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The Indian Ocean tsunami warning system is the result of significant international collaboration and contributions from countries all around the Indian Ocean in response to the devastating tsunami of December 2004.
The test is designed to examine an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system put in place after the December 24, 2004 disaster which killed over 230,000 people, displaced more than one million people, and left a massive trail of destruction along the coasts of the affected countries.
And the change this time was due in good part to an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system put in place since that catastrophe.
It usually takes an earthquake measuring seven or more on the Richter scale to generate a tidal wave, says Curt Barrett, director of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System for NOAA.
support the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System and accelerate Australia's capacity for planning, deploying, applying, and operationally supporting deep ocean tsunami detection platforms such as the U.
The first meeting, held in March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, convened 270 experts from 45 countries to share technical information and to plan implementation of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System.
It will be one of the first regional warning systems and will join the planned network of national systems which collectively will form the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System
government assistance program to support the development of an Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS), in coordination with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, other donor nations, and national governments in the region.