Japan-UNESCO/UNU symposium: Tsunami warning systems

Event
  • DATE / TIME :
    2012•02•16 - 2012•02•17
    Location :
    Tokyo

    “The Great East Japan Tsunami on 11 March 2011 and Tsunami Warning Systems: Policy Perspectives”

    The Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011 caused nearly 20,000 deaths, major damage to and destruction of buildings and infrastructure, and large societal impacts and social and economic consequences.

    Since then, 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, this symposium will present a number of high-level perspectives from decision makers and scientists. Among the topics that will be addressed are:

    • 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.

    Simultaneous English–Japanese interpretation will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

    For more information, including regisstration instructions and a tentative programme, see The Great East Japan Tsunami on 11 March 2011 and Tsunami Warning Systems: Policy Perspectives page on the UNU-ISP website, or the official event website.