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Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology firms up cooperation with RIMES on seismic risk assessment
12 May 2016

Written on May 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm, by


Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) firmed up today its cooperation with RIMES on earthquake risk assessment with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Represented by Mr. Sarbjit Prasad Mahato, Director General, DMG agreed to cooperate with RIMES on enhancing DMG capacity on real-time earthquake and crustal deformation monitoring and seismic risk assessment.…

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RIMES, GNS Science New Zealand, Geoscience Australia, and AIT organized the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) South East Asia Regional Active Fault Workshop

Written on November 26, 2012 at 10:42 am, by


Active fault experts in South East Asia and the Pacific participated in the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) South East Asia Regional Active Fault Workshop, held in Bangkok from 19-21 November 2012, aimed at taking stock of active fault research and studies in the region and identifying further collaboration among countries.   Organized by the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early…

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Computer-based evacuation mapping

Written on November 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm, by


With tsunami risks known, the fastest evacuation routes could be mapped, with due consideration of topographic condition, land use, location of critical facilities, and population density, age and gender. This course shall train participants in using tsunami risk assessment outputs in evacuation mapping, using RIMES’ computer-based tool, named ESCAPE, for computing shelter accessibility and evacuation…

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On-the-job training on tsunami forecasting and warning

Written on November 6, 2012 at 6:47 am, by


On secondment arrangement with RIMES’ Member and Collaborating States, operational staff involved in earthquake monitoring and tsunami warning are trained at RIMES from 6 months to 1 year on seismic data analysis and tsunami watch generation and dissemination, including involvement in research on topics of their choice, such as development of ground motion prediction equations,…

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Computer-based evacuation mapping

Written on November 6, 2012 at 6:47 am, by


With tsunami risks known, the fastest evacuation routes could be mapped, with due consideration of topographic condition, land use, location of critical facilities, and population density, age and gender.  This course shall train participants in using tsunami risk assessment outputs in evacuation mapping, using RIMES’ computer-based tool, named ESCAPE, for computing shelter accessibility and evacuation…

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Tsunami hazard and risk assessment

Written on November 6, 2012 at 6:46 am, by


RIMES developed a web-based tool, named INSPIRE, for identifying tsunami sources in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, simulating tsunami propagation and inundation, integrating exposure data, and performing tsunami loss estimation.  INSPIRE is capable to handle multi-dimensional vulnerability data and data of different levels of accuracy.   The course shall train participants in tsunami…

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Digital elevation model (DEM) generation

Written on November 6, 2012 at 6:45 am, by


Tsunami risk assessments utilize tsunami models for estimating risks at specific locations along the coast, from various source scenarios.  Accuracy of tsunami modeling results depends on the accuracy of datasets used.  This course shall train participants in generating seamless near-shore digital elevation models, using survey data, bathymetric and topographic charts, and remote sensing data.

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Near-shore bathymetric, topographic, and exposure surveys

Written on November 6, 2012 at 6:45 am, by


To generate high-resolution data required for tsunami risk assessment, participants shall be trained on collection of near-shore sea-floor depth data, employing an ordinary single-beam fishing sonar and an optimized survey route interval; generation of near-shore topographic data using a combination of remote sensing and ground survey data; and building survey and analysis for the determination…

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Near-shore bathymetric, topographic, and exposure surveys

Written on November 3, 2012 at 8:06 am, by


To generate high-resolution data required for tsunami risk assessment, participants shall be trained on collection of near-shore sea-floor depth data, employing an ordinary single-beam fishing sonar and an optimized survey route interval; generation of near-shore topographic data using a combination of remote sensing and ground survey data; and building survey and analysis for the determination…

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Development of RIMES online tool for tsunami inundation simulation and loss estimation, in press for the Continental Shelf Research journal

Written on October 17, 2012 at 10:25 am, by


The development of RIMES’ online tool for tsunami inundation simulation and loss estimation, including the low-cost survey methodology for generating high-resolution near-shore bathymetric, topographic, and exposure data was a collaborative effort among RIMES, Asian Institute of Technology, and Chulalongkorn University, with funding support from ESCAP. The technical paper on the tool’s development, testing, and validation,…

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