Management of Hydrometeorological Hazards (HYDROHASARDS) - General info
The main objective of the common Greek-French Postgraduate Program of Studies “Management of Hydrometeorological Hazards” is the training of engineers and scientists in the comprehension of the meteorological and hydrological hazards and their education in the scientific principles and the methodological tools that will render them capable to practically solve problems of hydrometeorological hazards management and civil protection. Emphasis is given on dealing with corresponding issues in Europe and particularly in the Mediterranean, in the framework of climate change.
At the same time, students will benefit from the experience and knowledge of internationally recognized researchers, specialized in management of hydrometeorological hazards and civil protection, who will teach in this postgraduate study program. The knowledge and skills acquired are particularly useful in the countries of the European Union and the Mediterranean as well as in the developing countries of our planet. Consequently, the offered specialization in this postgraduate program can constitute not only a successful extension of basic undergraduate studies of Greek and French graduates who have a first degree in the Environmental Science and Engineering, but also of students coming from the Balkans and the Mediterranean.
In the scientific field of Environmental Engineering and Science, interest is growing on what causes climate change as well as its consequences. Thus, a large part of modern research focuses on achieving the objectives of forecast, specialisation, and education of executives on issues of management of meteorological and hydrologic hazards. The corresponding program aims at studying the methodologies of analysis, forecast and management of meteorological and hydrologic phenomena, which are intensified by the effect of climate change.
The new Postgraduate Program of the University Thessaly (UTH) offers a specialization that allows students from Greece, France and other countries (more specifically Balkan and Mediterranean countries, adjacent the European Union countries, as well as the developing countries) to benefit from the accumulated research experience and know-how of two pedagogic teams (in management of hydrologic hazards and political protection in UTH, in management of meteorological hazards in the University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I).
Vocational perspectives
The Postgraduate Program "HYDROHASARDS" aims to train specialized personnel in decision-making and management of hydrometeorological hazards. The Master offers career opportunities in:
National, regional and local civil protection structures
Local authorities (municipalities, inter-municipal cooperation, associations and federations, departments, regions ...)
Applied research centers
Public administration (central and / or relocating), responsible for planning, environment ...
Companies and consulting offices involved in these sectors
Ιnterbranch organizations
European and international organizations (European Committee, European Parliament, United Nations)
The place of specialty in regional, national and international map of studies
The offer of specialized knowledge in the management of hydrometeorological hazards renders the offered specialization and program unique in Greece and France. The scientific enlargement of the study program is also strengthened by the geographic and thematic breadth of the experience of the two pedagogic teams and the level of the participating teachers. Thus, students (from France, Greece, and the other above mentioned countries) attending the postgraduate program “Management of Hydrometeorological Hazards” will integrate their undergraduate studies, deepening their knowledge and extending their horizons.
For more information see the web site of this program
Mrs Vassia Vassiliou
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering, University of Thessaly
Pedion Areos
38334 Volos
Tel. :
(0030) 24210 74173
E-mail :
In Greece
Athanasios Loukas
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Thessaly
In France
Sandrine Anquetin
CNRS Research Director
Laboratory of Hydrology and Environment Transfers (LTHE)
Univesity of Grenoble
With the support of the France Embassy in Greece
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