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2.6.5 Early warning systems for geo-physical hazards

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Objective

Target countries: Mediterranean partner countries, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri-Lanka, Japan, USA, Canada, New-Zealand

The aim is to develop, validate and demonstrate advanced systems and services to manage geo-physical risks, with a focus on developing an early warning and alert capacity for improved disaster prevention and preparedness in coastal zones. The objective is to establish operational prototypes for tsunami detection, early warning and alert relevant to the main tsunami-prone regions in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and Indian Ocean.

Additional support measures include; technology transfer between EU and tsunami-prone countries and regions bordering the Indian Ocean, for sharing best practice, promoting standards and adapting these to local needs and conditions; Collaboration with specialised institutes in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea with the aim of promoting a harmonised approach to tsunami early warning and alert for the Mediterranean basin.

Call information

The Strategic Objective 'Early warning systems for geo-physical hazards' is included within Call 6 of the IST priority .

Timetable
Publication date Closure date Pre-allocate budget (M€) Instruments Status
22 December 2005 25 April 2006 5 STREPs , SSAs , CAs Active

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