Feb 16-17 event at UNU

 Japan Tsunami and Tsunami Warning Systems: Policy Perspectives


Date: 16 - 17 February 2012
Location: United Nations University, U Thant Hall
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Organizer: UNESCO, UNU
Language: English and Japanese Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Admission: Free
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The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 caused nearly 20,000
people to lose their lives. Major damage and destruction occurred to buildings and
infrastructure in the coastal zone that was flooded, with large societal impacts and social
and economic consequences.
Since the event many national and international post-tsunami field surveys have been carried out. Performance analyses of tsunami early warning systems in place at the time of this event have also been done. Based on these surveys and performance analyses the symposium will offer a number of invited high level perspectives from decision makers and scientists and address topics including:
  • Event facts and analysis
  • Tsunami Warning Systems, Tsunami preparedness and event experiences
  • What has been learned from this event and policy implications.
The symposium will be opened by Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO.
This event is supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, The University of Tokyo, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Japan Meteorological Agency, Asian Disaster Reduction Center, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and NHK.


To register for this event, please click on the link below and complete the registration form. Kindly note that registration will be closed once the maximum number of participants is reached.


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