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Group Discusses Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions

TsunamiThe Third Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-III) convened in Panama City, Panama, from 12-14 March 2008.

The

ICG reviewed progress reports on training and nominations of Tsunami

Warning Focal Points, agreed to instruct its Working Group 1 to present

the technical, logistical and administrative requirements of a Regional

Tsunami Warning Centre in view of establishing such a center in the

Caribbean at least by 2010, adopted the CARIBE EWS Implementation Plan

to monitor the CARIBE EWS, and agreed to convene a July 2008

community-level experts meeting on preparedness, readiness and

resilience, with the aims of producing a best-practices compilation.

UNESCO Summary of meeting | Executive Summary |