- 5:00 PM–5:30 PM: Registration and networking
- 5:30 PM–6:00 PM: Buffet dinner
- 6:00 PM–6:15 PM: Branch business and Talbot Award
- 6:15 PM–7:30 PM: Guest Speaker and question period
- 7:30 PM–8:30 PM: VR demonstration and networking
Dr. Tania Insua will showcase advances in the science of detecting and modelling tsunamis being pioneered at Oceans Networks Canada. Their real-time multi-system detection of tsunami waves of all types has been instrumental in recent tsunami detection and warning. Refined geophysical seismic research, improved geological information, and real-time tsunami detection are combined into enhanced predictive wave models. With these advanced wave analysis and models, more accurate hazard maps are being developed using their own leading-edge run-up inundation models that, unlike most models, also includes effects of built-up urban areas. Dr. Insua and Oceans Networks Canada are at the forefront of research and modeling of actual and predicted tsunami events.
Virtual Reality (VR) modeling developed at Oceans Networks Canada will be on display—come experience being in Victoria during a tsunami.
Tania L. Insua coursed her bachelor in Marine Sciences at University of Vigo, Spain. She did her master's and PhD in ocean engineering at University of Rhode Island, USA. She participated in multiple offshore drilling expeditions from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program as the physical properties specialist and ocean engineer mostly related to climate change and deep-biosphere studies.
In her current work at Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) as the Ocean Analytics Program Manager she is on charge of the ONC Tsunami Program. The ONC Tsunami Program covers multi-system detection of tsunamis with cabled observatories, source modelling, digital elevation models, wave propagation modelling, and virtual reality.
We would like to thank our event sponsor, Tekhne Research Inc.
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