The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 7 December 2016 due to a 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia. The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of LAPAN requested the activation. The most affected area was the Pidie Jaya district where damage was reported in approximately 250 buildings leaving several thousand people homeless.
UN-SPIDER was invited to contribute to the regional training workshop on Coastal
UN-SPIDER was invited to contribute to the regional training workshop on Coastal Hazard Assessment: Applications in Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation. The regional workshop was conducted in Victoria, Seychelles between 7 and 11 March 2016 and it was organised by UNESCO-IOC, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Centre (IOTIC) and the Disaster Risk Management Office of the Seychelles.
UNESCO-IOC Regional Training Workshop in the Seychelles
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been triggered to provide satellite-based emergency maps in response to a powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile and also caused a tsunami, which affected some parts of the coast. The mechanism was activated on 17 September 2015, at 09:37:02 (UTC+03:00) by ONEMI.
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is working on the creation of 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) maps to ease the evacuation of people from vulnerable areas at risk of tsunami or other natural disaster.
The Tohoku University and Fujitsu Laboratories jointly developed a real-time flood analysis system with the help of the Fujitsu's supercomputer, K.
Disaster risk reduction has become a priority for Japan after 2011 tsunami, which devastated the coast and left more than 15,000 killed. With the help of K, this new system will allow calculating the estimated arrival time of tsunamis and the probability and extent of infrastructural damage.
It is well known: no single country can develop a basin-wide tsunami warning system. Therefore, the United Nations plays a major role in coordinating regional tsunami warning systems, and in ensuring that national capacities are strengthened to prepare for and cope with tsunamis.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, on the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami, will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share the latest knowledge and techniques to mitigate the damaging effects of earthquakes and tsunamis. This conference is being planned by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) in collaboration with the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).