reduction Planning
The course is open to all participants who are working or will be working in the organizations where spatial information is used or considered to be used for the purpose of disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction.