DRAFT PROGRAM CORE EVENT: 5th April 2022

PROGRAM CORE EVENT

5 April, 10:00 pm – 6 April, 1:15 am CEST

MODERATOR

Monika Jones, International TV and Conference Host, Germany

10:00 pm CEST

OPENING

— Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Safe Ocean”
Burkard Baschek, Director, German Ocean Museum, Stralsund, Germany

— Co-Chair of the Laboratory “A Safe Ocean”
Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, Deputy Director, International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office, Puerto Rico, USA

— Anne Parge, Policy Officer, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

— Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, France

PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED – EXAMPLE OF HUNGA TONGA–HUNGA HAʻAPAI VOLCANO ERUPTION AND TSUNAMI

10:20 pm CEST

Impulse Lectures

Local eyewitnesses will share their impressions of the Tonga volcano eruption and tsunami as an ongoing example of a disaster, with its co-occurring and cascading events and devastating impacts on life and livelihoods. The situation highlights how ocean hazards affect the sustainability of nations, communities, and the environment.

— Iliesa Tora, Consultant, Nuku'alofa Times Media, Tonga

— Ofa Fa’anunu, Director of Metereology, Tonga Meteorological and Coast Radio Services, Tonga

10:40 pm CEST

Panel Discussion

How do we prepare for the unexpected? Discussion on social perception and new approaches and opportunities for international cooperation and coordination for monitoring submarine and island volcanoes and forecasting all tsunamis.

Co-moderation

— Silvia Chacon-Barrantes, Coordinator, National Tsunami Monitoring System (SINAMOT) and Professor, National University of Costa Rica

Panelists

— Monitoring submarine and island volcanoes
Geoff Kilgour, Senior Volcanologist, GNS Science, New Zealand

— Detecting tsunamis from all sources
Esline Garaebiti Bule, Director General of the Ministry of Climate Change, Vanuatu

— Disaster Risk Communication
Irina Rafliana, Researcher, Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional (BRIN) Indonesia & German Development Institute (DIE), University of Bonn, Germany

11:00 pm CEST

Q&A with audience/online participants

11:10 pm CEST

BREAK

11:20 pm CEST

INTEGRATED COASTAL HAZARD EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS AND SERVICES IN THE CARIBBEAN

Panel Discussion

The integration of coastal hazard early warning systems and services in the Caribbean will be key for addressing the increase in frequency, intensity and duration of weather, water and climate events. Core elements of risk knowledge, warning, communication and response capability will be addressed.      

Co-moderation

— Christa G. von Hillebrandt-Andrade, Deputy Director, International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office, Puerto Rico, USA

Panelists

— Key Initiatives for Multi-hazard Early Warning in the tropical Americas and Caribbean
Raul Salazar, Chief, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, Panama

— Risk Knowledge
Albert Martis, Director, Meteorological Department Curaçao, Second Vice President of WMO, Curaçao

 Monitoring and warning (including co-occurring and cascading impacts)
Arlene Laing, Coordinating Director, Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO), Headquarters Unit, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

— Warning dissemination and communication
Jacqueline Rivera, Impact Forecast Specialist, Coordinator, Salvadorean Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), El Salvador

11:55 pm CEST

Q&A with audience/online participants

12:05 am CEST

BREAK

12:15 am CEST

ENDORSED OCEAN DECADE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS: SOLUTIONS FOR A SAFE OCEAN

12:25 am CEST

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND RIGHT

Panel Discussion

A Safe Ocean for everybody – today and tomorrow: Integrating traditional knowledge, gender and generational considerations to ensure equal and fair access to warning systems, information and disaster relief, while weighing societal resilience against political and economic priorities.

Co-moderation

Debra Lekanoff, Washington State Representative (Position 1, 40th Legislative District), Skagit Valley, USA

 Panelists

— Equal and fair access to warnings
Ria Sen, Lead Preparedness Officer, Global Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, World Food Programme, Italy

 Traditional knowledge
Claudia C. Baron-Aguilar, Ph.D. student, University of South Florida (USF) & Member of the Wayuu indigenous community, Colombia

— Gender and generational considerations
Shulqwilum, Co-Chair, First Nations Summit & Member, Chemainus First Nation, Vancouver Island, USA

12:55 am CEST

Q&A with audience/online participants

1:05 am CEST

OUTLOOK AND EXPECTATIONS

Summary/Closing and outlook on Satellite Activities and Networking Table

— Christa G. von Hillebrandt-Andrade, Deputy Director, International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office, Puerto Rico, USA
— Burkard Baschek, Director, German Ocean Museum, Stralsund, Germany