Australian Bureau of Meteorology: International meeting reaches a new tsunami agreement

Australian Bureau of Meteorology: International meeting reaches a new tsunami agreement

10

Published

10 May 2011
Press Release Number:
N/A

Representatives from countries around the Indian Ocean reached an agreement today (6 May) on a new service for improved tsunami threat information to commence in October (2011). The decision comes on the final day of a week long gathering of international representatives for the Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG) for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning & Mitigation System, held at the Bureau of Meteorology's Melbourne head office.

Mr Rick Bailey, incoming Chair of the ICG, said the new service will provide much more detailed tsunami threat information for Indian Ocean countries than the current Interim Advisory Service. "The Regional Tsunami Service Providers will help Indian Ocean countries better prepare their national tsunami warnings, providing more accurate information to save lives and reduce the frequency of false alarms.>> Press release

Share this page