|Course Title: Geo-Informatics and Environmental Risk Management||Course Code: GEO 511||Semester: Spring|
|Course Type: Lecture||Hours/Week: 3||Number of credits: 7.5|
|Level of course: Graduate||Year of study: 1st||Language of instruction: Greek|
Name of Lecturer/Professor:
Dr. Kostas D. Kalabokidis, Associate Professor
Objective of the course (expected learning outcomes and competences to be acquired)
Environmental Hazards Mapping and Management is a graduate-level course aimed at identifying concepts and problems associated with environmental risk management and vulnerability, as related to applied geo-informatics techniques and systems.
Prerequisites: Master’s degree enrolment.
Biophysical hazards and disturbance agents (e.g., wildfires, drought, wind, temperature extremes) in ecosystem management. Current issues of natural resource management and environmental protection. Geo-information for disaster management. Lab exercises using cartographic modeling and risk assessment technology.
F.J., J.G. Goldammer, and C.O. Justice. 2001. Global
and Regional Vegetation Fire Monitoring from Space: Planning a Coordinated
International Effort. SPB Academic Publishing bv,
Amdahl, G. 2001. Disaster Response: GIS of Public Safety. ESRI Press,
Calow, P. 2001. Handbook of Environmental Risk
Assessment and Management. Blackwell Science,
Chuvieco, E. 1999. Remote Sensing of Large Wildfires in the
Freedman, B. 1995. Environmental Ecology. The
Ecological Effects of Pollution, Disturbance, and Other Stresses, 2nd
edition. Academic Press,
Greene, R.W. 2002. Confronting Catastrophe.
Managing Natural Resources with GIS.
Environmental Systems Research
Mairota, P., J.B. Thornes, and N. Geeson. 1998. Atlas of Mediterranean environments in
P.L. Andrews, and R.D. Laven. 1996. Introduction to
Wildland Fire, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Quattrochi, D.A. and
M.F. Goodchild. 1997. Scale in Remote Sensing and
GIS. Lewis Publishers,
Sampson, R.N., R.D. Atkinson, and J.W. Lewis. 2000.
Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks. Food Products Press,
Southwick, C.H. 1996. Global
ecology in human perspective.
Vlachos, E.C., and F.N. Correia (coords). 2000. Shared
water systems and transboundary issues. Luso-American Development Foundation,
Zeiler, M. 1999. Modeling our World: The
ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design. ESRI Press,
The course consists of lectures, seminars, laboratory and field exercises, readings, and class assignments.
The grade is determined according to class participation, oral presentation and written assignment of a semester-term case study.