// NDPTC Course Information
// Course Description
|Course Title:||Coastal Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment Tools (PER-378)|
|Status:||FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.|
This one-day performance-level training course provides training on the available tools for the assessment and planning for natural hazards and vulnerabilities that uniquely affect coastal communities. Examples of these hazards are short term events such as high surf, storm surge, and tsunami inundation, or long term threats from sea level rise and coastal erosion.
As a performance-level course, this course aims to provide a detailed overview of the tools and technologies available to assess the hazards and the vulnerabilities of coastal communities. These tools include real-time data collection tools and technologies, as well as web-based assessment tools, such as NOAA’s Digital Coast tools. The course will include a guided exercise in which participants will learn to apply these tools in conducting a vulnerability assessment in their coastal communities. This course will build on the first course of the series, Coastal Hazards Awareness, by supplementing the awareness knowledge with tools and skills for practical use.
As a performance-level course, the target audience for this course are coastal managers, emergency managers and planners that perform coastal hazard assessments, vulnerability assessments, and develop hazard mitigation, recovery and resilience plans in coastal areas. The course is best suited for those with some technical experience working with coastal data and hazard analysis. The complete audience list would include emergency managers, coastal zone managers, federal/state/tribal/territorial/local government planners, developers, private sector planners and engineers, public utilities, and public works.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
|APA Credits||6.5 Certification Maintenance|
|ASFPM Credits||6.5 Continuing Education Credits|
|IACET Credits||0.6 Continuing Education Units|
NDPTC’s course, AWR-379: Coastal Hazard Awareness, will be required for this course. In lieu of AWR-379, participants should have experience working with and planning for coastal hazards. Also it is encouraged that participants have a basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and have experience working with data and hazard analysis.
Wireless internet connectivity for instructors and participants.
Participants should bring a wi-fi enabled device to follow along with various tools and participate in group activities.
|Delivery Method:||Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at: https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov|
|Max Enrollment:||30 - 40 participants|
|Costs:||The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.|