PacWave 18: Tsunami Warning Exercise in the Pacific Ocean

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The aim of PacWave18 is to test country preparedness arrangements and operational procedures to respond and recover from a destructive tsunami, especially at the community level.
PacWave18 will include multiple scenarios to enable all Member States to select a distant, regional or local event that will impact their country. Scenarios will include past historical events, for instance the 2009 Tonga Trench (Samoa Islands Region), 2010 Peru-Chile Trench (near the coast of Central Chile), 2011 Japan Trench (near the coast of Honshu), and 2013 South Solomon Trench (Santa Cruz Islands) tsunamis.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 01.09.2018 00:00 local time
End 30.11.2018 23:55 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Aliaga, Bernardo
Contact Bernardo Aliaga (
Country Worldwide
City Pacific Ocean
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Visit IOC's website
Link 2 IOC Tsunami Programme
Link 3 More information on the PacWave 18 exercise
Link 4