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Workshop on INSPIRE-ESCAPE in Sri Lanka identified tsunami risk areas and safe zones for Hambantota, and verified optimum shelter options

The workshop on INSPIRE and ESCAPE software application for tsunami hazard and risk assessment and evacuation planning, held on 4-9 August 2014 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, successfully concluded with a community meeting to affirm optimally feasible evacuation paths and shelters.   Nineteen participants from Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre, Coast Conservation Department, National Aquatic Resources…

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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

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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RIMES/AIT at the WCRP Open Science Conference

    RIMES and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) participated jointly in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Open Science Conference (OSC) held from 24-28 October in Denver, Colorado, USA. S.H.M Fakhruddin (RIMES) and Mukand S. Babel  (AIT) presented a research paper on experiences with the decision support system (DSS) for a location specific…

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Reducing natural hazard risks in low lying coastal zones: WMO-RIMES Project Meeting

    The Project Meeting for the WMO-RIMES Joint Project on “Reducing risks of tsunami, storm surges, large waves and other natural hazards in low elevation coastal zones” was held from 28-30 September 2011 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Conference Center in Pathumthani, Thailand. This joint project implemented by the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard…

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2011 Secondments to RIMES

                      In 2011 secondees from Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam were seconded for training in earthquake monitoring, tsunami watch, and hydro-meteorological applications at the RIMES Regional Early Warning Centre in Thailand.   The RIMES Secondment Program builds scientific and technical capacities in…

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Iraqi Government Delegation visits Thailand’s Disaster Management System

  An Iraqi government delegation, including Iraq’s Honorable Deputy Minister of Science & Technology, Samir Salim Mohammaed Raouf, and the Honorable Deputy Minister of Environment, Hikmat Jebraiel Gorgees Shokah, led a 11 member delegation of senior Iraqi government officials on an learning visit on the Disaster Risk Management Systems in Thailand, during 14-23 August 2011.…

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Knowledge Sharing: GEM Earthquake Hazard Modeling Workshop for South East Asia

  The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Project, held the first South East Asia workshop on Earthquake Hazard Modeling. Held from 1-3 August 2011 at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), in the Nanyang Technological University, the workshop focused on seismic source zone definition from active faults, geodesy, geology, catalogues, and on defining the agenda for…

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