6 March 2023

Geo Information in Disaster Situations

*This course is offered every other year. Next course is in Spring Semester 2025.

Get hands-on experience in situation mapping focusing on disaster situations. This includes effective disaster management and response through rapid utilization of information and data from many sources. 

UNOSAT map showing building damage assessment after 2010 Haiti earthquake
Map as published by UNOSAT on building damage assessment after 2010 Haiti earthquake.

To provide humanitarian professionals with the best Geo Information System (GIS) tools and satellite-based solutions (UNOSAT), this course is offered as a collaboration between the Departments of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and Public Health at University of Copenhagen and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR/UNOSAT), Geneva, Switzerland.

You will get an overview of tools available in the Geographic Information System (GIS) software for situation mapping. Through work on a specific case study, you get hands-on experience in identifying, collecting, preparing, analysing and creating situation maps for a disaster-prone city.









































Course details

Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: 10 - 27 February 2025
Frequency: Once every year if there are sufficient number of registered participants
Place: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Course fee: EU/EEA citizens
Master student: 13,500 DKK
Single course student: 21,000 DKK

Non-EU/EEA citizens
Master student: 19,250 DKK
Single course student: 25,000 DKK

Terms and conditions
Level and credit: Master's course; 5 ECTS
Examination date: See exam dates
Application deadline: 19 December 2024
Admission: To be admitted, you must meet the admission criteria for Master of Disaster Management

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