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Regional Training and Consultation Workshops on “Strengthening Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and the use of the ICG/PTWS PTWC New Enhanced Tsunami Products


Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2013-08-12 - End: 2013-08-16
Location Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management PO Box 5010, Wellington, New Zealand
Short Title ITIC TRAINING PROGRAMME (ITP) – INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES
Summary The Pacific Ocean and its adjacent seas is the largest, most diverse and most prone to tsunamis of all the Earth’s oceans. Pacific nations must be prepared to face the dangers of tsunami from distant, regional and local sources. In the past, Pacific Island Member States depended primarily on the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) for the warning decisions of National Tsunami Warning Centers. However, the reality of the dangers posed by local and regional sources has required Member States to address these tsunami risks and improve and expand the capabilities of the National Tsunami Warning Centers and Disaster Management Offices and engage in regional collaboration. This one-week activity will consist of two workshops. The theme of the first three and a half -days training workshop will be on "Strengthening Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response (including using the new PTWC Enhanced Tsunami Products)". The second workshop will be a one and half days Regional Consultation convened by the PTWS Working Group 2 Task Team on Enhanced Products to provide feedback on the understandability and use of the PTWC Enhanced Products, and their readiness for the expected PTWC product changeover in 2014. The workshops will be conducted in English. The workshops are being organized by the International Tsunami Information Center in collaboration with the IOC and New Zealand, and will be hosted by the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.
Keywords PTWS, SOP, training, Enhanced Products
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Event Entered By Bernardo ALIAGA ROSSEL
Organisers Bernardo ALIAGA ROSSEL
Laura KONG (contact for agenda and programme)
David COETZEE (contact for local host)
Rajendra PRASAD (contact for logistics and programme)
Staff Bernardo ALIAGA ROSSEL
Rajendra PRASAD
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Group(s): IOC , GOOS , Capacity Development , JCOMM , Tsunami , ITIC
Created: 2013-05-31 17:44:24
Last Updated: 2013-08-06 09:44:25