End-to-end Early Warning of Tsunamis and other Natural Hazards for Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia: Phase 2

Implementation Period: February 2008 – December 2010
Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Donor: UNESCAP/ Regional Tsunami Trust Fund
Level of Funding: USD 1,210,000
Program Area: Program Area 2: Provision of Tsunami Watch and Coastal Inundation Forecasts
Project Status: Completed

Project Description:

The project aims to enhance RIMES tsunami early warning capability by developing numerical tsunami modeling capacity within RIMES regional early warning center and preparing tsunami inundation maps. Key activities include the review of current and emerging seismological techniques for rapid estimation of earthquake parameters; the evaluation of available tsunami generation, propagation, and inundation models; training on seismological techniques and tsunami numerical models; the development of database of tsunamigenic seismic sources in the region; the development of comprehensive database of pre-computed tsunami simulations; tsunami risk assessment and generation of tsunami risk maps; the development of GIS-based graphical format for tsunami warning communication; the integration of tsunami watch procedure and graphical presentation into regional center operation; and on-the-job training to scientists seconded by RIMES Member States