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GLE- Chile

Last updated June 06, 2014

GLE Chile

Title of the Unit

GLE- Chile

 

Aim and Contents

The Global Leadership Exercise (GLE) Chile Unit aimed to develop Doctoral students' research and planning capabilities in an international setting. This was achieved through the Leadership and Research unit components. The research component allowed participating students to collaborate with counterparts from the Universidad Catolica de la Ssma Concepcion in order to execute research on a project titled "Co-Benefit Assessment of Coastal Structures for Building Tsunami Disaster Resilience: A Case study of the Greater Concepcion Region". The Research component was carried out through comprehensive structured interview surveys in five coastal towns (Dichato, Tumbes, Talcahuano, Penco and Coliumo) for the duration of 3rd and 4th November, 2014. The leadership component cumulated in the organization and execution of a joint tsunami-resilience workshop (with counterparts from the Universidad Catolica de la Ssma Concepcion) which was attended by about 70 students and academics at the Aula Magna, Concepcion on the 5th of November, 2014. The participants also organized the student session workshop at the Todai forum (7th November, 2014) at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile. This workshop was attended by about 10 students and researchers working on Tsunami Resilience issues in Chile and served to broaden international perspectives on tsunami resilience through case studies in Chile and Japan. -Khew Yu Ting Joanne (D2), GPSS-GLI

 

Keywords of contents

Co-benefit, Resilience, Tsunami disaster mitigation, Coastal communities, Infrastructure

 

Time and Place

1 - 9 November, 2014 (Concepcion and Santiago, Chile)

 

Collaborating partners/ organizations

Universidad Catolica de la Ssma Concepcion

National Research Center for Integrated Natural Disaster Management, Chile

Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile

 

Related faculty members

Project Associate Professor Miguel Esteban/ Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative/ natural disasters, renewable energy, atolls and law of the sea, tsunami, typhoon

Assistant Professor Tomohiro Akiyama/ Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Hydrology, Remote Sensing, GIS, Global Environmental Studies, Integral Studies

Project Researcher Chiahsin Chen/ Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/ Science communication, Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST), Science, Technology & Society (STS), Science & Technology Policy, Higher education

 

Outcome

Journal article and Conference article (2014 Tsunami Symposium) on Co-Benefit Assessment of Coastal Structures for Building Tsunami Disaster Resilience: A Case study of the Greater Concepcion Region

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