Mitigating the Impact of Tsunami Debris on Coastlines
November 14, 2011, Workshop at the International Pacific Research Center,
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
The March 11, 2011,
(agenda is still being finalized and this webpage will be updated)
Convener: Nikolai Maximenko
Invited panelists: Samuel Pooley, William Aila, Chris Woolaway, Rick Lumpkin, Yi Chao, Henrieta Dulaiova, Mary Crowley, Howard Wiig, Harry Fair, representatives from the NOAA Marine Debris Program and from the EPA Region 9.
Morning session 9:00-12:00. What do we know and what are we concerned about?
1. How was the debris generated by the tsunami?
3. Where is the debris going?
4. How fast is the debris decaying and sinking?
Is it dangerous
a. threat to navigation
threat to ecosystems
c. threat to the economy
threat to people's health
e. threat from radiation
Afternoon session 1:00-3:00. What can we do to mitigate the impact?
1. Do we have the technology, resources, and system in place for:
at sea interception?
b. coast line cleaning?
2. How do we recycle tsunami debris?
3. Do we have the plan?
Instructions for attendees, participating in the WebEx teleconference are available at http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/~belmadan/Tsunami_Debris/access.html
Instructions for remote presenters are being sent by email.
A recording of the workshop will be available online after the meeting.
venue and parking information. The
workshop is held in the IPRC Conference Room #414 on the 4th floor
Updated 11/13/11 3:12pm