2023-2024 / RISQ2020-1

Land planning and risk and disaster prevention


8h Th, 3d FW

Number of credits

 Advanced Master in Risk and Disaster Management (Registrations are closed)3 crédits 
 Advanced Master in Risk and Disaster Management in the Anthropocene Era3 crédits 


Aurelia Hubert, Pierre Ozer, Marc Salmon


Pierre Ozer

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Part of the course provides basic knowledge about coastal environment and its development, in order ti be able to have a constructive study during the 3 field days.

The course is divided in 4 parts covered by podcast:

-Generality on coastal system;

-Specific processes 

- Eastuary and Cliff

- Human planning and impact

The course is based on personal work integrating: bibliographic, online and cartographic resources with the field trip to produce a final report.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- Knowledge on the coastal system 

-Theoretical and pratical Knowledge about coastal development and associated risks

- The case study developed in the course uses filed work, bibliographic, cartographic and other ressources to build a comprehensive report on coastal development, risk and prevention around the Sommes Bay. The approach is general and can be applied to other cases.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Spiral approach with different steps:

(1) Acquisition of basic knowledge on the coastal environment

(2) Selection of a given study area and problematic

(3) Drafting of a first summary note by explaining the resources found on the issue;

(4) Field visit and work;

(5) Report on the study area highlighting:

  • Geomorphology and processes involved;
  • Current development at the sites and the impact of its development on the coastal environment;
  • Hazard and risk involved;
  • Development policy for these sites in relation to the risk issue.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

-Podcast with face-to-face session to answer questions
-Field work
-Writing of summary note and report

Recommended or required readings

Written work / report

Additional information:

-15% summary note

-85% report 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course




Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Cours1_Littoral: Introduction
Introoduction on the coastal system

Coastal Processes



Urban development et impact