The goal of this project is to establish the Global Tsunami Model (GTM) as an independent entity. GTM will provide a communication platform, expert network, and knowledge base related to tsunami services, serving diverse communities of stakeholders. It will be based on the COST Action AGITHAR that collected and furnished Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard and Risk Analysis (PTHA/PTRA) methods and workflows. PTHA and PTRA provide suitable approaches to quantify and communicate uncertainty, and dealing with tsunami risks, but this is not yet widely adopted.
Disaster managers and political decision makers will have a partner providing continuously updated hazard and risk models and planning tools, based on recognized best practices. Industry will have an independent and scientific consulting agent for consulting, review, and advice on current risk analysis practices. Media will have a network of scientific experts to inform the public about the complexities of tsunami events. And science will have a communication and coordination hub for interconnecting mutual research interests and coordinating future research efforts.
The CIG will develop a product portfolio that serves these diverse communities. It will assess the potential to commercialize such a portfolio and will find sources for a sustained funding. The aim is to create a permanent office for communication, coordination, and information exchange serving the civil society for tsunami disaster risk reduction.
Probabilistic hazard and risk assessment - Tsunami science - Tsunami modeling - Earthquake, landslide, volcanic and meteorological sources - Risk and uncertainty communication
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