Two Decades After 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Reflection and the Way Forward

11–14 November 2024 Banda Aceh, Indonesia
2nd UNESCO IOC Global Tsunami Symposium
About the Event
The UNESCO-IOC and BMKG are organizing the 2nd UNESCO-IOC Global Tsunami Symposium: Reflection of the Two Decades of the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004. The symposium will bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, practitioners, and policy-maker from all over the globe to discuss the state of the art and the latest advancement on tsunami science, engineering, and early warning system for better tsunami disaster preparedness and mitigation.
Objectives
In commemoration of 2 decades after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the symposium overall objectives are:
To reflect what has been achieved by each regional tsunami warning and mitigation system in two decades.
To identify gaps, challenges and priorities for tsunami early warning.
To identify synergy with global challenges and coherence with global commitments especially the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Share learnings from countries of the different region as the coordination of the regional tsunami early warning systems.
Events
Pre-Event (8–10 November 2024): International Scientific Workshop hosted by IABI in collaboration with USK-TDRMC.
Main Event (11–14 November 2024): the 2nd UNESCO-IOC Global Tsunami Symposium.
Special Event: Posters Sessions, Exhibitions, Ignite Stages, Tsunami United, Drawing Competition, and Open Access Edited UNESCO IOC Book.

Event Starts In:

Important Dates

Speakers

Prof. Dwikorita Karnawati, Ph.D.

Letjen TNI Suharyanto, S.Sos., M.M.

Ms. Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa

Mr. Bernardo Aliaga


Schedule

8–10
Nov
Pre Event
International Workshop hosted by IABI collaborated with USK-TDRMC

Theme: "Role of Science and Practice in Building Resilience"

Special Events: Tsunami United, Drawing Competition
11–14
Nov
Main Event
2nd UNESCO IOC Global Tsunami Symposium

Special Events: Poster Sessions, Exhibitions, Ignite Stages, Tsunami United, Drawing Competition, and Open Access Edited UNESCO-IOC Book

16–19
Nov
Post Event
ICG IOTWMS XIV Session
Special Events: Open access edited UNESCO IOC book

Main Event Schedule

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 12:00

Opening Ceremony

  • Indonesian Anthem
  • Prayer (Doa)
  • Moment of Silence (Video Smong and Eyewitness)
  • Opening Performance (Saman Dance)
  • Report from Chair, Programme Organising Committee (POC)

Welcoming Remarks

  • Governor of Nagroe Aceh Darussalam Province
  • Director and representative of UNESCO, Jakarta Office
  • Assistant Director General of UNESCO and Executive Secretary Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
  • The UN Resident Coordinator for Indonesia
  • Special Representative of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Opening Remark

President, Government of Indonesia

Recognition of New Tsunami Ready Community

Keynote Speeches

  • Keynote Speech 1: Dr. Yutaka Michida (Chairperson of UNESCO-IOC)
  • Keynote Speech 2: Let Jen Dr. Suharjanto (Head of BNPB)
  • Keynote Speech 3: Prof. Dwikorita Karnawati (Head of BMKG)

12:00 – 12:30

Press Conference

Group Photo Session and Press Conference

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00

Session 1

Review of the Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Systems over past 2 decades
  • Learning from Mega Tsunamis: 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and 2011 Tohoku Tsunami
    Prof. Jan Sopaheluwakan and Prof. Fumihiko Imamura
  • Panel on history of IOTWMS
    Dr. Harsh Gupta, Dr. Kusmayanto Kadiman, Mr. Rick Bailey, Dr. Yuichi Ono, Dr. Charles McCreery
  • Gaps, challenges, and priorities in tsunami risk, detection, warning and dissemination, awareness, and preparedness
    Prof. Dwikorita Karnawati (IOTWMS), Mr. Yuji Nishimae (PTWS), Dr. Gerard Metayer (CARIBE-EWS), Dr. Alessandro Amato (NEAMTWS)

15:30 – 17:00

Session 2

Tsunamis generated by non-seismic and complex sources
  • Progress,gaps,and emerging challenges of detecting and warningf or tsunamis generated by non-seismic source
    Dr. Francois Schindele/Dr. Raphael Paris, Dr. Fabricio Romano, and Mr. Januar Arifin
  • Evaluatingnon-seismic generated tsunami modelling
    Dr. Aditya R. Gusman and Prof. Yuichiro Tanioka
  • Developing awareness and preparedness of communities for tsunamis generated by non-seismic sources
    Dr. Laura Kong and Dr. Semeidi Husrin

