PHOTOS of AWARDS CEREMONY
(Photos by Prof. K.T. Chau, Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
Additional photos taken by Central Alarm Systems
Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis, President of Tsunami Society International, opening the Awards Ceremony at the Gala Luncheon of the Joint Conferences at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Canada, on July 27, 2010.
Professor Tad S. Murty of the University of Ottawa, Vice-President of Tsunami Society International, making introductions of honorees to be presented by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis, in recognition of original and outstanding contributions to Tsunami Research.
Presentation of the Tsunami Award to Professor Maria Ana Baptista of the University of Lisbon in Portugal, for her many achievements, including her instrumental role and progress being made in establishing an early warning system in the Northeast Atlantic Area with the Portuguese Tsunami Warning System (PtTWS) in Lisbon becoming the operational regional warning center, with assistance from the European Commision Joint Research Centre, the University Ibn Tofail in Morocco and other Institutes in Portugal and the European Union.
Presentation of the Tsunami Award to Professor Ioan Nistor of the University of Ottawa in Canada for his many achievements and publications, including his world leading research on tsunami forces on structures with numerical as well as laboratory modelling.
Presentation of the Tsunami Award to Dr. Andrey Marchuk, leading researcher at the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences at Novosibirsk, Russia, for his numerical modelling studies of tsunami wave propagation. Accepting the award on his behalf (his Canadian visa was not processed in time) is Dr. Lucinda Leonard of the Geologic Survey of Canada, in Sidney, B.C.
Presentation of the Tsunami Award for Life-Long Achievements in Tsunami Research since 1967 to Professor Tad S. Murty of the University of Ottawa. Professor Murty was elected to the IUGG Tsunami Commisssion in 1971, and later served as senior vice chairman and chairman. During 1984 to 1994 he served as scientific editor of Science of Tsunami Hazards. In 1977 he wrote a book on tsunamis and edited another book in 2006. Over the years he specialized in the mathematical modelling of tsunami hydrodynamics, with particular emphasis on resonance amplification. Additionally, since 1967 onwards he represented Canada in governmental committees and meetings related to tsunamis.
Closing remarks at the Tsunami Society International's Award Ceremony.
Dr. Natalia Donoho, Oceanographer of the U.S. National Ocean Service, NOAA, with Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis, at the closing Session of the Joint Conferences.( Photo courtesy of Dr. N. Donoho).
Tsunami Award for Outstanding and Original Contributions to Tsunami Research.
(Engraved golden plaque mounted on a hardwood base)