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Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards Related to Sea-Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG), Inter-ICG task team 3 on tsunami watch operations

Source(s):  Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters (UNESCO)

First meeting, Seattle, USA, 29 November-1 December 2010:

This report is part of the project of the team on "tsunami watch operations" which is about: (i) providing a mechanism to the ICGs for coordination of tsunami watch operations among the Tsunami Warning Systems; (ii) documenting current and proposed products and their dissemination methods, working through existing ICG working groups or their equivalents; (iii) reviewing terminology and recommending harmonized terminology; (iv) documenting areas of responsibilities, geographical coverage, system architectures, and other relevant characteristics; (v) developing consensus on uniform standards, procedures and guidelines for tsunami watch operations, including a process for verifying the operational status of Regional Tsunami Watch Providers; and (vi) developing guidelines for the review of tsunami watch operations.



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  • Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards Related to Sea-Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG), Inter-ICG task team 3 on tsunami watch operations
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 44 p.

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