"To build trust and guide people in what to do, you need to make sure that local scientists are involved." an interview with Laura Kong

Recorded July 16, 2019 Archived July 16, 2019 21:41 minutes
Languages: N/A
Id: APP649522

Description

Laura Kong is the director of the International Tsunami Information Center and, given that her organization is based in Hawaii, she directly understands the importance of a tsunami warning system. Tsunamis might be infrequent but can be deadly when they do occur. She discusses the difficulties of gathering the data for these systems, especially in developing countries. She also talks about how once those systems are in place, it’s vital to have local scientists work directly with the community in their own language. (Recorded 9 December 2018)

Participants

  • Laura Kong