Establishment of RIMES regional facility for tsunami watch provision

Implementation Period: July 2007 – June 2010
Countries: Indian Ocean
Donor: ESCAP/ Tsunami Regional Trust Fund
Level of Funding: USD 1,400,000
Program Area: Program Area 2: Provision of Tsunami Watch and Coastal Inundation Forecasts
Project Status: Completed

Project Description:

The project aims to establish RIMES regional center for tsunami warning, with capabilities to receive and process seismic, sea level, and deep ocean data; evaluate data to assess tsunamigenic potential, and prepare and disseminate earthquake alerts and tsunami watch to RIMES Member States. Key activities include the design of tsunami watch provision system, which includes real/ near real-time data acquisition, data management, threat assessment, and earthquake and tsunami alert dissemination systems according to UNESCO/IOC standards for tsunami warning in the Indian Ocean; regional center site preparation; equipment acquisition; on-site installation and telemetry; and system integration, customization, and reliability testing.