Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Session information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-SC Social Earth Sciences & Civil/Urban System Sciences

[H-SC05] Tsunami and other Coastal Natural Hazards;is there enough information and awareness in rural and remote areas?

Tue. May 26, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Vicente Santiago-Fandino(none), Yoshiyuki Kaneda(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Inhabitants in rural and remote areas are hardly hit by natural hazards such as Tsunami, Seasurges and Floods resulting in large material losses and human casualties; examples are abound in Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines to mention a few. If addequate information and awareness programmes would have been put in place prior to the occurrence of these natural disasters their negative impacts would have also been largely reduced. The session is aimed at presenting and discussing the latest and or novel examples of policies, programmes, information and awareness raising plans and materials designed to ameliorate and or reduce the impacts of Tsunami, Seasurges and Floods on coastal rural and remote communites considering both the adult and or children sector. The scope of the information and materials to be considered could include written, radio, audiovisuals or other forms which could also be replicated when properly adapted.