2017 GNSS Tsunami Early Warning System Workshop
Tuesday, July 25 - Thursday, July 27
Westin Hotel, Sendai, Japan
The past decade has witnessed a terrible loss of life related to large earthquakes and resultant tsunamis in the Indo-Pacific region. New and experimental algorithms based on real-time GNSS data and science now exist to rapidly determine the likelihood that a tsunami will be generated from a large earthquake, to predict their extent, inundation, and run-up, and to track the tsunami as it propagates through the ocean basins. The goals of this workshop are to:
- Identify what GNSS resources (networks, processing centers, telecommunication, etc.) will be necessary to develop real-time GNSS early warning capabilities throughout the entire Pacific Rim region
- Assess data gaps in the current Pacific-wide networks, develop strategies on the best approaches to fill the gaps
- Review the state-of-the-art early warning approaches with an eye towards emergency response community.
The Organizing Committee encourages your participation in a Global Navigation Satellite System Tsunami Early Warning System (GNSS-TEWS) workshop in Sendai. We encourage all interested participants to attend. Some level of travel support will be available to invited US-based speakers. The primary product of the workshop will be a report to identify strategies needed to understand the data needs for a Pacific-wide activity involving the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies as well as other non-APEC economies. [flyer]
See Goals for more details.
- John Rundle, University of California, Davis (Chair)
- Shunichi Koshimura, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- Yusaku Ohta, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- John LaBrecque, Global Geodetic Observing System
- Yuichi Ono, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- Takako Izumi, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- Lorraine Hwang, University of California, Davis
- Registration Closes: June 30, 2017
- Participants notified beginning May 1, 2017
All participants must register.
- Registration is limited to 50 attendees. Registering does not guarantee your attendance.
- Limited travel support will be available to invited US-based speakers.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Association of Pacific Rim Universities Multihazards Hub
- Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- APRU-IRIDeS Multihazards Program
- Global Geodetic Observing System