Japan-UNESCO/UNU Symposium on The Great East Japan Tsunami on 11 March 2011 and Tsunami Warning Systems: Policy Perspectives

16 - 17 February 2012, Tokyo, Japan

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 caused nearly 19,000 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 and scientists and address topics including:

- Event facts and analysis
- Tsunami Warning Systems, Tsunami preparedness and event experiences
- What has been learned from this event and policy implications.

Venue and Date
- United Nations University (Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
- 16-17 February 2012

The symposium proceedings have been compiled into an Adobe Acrobat Portfolio pdf-document. It contains the following documents:

• Symposium Statement
• Program
• Catalogue of Poster Abstracts
• Welcoming remarks by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, Ms Irina Bokova (Director General of UNESCO) and Dr Konrad Osterwalder (Rector UNU)
• Presentations
• Transcripts of Symposium (English)
• Transcripts of Symposium (Japanese)
• List of Participants
• Photos from the symposium

The symposium proceedings (128 MB) can be downloaded as one file from here:
Proceedings of the Symposium

The individual documents from the symposium proceedings can also be downloaded by clicking on the “Documents” tab above.

The Symposium Statement is the only document available in printed form. Please contact Thorkild Aarup (t.aarup@unesco.org) for hard copies.

Notes For photos of the Tokyo Symposium click here
Website http://ioc-tsunami.org/tohokusymposium

Organisers & Staff



The agenda for this event is accessible by following the links below:

[View detailed online agenda]
[View basic printable agenda]
[View annotated printable agenda]


There are 26 documents associated with this event.

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Created at 13:37 on 19 Oct 2011 by Cornelia HAUKE
Last Updated at 17:53 on 20 Apr 2012 by Cornelia HAUKE


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