2017 GNSS Tsunami Early Warning System Workshop

Call for Participation

2017 GNSS Tsunami Early Warning System Workshop

NASA and Tohoku University, 25 – 27 July 2017, Sendai, Japan

Workshop Purpose

The past decade has witnessed a terrible loss of life related to large earthquakes and resultant tsunamis in the Indo-Pacific region.

New and experimental algorithms based on GNSS data and science now exist to rapidly determine the likelihood that a tsunami will be generated from a large earthquake, to predict their extent, inundation, and run-up, and to track the tsunami as it propagates through the ocean basins.

To determine the usefulness of this technology, it will be necessary to first focus on the question of what resources will be necessary to develop real-time GNSS throughout the Pacific Rim region.

To this end, the Organizing Committee encourages participation in a Global Navigation Satellite System Tsunami Early Warning System (GNSS-TEWS) workshop.

The primary product of the workshop will be a report to identify strategies needed to understand the data needs for a Pacific-wide activity involving the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies as well as other non-APEC economies. Find more details about workshop goals here.

We encourage interested parties to register via the official workshop web site. Attendance is limited to 50 delegates.

Please note registration does not guarantee attendance. Some limited travel support is available to invited US-based speakers.

Registration closes April 30 2017. Participants will be notified beginning of May 2017.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration


APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program Hub
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Global Geodetic Observing System

See Workshop website for further details

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