Establishment of a Tsunami warning system for the Caribbean
The first meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG) for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions will start today in Bridgetown (Barbados)The establishment of the system is a landmark in the Global Strategy for the Establishment of a Tsunami Early Warning System, which is being implemented in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean. Representatives of the 30 countries concerned will take part in the ICG meeting; Participants will determine, among other things, a plan of action for risk assessment, collection and sharing of data, and emergency management. They will also review the progress in implementing warning systems in other parts of the world.
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