NATO announces an advanced training course on Spatial Planning as a Strategy for Mitigation and Adaptation to Natural Hazards that will take place 3-8 March 2008 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. For trainees from NATO partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries grants will be available. Please, contact http://www.xente.mundo-r.com/science/atc/
for more information.
This course addresses the perspective of strengthening the role of mitigation in risk management through spatial planning. Innovative approaches will be brought on how to translate the concepts of sustainability and vulnerability reduction into effective measures in an integrative program which assembles risk analysis and management, and spatial planning, bringing a new rationality. Prevention and reduction of exposure to natural hazards are reviewed as key mitigation strategies. This Advanced Training Course is designed to enable some of the outstanding specialists to share their expertise, and provide opportunities to both young scientists and decision-makers to learn more about these problem areas and the new scientific insights in the matter.