Hazard and risk management in Asia-Pacific region: Earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption and landslide in subduction zones

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Global Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcanic Eruption Risk Management (G-EVER); International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS); National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Date:
19-20 Oct 2013
Location:
Japan (Sendai)
Venue:
Sendai City Information & Industrial Plaza, Tohoku

2nd G-Ever international symposium and the 1st IUGS & SCJ international workshop on natural hazards

Background:

Asia-Pacific Region is an area with high risk of catastrophic natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions. In today's highly globalized economy, when a disaster occurs it can create unpredictable turmoil not just in the affected area but, all over the world. Countermeasures against these large-scale disasters are crucial for the sustainable development of the global economy to ensure human security. Now is the time to establish an effective international framework where we collaborate and develop a system to gather information on disaster mitigation in Asia-Pacific Region, including Japan.

Purpose:

After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, more efforts for the prevention and reduction of the risks of natural disasters have been made all over the world. The G-EVER Consortium promotes activities in collaboration with international and national institutes and organizations as follows:

  1. Establishment of a framework for cooperation of research institutes and related organizations in the Asia-Pacific region working on seismic and volcanic disaster prevention

  2. Enhancement of exchange and sharing of various information on seismic and volcanic disaster prevention

  3. Building the international standard for the database, data exchange and disaster risk assessment

The 2nd G-EVER International Symposium and the 1st IUGS & SCJ International Workshop on Natural Hazards aim to encourage extensive discussions on the present situation of natural disaster mitigation from earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption and landslide in the Asia and Pacific regions, including (1) important research works and priorities to make strong resilience to our society, (2) ideal hazard maps which are essential to the society and, Asia-Pacific scale hazard map, and (3) importance of contributions to solid earth science. Intensive discussions on next-decade mitigation processes to reduce the risks of natural hazards are encouraged.


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Event fee

Free

How to register

To register or submit an abstract, please email the completed registration form and/or abstract submission to the event coordinator.

Deadline to submit an abstract is 1 August 2013.
Deadline to register is 15 September 2013.

Keywords

Themes:
Information Management, Risk Identification & Assessment, GIS & Mapping, Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Earthquake, Land Slide, Tsunami, Volcano
Countries:
Japan
Regions:
Asia, Oceania
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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