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Early Warning Networks & Communities

Caribbean tsunami warning program

The Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program (CTWP) was established in 2010. The office currently provides support and guidance for tsunami observations, including seismic and sea level systems, tsunami forecasting, communications and education and preparedness. It works closely with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center which are currently providing tsunami warning and guidance to the Caribbean. The CTWP also interacts and participates in the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunamis and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean Sea and Adjacent Regions. The staff is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and provides briefings and materials for use by the general public, government, scientists and broadcast media. The CTWP offices are located on the campus of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and collocated with its Puerto Rico Seismic Network.

Geohazards Community of Practice

The GHCP is a Community of Practice (CoP) supporting the Group on Earth Observations (GEO, http://www.earthobservations.org). The GHCP originated from the IGOS Geohazards Theme, which formed in the frame of the IGOS-Partnership.

The GHCP brings together groups and individuals involved in various aspects of geohazards, including research, monitoring and risk assessments, mitigation, and adaptation. The GHCP aims to provide a link between the broad geohazards community of practice and GEO in order to:
- ensure that the needs of this community are taken into account in the development of Global earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS),
- facilitate support and participation of this community in the building of GEOSS, and
- promote the use of GEOSS for geohazards-related applications.

The GHCP also provides a communication and coordinating platform for high level policy makers and the broader geohazards community.

International register of alerting authorities

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Public Weather Services (PWS) Programme established this Register to provide information about alerting authorities as identified by WMO Members.
  • How to participate: Permanent Representatives of Member countries with WMO submit the names of authorized alerting authorities to the WMO Secretary-General (WMO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Website: http://alerting.worldweather.org/authorities.php

Platform for Global DRR Technology

Global DRR Technology aims to become an online Community of Practice (CoP) in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This site provides practical information on DRR Technology, DRR Education, DRR Policy, and mainstreaming DRR into other development issues.

Along with case studies and multimedia coverage of technology, the site offers discussion forums for visitors to communicate and share ideas on topics/articles of interest. Please explore the site and create an account to be further engaged in this global initiative on developing and identifying appropriate DRR technology to build resilient societies.

  • Language: English
  • How to participate: Create an account and log in from the links at the top of the page. There are forum, product assessment, and case study portals where users can contribute.
  • Website: http://www.pr4gdm.org/

Prévention des Risques Naturels en Afrique (PRISNA,asbl)

PRISNA est l'émanation de la société civile en Afrique (www.oupea.com) basée en RDC à Kinshasa et membre de l'équipe cadre pays dans le CCA-RDC (processus d'Hyogo). Actuellement en cours d'accréditation à l'ECOSOC (COC-net) et répertorie dans le site de l'UNISDR.
  • Language: English
  • How to participate: Contact prisna_oupea@yahoo.com.
  • Website: http://oupea.com

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