UNESCO-IOC

UN-SPIDER supports UNESCO-IOC workshop on coastal hazard assessment

The workshop is focusing on coastal hazard assessment

Today, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) opened their training workshop "Coastal Hazard Assessment: Applications in Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation" in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where the 2004 tsunami killed more than 35,000 people.The workshop, taking place from 2 to 5 June 2015, is bringing together 27 participants from 17 countries exposed to tsunamis here in the Indian Ocean.

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Tue, 02/06/2015 - 10:59

UNESCO-IOC: Sharing Sea Level Data for Tsunami Warnings via Satellites

Sea Level Station installed by IOC in December 2013 in Jacmel, Haiti

It is very difficult for a single country to 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.

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UN-SPIDER and the UNESCO-IOC TRATE Project

Under the umbrella of the TRATE project, Dr. Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon of the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office has been contributing with other experts to update UNESCO-IOC guidelines on “Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Indian Ocean”. These guidelines had been elaborated and published in 2009.

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Wed, 03/12/2014 - 08:31
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