To learn more about our More than Maps workshops developed at the University of Southampton, take a look at the current curriculum:


Workshop structure

Case study





Introductory workshop:


case study of Caribbean multi-hazard coasts



Sargassum – issues & opportunities

 (coupled with SARTRAC research)

Geography, Remote Sensing, Social Sciences


The importance of evidence-based policy in adapting to climate change

Learning objectives:

  • Define disasters
  • Define SIDS
  •  Understand issues and opportunities related to Sargassum
  • Understand the role of different scientific disciplines in evidence-based policy making


Skills workshop I



Remote sensing

Basic coding in Google Earth Engine

The importance of mapping in adapting to climate change

Learning objectives:

To have a basic understanding of seaweed algal blooms as a case study for climate change adaptation and hazard mitigation

  • To use JavaScript in a free open-access platform to identify seaweed blooms in satellite imagery​
  • To compare how seaweed algal blooms change over time and in different locations


Skills workshop II


Social sciences

Stakeholder analysis

The importance of social sciences in adapting to climate change

Learning objectives:

  • Define climate change and climate change adaptation
  • Define social science
  • Explain why social science is important for climate change adaptation​
  • Apply a commonly used social science research method (stakeholder analysis) to climate change adaptation case studies
  • Understand the role of policy making in climate change adaptation


Skills workshop III



Flooding in developed and developing countries

Remote sensing and big data

Managing big data

Basic coding in Google Earth Engine

What happened at Somerset Levels?

Learning objectives:

  • Describe two examples of flood risk, from a developing and developed country.
  • Apply a method for calculating flood risk using the case study of Somerset Levels.
  • Assess the benefits, costs and risks of using big data in research


Final workshop:


case study of coastal flooding


Social sciences

Adaptation research framework

Why do households adapt to hazards?

Learning objectives:

  • Describe coastal flood risk to households in the UK
  • Define adaptive capacity and adaptation motivation
  • Provide examples of factors affecting adaptation motivation