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WMO/JMA Public Forum Workshop
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World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR)
Kobe, Japan, 21 January 2005


 

Reducing Risks of Weather, Climate and Water extremes Through Advanced Detecting, Monitoring, Early warnings and Opportunities of Information Society


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Welcome and opening remarks
Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Mr. Koichi Nagasaka, Director-General of the Japan Mmeteorological Agency (JMA)
WMO's activities in natural disaster reduction
Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi, Chief of Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, WMO
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Tsunami Science and Early Warnings
Dr. Francois Schindele, CEA-DASE


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Session 1
Scientific and technological advancements towards the development of seamless predction systems of extreme events
Chairperson: Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi, Chief of Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, WMO

The prediction of High-impact Weather on Time-scales from Minutes to Millennia
Dr. Melvyn Shapiro (USA)


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Communicating Information on High Impact Weather and Climate to decision makers
Dr. David Rogers (UK)


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New Paradigm for Weather Forecast System in Asia
Dr. Tetsuo Nakazawa (Japan)


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Session 2
National and regional contributions of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to disaster risk reduction
Chairperson: Mr. Koichi Nagasaka, Director-General of JMA

Disaster Mitigation Activities: Australia and the region
Dr. Geoff Love (Australia)


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Disaster, Science and Management of Risks (Desastres, Ciencia y Gestion de Riesgos)
Mr. Antonio Arenas (El Salvador)


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Natural Disaster Reduction - Challenges, Hydrometeorological Services - Benefits, Case Study: Republic of Mauritius
Dr. S.N. Sok Appadu (Mauritius)


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Early Warning Issuing in cases of severe weather events in Italy
Dr. Massimo Capaldo (Italy)


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Mitigation and Reducing Vernability of Natural Disasters in Bangladesh
Mr. Md. Akram Hossein (Bangladesh)


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Role of National Meteorological Services in Africa in Natural Disaster Preparedness and Management Activites: The Mozambique Experience
Mr. Flippe Lucio (Mozambique)


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Locust Swarms, Contribution of the Algerian Meteorological Service towards locust control
Mr. Amber Brahim (Algeria)


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Enhancing the Meteorological Monitoring, Predicting and Warning System and Increasing Service Capabilities for Meteorological Disaster Reduction in China
Dr. Xu Xiaofeng (China)


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Session 3
Comprehensive activities of JMA for disaster prevention and mitigation

Chairperson: Mr. Koichi Nagasaka, Director-General of JMA

Recent developments in monitoring and prediction of extreme weather and climate events
Mr. Hiroshi Satoda (JMA)



New forecast technologies for disaster prevention and mitigation
Mr. Takayuki Matsumura (JMA)


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Enhancement of meteorological information services through collaboration with disaster prevention authorities
Mr. Akihide Segami (JMA)


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Session 4
Applications of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in natural disaster risk reduction

Chairperson: Mr. Fredrick Branski (USA)

Operational Meteorology for Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
Mr. Alexander Gusev (Russia)


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Presentation of the Framework for WMO Information System (FWIS)
Mr. Hiroyuki Ichijo (JMA)


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Satellite data-dissemination systems
Mr. Shi Peiling (China)


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Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
Mr. Fredrick Branski (USA)


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