Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Main Title: Last-Mile preparation for a potential disaster – Interdisciplinary approach towards tsunami early warning and an evacuation information system for the coastal city of Padang, Indonesia
Author(s): Taubenböck, Hannes
Goseberg, Nils
Setiadi, Neysa
Lämmel, Gregor
Moder, F.
Oczipka, M.
Klüpfel, Hubert
Wahl, R.
Schlurmann, Thorsten
Strunz, Günter
Birkmann, Jörn
Nagel, Kai
Siegert, F.
Lehmann, F.
Dech, S.
Gress, A.
Klein, R.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Extreme natural events, like e. g. tsunamis or earthquakes, regularly lead to catastrophes with dramatic consequences. In recent years natural disasters caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, destruction of infrastructure, disruption of economic activity and loss of billions of dollars worth of property and thus revealed considerable deficits hindering their effective management: Needs for stakeholders, decision-makers as well as for persons concerned include systematic risk identification and evaluation, a way to assess countermeasures, awareness raising and decision support systems to be employed before, during and after crisis situations. The overall goal of this study focuses on interdisciplinary integration of various scientific disciplines to contribute to a tsunami early warning information system. In comparison to most studies our focus is on high-end geometric and thematic analysis to meet the requirements of small-scale, heterogeneous and complex coastal urban systems. Data, methods and results from engineering, remote sensing and social sciences are interlinked and provide comprehensive information for disaster risk assessment, management and reduction. In detail, we combine inundation modeling, urban morphology analysis, population assessment, socio-economic analysis of the population and evacuation modeling. The interdisciplinary results eventually lead to recommendations for mitigation strategies in the fields of spatial planning or coping capacity.
Issue Date: 2009
Date Available: 26-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Subject(s): inundation modeling
natural disaster
risk assessment
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 03G0666A-E, special programme "Geotechnologies" - Early Warning Systems in Earth Management
Journal Title: Natural Hazards and Earth System Science
Publisher: European Geosciences Union (EGU); Copernicus
Publisher Place: Göttingen; München
Volume: 9
Issue: 4
Publisher DOI: 10.5194/nhess-9-1509-2009
Page Start: 1509
Page End: 1528
EISSN: 1684-9981
ISSN: 1561-8633
Appears in Collections:FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik » Publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
nhess-9-1509-2009.pdf4.6 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons