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L0102: Science of Disaster

August 1, 2022 - August 3, 2022


Course Description:

This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following:

  • Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
  • Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
  • Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
  • Chemical and biological basics; identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
  • Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals; identifies the scientific basis of those threats.

It is mandatory that the participant complete all 16 hours of this course to receive full credit. Anything less will result in the participant’s need to re-register for another course and start from the beginning.


If a participant is taking this course as part of the Academy, then

he or she should take E0101, Foundations of Emergency Management, first (but not required). If a participant is taking this course on its own for its science information and not in fulfillment of the Academy requirements, there are no prerequisites.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s):

EMI awards 2.4 CEUs for completion of this course.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management adults.


August 1, 2022
August 3, 2022
Event Category:


AEMA Training
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NOAA Disaster Response Center
7344 Zeigler Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36608 United States
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