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Great East Japan Earthquake 2011

Total number of events: 44

Date Title Location
17 Mar 2011Presentation of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) in light of the earthquake disaster in Japan and New Zealand
Organization: ETH

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich will highlight in a public lecture, the recent earthquake disaster in Japan and New Zealand, from the perspective of seismology. Due to the catastrophic quake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of Japan on 11 March and the events in Christchurch New Zealand, in February 2011 earthquakes and their consequences for our society moved back into the public eye. Despite the intensive coverage of recent...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/18438

Switzerland (Zurich)
19 Apr 2011The M 9.0 Tohoku (Japan) earthquake: domino effects of an urban disaster
Organization: CERG; UNIGE

By Alan Pasche, consultant, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Group, Swiss Humanitarian Aid The deadly combination of an earthquake of magnitude Mw 9.0, an extremely destructive tsunami and a major industrial accident has never been seen before. The fact that a so advanced and safety conscious country can be so badly affected was a surprise; and, formany, a wakening signal. This disaster might prefigure what can be expected in the future due...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/18864

Switzerland (Geneva)
20 Jul 2011Getting to grips with non-modelled perils
Organization: ABUHRC

Expert lectures on tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides followed by drinks and canapés Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre is hosting a half-day seminar on non-modelled perils to help insurers explore the risks of volcanoes, landslides and tsunamis that could impact their portfolios. Our experts address: Tsunami: the tide is turning The tsunamis resulting from the 2010 Chile and 2011 Tohoku giant earthquakes have highlighted their capability of causing...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/20705

United Kingdom (London)
29 Jul 2011World Bank public seminar: 'Working together for disaster reduction and recovery: lessons from the recent disasters'
Organization: WB

The March 11 devastating disaster has reminded the world of the growing frequency and impact of natural hazards, and the ever growing global demand for coherent and comprehensive efforts to disaster risk reduction. Needless to say, the international community owes greatly to Japanese experience and knowledge for the creation of the global blueprint for disaster risk management, the Hyogo Framework for Action. The World Bank is certain that new lessons...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/20766

Japan (Tokyo)
19 Sep 20112nd Symposium on building safer & resilient society against mega disaster
Organization: University of Kobe

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has caused widespread damage to Japan and also political, social and economic impact to the world. This Symposium aims to report the real situation of the GEJET and share the information with European people. Both Japanese and European researchers will discuss ways to build safer and resilient society against mega disaster. Topics • Summary on the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami • 3.11...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/21940

Belgium (Brussels)
03-06 Oct 2011Training on resilient recovery for Haiti
Organization: IRP

The training is aimed at building critical mass of professionals oriented towards resilient recovery and enhancing their capacity to minimize the impact of future disasters. The programme includes cases & Lessons on Recovery Initiatives from the Tohoku Earthquake and discussions on Infrastructure & Shelter.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22122

Japan (Kobe)
10-20 Oct 2011RACCE project celebration of international day
Organization: RACCE; Univ of Crete

Partners of RACEE project funded by Civil Protection instrument of EU coming from Greece, Italy, and Bulgaria are celebrating the International day by organising various activities, like speaches, conferences, video presentations and participation in educational projects developed at the Museums' Earthquake Simulators. Activities National History Museum of Crete, Crete, Greece • A public talk will address to adults the seismic risk of Crete while,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22667

Greece (Lesvos)
13 Oct 2011RACCE project celebration of international day
Organization: RACCE; Univ of Crete

Partners of RACEE project funded by Civil Protection instrument of EU coming from Greece, Italy, and Bulgaria are celebrating the International day by organising various activities, like speaches, conferences, video presentations and participation in educational projects developed at the Museums' Earthquake Simulators. Activities National History Museum of Crete, Crete, Greece • A public talk will address to adults the seismic risk of Crete while,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22667

Greece (Crete)
13 Oct 2011RACCE project celebration of international day
Organization: RACCE; Univ of Crete

Partners of RACEE project funded by Civil Protection instrument of EU coming from Greece, Italy, and Bulgaria are celebrating the International day by organising various activities, like speaches, conferences, video presentations and participation in educational projects developed at the Museums' Earthquake Simulators. Activities National History Museum of Crete, Crete, Greece • A public talk will address to adults the seismic risk of Crete while,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22667

