PTWS-XXIV Steering Committee and Working Groups



Dr Ken Gledhill (GNS Science, New Zealand)


Captain Patricio Carrasco (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy, Chile)
Dr Fujiang Yu
(National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center / State Oceanic Administration, China)
Mr Takeshi Koizumi
(Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan)

Working Groups

TThe Intergovernmental Coordination Group meets regularly to establish and implement working plans in the Pacific region. To address specific technical issues it has formed three sessional working groups, four regional working group and task teams:

Working Group 1 - Tsunami Risk Assessment and Reduction - Dr François Schindelé (CEA/DG, France)
  WG1 Task Team on Tsunami Modelling Hazard Assessment - Dr Vasily Titov (NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, United States)
  WG1 Task Team on Tsunami Risk Assessment - Dr Nguyen Hong Phuong, (Vietnam Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center, Institute of Geophysics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam)

Working Group 2 - Detection, Warning and Dissemination-  Dr Chip McCreery (RH Hagemeyer Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, United States)
  WG2 Task Team on Warning Dissemination (formerly Emergency Communications) - Ms Filomena Nelson (Samoa, Mr Ed Young (United States)

  WG2 Task Team on PACWAVE 11 (formerly PTWS Exercises) - Dr Laura Kong (ITIC), Ms Jo Guard (New Zealand)
  WG2 Task Team on Enhancing Products (formerly Enhancing Tsunami Warning Products) - Dr Chip McCreery (USA)
  WG2 Task Team on Seismic Data Sharing in the South West Pacific - Dr Ken Gledhill (New Zealand)
  WG2 Task Team on Sea Level Monitoring - Mr Chris Ryan (Australia)

Working Group 3 - Awareness and Response -  Mr David Coetzee (Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, New Zealand)

Regional Working Group on the South China Sea Region - Dr Mohamed Rosaidi (Marine Meteorological & Oceanography Department Malaysia) /Vice-chair: Dr Fujiang Yu (National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center / State Oceanic Administration, China)

Working Group for the South West Pacific - Ms Filomena Nelson (Disaster Management Office, Ministry Of Natural Resources & Environment, Samoa)  / Vice-chair: Mr Don Anderson (Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia)

Working Group for the South East Pacific -Mr Edwin Pinto (Instituto de Oceanografia de la Armada del Ecuador INOCAR)

Working Group for Central America - Dr Alejandro Rodríguez (Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, Nicaragua)


Working Group and Task Team reports to the ICG/PTWS-XXIV (Beijing, May 2011) can be found here.


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PTWS-XXIII Steering Committee and Working Groups PDF (182 KB)


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