UNITAR SERIES ON SEA AND HUMAN SECURITY
2011 SESSION - TSUNAMI AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS LEARNED FOR EFFECTIVE PLANNING
18 - 21 October 2011 | Tokyo, Japan
In collaboration with the University of Tokyo Ocean Alliance
With the devastating effects of the March 11 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Eastern Japan seared into memory, and with the humanitarian crisis being gradually eased, attention turns, necessarily, to the devastation as evidenced on the coastal areas of Eastern Japan. The natural environment however requires a concerted examination so as to guide policy development and implementation which can serve as models for other nations at risk from such devastation.
Taking into account lessons learned from the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, as well as preliminary research and conclusions conducted in recent months in Japan, the 2011 Session of the UNITAR Series on Sea and Human Security will examine the effect of the twin disasters on the Ocean, and on the communities and activities dependant upon it. The sociological and biological impacts will be presented, with the necessity of a comprehensive management approach to both disaster preparedness and response being highlighted.
- Series Webpage
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: 16 SEPTEMBER 2011
For any queries in regard to this Session, please contact Mr. Berin McKenzie, Specialist at UNITAR at berin.mckenzie<a>unitar.org (please replace <a> with @ in the email address).