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Perdigão, Rui A.P. (2023): Multi-Hazard Courses for Civil Protection, Security and Military Forces.

Professor Rui Perdigão’s courses on Multi-Hazards for Civil Protection, Security and Military Forces, headquartered at the Institute for Complex System Science, are now also available as a semester program at partner higher education institutions.

The courses are specially tailored to a wide-spectrum interdisciplinary audience spanning across natural, social, technical and exact sciences, with special emphasis to Civil Protection, Security and Military sectors.

In order to provide solid foundations and preparation to act in the scope of individual, compound and fully entangled multi-hazards, the courses address the following key phases:

I: The first addresses the fundamental scientific background essential to understand the phenomenology of hazards, their underlying mechanisms, interactions and consequences. This includes the relevant domain and interdisciplinary knowledge pertaining each of such hazards across natural, social and technological theatres of operation where such hazards manifest in individual or combined form.

II: The second addresses the core methodological concepts and formulations underlying hazard and risk assessment, from systems intelligence, information acquisition and processing to data analytics, model design and implementation, in order to provide tools and techniques to empower robust anticipatory decision support to taking action on the field (see III):

III: The third addresses the methods, technologies and procedures for taking action in civil protection, security and military settings across manifold theatres of operation. This includes, but is not limited, to detection and monitoring technologies, along with articulated system dynamic methodologies ranging from prediction and prevention to mitigation and preparedness, along with response and recovery, from event emergency scale to longer-term planning scales.

Throughout the course programs, the theoretical and methodological formulations and techniques are illustrated and implemented in practice, with involvement of course participants in ongoing projects and missions most relevant and tailored to their formative and professional goals, individual and institutional.

Course materials are made available to enrolled participants in our in-house and affiliated academic programs.