The group visited several significant sites in Banda Aceh city, including the Tsunami Museum and field sites in coastal areas where sedimentological evidence of the 2004 tsunami can be seen. The group learned about palaeotsunami research through practical experience, digging many trenches and taking cores in relevant sites. They also interviewed eyewitnesses of the 2004 tsunami to gain an understanding of the sociological impact of such events.
The final day of the workshop was spent in Jakarta participating in a Regional Workshop on Lessons Learned on Tsunami Awareness and Educational Materials, which was being held by UNESCO Jakarta and the Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre as part of a larger project with South East Asian countries (also funded by UNESCAP).
The skills gained in this workshop will be used by the Pakistani participants to conduct palaeotsunami research on the Makran coast of Pakistan, develop educational material for local Makran communities, and hold local information workshops in conjunction with local authorities.