La Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI) et l’atténuation des catastrophes

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Events that we consider disasters are often simply part of the normal physical processes of the Earth, or else are natural environmental responses to human activities. Examples of marine related disasters include:

  • Hurricanes
  • Tsunamis
  • Harmful algal blooms (HABs)
  • Coral bleaching
  • Invasive species
  • Oil spills
  • Coastal flooding / sea level rise

Thus, in addition to tsunamis, IOC’s disaster mitigation initiatives include work on harmful algal blooms and coral bleaching, as well as activities within the Global Ocean Observing System and the Global Sea Level Observing System.

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