Over 25% of Costa Rican territory is Wildlife Protected Areas (WPA) and nature tourism is one of the main economic activities of the country, particularly in coastal areas.
This project is led by the Program SINAMOT, with the support of the Environmental Sciences and the Psychology Schools of the National University. The goal is to enhance tsunami and climatic preparedness on WPAs through the interdisciplinary construction of tsunami inundation and evacuation maps; preparedness and response plans and action plans to decrease climatic and psychosocial vulnerability.
The project will develop a manual for other coastal WPAs to increase their tsunami preparedness and decrease their climatic and psychosocial vulnerability. The team at the National University is working closely with the National Emergency Commission on Risk Prevention and Emergency Response and the National System of Conservation Areas.
This project is hosted by The Ocean Decade Tsunami Programme.
Start Date: 1/1/2022
End Date: 31/12/2024
Lead Contact: Silvia Chacon-Barrantes (email@example.com)