From Tsunami Risk Assessment to Disaster Risk Reduction. The case of Oman

Ignacio Aguirre Ayerbe, Jara Martínez Sánchez, Íñigo Aniel-Quiroga, Pino González Riancho, María Merino, Sultan Al-Yahyai, Mauricio González, Raúl Medina
2018 NHESSD  
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> Oman is located in an area of high seismicity, facing the Makran Subduction Zone, which is the major source of earthquakes in the eastern border of the Arabian plate. These earthquakes, as evidenced by several past events, may trigger a tsunami event. The aim of this work is to minimize the consequences that tsunami events may cause in coastal communities by integrating tsunami risk assessment and risk reduction measures as part of the risk-management preparedness
more » ... ement preparedness strategy. An integrated risk assessment approach and the analysis of site-specific conditions permitted to propose target-oriented risk reduction measures. The process included a participatory approach, involving a panel of local and international experts. <br><br> One of the main concerns of this work was to obtain a really useful outcome for the actual improvement of tsunami risk management in Oman. This goal was achieved through the development of comprehensive and functional management tools such as the Tsunami Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk Atlas and the Risk Reduction Measures Handbook, which will help to design and plan a roadmap towards risk reduction.</p>
doi:10.5194/nhess-2017-448 fatcat:s6zkvq76anb2vk33tncxjsj6ti