Tsunami & Climatic RR at Protected Areas in CR

Tsunami & Climatic RR at Protected Areas in CR

Tsunami & Climatic RR at Protected Areas in CR 1920 1080 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

SINAMOT Program. National University Costa Rica (UNA) – Costa Rica

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.

Start Date: 01/01/2022
End Date: 31/12/2024

Lead Contact: Silvia Chacon-Barrantes (sinamot@una.ac.cr)

challenges: 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 6- Coastal Resilience, 8- Digital Representation of the Ocean
ocean_basins: Caribbean Sea, North Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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