Guideline for Development and Utilization of Tsunami Disaster Management Map

Guideline for Development and Utilization of Tsunami Disaster Management Map (PDF File, 2.4MB)

Japan has suffered great damage in terms of both human life and infrastructures due to “Tsunami” attacks over the years. Among them the “Meiji Sanriku Tsunami” in 1896 killed over 22,000 persons on the Sanriku coast of northeast Honshu. Many countermeasures against tsunami attacks have been carried out for many years in Japan, and they are well recognized in the world. In fact, Japanese word tsunami which means tidal wave in English is now widely used throughout the world.

MLIT prepared the Japanese manual for tsunami disaster management map. Advanced case studies have shown that the disaster management map is an effective evacuation measure.

This guideline aims to assist developing countries, particular ASEAN countries, to develop and utilize tsunami disaster management maps. The exploratory committee on Guideline for Development and Utilization of Tsunami Disaster Management Map prepared a draft version of this guideline by arranging Japan’s Tsunami and Storm Surge Hazard Map Manual.

The draft of this guideline entitled “Guideline for Development and Utilization of Tsunami Disaster Management Map for ASEAN AND INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI AFFECTED COUNTRIES” was submitted by Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI) and the Overseas Coastal Area Development Institute (OCDI) to Port Technology Group (PTG) at the 5th PTG meeting in March, 2008. Thanks to all participants in the PTG project from ASEAN countries and Japan, this guideline was successfully finalized with fruitful results. All countries can share our knowledge described in this guideline on tsunami disaster management map.

Port Technology Group (PTG) under the ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership Projects (AJMT-6) developed this guideline.

PTG Meetings “Tsunami Disaster Management Map Project”

  • * First meeting: March 1st, 2006
  • * Second meeting: February 14 th, 2007
  • * Third meeting: March 12th, 2008

PTG Members

Name Country Organization Position
Ir. Zai Bin Abas Malaysia  Klang Port Authority Manager
Mr. Kyaw Oo Myanmar  Civil Engineering Department, Myanmar Port Authority, Ministry of Transport  Divisional Engineer 
Mr. Atty A. ANTERO A. PENASALES Philippines  Department of Transport & Communications Maritime Industry Authority  Head Executive Assistant 
Mr. Bunlung Meangbua Thailand  Marine Department, Ministry of Transport  Coastal & Port Engineer 
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan Viet Nam  Sea Port Department Vietnam Maritime Administration (VINAMARINE)   Expert
Mr. Takahiko Sasajima Japan Port and Airport Research Institute Director for Special Research

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