Sunday, February 8, 2009

Welcome to The Tsunami Project

The mission of the Tsunami Project is to explore the contributions that earth scientists, civil engineers, ecologists working with social scientists, including economists, sociologists and anthropologists can make to tsunami hazard risk reduction. These academics will then collaborate with practitioners from NGOs, international agencies, and governments to institute thoughtful and sustainable coastal zone policies.

While the project will focus on risk reduction in areas exposed to tsunamis, many of the mitigation techniques are effective against cyclones and the slow-onset climate change factors. Only by inter-disciplinary cooperation can we reduce the impacts of disasters in the coastal zone.

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