The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS) of the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Caribbean Regional Stakeholders (CEPREDENAC, CDEMA, and EMIZ) will be conducting a tsunami exercise on March 17, 2016. The purpose of this exercise is to advance tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and Adjacent regions, based on Venezuela and Northern Hispaniola scenarios. This tsunami exercise is being conducted to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Caribbean region. Recent tsunamis, such as those in the Indian Ocean (2004), Samoa (2009), Haiti (2010), Chile (2010, 2014, 2015), and Japan (2011), attest to the importance of proper planning for tsunami response.


As we are a couple months away from the exercise, the Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program will host three webinars (English, Spanish and French) to update everyone on the current state of this year's event. The handbook and other related information is available on-line at Next week will be the first of the webinar series to discuss exercise registration and other details.

See the links below for webinars registration:

English, January 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM (AST)

Español, enero 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM (AST)

Français, janvier 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM (AST)

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