Project detail

Location within Country:SOUTHERN THAILAND
Name of Client:CUEIM - INGV
Start date (month/year):05/2005
Completion date (month/year):05/2007
Value of contract($):1,003,000
Total N° of staff-months of the assignment:53
Value of services provided by Consultant($):1,003,000
Date:14 Oct, 2015
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Detailed study to assess potential tsunami wave damage on the thailand coast.Design of prevention and mitigation plans.correctenvironmental use of the coastal area,vulnerability and risk evaluation, definition of evacuation routes,environmentaldamage assessment

For those coastal areas subject to a high risk a detailed study assess the potential damages due to Tsunami waves, thus providing information required for the design of prevention and mitigation plans, and for a correct environmental use of the coastal area. The CRATER is a “4 modules” project:

Module 1- RAPIDO (Real time tsunami Alarm Program for the Indian Ocean) consists of a preloaded database of possible tsunami simulated events. It is an immediate action program for pre-early warning and forecasting of Tsunami events, which can be immediately implemented and used before the activation of the Early Warning System.

Module 2- SAVE (Study Atlas on the Vulnerability of coastal areas required by rescue plans) performs a detailed analysis of tsunami effects on coastal areas through hazard mapping and risk assessment and evaluation exercise; it calculates water levels and speed associated with possible tsunami floods, allowing for the evaluation of vulnerability maps and providing the data necessary for the management of rescue plans.

Module 3- DATE (Damage Assessment of Tsunami events on the Environment) focuses on the environmental problems in order to prevent or minimize future adverse effects on the value placed on environmental resources. Impacts of the Tsunami on each of the natural environmental vulnerable parameters is analysed under the ICZM principles and possible short and long term rehabilitation/mitigation measures are identified and applied.

Module 4- GRAAL (Gis Risk Analysis of coAstalvuLnerability) Assess the tsunami risk (the probability for damage) and tsunami vulnerability (the potential for damage) of the coastline at the macro scale. Use a multi-layer GIS (Geographic Information System) to highlight such areas within the coastal zone.