Events List

Regional workshop - Mediterranean - UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - Thursday, 23 January 2020

This event will provide a forum to gather ocean leaders/champions/key stakeholders to further discuss and prioritize the issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting.

 

Following the First Global Planning Meeting, held in May, in Denmark, a Mediterranean Workshop will be held in January 2020, Venice (Italy). This event will provide a forum to gather ocean leaders/champions/key stakeholders to further discuss and prioritize the issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting. Plenary and working groups will facilitate regional, interdisciplinary discussions across sectors (such as: ocean science and technology; ocean policy and sustainable development; business and industry; NGOs and civil society; donors and foundations) to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societal objectives.

Scientific meeting of experts to understand tsunami sources, hazards, risk and uncertainties associated with the Colombia/Ecuador border

Monday, 27 January 2020 - Thursday, 30 January 2020

The purpose of this meeting is to identify sources of tsunamis that may affect the coastline of Colombia and Ecuador, and to assess the risks that arise from a local tsunami. The meeting will be focused on exploring tsunami sources in the Colombia/Ecuador coast, and more specifically on the Nazca-South America plates subduction zone.

The accurate assessment of tsunami risk in a region requires a credible record of past tsunami events. Source data from various institutions, as well as field data from observatories is of great help. Cooperation among experts in the field of seismology, geology, geodesy, sea level monitoring, sedimentology, tectonics, tsunami modelling, paleo-seismology, paleo-tsunami and even history is crucial to develop a sound scientific tsunami hazard assessment. Such cooperation helps organize data and information to accurately evaluate the hazard.