Experts meet in Mauritius to finetune Indian Ocean tsunami warning systemExperts and high level government representatives from Indian Ocean nations, other members of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and international organizations, will meet at Grande Baie in Mauritius this week (April 14-16) to assess progress towards the establishment and implementation of the interim Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System. They will also further refine the draft plan for the long-term system, agreed upon at a conference held at UNESCO Headquarters in early March.
At the Paris conference, participants from the affected countries and other IOC Member States agreed upon the overall framework for the system, which will consist of “a coordinated network of national systems” under the governance of “an Intergovernmental Coordination Group”, whose assets would be “owned and operated by the Member States hosting or otherways taking responsibility for them”.
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|Publication Date||11 Apr 2005|