Welcome to the Final Presentation!


Mission 2009: Coping with Tsunamis

MIT subject 12.000 - Solving Complex Problems

Fall 2005

Final Presentation in 12.000 - Solving Complex Problems (Mission 2009) will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1st, in MIT Bldg. 34-101 starting at 6:45pm. Doors will close and the live webcast will start at 7pm.

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Students taking this course focused on strategies for coping with tsunamis in developing countries of the Pacific Ocean basin. The 26 December, 2004, tsunami in the Indian Ocean has focused worldwide attention on the necessity of tsunami preparedness. Perhaps the single most devastating tsunami in recorded history, last year's event claimed upwards of 250,000 lives, destroyed the homes of millions of people in twelve nations, and caused damage that has or will cost in excess of $10 billion to repair. Students in 12.000 will be responsible for developing and articulating their plan during the 1 hour presentation in front of panel of experts, followed by question and answer session, from the panelists and the audience. The course is being taught by Prof. Kip Hodges (EAPS) and Prof. Rafael Bras (Civil and Environmental Engineering). Learn more about the the course, visit 12.000 - Mission2009: Tsunami. This course is a required subject for freshmen in the Terrascope program ( http://web.mit.edu/terrascope )

The students were divided into ten teams and have had the coaching of upperclassmen, the mentoring of MIT alumni/ae and experts from around US and abroad, and the contact of MIT faculty.

The website developed by the students in Mission 2009 with the work that embodies the whole semester is: http://web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2009/finalwebsite/.

Webcast LIVE! - Watch the students' presentation live on December 1st, starting at 7pm - the links will be active about 10 minutes prior to the actual presentation and about 3 hours after they will be available for viewing again. You will need Real Player for viewing. If you are new to using Real Player (links below), visit http://web.mit.edu/smcs/help/realhelp.htm