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Upcoming tsunami conferences

Several meetings on tsunamis will be held during the next months, make sure not to miss them. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. This event was not only one of the most deadly natural disasters that ever happened, but it also was a kind of wake-up call for tsunami science. It’s safe to say that it had an enormous impact on research funding and it is responsible for a huge increase in scientific tsunami literature. The meetings will be a good occasion to share your research.

Number of tsunami papers per year since 2000. Data source: Web of Science.

Number of tsunami papers per year since 2000. Data source: Web of Science.


    • The 4th International Tsunami Field Symposium – Science, Technology, and Disaster Mitigation will take place in Phuket, Thailand from 23-27 March, 2015. Keynote speakers will likely include Brian Atwater, Kerry Sieh, Kazuhisa Goto, and Kenji Satake. Field trips are planned to see the impact of the 2004 event. The meeting will be organized by Kruawun Jankaew.
    • The regional conference Reducing Tsunami Risk in the Western Indian Ocean will be held in Muscat, Oman, from 22-23 March, 2015. The meeting is organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and
      Oman’s Directorate General of Meteorology, Public Authority for Civil Aviation and it will focus on the West Indian Ocean tsunami hazard.
    • Our colleague Witold Szczuciński pointed out this session at the AGU2014 Fall meeting: ID 1188 – Recent Advances in Research on Geological and Environmental Impacts of Tsunamis (convenors: Catherine Chagué-Goff, Witold Szczuciński, Bruce M. Richmond and Kazuhisa Goto). Of course there will be dozens of other tsunami sessions, but this one will be of special interest for the paleotsunami/-earthquake community.

Let us know if you have other suggestions!

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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