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Project TypeIQP
Submission date2013-02-27
Authors
  • Courtnae-Symone Currie, ARE
  • Julian Enrique Enjamio, julianenjamio@wpi.edu, ME
  • David Orion Girardo, MA
  • Casey Allen Hensel, CM
  • URNE-project-022713-210752
    DivisionSocial Studies of Science and Technology
    CenterNZ / New Zealand
    SponsorGNS Science
    TitleTSUNAMI AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESS IN THE GREATER WELLINGTON REGION
    Advisors
  • Shockey, Ingrid K., ID
  • Elmes, Michael B., MG
  • Availability unrestricted

    Abstract

    Tsunami caused by earthquakes pose a risk to New Zealand coastal communities due to its location on major fault lines. It is unknown whether coastal inhabitants are adequately prepared or even aware of the tsunami threat. Our goal was to assess and augment the awareness and preparedness of residents and visitors of the Greater Wellington Region (GWR). To meet our goal, we developed and conducted a pilot study in collaboration with the Crown Research Institute GNS Science. Based on the results of over 400 face-to-face interviews with the GWR population, we developed a set of awareness and education proposals to support the efforts of the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office.

    Files
  • WPI_tsunami_awareness_28-2-13_WPI.pdf

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