April 2018

Developments in Tsunami Hazard Analysis: Wave and Inundation Modeling

Victoria Branch and Project Management Institute, Vancouver Island

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Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM–8:30 PM
Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour - 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC
Presenter: Dr. Tania Insua
Manager, Ocean Analytics Program
Ocean Networks Canada
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Member Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

Non-Member and Guest Price: $45.00 + GST = $47.25
Contact: Marcel Gringas, P.Eng., PMP
Email: [email protected]
Important Dates: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 2, 2018.
The Victoria Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) are jointly hosting a professional development seminar with guest speaker Dr. Tania Insua, Ocean Analytics Program Manager at Ocean Networks Canada. For more details on the speaker and presentation, see below.


  • 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

Presentation Details

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.

About the Speaker

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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