At RIMES, capacity building is a key strategy for supporting the establishment of sustainable end to end early warning systems in the region.

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the global body overseeing tsunami early warning sets the standards in end-to-end early warning system development. As part of our regional capacity enhancement strategy, RIMES follows Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) standards for early detection, evaluation and preparation for multi-hazards among Member States in Africa and Asia.

The key elements of an end-to-end early warning system, as defined by the IOC are:

  1. hazard detection and forecast, consisting of a regional and national hazard detection network of instrumentation and communication mechanisms to continuously monitor and detect tsunamigenic events, and tsunami modeling, forecasting and scenario development;
  2. threat evaluation and alert formulation at regional and national levels;
  3. alert dissemination at national and local levels; and
  4. local preparedness and response.

The following training courses, funded by RIMES’ Member States and donor partners, were designed for targeted audiences. These courses could be offered on request.

Link to Training Materials