International symposium on the restoration program from giant earthquakes and tsunamis

University of Tokyo
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Science Council of Japan
Royal Phuket City Hotel

This symposium is to conclude the three year project of “The Restoration Program from Giant Earthquakes and Tsunamis” that started in April 2005. The primary objective of the project is to propose long-term countermeasures against disasters due to giant earthquakes and tsunamis, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. This symposium will bring together leading researchers related to the project, in the field of seismology, civil engineering and social sciences to elaborate the proposal toward ultimate restoration from the earthquake and tsunami disasters in the affected countries due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, and also discuss future development of measures for the mitigation of disasters due to giant earthquakes and tsunamis. Establishing networks of international and interdisciplinary researchers will be encouraged. The symposium venue, Phuket, Thailand, is a world famous beach resort which was devastated by the December 2004 tsunami. The participants will see how the area was affected and how the area has recovered from the disaster. A mid-symposium beach tour to Patong and a post-conference one-day tour will be organized.

Theme of the conference: Creating societies safe and secure from earthquake and tsunami hazards


  • Mechanism of giant earthquake and tsunami and its prediction
  • Human resource program for education and outreach
  • Effective use of tsunami warning system and mitigation
  • Restoration program and city planning after the giant earthquake and tsunami
  • Other related subjects
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