On 25/26 November 2015 a training course was organised by the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard (JHOD). This was achieved with the assistance of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI). The event was held in JHOD’s office in Tokyo.
According to Japan Coast Guard this was the first time such a workshop had been held among Hydrographic Offices in the East Asia region. The objective of the workshop was to improve capacity of Hydrographic Offices mainly in the East Asia countries for development and utilization of the tsunami inundation map (illustrated). They then went on to discuss the way forward to realize this
understanding, through lectures given by researchers from Tohoku University, PARI, and others sharing experiences or challenges.