New Issue of Science of Tsunami Hazards. 2012, Vol. 31, No 1 (MARCH 19, 2012)

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The new 2012 issue of Tsunami Society’s Journal “SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS” is now available. This Certified, OPEN ACCESS Journal is included in the prestigious international academic journal database DOAJ maintained by the University of Lund in Sweden with the support of the European Union. “SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS” is also preserved and archived at the National Library, The Hague, NETHERLANDS and at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA. Older issues are also archived at the US Los Alamos Laboratory Library. Furthermore, “SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS” is included in EBSCO and ELSEVIER Publishing databases, which give the journal additional global exposure and readership in the databases of 90% of the academic institutions worldwide, including nation-wide access to databases in more than 70 countries.

Tsunami Society International participates with DOAJ, the University of Lund in Sweden, the European Library at the Hague and European research libraries to help digitize all articles in “SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS” and make them searchable online with the submission of metadata. A great deal of time has been spent in this effort so that the visibility and usage of the articles included in the journal can be increased even more.                                                       

Furthermore, attention is called to the CALL FOR PAPERS for the 5th International Tsunami Symposium scheduled to be held on August 31 – September 1, 2012 in Davos, Switzerland – in conjunction with the Global Risk Forum’s IDRC – Davos 2012. The joint Symposium will be focusing primarily on (but not limited to) Tsunami Risk Analysis and Disaster Management. It will follow a Plenary Tsunami Session of the main GRF/4th International Disaster Risk Conference.

The Plenary Session is being organized by Tsunami Society International. Attending delegates will be introduced to the need for a holistic approach in coping and addressing also the array of tsunami risks facing vulnerable areas in all of the world’s oceans and seas. In view of the 2011 tsunami damage to the Fukuhima-Daichi nuclear power plant (NPP) in Japan, a special session to address the tsunami safety issues of NPPs and other critical facilities will also be included in the subsequent Symposium. Thus the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to June 30, 2012.

Finally, Tsunami Society International is a non-profit organization and its Journal “SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS” is highly recognized and maintained as an open-access scholarly publication to ensure maximum distribution and global readership. The organization depends on your membership or renewal of your membership to offset expenses and continue this work.

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All recent and past issues of the journal can be viewed and downloaded from the Tsunami Society International Web Site. Because some of the individual files are large, both they and the Journal are provided in compressed form as well to facilitate speed of viewing and downloading.

Please visit the website at: http://tsunamisociety.org