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1st Meeting of the ICG/IOTWMS Sub-Regional Working Group on the North West Indian Ocean

Event Type Meeting
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2015-10-14 - End: 2015-10-15
Location Directorate General of Meteorology,
Summary The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) at its 10th Session held in Muscat, Oman, 24–26 March 2015, decided to establish a Sub-Regional Working Group for the North West Indian Ocean WG-NWIO) and elected Dr Juma Al Maskari (Oman) as Chair and Dr Nasser Hadjizadeh Zaker (Iran) as Vice-Chair. The ICG/IOTWMS further approved the Terms of Reference for the WG-NWIO as follows: 1. To evaluate capabilities and ascertain requirements of countries in the northwest Indian Ocean region for providing end-to-end tsunami warning and mitigation services within a multi-hazard framework and within the framework of the ICG/IOTWMS; 2. To promote and facilitate tsunami hazard and risk studies and research in the region; 3. To facilitate cooperation in the establishment and upgrading of seismic, sea level and GNSS stations and networks and communication systems in the region; 4. To facilitate improvement of the education programmes on tsunami mitigation in the region; 5. To facilitate capacity building and the sharing of tsunami-related data and information in the region; 6. The Group will be composed of members nominated by Member States India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Yemen, other Member States in the North West Indian Ocean region and invited observers, with a chairperson and vice-chairperson to be elected. The inaugural Meeting of the ICG/IOTWMS Sub-Regional Working Group for the North West Indian Ocean (ICG/IOTWMS-WG-NWIO/I) will be held in Muscat, Oman, 14–15 October 2015, hosted by the Directorate General of Meteorology (DGMET) of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), Government of Oman.

Event Entered By Tony ELLIOTT
Organisers Tony ELLIOTT (contact for Secretariat Support)
Juma AL-MASKARI (contact for Agenda)

Group(s): IOC , Tsunami
Created: 2015-09-01 09:33:58
Last Updated: 2016-02-17 11:53:33