This project aim to
develop and implement seismic, tsunami and coastal risks mitigation. In
particular the project intends to contribute for a Tsunami Ready Community working
on two programs: a Tsunami Ready Beach (TRB) and a Tsunami Ready Hotel (TRH).
Besides, the project also intends to address other risks present on the beach.
All involved countries have a large coastal area which beaches are a holiday
destination par excellence, and tourists are one of the most vulnerable groups
concerning these risks. All the actions to be developed will be done in close
collaboration with the local associations and authorities.
Both initiatives (TRB and TRH) have been already carried out partially
by the three involved Centres in previous projects. In Lagos (Portugal) tsunami
warning and evacuation signs are implemented in a pilot beach. Questionnaires
on tsunami risk were also carried on to hotels and beach concessions in Portugal
and Morocco. A workshop devoted to these subjects was organized by CERU with
the participation of the other 2 Centres.
Résultats attendus année 1
Centre Européen sur les risques urbains - Portugal
Involvement of the
local population, associations and authorities on dissemination of tsunami and
other beach risks and on the implementation of mitigation measures
of tsunami and beach risks among hotels responsible and beach concessions
of local associations and responsible for safety on the beaches (Maritime
Authority and lifeguards) to disseminating information residents and floating
of Tourist Guides and personnel at Tourism Offices
of local and national authorities to implement preventive measures
with the Foundation for Environmental Education the integration of all coastal
hazards, and particularly tsunamis, on their program for “Blue Flag” as applied
to beaches. This can be done by expanding the article 31 of the criteria.
Résultats attendus année 2
informative documentation on beach risks including mitigation measures.
- Promoting training
courses and programs in disaster risk mitigation for local associations and
- Production and distribution of informative/educational products like
posters and leaflets