CARIBE WAVE 16: A Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Tsunami Warning Exercise
On March 17, 2016, the annual Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Tsunami Exercise, CARIBE WAVE, will take place. UNESCO, the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, together with other regional organizations, are providing the framework. This exercise is a means for emergency responders throughout the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, serviced by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, to test and update tsunami response plans with their at-risk communities.
The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS) of IOC, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and various Caribbean regional stakeholders will be conducting a tsunami exercise on March 17, 2016. The purpose of this exercise is to advance tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and Adjacent regions, based on Venezuela and Northern Hispaniola scenarios.