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Winter Interterm Courses

GEOG 3550: Natural Hazards in Hawaii

Natural Hazards in Hawaii

GEOG 3550 - 4 credits

Travel Dates: Arrive in Honolulu by 8pm on December 6 and depart December 12 after 8pm
Course Dates: December 6 - 12, 2015
Location: Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (Big Island), HI
Instructors: Steven Hick 
Pre-Course Meeting: Friday, November 6th in BW, room 126
Registration Deadline: October 15  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 planning.

Approximate travel costs*:

Airfare: $900 (Approximate. Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.)
Program fee: $2000 (Covers all accommodation, some meals, ground transportation, Inter-island flight and entry fees as needed.)
Cancellation fee:  $2000 (Non-refundable. Applied to student's account in the event that the student drops the course.)

Contact: Steven Hick at

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS. Applications are being accepted now.  Final deadline to apply is October 15 or until course is full.  Application forms are available online.  

To register, call Special Programs at 303-871-2360.