PTWS Working Groups

PTWS-XXV 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 Tatiana Ivelskaya (Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russian Federation)
Mr Takeshi Koizumi
 (Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan)

Working Groups

The 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 – Chair Dr Vasily Titov (NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, United States) and Vice Chair 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, (Institute of Geophysics, Vietnam)

Working Group 2 – Tsunami Detection, Warning and Dissemination-  Chair Mr. Rick Bailey (Australia BOM) and Vice Chair Lt. Carlos Zuniga (SHOA, Chile)
  WG2 Task Team on Warning Dissemination - Ms Filomena Nelson (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa)

  WG2 Task Team on PACWAVE 15 - Dr Laura Kong (ITIC), Ms Jo Guard (MCDEM, New Zealand)
  WG2 Task Team on Enhancing Products (formerly Enhancing Tsunami Warning Products) - Dr Chip McCreery (RH Hagemeyer Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, USA)
  WG2 Task Team on Seismic Data Sharing in the South West Pacific – Co-Chairs Ms Esline Garaebiti Bule (Dept of Meteorology and Geo-Hazards, Vanuatu) and Siosina Lui (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa)
Working Group 3 – Disaster Management and Preparedness -  Mr David Coetzee (Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, New Zealand)

Regional Working Group on the South China Sea Region - Chair Mr Mok Hing-yim (National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center, China) and Vice-Chair Dr. Nguyen Hong Phuong (Institute of Geophysics, Vietnam) 

Working Group for the South West Pacific - Ms Filomena Nelson (Disaster Management Office, Ministry Of Natural Resources & Environment, Samoa) 

Working Group for the South East Pacific – Chair Lt Carlos Zuniga (SHOA, Chile)

Working Group for Central America – Chair Dr Alejandro Rodríguez (Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, Nicaragua) and Vice-chair Mr Francisco Gaidia (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, El Salvador    )

Working Group and Task Team reports to the ICG/PTWS-XXV (Russian Federation, September  2013) can be found here.

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