Bulgaria (Sofia)
13 Oct 2011RACCE project celebration of international day
Organization: RACCE; Univ of Crete

Partners of RACEE project funded by Civil Protection instrument of EU coming from Greece, Italy, and Bulgaria are celebrating the International day by organising various activities, like speaches, conferences, video presentations and participation in educational projects developed at the Museums' Earthquake Simulators. Activities National History Museum of Crete, Crete, Greece • A public talk will address to adults the seismic risk of Crete while,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22667

Italy (Villa Montesca)
14-16 Oct 2011DRR school education & festival in Saijo City
Organization: Saijo City, Japan - gov

DRR School Education & Festival will be held from 14 - 16 October in Saijo City, Japan, on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Saijo City is a UNISDR Campaign participating city and active on DRR education. This event on DRR school education targeted at 227 students will focusing on how they can scale up their disaster prepredness and risk reduction by learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake. The event will be held...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22372

Japan (Saijo City)
18 Oct 2011Mission of engineering after unprecedented disaster and future education
Organization: Ecole des Ponts ParisTech; Univ of Tokyo

The Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011 in Japan, is a disaster that will forever remain in the history books. Due to this unprecedented calamity and the crisis, we should rethink the mission and the role of engineering, and set out on a new course of action. In this symposium, damage of the disaster, accident of nuclear power plant and mission of the engineering and education systems will be discussed through the issues on engineering revealed...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22510

France (Champs-sur-Marne, Marne-la-Vallée)
19-21 Oct 2011Canadian risk and hazards network symposium
Organization: CRHNet

Goal The consistent goal of the CRHNet symposiums is to contribute to the creation of a disaster resilient society through inter-disciplinary and inter-jurisdictional dialogue and collaboration among practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and academics. The theme of this year's symposium, Building Resiliency reflects the need to better understand the multi-dimensionality and complexity of resilience. Of particular interest is resilience as it...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22403

Canada (Ottawa)
24 Oct 2011UN day 2011 & international day for disaster reduction in Japan
Organization: UNIC Tokyo; UNISDR Hyogo; UNV

「国連デー」は1945年10月24日に国連憲章が発効したことを記念して設けられた国連の記念日です。今年は、「国連デー@東北大学:東日本大震災からの復興、そして新生 ~東北から世界へ」をテーマに、東北大学川内キャンパス(仙台市)でイベントが開催されます。 3月11日の大震災後に生じた数々の課題は、東北や日本固有のものでは決してありません。東北の被災地で得た経験を今後、世界と共有し生かしていくことが重要です。東北大学で行われる「国連デー」では、被災地での経験、そして国連が世界各地での活動を通して得てきた知見と教訓を世界に向けて発信することを目指し、様々なアクターが幅広い観点から事例を交えて議論します。...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22373

Japan (Sendai City)
26 Oct 2011Green lane diary
Organization: Green Cross Australia

On 26 October, three very special schools will be participating in a live video conference to share their green ideas for the future. Milton State School in Brisbane, Yasawa Primary near Fukishima and Cashmere School in Christchurch have all been affected by natural disasters this year. The year 5 students will share their experiences with each other and hear from Network 10's Ranger Stacey. Thanks to generous support from Polycom, the three schools...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22462

03 Nov 2011Partnership for recovery and a stronger future: Standing with Japan after 3-11
Organization: CSIS

A Report of a CSIS Task Force in Partnership with Keidanren On April 11, 2011, CSIS, in partnership with Keidanren, formed a task force of prominent Americans to examine ways the United States and Japan can partner on recovery and reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Chaired by Jim McNerney, Chairman, President and CEO, The Boeing Company, the task force organized working groups on: - disaster relief and preparedness; - economic...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/23218

United States of America (Washington DC)
03-09 Nov 2011RACCE project celebration of international day
Organization: RACCE; Univ of Crete

Partners of RACEE project funded by Civil Protection instrument of EU coming from Greece, Italy, and Bulgaria are celebrating the International day by organising various activities, like speaches, conferences, video presentations and participation in educational projects developed at the Museums' Earthquake Simulators. Activities National History Museum of Crete, Crete, Greece • A public talk will address to adults the seismic risk of Crete while,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22667

