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About the Tsunami Programme

The Indonesian coast, between Banda Aceh and Meulaboh, after the earthquake and the tsunami of 26 December 2004. Photo by Evan Schneider © UN Photo 

UNESCO supports Member States in improving capabilities for tsunami risk assessment, implementing early warning systems and enhancing preparedness of communities at risk. UNESCO works closely with national institutions and promotes inter-institutional and regional cooperation. Specialized regional centers provide tsunami information that, together with national analysis, is the basis of the warnings issued for the public. In addition, UNESCO promotes community-based approaches in the development of response plans and awareness campaigns which strongly involve education institutions and end-users.


Upcoming Events

Experts Meeting Workshop on Tsunami Modeling and Mitigation
1 - 3 December 2014
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Meeting of the ICG/CARIBE EWS Task Team on Tsunami Services Model
4 - 5 December 2014
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
OceanTeacher Global Academy Steering Group Meeting
12 - 16 January 2015
Oostende, Belgium
16th Annual POGO meeting
27 - 29 January 2015
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hosted by:
UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE Oostende, Belgium
1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France | Tel: +33 1 45 68 39 84 | Fax: +33 1 45 68 58 12