701-0565-00L  Principles of Natural Hazard Management

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersV. Griess
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


701-0565-00 GGrundzüge des Naturgefahrenmanagements
Zusätzlich eine obligatorische, ganztägige Exkursionen am 7.10. oder 28.10.2023.
Die aktive Teilnahme am Unterricht ist Teil der Leistungskontrolle.
4 hrs
Tue10:15-12:00CHN F 42 »
Thu08:15-10:00CHN F 42 »
V. Griess

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course provides an overview of the main natural hazards and their importance in a national and international context. The probability, risk and implications of various natural hazards will be discussed, along with potential management options. The course consists of introductory lectures and exercises, seminars with guest lectures by experts and a field trip.
ObjectiveBy the end of the course, students will be able to:

• explain the main natural hazards, their processes and their importance in different contexts.
• describe the likelihood, risk, and consequences of natural hazards and their management options.
• identify and discuss the development of natural hazards in the context of climate change.
Literaturewill be distributed and available on Moodle
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingfostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersV. Griess
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationDie aktive Teilnahme am Unterricht ist Teil der Leistungskontrolle.

Learning materials

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No information on groups available.


Places40 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 18.09.2023 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupEnvironmental Sciences BSc (727000)
Environmental Sciences MSc (736000)
Waiting listuntil 02.10.2023

Offered in

Earth and Climate Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterRecommended Electives of Master Degree ProgrammeWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorForest and LandscapeWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterMinor in Catchment Management and Natural HazardsWInformation