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Working Group 3: Tsunami Awareness and Response

Tsunami Service Providers

Tsunami Information Centres

Working Group 3: Tsunami Awareness and Response

  1. Promote good practice examples of capacity and resilience building and emergency management to improve the management of tsunami risk through preparedness and response activities. Such measures include the following:
    • Promotion and enhancement of the institutionalisation of tsunami early warning systems, their implementation and maintenance.
    • Mainstreaming of tsunami warning and mitigation system into development policy, plans, practice and legislation.
    • Integration of national tsunami programs and experts into the defined national platforms for disaster risk reduction and national disaster management processes.
    • Development and adaptation of tsunami-related guidelines, manuals and tools for downstream activities i.e. public information, education, training, communication processes, evacuation planning and drills, standard operating procedures and emergency management.
    • Assessments of national capacity and capability to receive and respond to tsunami warnings.
    • Coordination at regional and sub-regional levels on the above matters.
  2. Liaise with Working Groups from the other ocean basins, as well as other working groups within ICG/IOTWS to coordinate and ensure efficient and effective information for tsunami awareness and response.
The Group will be composed of members nominated by Member States, with invited observers, with a chairperson and a vice-chairperson to be elected.