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Game
07 Apr 2020
Be a hero, be prepared! Learn with Tanah how to be prepared in case of tsunamis and earthquakes. Tanah: The Tsunami and Earthquake Fighter is a mobile gaming app developed by UNESCO-Bangkok, the Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center, and USAI...
Tags: Game, Earthquake, Immersive Technologies & Digital Games, Tsunami
Research
15 Jan 2018
Resilience: rising to the challenge in coastal regions Coastal areas offer unique opportunities and challenges. The dynamics of the physical processes (from the daily tides to the ever-changing morphology) form the backdrop to some of the world’s m...
Tags: Research, Business Continuity Program, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Early Warning Systems, Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Resilience, Tsunami
Guidance material, Training material
17 Jul 2017
This guide provides up-to-date, authoritative information that schools can use to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards. It presents information and guidance on: Identifying natural hazards that could potentially impact a s...
Tags: Guidance material, Training material, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Thunderstorm, Tornado, Tsunami
Research
23 Dec 2015
Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have begun equipping commercial cargo ships with low-cost tsunami sensors to provide real-time early detection data as they move through th...
Tags: Research, Early Warning Systems, Tsunami
Report
23 Nov 2015
A new report published by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, sto...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Cold wave / dzud, Drought, Flood, Heat Wave, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Thunderstorm, Tornado, Tsunami, Volcano, Wildfire
Guidance material
12 Aug 2015
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has therefore become a critical part of sustainable development strategies. The acronym DRR embraces a complex mixture of policies and actions, from education of civil society, through disaster preparedness strategies to...
Tags: Guidance material, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Landslide, Tsunami, Volcano, Wildfire
Research
06 Jul 2015
Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Geologically, the region is characterized by active tectonic plate movements in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, which have been the source of major earthquakes and tsunamis. In the p...
Tags: Research, Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Landslide, Thunderstorm, Tsunami
Video
16 Jun 2015
Excellent video, in Japanese with English subtitles, on the effects of powerful Tsunami and how we can best prepare for them. The video also highlights a lot of myths and mistruths about Tsunami behaviour that must be weeded out if lives are to be sa...
Tags: Video, Tsunami
Video
05 Jun 2015
Following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Red Cross worked with local communities and schools to establish local early warning and evacuation systems. Disaster preparedness remains an important part of the schools curriculum and disaster simulatio...
Tags: Video, Tsunami
Report
23 Mar 2015
This report presents data about natural disasters impacts (human and economic) at world scale for the last 20 years. The analyses focus on trends and patterns of impacts and how these vary regarding the income level or the geographical location. Base...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Risk Assessment, Risk Transfer, Tsunami