9:00 – 10:30

Session 3

Tsunami Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Evaluating seismic and non-seismic generated tsunami hazards
    Dr. Finn Lovholt, Dr. Shunichi Koshimura, Dr. Stefano Lorito, Dr. Silvia Chacón Barrantes, Prof. Syamsidik Syamsidik, Dr. Mohammad Mokhtari, Dr. Hamzah Latief
  • Identifying communities at-risk
    Ms. Sunanda Manneela (IOTWMS), Dr. Matthieu Peroche (CARIBE- EWS), Mr. 'Ofa Fa' Anunu (PTWS SIDs), Ignacio Aguirre-Ayerbe (NEAMTWS)

11:00 – 12:30

Session 4

Tsunami Detection, Warning, Dissemination, and Response
  • Testimonies of lessons to be learnt from past significant Tsunamis
    Dr. Rahmat Triyono (IOTWMS 2004 and 2018 events), Dr. Osamu Kamigaichi (PTWS 2011 event), Dr. Stuart Weinstein (PTWC 2004 event), Dr. Nikos Kalligeris (NEAMTWS 2020 event)
  • How do we enhance timeliness and accuracy of Tsunami Warnings?
    Dr. Srinivasa Kumar Tummala, Mr Shingo Ushida, Dr. Dakui Wang, Mr. David Coetzee
  • How do we ensure Tsunami Warnings Reach all in the community?
    Mr. Bernado Aliaga, Mr. Harald Spahn, Dr. Harkunti P. Rahayu, Dr. Renato Solidum

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Session 5

Achieving 100% Communities at Risk to be Prepared for and Resilient to tsunami by 2030
  • UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme
    Mr. Bernardo Aliaga
  • UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Information Centres (TICs) and progress of UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme
    Ms. Suci Anugrah (IOTWMS), Ms. Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade (CARIBE-EWS), Ms. Elena Daskalaki (NEAMTWS), Dr. Laura Kong (PTWS)
  • Synergizing Tsunami Ready with national programmes for tsunami preparedness
    Dr. Rustian, Ms. Ashleigh Fromont, Dr. Weniza
  • Tsunami Ready Coalition
    Dr. Laura Kong
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD)
    Ms. Rosalind Cook
  • WTAD 2024 Tsunami United Initiatives
    Mr. Ardito M Kodijat

15:40 – 17:00

Session 6

Other Critical Issues for building community resilience
  • Social and Human perspectives in Tsunami Science and Tsunami Early Warning Systems
    Prof. Gen. Syamsul Maarief, Prof. Denise Conan, Irina Rafliana, Dr. Fatemeh Jalayer, Dr. Oktarina
  • Critical infrastructure ready for tsunami: design, implementation, and maintenance
    Dr. Harkunti P. Rahayu, Mr. Ruly, Prof. Ian Robertson, Prof. Masyhur Irsyam, Dr. Hiroyasu Kawai
  • Cascading and compound hazards, systemic risk
    Prof. Louise K. Comfort and Prof. Richard Haigh

All Day Excursion

Three places will be visited
  • The Tsunami Museum of Aceh (read more)
  • Affected area: Lampuu (read more)
  • Tsunami Ready Village: Inauguration Tsunami Ready and Tsunami Drill (read more)

9:00 – 10:30

Session 7

Contributions of Tsunami Early Warning Systems (TEWS) to global initiatives
  • MHEWS & EW4AL
    Dr. Johan Stander (WMO) and Ms. Anna Kruip (UNDRR)
  • UN Ocean Decade
    Dr. Srinivasa K. Tummala
  • SDGs & COP28 & SFDRR
    Dr. Marco Toscano Rivalta (UNDRR)
  • MCR2030 (Mainstreaming DRR into Urban Planning)
    Dr. Denis Chang Seng and Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga

11:00 – 12:30

Session 8

Wrap up/Synthesis/Way Forward
  • Round Table Discussion on Way Forward
    Chairs and TIC representatives from each ICG, IUGG expert, UNDRR representative, ODTP Science Committee representative
  • Presentation contributions to an outcome document, drawing upon achievements, gaps, challenges, and priorities from each session, including pre-event activities
    7 Session Chairs and Programme Organising Committee Co-chairs

