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Do you know how many people die in coastal disaster? What if we could improve preparedness and limit the devastation caused by coastal disasters?

In this course, you will understand the nature of tsunamis and storm surges. Using numerical simulations and hydraulic experiments, you will understand the mechanisms behind the coastal disaster. You will learn defences such as coastal dykes, protection measures as well as essential evacuation plans. You will also learn how to reduce the effects of coastal disasters.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Waseda University .

Course Curriculum

Lesson 1
Tsunami Disasters Overview 00:05:00
Measuring a Tsunami 00:01:00
Tohoku Tsunami History 00:03:00
Tohoku Reconstruction Process 00:10:00
Tohoku Tsunami Lessons 00:05:00
Fukushima Disaster 00:05:00
Indian Ocean Tsunami 00:10:00
Java Tsunami 00:10:00
Samoan Tsunami 00:05:00
Chilean Tsunami 00:10:00
Mentawai Tsunami 00:05:00
Lesson 2
Storm Surge Disasters Overview 00:10:00
Components of a Storm Surge 00:10:00
Storm Surge Yolanda 00:10:00
Storm Surge Katrina 00:10:00
Storm Surge Sidr 00:10:00
Storm Surge Nargis 00:10:00
Storm Surge Sandy 00:10:00
Storm Surge in Nemuro 00:10:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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