5-day workshop at INCOIS

A five-day international-level workshop on Tsunami Warning Centre Operations and SOPs for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response will be inaugurated by Madhavan N. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), in Hyderabad on July 10. INCOIS Director S.S.C. Shenoi and other senior scientists will participate in the workshop to be attended by over 80 officials from 18 countries - Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Iran,Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom and Yemen. Training of officials for tsunami emergency maps, plans, procedure, meetings of core teams that handle tsunami warning activities etc., form part of the workshop as a prelude to the ‘Indian Ocean Wave Exercise 2018’ scheduled for September 4 to 5 in which several countries including India will test tsunami preparedness in real time, a press release said.

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