Banda Aceh, Indonesia

2nd UNESCO IOC Global Tsunami Symposium - Two Decades After 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Reflection and the Way Forward

Organizer(s) Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
2nd UNESCO IOC Global Tsunami Symposium

The UNESCO-IOC and BMKG have initiatives to hold the UNESCO-IOC Global Tsunami Symposium on the Reflection of the Two Decades Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 Commemoration. The symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, practitioners, and policy-maker from all over the globe to discuss the state of the art and the latest advances in tsunami science and engineering for better tsunami disaster preparedness, and mitigation.


  • To commemorate 2 decades after 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
  • To reflect what has been achieved by each regional tsunami warning and mitigation system in two decades.
  • To identify gaps, challenges and priorities for tsunami early warning.
  • To identify synergy with global challenges and coherence with global commitments. Shared learnings between countries and application in the Regional Oceans.
  • To gather global tsunami community.


  • Pre-Event (8–9 November 2024): International Scientific Workshop hosted by IABI in collaboration with USK-TDRMC.
  • Main Event (11–14 November 2024): the 2nd UNESCO-IOC Global Tsunami Symposium.
  • Special Event: Posters Sessions, Exhibitions and Ignite Stages.

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Hazards Tsunami
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