France (Digne les Bains)
08 Nov 2011Disaster recovery seminar ATC-45 Safety evaluation of buildings after windstorms and floods and ATC-20 Safety evaluation of buildings after earthquakes
Organization: SEAoAL

The Structural Engineers Association of Alabama is pleased to announce the availability of these important customized training seminars. Recent disasters such as the tornados in Tuscaloosa, and Joplin; floods throughout the nation; and earthquakes on both coasts, as well as in Haiti, Chile, New Zealand and Japan have displaced hundreds of thousands of people. These presentations have been customized for SEAoAL and will include photos of damage from...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/23254

United States of America (Irondale, AL)
08 Nov 2011Risques climatiques: De la réforme Cat Nat à Solvabilité II, comment limiter l’impact financier
Organization: Argus de l'assurance

Programme Y a-t-il réellement davantage d'événements naturels • Allocution d’ouverture - Vers une intensification et une multiplication des événements naturels dans les prochaines années ? - Quelles répercussions des changements climatiques sur l’économie mondiale - Comment climatologues et assureurs peuvent-ils nouer des relations pour mieux prévenir et assurer les risques • 2010 - 2011: quels coûts des événements naturels...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/23084

France (Paris)
15 Nov 20115th UN-CECAR international conference on disaster risk management and sustainability
Organization: UNU

The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) would like to invite you to the upcoming Conference of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR), on 15 November 2011 in UNU-ISP Tokyo, Japan. It will focus on Disaster Risk Management and Sustainability, taking climate and ecosystems changes into consideration. The main session of the Conference from 12:20 to 17:30 focuses...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/23409

Japan (Tokyo)
30 Nov - 02 Dec 2011Sixth session of the committee on economic cooperation and integration
Organization: UNECE

The meeting will include a roundtable discussion on the role of public-private partnership in the reconstruction of the tsunami-hit region of Japan, facilitated by the United Nations office for disaster reduction (UNISDR) on 1 December 2011, 11:00-13:00. Meeting Segments: - Innovation Performance Review of Kazakhstan - UNECE Public-Private Partnership Initiative - Review of the implementation of the programme of work since the fifth session and review...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/23883

Switzerland (Geneva)
05-09 Dec 2011AGU fall meeting 2011
Organization: AGU

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity and ensure a sustainable future for the planet. Programme • Natural Hazards Business Meeting • Seismology/Tectonophysics Joint Business Meeting • Volcanology,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/23839

United States of America (San Fransisco, California)
16-17 Dec 2011Symposium 2011: From post-disaster reconstruction to the creation of resilient societies
Organization: Keio Univ

Disaster is not new to the human experience. Cultures around the world have been, and continue to be, shaped by floods, storms and drought. In that sense there is already a body of knowledge, gathered through hard experience, that suggests ways to adapt to extreme events. At the same time Japan is currently learning new lessons as the nation adapts to emerging conditions brought on by the disasters and by radical changes in the environment. If we...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22583

Japan (Tokyo)
19 Jan - 19 Mar 2012Disaster Reduction Alliance forum 2012: Disaster risk reduction symposium
Organization: DRA

Each January, the member organizations of the Disaster Reduction Alliance (DRA) hold a variety of international symposia, conferences and other events. The present forum aims to raise awareness of disaster prevention from an international perspective by providing a simple explanation of the challenges of international disaster reduction and the role of DRA members. Additionally, the experiences of Kobe and Hyogo, the areas worst affected by the Great...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/25441

Japan (Kobe)
19-20 Jan 2012International recovery forum 2012
Organization: IRP

Overview Large scale natural disasters often overwhelm the capacity of governments, not only for effective response but for long term recovery and reconstruction as well. Recent experiences such as the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, the Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010, and the flooding in Pakistan clearly illustrate the need for surge capacity and ex-ante planning in disaster response and recovery. This gap could be addressed...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/24264

Japan (Kobe)
19-20 Jan 2012International recovery forum 2012: regional cooperation for resilient recovery
Organization: IRP

