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Training workshop on the Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)

Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2011-02-21 - End: 2011-02-25
Location NOAA/ National Weather Service Forecort Office Puerto Rico, NOAA/ National Weather Service Forecort Office Puerto Rico Carretera 190 N°. 4000 Carolina, P.R, , San Juan, United States
Short Title EMWIN Training Caribbean
Summary NOAA NWS operates the EMWIN program to provide a stream of information via NOAA GOES satellites and over the Internet. The stream provides the emergency management community with various warning and meteorological products in a timely and reliable manner. One of the benefits of EMWIN is that it does not require a fee or ongoing cost to operate, and initial station equipment is inexpensive and easy to operate. The EMWIN system is used throughout the United States and extensively in the Pacific region. Through previous training workshops it has been deployed in the Caribbean, and we are aware of its use in parts of Central and South America. A training workshop on the Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN), tentatively scheduled for the week of February 20th, 2011 in Puerto Rico will involve Caribbean and Central American National Meteorological -- Hydrological Services, emergency management agencies, and related entities. The call for this training was distributed to Tsunami Warning Focal Points and Tsunami National Contacts. In association with the workshop, NOAA plans to deploy EMWIN stations throughout the Caribbean and Central America. Support for this activity has been provided though an inter-agency agreement between the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)

Event Entered By Bernardo ALIAGA

Group(s): IOC , Tsunami
Created: 2011-01-12 13:28:20
Last Updated: 2011-02-01 18:38:04