UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction


IRDR0010 - Risk Analysis For Disaster Science

Risk, earthquake, seismology, statistical modelling, numerical modelling, earthquake science, seismic risk assessment

Module Tutor: Dr Katerina Stavrianaki, Prof Peter Sammonds

Module code: IRDR0010, 15 credits

Department: IRDR

The module aims to take a modelling and statistical approach to geophysical risks. Students will understand statistical modelling and observational approaches to geophysical events such as earthquakes. Students should understand the disaster chain from hazard to risk. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze disaster-related risks posed using statistical risk analysis techniques. You will understand the successes and limitations of statistical approaches to risk assessment and the impact this has on our current mitigation strategies including risk transfer mechanisms.