Overview Large scale natural disasters often overwhelm the capacity of governments, not only for effective response but for long term recovery and reconstruction as well. Recent experiences such as the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, the Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010, and the flooding in Pakistan clearly illustrate the need for surge capacity and ex-ante planning in disaster response and recovery. This gap could be addressed...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/24728

Japan (Kobe)
25-29 Jan 2012World Economic Forum annual meeting 2012
Organization: WEF

The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models The contextual change at the top of minds remains the rebalancing and deleveraging that is reshaping the global economy. In the near term, this transformation is seen in the context of how developed countries will deleverage without falling back into recession and how emerging countries will curb inflation and avoid future economic bubbles. In the long term, both will play out as the population of our interdependent...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/24599

Switzerland (Davos-Klosters)
05 Feb 2012International seminar on role of forests in natural disasters
Organization: MAFF, Japan - gov

Background Ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March, 2011, the role of forests in natural disasters has drawn attention both inside and outside Japan. Japan convened an investigative commission for reconstruction of coastal forests damaged by the Tohoku Earthquake, and with the cooperation of NGOs, proceeded with reconstruction of these forests and the use of local woods for temporary housing. In the First APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/24938

Japan (Sendai, Miyagi)
13 Feb 2012Lima, ¿Está preparada para un sismo de gran magnitud?
Organization: APEBEMO

El Lunes 13 de Febrero 2012 a partir de las 7.00 p.m. se desarrollará el Seminario “Lima, ¿Está Preparada para un Sismo de Gran Magnitud?”, organizado por la Asociación Peruana de Becarios del Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia, Cultura, Tecnología y Deportes del Japón-Monbukagakusho (APEBEMO) y la Asociación Peruana de ex-Alumnos de la Universidad de Tokio (AKAMONKAI). El objetivo...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/25052

Peru (Lima)
16-17 Feb 2012Japan-UNESCO/UNU symposium on the great East Japan tsunami on 11 March 2011 and tsunami warning systems: policy perspectives
Organization: IOC

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 caused nearly 20,000 people to lose their lives. 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...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/23313

Japan (Tokyo)
17 Feb 2012International workshop on large-scale natural disaster and protected areas
Organization: Japan - gov

The event will bring together national and international experts to exchange views on roles of Protected Areas, including World Heritage natural properties, for prevention of and recovery from the damage caused by large-scale natural disasters, such as the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the tsunami they triggered.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/24545

Japan (Tokyo)
21 Feb 2012International symposium on sustainable reconstruction from super earthquake disasters
Organization: BRI; GRIPS

Experts involved in reconstruction from recent super-disasters such as Great East Japan Earthquake 2011, Haiti Earthquake 2010, Wenchuan Earthquake 2008, Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami 2004, and Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake 1995 will discuss sustainable reconstruction (1st session). The panelists will discuss specific issues such as recovery of communities, gender, safer building and urban development, and international cooperation to draw...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/25442

Japan (Tokyo)
11 Mar 2012One-year memorial report meeting of the great East Japan earthquake
Organization: Tohoku Univ

Tohoku University will organize a report meeting of the Great East Japan Earthquake from the academic perspective on the 1st memorial day of the disaster.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/25443

Japan (Sendai )
19 Mar 2012Symposium on Japan earthquake and disasters
Organization: UCSF

Background The UCSF departments of psychiatry and pediatrics and UCSF Global Health Sciences hosting a multidisciplinary symposium about Japan one year after the catastrophe, featuring first-hand details from many who responded to the disaster last year. Opening remarks by Dr. Craig Van Dyke and the honorable Hiroshi Inomata, Consul General of Japan, will be followed by discussion of casualties, radiation contamination and its impact and the tsunami...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/25754

United States of America (San Francisco)
18 Apr - 10 May 2012Learning from mega disasters
Organization: TDLC

Background Under this project “Learning from Mega Disasters”, a series of interactive Knowledge-Sharing (KS) sessions will be organized in collaboration via videoconferencing system with GDLN. This is aimed at: • Sharing initial findings and lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake with practitioners throughout the world and • Exchanging views among experts on how these lessons could be transferred and adapted to developing...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26200

Japan (Tokyo)
18-21 May 2012International conference on earthquake engineering research challenges in the 21st century

