10.11.2017 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

New online portal promotes tsunami awareness and education in the Caribbean

The Caribbean and neighboring regions will get a brand new online portal aimed at promoting greater awareness and understanding of tsunamis and other coastal hazards.

The portal developed by the Caribbean Tsunami Information Center (CTIC) to support its initiatives will ensure that all persons in vulnerable coastal communities are prepared and respond appropriately and in a timely manner to a tsunami or another coastal hazard. The overall objective is to inform communities and citizens in order to save lives and mitigate socio-economic impacts of destructive ocean hazards.

Officially hosted by the Government of Barbados, the Caribbean Tsunami Information Center is an initiative of the Caribbean Member States, under the auspices and coordination of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and its Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS).

The new CTIC website will be hosted and maintained by UNESCO’s IOC, connecting users to IOC’s global expert network to complement the focus on tsunami hazards.

The CTIC website joins two other regional and international online portals created to promote tsunami preparedness and education:

Visit the new website here: http://ctic.ioc-unesco.org/

For more information, please contact:

Alison Brome (a.brome(at)unesco.org)




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