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Training for Tsunami Warning Centers in the South East Pacific

Added on 2022-10-06 12:51:55 by Vanhoorne, Bart
Following the January 15 Tsunami Emergency resulting from the eruption of the Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha'apai Volcano, and as part of the activities of the Southeast Pacific Tsunami Early Warning Working Group (GT-ATPS), The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOA) of the Chilean Navy hosted the workshop "Shared Access to Data on Continuous Observation of Sea Levels: Tool for Effective Regional Response to Tsunami Emergencies"
The activity, with the support of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco (UNESCO/IOC) and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) took place from September 27 to 30 in the facilities of the SHOA Chilean Navy. The training brought together the representatives of the National Tsunami Warning Centers of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru who participate in the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).

The aim of the workshop was to enhance the capabilities of the GT-ATPS member countries to share in real time the data from their Sea Level stations as a practical tool for risk management and warning in the event of a Tsunami threat. This workshop strengthens international cooperation in emergency situations under the intergovernmental coordination of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS), and serves as an example for continued cooperation on Tsunami warning in other regions.

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