Purpose During the second half of the 2Ost century earthquake engineering has advanced rapidly throughout the world, resulting in significant reductions of societal losses due to seismic events. however, since the turn of the century, catastrophic earthquakes such as the 2008 M8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake in China and the more recent 2011 M9.0 Japan earthquake have wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people. The Japan earthquake not only produced...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/22991

China (Harbin)
03-04 Jul 2012High-level international conference on large-scale natural disasters: Towards building resilient societies
Organization: MOFA, Japan - gov

Conference objectives: To share experiences of and lessons learned from recent large-scale natural disasters including Great East Japan Earthquake To conduct discussions at ministerial level on the major themes related to disaster risk reduction in order to build resilient societies To support discussions on establishing post-Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in the third World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2015 (which Japan has announced its...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/25021

Japan (Tohoku region)
13 Sep 2012AIJ-JSCE joint international workshop on natural disaster mitigation
Organization: AIJ; JSCE

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake which claimed many precious lives and caused extensive damage to buildings and cities, it becomes increasingly important to reinforce mutual cooperation between architectural societies and civil engineering societies to reduce risk of natural disasters. This Workshop is a succeeding event of the International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), which has been...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/28177

Japan (Nagoya)
11 Oct 2012International disaster reduction forum
Organization: DRI; HPG, Japan - gov; UNISDR Hyogo

International cooperation towards the creation of a society safe and secure against disaster As a 10-year anniversary of the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (DRI), from 'Hyogo' which led disaster assistance in the 2011 great east Japan earthquake, this forum proposes the importance of creation of a society that is safe and secure against a multi-location/complex-hazard such as the 2011 great east Japan earthquake. One fundamental...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/28260

Japan (Kobe City)
12-26 Oct 2012Greece: 'I study earthquakes - I learn how to be protected' sensitization on the seismic risk for the International Day for Disaster reduction
Organization: Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, in the frames of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, is organising a fortnight of events for the education and sensitization on the seismic risk and reduction of seismic disaster. The activities are under the auspices of the Secretariat General for the Aegean and Island Policy and are addressed to schools, educators and the broader public. The Museum, through the realisation of the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/28959

Greece (Sigri, Lesvos )
03-05 Dec 201214th U.S.-Japan workshop on the improvement of structural design and construction practices
Organization: ATC

The Purpose of the Workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to the improvement of current building design and construction practices in the United States and Japan. The special focus of this Workshop will be on issues relating to the performance of buildings and other structures in severe earthquakes, including the effects of tsunami, and response and recovery. The Workshop is the 14th in a series started in...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/29134

United States of America (Makena Alanui, Wailea-Makena, Hawai)
24 Sep 2013Special event on disaster and disability: Lessons from Japan
Organization: JDF; TNF

Japan experienced serious damages due to the Great East Japan Earthquake which took place on March 11th, 2011. The organizer's express their sincere gratitude for the kind support from various countries. Among nearly 20,000 victims, the mortality rate of persons with disabilities was double that of general population, according to the government reports. They believe from their experiences that disability-inclusive approaches are essential for the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/34471

United States of America (New York)
29 Oct 2013International day for disaster reduction 2013: Symposium on disabilities and disaster risk reduction
Organization: JDF; TNF; UNISDR Hyogo

The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11th 2011 killed over 15,000 people and over 2,500 people are still missing. It is reported that the mortality rate of persons with disabilities was approximately twice as many as that of the general victim. The high mortality rate of persons with disabilities highlights the necessity for building disaster-resilient communities through promoting a disability-inclusive approach. As the IDDR event in Japan with...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/34914

Japan (Rikuzentakata City)
20 Mar 2014The claims conference Asia
Organization: Insurance Insight, Incisive Media Investments Ltd

For the detailed programme please visit the conference website. There will be a panel discussion: Business interruption claims: lessons learned from large catastrophes in South East Asia Are your BI policies adequate to respond to Nat Cat risks when a natural catastrophe strikes? The 2011Thai floods and Japanese tsunami highlighted the challenges and complexities of calculating losses and determining coverage. In this session, BI experts will uncover...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/36708

Hong Kong