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Regional Training Workshop: Strengthening Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response Standard Operating Procedures

Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2013-03-04 - End: 2013-03-08
Location Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada, Valparaiso, Chile
Summary This 1-week training workshop will cover essential topics involved in end-to-end tsunami warning. In event time, the topics include event monitoring and detection, threat evaluation and warning, alert dissemination, emergency response, evacuation, and public action. An effective tsunami warning system is achieved when all people in vulnerable coastal communities are prepared to respond appropriately and in a timely manner upon recognizing that a potential destructive tsunami may be approaching. Meeting this challenge requires round the-clock monitoring with real-time data streams and rapid alerting, as well as prepared communities, a strong emergency management system, and close and effective cooperation between all stakeholders. Stakeholders must be able to work in coordination and with good understanding of each other’s roles, responsibilities, authorities, procedures, and action during a tsunami event. Planning and preparedness, and practicing in advance of the real event, are important to familiarize agency staff with the steps and decision-making that will need to be carried out without hesitation in a real emergency.

Event Entered By Bernardo ALIAGA
Organisers Bernardo ALIAGA (contact for Programme)
Miguel VáSQUEZ (contact for Local logistics)
Laura KONG (contact for Programme)
Staff Bernardo ALIAGA

Group(s): IOC , Tsunami , ITIC
Created: 2013-02-28 19:03:18
Last Updated: 2013-04-01 17:40:54