2020 World Tsunami Awareness Day Pacific Island Countries Regional Webinar

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific

This webinar session provides an opportunity to better understand the achievements, challenges and opportunities of tsunami warning and mitigation system for Pacific Island Countries (PIC) and identify areas of collaboration and engagement for an effective and efficient tsunami warning and mitigation system. The panel will discuss lessons learnt from tsunami events in the Southwest Pacific that shaped current tsunami early warning and mitigation system and from national and regional initiatives that continues to strengthen tsunami early warning and mitigation system.


Part 1

  • Lessons learnt from 2009 Samoa Tsunami
  • Lessons learnt from 2007 Western Province Tsunami

Part 2

  • The Oceania Regional Seismic Network (ORSNET) Journey
  • Local Sources Tsunami SOP & NTWC Competency Framework
  • Regional Perspective of PIC Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
  • Managing tsunami risk in an era of COVID-19


Filomena Nelson, Climate Change Adaptation Advisor at the Secretariat of the Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

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