Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 12 - 14 Feb 2018 Location: France (Paris) Venue: IOC/UNESCO Headquarters
The IOC Assembly decided at its 29th session (21-29 June 2017, Paris) to conduct a symposium on enhancing existing TSP and NTWC operational tsunami forecasting to further develop warning products and enhancing timely, accurate, reliable and effective decision-making and community response, involving experts from monitoring networks, seismology, tsunami forecast modelling and warning centres, maritime authorities, and national and local emergency management authorities with advice on product requirements.
Tsunamis are "short-fused" hazards that can impact coastal communities within minutes, and at best only hours. This requires extremely rapid threat assessment and warning of communities, which is both technically and practically challenging. Recognising the needs of emergency responders and at-risk coastal communities for even more timely and accurate tsunami warnings than currently available, the Symposium will address the following issues:
More information about the program of the symposium, accommodation options, and visa requirements will be made available at: http://www.ioc-unesco.org/tsunami-symposium
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