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The secondTsunami Exercise in NEAM (North-Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and connected seas) Region, NEAMWave14, will be conducted during 28-30 October 2014
Manual (View the document)
NEAMTWS (View the document)
Interim Operational Users Guide for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (NEAMTWS) Version 2.0; November 2011. (View the document)
EXERCISE CARIBE WAVE 11 – Participant Handbook. (View the document)
Communication Test Exercise Manual ICG/NEAMTWS. (View the document)
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. 2011. Reducing and managing the risk of tsunamis. (IOC Manuals and Guides, 57). (View the document)
EXERCISE INDIAN OCEAN WAVE 2011 (View the document)
EXERCISE PACIFIC WAVE 11 – Exercise Manual (View the document)
HOW TO PLAN, CONDUCT AND EVALUATE TSUNAMI EXERCISES (View the document)
NEAMTWS Communication Test Exercises (View the document)
NEAMWave14, as the second Tsunami Exercise in NEAM Region, will attempt to assess the national and local warning dissemination and response mechanisms put in place by Member State CPAs upon the reception of a Tsunami warning from their TWFPs. In addition NEAMWave14 will also address the questions related to the evaluation of alert messages by CTWPs and the issuance of the tsunami messages to TWFPs, as in the previous communication test exercises.
The objectives proposed for NEAMWave14 are:
3. Test the dissemination of the warning messages to the relevant agencies that are responsible for emergency response (CPA).
For more information on NEAMTWS structural elements please refer to the home page
NEAMWave14 will involve the simulation of the assessment of a tsunami, based on an earthquake-driven scenario followed by alert message dissemination by CTWPs (Phase A) and continued with the simulation of the TWFP/NTWCs’ and CPAs’ actions (Phase B), as soon as the message produced in Phase A has been received. In addition as soon as the message produced in Phase A has been received by the European Commission Emergency Response and Coordination Centre (ERCC) the simulation continues at international level with the activation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (Phase C)
There will be multiple scenarios in NEAMWave14, where each CTWP would be responsible for a single scenario at each scenario play and each non-CTWP Member State will be asked to choose a/the scenario(s) to participate in the exercise.
There are four scenarios in NEAMWave14, provided by:
Please, download from the following links the NEAMWave14 scenarios
Please refer to the NEAMWave14 Manual for detailed information on the exercise, including its preparation, conduct and evaluation.
NOA (National Observatory of Athens) is the Greek National Tsunami Warning Centre (NTWC) acting as Tsunami Watch Provider (TWP) for the NEAM region
Founded in 1842 is the oldest research foundation in Greece. It is made of three institutes, the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space application adn Remote Sensing, the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, and the Institute of Geodynamics. This last one is in charge of the NEAMTWS NTWC and TWP.
For more information visit the Institute of Geodynamics webpage
KOERI (Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute) is the Turkish National Tsunami Warning Centre acting as Tsunami Watch Provider for the NEAM region.
The Kandilli Observatory, which was established in 1868, for meteorological, astronomical and seismological observations, was annexed to the Bogazici University and given an institutional academic status as Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) in 1982
For more information visit KOERI web page
CENALT (CENtre d’Alerte aux Tsunamis) is the French National Tsunami Warning Centre (NTWC) acting as Tsunami Watch Provider for the NEAM region.
It is a partnership of the French Ministry of Interior ( Ministère de l’intérieur), of the French Ministry for ecology, sustainable development and energy (Ministère de l’écologie, du developpement durable, et de l’énergie) and of the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS-INSU) et le Service hydrographique et océanographique de la marine (SHOM).
For more information visit CENALT website