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ITP-Colombia: Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response Using the PTWC Enhanced Products for National Tsunami Threat Decision-Making


Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2015-10-05 - End: 2015-10-09
Location Bogota, Colombia
Summary Enhanced Products for tsunami threat decision-making, with specific attention on the warning and emergency response plan and standard operating procedures (SOPs) of Colombia. Topics will include warning and response SOPs and challenges, warning decision support tools, warning messages and alerting, evacuation concepts and planning, and awareness strategies. Over the last 10+ years, with improvements in data quality, quantity, and real-time availability, PTWC’s response time has dropped significantly from an hour to 5-10 minutes for tsunami events. At the same time, with each great earthquake and tsunami since 26 December 2004 helping to increase scientific understanding, better techniques have been developed to quickly characterize the earthquake and numerically model the tsunami. In 2014, the PTWC implemented Enhanced Products for the PTWS that now include wave amplitude forecasts in both text and graphical formats, and that require each country to explicitly assign Warning / Watch status in their own messages to their coasts. In 2016, the PTWC will implement its Enhanced Products for CARIBE-EWS countries.
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Event Entered By Bernardo ALIAGA ROSSEL
Organisers Laura KONG
Charles MCCREERY
Christa VON HILLEBRANDT-ANDRADE
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Group(s): IOC , Tsunami
Created: 2015-10-09 13:01:18
Last Updated: 2015-10-27 20:13:07