Posted by: Hendra Siry | 17 October, 2008

International Conference on Tsunami Warning (ICTW 2008)

The International Conference on Tsunami Warning (ICTW 2008) will be held on 12 – 14 November 2008 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The conference is also in conjuction with the Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System which will be officially launched by the H.E. Dr. Soesilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the REpublic of Indonesia.

About the conference

The Trans Indian Ocean Sumatran Tsunami and following natural disasters in Indonesia expressed the global vulnerability and urgent need for early warning. The disasters changed practises on how to proceed forward with hazard risk reduction, preparedness and development.

With support from other countries, Indonesia is launching the Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (Ina-TEWS) in order to protect both communities and development in the coastal regions.

This International conference brings together people commited to understand better our environment and how to deal with related disasters, and to consolidate collaboration and networks on early warning development in the region.

Theme, Topics and Invited Speakers

The theme “Towards Safer Coastal Communities” reflects great concern to the security of coastal communities.

This International Conference on Tsunami Warning (ICTW) translate the theme by focusing on (but not limited to):

  • Sea-Level Monitoring Database,
  • Modeling and Simulation Information,
  • Communication and Warning Dissemination,
  • Crustal Deformation Monitoring, and
  • Community Preparedness and Mitigation.

Special presentations will be given by invited speakers such as

  • Hiroo Kanamori of Caltech Pasadena (Seismic Monitoring),
  • Eddie Bernard of NOAA (Sea-level Monitoring),
  • Kenji Satake of the University of Tokyo (database, Modeling and Simulation),
  • Stefan Dech of DLR (Information, Communication and Warning Dissemination),
  • Yehuda Bock of UCSD (Crustal Deformation Monitoring), and
  • Jan Sopaheluwakan of LIPI (Community Preparedness and Mitigation).

Important Dates

07 July 2008: Extended dead-line for abstract submission

18 July 2008: Notification of acceptance

10 October 2008: Dead-line for full-paper submission


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