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Closing Ceremoy

  1. Indigenous Story-Teller
  2. Hand-over prize to the Indian Ocean Youth Tsunami Conversation and Campaign (IOYTCC) Winners (4 Indian Ocean competition regions)
  3. Winner announcement for best poster presentation
  4. Winner announcement for school children art/drawing competition

Closing Remarks

  • Representative of the Local Government (Mayor of Banda Aceh)
  • Representative of UNESCO-IOC (Dr. Yutaka Michida)

Banda Aceh Statement (in one powerful sentence)

Presented by Chair of Steering Committee (Prof. Dwikorita Karnawati)

Official Closing

Head of BMKG (Prof. Dwikorita Karnawati)

Press Conference

Venue

Day 1 & Day 2

Balee Meuseraya Aceh (BMA)

Location

Day 1 and day 2 event wil be held in Balee Meuseraya Aceh (BMA), Jl. T. Panglima Nyak Makam, Kota Baru, Kec. Kuta Alam, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh.

Day 4

Hermes Palace by Bencoolen Hotel

Location

Day 4 event wil be held in Hermes Palace by Bencoolen Hotel, Jl. T. Panglima Nyak Makam Banda Aceh, Aceh 23117 Indonesia

Accomodation

List of Hotel Near Venue (Meuseuraya Aceh Hall)

Hermes Palace Hotel ★★★★

  • St. T. Panglima Nyak Makam Banda Aceh
  • Around 4 Minutes (1.6 km)

Mekkah Hotel ★★★

  • St. Tgk Daud Beureueh, Bandar Baru, Subdistrict Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 5 Minutes (1.6 km)

Madinah Hotel ★★★

  • St. T. Daud Beureueh, Kuta Alam, Bandar Baru, Subdistrict Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh City, Aceh
  • Around 5 Minutes (1.7 km)

Al Hanifi Hotel ★★★

  • St. Gabus No.38, Bandar Baru, Subdistrict Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 6 Minutes (2.1 km)

Kumala Hotel ★★★

  • St. Prof. Ali Hasyimi No.9-10. Lamteh, Subdistrict Ulee Kareng, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 6 Minutes (2.4 km)

Parkside Alhambra ★★★

  • St. Pante Pirak No.10, Simpang Lima, Subdistrict Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 10 Minutes (2.9 km)

Hotel Kyriad Muraya ★★★★

  • St. Tengku Moh. Daud Beureuh, Laksana, Kuta Alam
  • Around 8 Minutes (3.1 km)

Portola Arabia Hotel ★★★

  • St. Khairil Anwar No.55, Peunayong, Subdistrict Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 9 Minutes (3.3 km)

Ayani Banda Aceh ★★★

  • St. Jend. Ahmad Yani No.20, Peunayong, Subdistrict Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 15 Minutes (4.4 km)

Plum Hotel ★★★

  • Jalan Meutia No.19, Kp. Baru, Subdistrict Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 11 Minutes (4.6 km)

Grand Nanggroe Hotel ★★★

  • St. T. Imum, Cot Mesjid, Subdistrict Lueng Bata, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 10 Minutes (5.4 km)

Amel Hotel ★★★

  • St. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Blang Oi, Subdistrict Meuraxa, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 15 Minutes (6.8 km)

Seventeen Hotel ★★★

  • Seutui, Subdistrict Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 14 Minutes (6.8 km)

Hip Hope Hotel ★★★

  • St. Moh. Jam No.70, Kp. Baru, Subdistrict Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 14 Minutes (6.9 km)

Rasamala Hotel ★★★

  • St. Teuku Umar No.257, Geuceu Kayee Jato, Subdistrict Banda Raya, Banda Aceh City
  • Around 16 Minutes (7.9 km)

The Pade Hotel ★★★

  • St. Soekarno Hatta No.1, Daroy, Subdistrict Darul Imarah, District Aceh Besar
  • Around 20 Minutes (9.8 km)

What's included?

Flight Info

International Direct Flights

Malaysia
PIA
Penang
International Airport
Banda Aceh
BTJ
Sultan Iskandar Muda
International Airport
Malaysia
KUL
Kuala Lumpur
International Airport
Banda Aceh
BTJ
Sultan Iskandar Muda
International Airport

Domestic Direct Flights

Indonesia
CGK
Soekarno Hatta
International Airport
Banda Aceh
BTJ
Sultan Iskandar Muda
International Airport
Indonesia
KNO
Kualanamu
International Airport
Banda Aceh
BTJ
Sultan Iskandar Muda
International Airport

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