Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 06 - 07 Nov 2017 Location: Spain (Málaga) Venue: University of Malaga. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Málaga (Edificio de Ingenierías), Salón de Grados A y B.
Knowledge of the tsunamigenic potential of a region, both in terms of historical tsunamis and the understanding of the potential sources, is a fundamental first step for later hazard and risk assessment studies that can lead to mitigation measures and evacuation plans for Civil Protection.
The former highlights the need to compile tsunami catalogues that should be as homogeneous and reliable as possible in order to produce a tsunami hazard evaluation also as homogeneous and reliable as possible.
Although tsunamis are not considered a high threat in the coast of Iberia, Balearic and Canary Island, records show that they have occurred in the past and sometimes they have been highly destructive (the most recent example the Lisbon tsunami of 1755).
The large coastal populations that nowadays lives in this region, highly increased during the summer period, makes it vulnerable to loss of life and the presence of coastal critical infrastructures enhances the associated risk.
The event will be two-folded:
Public conferences will be in Spanish and registration is free. To register, please send an email to email@example.com to ask for an invitation.
Event website: http://eventos.uma.es/go/tsun_sources
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/55714