Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Sri Lanka – Table Top Exercise

Amaratunga, D. (Chair), Haigh, R. (Chair), Dias , N. (Organiser)

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Description

Workshop on Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Northern and Western Indian Ocean Countries
A workshop to test and finalise tsunami warning and emergency response Standard Operating Procedures for Sri Lanka will be held on the 11th July 2019, from 9.00 – 16.30 at CEDAR room, Cinnamon Grand hotel. The workshop is being hosted by the Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management, Sri Lanka, in association with the Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK and IOC UNESCO ICG/IOTWMS.

The participants will represent the National Tsunami Warning Centre (NTWC), the National Disaster Management Organisation (NDMO), the Local Disaster Management Organisations (LDMOs), the Tri-Forces, and other key actors involved in the early warning chain. The activities will be based on manuals and templates developed by IOC UNESCO representing international standards.

The primary objectives of the workshop are:
• to understand the impact of the TSP products on NTWC and NDMO SOPs;
• to identify potential gaps and possible challenges for warning chain SOPs at the national level;
• to plan the way forward in completing the Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Sri Lanka.
The table top exercise will provide the participants with an opportunity to put into practice what they have developed as SoPs. The exercise evaluation will also take place with NTWC and DMO representatives.
The workshop will help Sri Lanka to finalise its Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response as a live document, and to present the same to the planned IOC UNESCO ICG/IOTWMS intersessional meetings, with Working Group 1 on Tsunami Detection, Warning and Dissemination, that will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia in September 2019.
Period11 Jul 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationColombo, Sri Lanka
Degree of RecognitionNational