Geospatial technology is now being used extensively at global scale. These technologies are used for multi-disciplinary applications, monitoring, surveillance, management and mitigation of the problems occurring in the world. They are for example, forest, agriculture, land use planning, environmental management, health situation, and disaster events. Disaster problems are now rising far more frequently and severely, both at global, national, and local levels. This module therefore focuses on an integration of Geospatial technology to provide the information for the management of day-to-day disasters and risks.
This course will cover disaster risk management cycle; pre-disaster and post-disaster response; the integration of spatial data based on Geospatial technology for planning will also be covered. This module will also examine specifically the role of spatial method play in Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The severe disaster events within the module will be selected for a case study. They include flood, landslide, haze pollution and forest fire, and drought. Disaster risk management of these disasters will be provided for teaching and learning. Mini-project will be assigned by selecting from disaster event on trainee's region and environment.