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GEOG 3550: Natural Hazards in Hawaii

Natural Hazards in Hawaii

GEOG 3550 - 4 credits

Travel Dates: Arrive in Oahu on December 2, depart December 8
Course Dates: December 2 - 8, 2012
Location: Oahu and Hawaii, HI
Instructors: Steven Hick and  Heather Hicks
Information Session: Friday, October 5th in BW, room 126
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2012 OR UNTIL COURSE IS FULL. Total of 10 seats available.

Description: This is a field course designed to provide students with an introduction to the natural hazards of Hawaii and the use of GIS (Geographic Information System) in natural hazard assessment.  Emphasis will be placed on the types of hazards that occur in the Hawaiian Islands.  Field visits to to natural hazard centers will demonstrate the mitigation and planning processes in practice.  Field mapping exercises will allow students to explore the analytical techniques that support hazard risk and assessment, mitigation, and emergency response training.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

Approximate travel costs*:

Airfare:               $900 (Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements to and from Honolulu.)
Food:                 $50 per day (Approximate)
Program Fee:      $1,000 (Added to tuition bill.  Covers lodging, ground transportation, inter-island flight, and entry fees as necessary.)
Cancellation Fee  $1,000 (Applied when student drops course after being officially registered.)
*These expenses are estimates subject to change.  Cost of tuition is additional.

Contact: Steven Hick at

To register, call Special Programs at 303-871-2360 or email