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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

Indian Ocean Early Warning System begin operation in 2007.

[b]Indian Ocean Early Warning System begin operation in 2007.[/b]

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 29 December, ([/b] The Government of Sri Lanka says that it is now working with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-IOC, World Meteorological Organization –WMO and the Intergovernmental Coordination Groups for the development of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System -IOTWS .

"Developing a fully operational early warning system for the Indian Ocean countries is a long process, said Sri Lanka’s Science minister Prof.Tissa Vitharana .

"The system will come into operation in late 2007 and it will include hazard and risk assessment, hazard warnings, preparedness, ocean observations, data management, forecasting, forecast and warning dissemination and capacity building.

India, Australia and Indonesia are now installing urgent machineries in selected locations to build this early warning network.

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