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Involving sales and tourism agents on earthquake and tsunami mitigation measures

Project background

The countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean and/or the Mediterranean Sea can be affected by an earthquake and potentially a tsunami. Despite the fact that governments are aware of this danger, few measures have been adopted to reduce the impact and increase the resilience of the population. Also, these areas are very attractive for tourism, and the sales and tourism agents, and the civil protection and municipalities responsible, must be involved on awareness and mitigation measures.  

Among these measures the awareness of population and visitors is fundamental. But also the design and signaling of existent hazards (for instance, tsunami hazard in the beaches) as well as the design of evacuation routes must be known. Training safety measures is also very important.

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Project implementation

European Centre on Urban Risks - Portugal :
This project aims to involve the municipalities on the design of evacuation routes an on the implementation of evacuation signaling on the historical centres and coastal areas and to raise awareness among the population as well as tourism and sales agents concerning earthquake and tsunami risks.

Most significant achievements

European Centre on Urban Risks - Portugal :

CERU and CEPRIS


CERU CEPRIS

European Centre on Urban Risks - Portugal



European Centre on Urban Risks - Portugal



Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Evaluation and Prevention of Seismic Risk - Morocco



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