Standard Guidelines for the Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme.
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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Pages33pp, & Annexes
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In December 2004, 227,8991 people lost their lives and around US$10 billion were estimated as overall economic losses in the 14 countries affected by the 9.1-magnitude Indian Ocean earthquake2. In response to the devastation caused by the earthquake and consecutive tsunami, the international community reinforced and expanded its initiatives to reduce the tsunami-related risk of coastal communities worldwide. In response, the Tsunami Unit of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO/IOC) was established. It aims to prevent the loss of lives and livelihoods that are caused by tsunamis, offering its support to IOC Member States in assessing tsunami risk, implementing Tsunami Early Warning Systems (EWS) and educating communities at risk about preparedness measures3. Since 2015, the UNESCO/IOC has been promoting the Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme as an international performancebased community recognition pilot consisting of key actions that help to .....
Series;NrIOC Manuals and Guides;74
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
CitationIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UNESCO (2022) Standard Guidelines for the Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme. Paris, France, UNESCO, 33pp.& Annexes. (IOC Manuals and Guides,74). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1845