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dc.contributor.authorAguirre Ayerbe, Ignacioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMartinez Sanchez, Jaraes_ES
dc.contributor.authorAniel-Quiroga Zorrilla, Íñigoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Riancho, Pinoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMerino González-Pardo, Maríaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorAl-Yahyai, Sultanes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Rodríguez, Ernesto Mauricio es_ES
dc.contributor.authorMedina Santamaría, Raúl es_ES
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Cantabriaes_ES
dc.description.abstractOman 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 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 stakeholders and international experts. One of the main concerns of this work was to obtain a 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. The integrated tsunami risk assessment performed showed that the northern area of Oman would be the most affected, considering both the hazard and vulnerability components. This area also concentrates nearly 50% of the hot spots identified throughout the country, 70% of them are located in areas with a very high risk class, in which risk reduction measures were selected and prioritized.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman (MOTC), the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) and the Directorate General of Meteorology (DGMET), for supporting and funding the project “Assessment of Coastal Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk for the Coast of Oman” during the period 2014–2016. We also thank and appreciate the collaboration of the International Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization personnel (IOC-UNESCO).es_ES
dc.format.extent20 p.es_ES
dc.publisherEuropean Geosciences Union (EGU) ; Copernicus Publications (editor comercial)es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
dc.sourceNatural hazards and earth system sciences 18, 2241-2260, 2018es_ES
dc.titleFrom tsunami risk assessment to disaster risk reduction the case of Omanes_ES

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