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My name is George Pararas-Carayannis. My Disaster Pages include information on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, hurricane surges, natural...disasters, man-made disasters, disaster archaeology, as well as other miscellaneous papers, presentations, writings and publications...

For about 35 years, I was involved with Tsunami Research at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics of the University of Hawaii and with scientific organizations of the U. S. Government. I served as Director of the World Data Center A-Tsunami, as Director of the International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) (under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and as Tsunami Advisor for the State of Hawaii's Civil Defense.

 
As chief scientist on missions to South America and Southeast Asia sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), I helped assess needs for Regional Tsunami Warning Systems and prepared master plans for the development and implementation of warning systems, as well as proposals for U.N. funding.

Additionally, I served as consultant to different United Nations scientific organizations, several international governmental and non-governmental organizations and to private industry (brief bio-summary). I was co-founder and officer of two scientific organizations: The Tsunami Society and the International Hazards Society. I am presently President of the Tsunami Society and Editor of its International Journal "SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS".

These Disaster Pages have been prepared for public information, as a community service, and in support of other Internet sites dealing with the same subjects. I have tried to separate the informational and educational sections of this website from the more technical reports. Links to other sites are provided.

For Professional Consulting Services, Speaking Engangements, Disaster Risk Asseessments,Short Courses or Disaster Training Workshops, please contact me by email.

In addition to these Disaster Pages I maintain a mirror Earthquake Page and another web page with some of my MISCELLANEOUS, NON-TECHNICAL WRITINGS (published or unpublished articles, essays, short stories and poems - some of the latter featured also in the International Poetry Hall of Fame, The National Library of Poetry, in the "Greek Letters", and in Miscellaneous Anthologies). See also - MIRROR SITE.

My book, entitled "THE BIG ONE - The Next Great California Earthquake" is now available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major bookstores. For a signed First Edition, or a full color electronic version in CD-ROM, contact directly Aston Forbes Publishing. All about the book and to preview chapter contents CLICK HERE.

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Announcements .. Completed Events .. Special Bulletins: Recent Disasters .. Books & Book Reviews .. Tsunami Society

Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis:. Bio Summary .. Publications .. Recent Publications .. Recent Books .. Miscellaneous Writings .. Consulting Services

© ) Copyright 1963-2007 George Pararas-Carayannis / all rights reserved / Information on this site is for viewing and personal information only - protected by copyright. Any unauthorized use or reproduction of material from this site without written permission is prohibited. Material included at the website links above is for informative and educational purposes and for disaster preparedness only. Any predictions of large earthquakes, destructive tsunamis, or any other natural disasters presented in these pages are based primarily on statistical determinations of the historical recurrence frequencies of such events. Such historical/statistical approaches are used only for long-term predictions. There is no intent by the author to predict or forecast any type of natural disaster or to frighten people.

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