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Program

Preface

Hocine Oumeraci:
Motivation, Primary Objectives and Prospective Outcomes of DFG-Round Table Discussion
Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK), Hannover
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leichtweiß-Institut (LWI)

Session 1

Chairman: Hocine Oumeraci, Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK) 

Philip Liu
Present state and future of numerical modelling of tsunami in nearshore environment
Cornell University Ithaca, New York, USA

Patrick Lynett
Parallel and hybrid approaches to tsunami modelling (ongoing research) and hydrodynamic information in tsunami deposits (planned research)
Texas A&M University Station College, USA

Harry Yeh
Tsunami loading on structures: ongoing and planned research
Oregon State University Corvallis, USA

Costas Synolakis
Lessons learned from tsunami field surveys and related projects
Tsunami Research Center University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Session 2

Chairman: Werner Zielke, Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK)

Klaus Schwarzer
Joint Thai-German TRIAS-Research Project -  Tracing tsunami on– and offshore in the Andaman Sea Region (DFG-NRCT Coop.)
Universität Kiel

Jörn Lauterjung
German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS): Present state and next steps
Geoforschungszentrum (GFZ), Potsdam

Jörn Behrens
Development of an operational tsunami model for inclusion into the Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS)
AWI Bremerhaven

Torsten Schlurmann
Ongoing tsunami projects in UNU-EHS (Capacity Building, Numerical Last Miles
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Franzius Institut

Dieter Kelletat and Anja Scheffers
Tsunami deposits: Tasks for hydrodynamists towards more reliable tsunami hindcast
Universität Duisburg-Essen

Joachim Grüne
Tsunami shoaling and run-up in the Large Wave Flume of Hannover: Introduction to the demonstration tests
Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK), Hannover

Demonstration

Tsunami-Test in the Large Wave Channel (GWK) using a 0,55 m solitary wave incl. visualisation of the wave-runup on a 1:20 incleaned sandy beach.

Tsunami runup

Session 3

Chairman: Torsten Schlurmann, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Franzius Institut

Fumihiko Imamura
Ongoing and planned research in Japan
Tsunami Engineering Disaster Control Center Tohoku Universtity, Japan

Manfred Krafczyk
Towards real-time prediction of Tsunami impact effects on nearshore infrastructure
Inst. for Computational Modeling in Civil Engineering, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany

Janaka Wijetunge
Ongoing and planned research in Sri Lanka
Disaster Management Post Graduate Programme, University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka

Stéphan Grilli
Coastal Effects of Tsunamis: Modeling and Applications (quick overview)
Ocean Engng. Dpt., URI, USA

Session 4

Chairman: Philip Liu, Cornell University Ithaca, New York, USA
Provocateur: Patrick Lynett, Texas A&M University Station College, USA

Discussion:
Identification of basic knowledge gaps and priority research needs
Identification of modelling weaknesses and priority development needs

Main Results of the Discussions in Session 4

Session 5

Chairman: Hocine Oumeraci, Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK), Hannover
Provocateur: Harry Yeh, National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF), USA

Sören Dürr
DFG - framework and opportunities for joint research and international cooperation
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn

Reinhold Ollig
“System Earth” BMBF - framework and opportunities for joint research and international cooperation
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn

Harry Yeh
NSF - framework and opportunities for joint research and international cooperation
On behalf Richard Fragaszy, National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF), USA

Main Results of Session 5 and time table for the three “Joint Project Clusters (JPC)”

Research Needs

Hocine Oumeraci
Research Needs towards Risk Mitigation by Tsunami Defense
Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK), Hannover
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leichtweiß-Institut (LWI)