Sunday, 9 Aug 2020
SQU organises workshop on natural hazards

SQU organises workshop on all-natural hazards

The 3-day workshop is getting organised by the Earthquake Monitoring Center at SQU, in association with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

The opening ceremony was held below the patronage of Mohammad al Ya’qoubi, secretary basic of the Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science in the Ministry of Education. Around 47 participants from ISESCO member nations (11 participants from the area and 36 from Oman are attending the workshop).

The instruction workshop is an chance to improve awareness on all-natural hazards and disaster danger reduction (DRR) amongst crucial stakeholders with understanding on disaster management. In addition, it is an chance to exchange experiences and lessons.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim al Mahrooqi, SQU deputy vice chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research, stated, “These hazards also cause indirect losses by producing supply shortages and demand reductions in various economic sectors. Therefore, natural hazard monitoring and early warning systems are essential parts of disaster risk reduction and preparation.”

Dr Rahma stated, “The Omani Earthquake Monitoring Center was established in 2001 after several years of planning. The work to establish a multi-hazard early warning system to ensure the safety and well-being of Omani society started over a decade ago. This effort has resulted in the state-of-the-art Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems inaugurated in March 2015.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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