Sunday, December 23, 2007

Vulnerability Assessment - Mozambique

Stefan Kienberger (Z_GIS) has successfully conducted a field trip to Mozambique within his PhD research to assess vulnerability to natural hazards (floods & droughts). Major objectives have been the identification of risk zones and additional geographic features with VHR-satellite images, identification of vulnerability factors (both through a participatory approach) and expert interviews. The results will be applied to model vulnerability on the district and community levels in Búzi, Mozambique through the integration of different datasets (census, Remote Sensing; weighting of indicators, ...).
The research is funded through Munich Re Foundation.

Further information is available following this link.

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