Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFPs)

The Tsunami Warning Focal Point (TWFP) is a 7x24 contact person, or other official point of contact or address designated by a government, available at the national level for rapidly receiving and issuing tsunami event information (such as warnings). The Tsunami Warning Focal Point either is the emergency authority (civil defense or other designated agency responsible for public safety), or has the responsibility of notifying the emergency authority of the event characteristics (earthquake and/or tsunami), in accordance with national standard operating procedures. The Tsunami Warning Focal Point receives international tsunami warnings from the Regional Tsunami Service Providers (RTSPs) for the IOTWS.  The role of the TWFP is summarised as follows:

• Reception of the messages transmitted by the Regional Tsunami Service Providers

• Evaluate and issue national warnings in accordance with the National Emergency Plan

• Transmission of warning messages to the National Emergency Authorities

• Operating 24/7

 

Australia

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC)

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Meteorological Department

British Indian Ocean Territory

TWFP not established

Comoros

National Documentation and Science Research Centre (CNDRS)

Djibouti

TWFP not established 

France

Météo France

India

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

Indonesia

Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia (BMKG)

Iran

Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS)

Kenya

Kenya Meteorological Service

Madagascar

Directorate General of Meteorology

Malaysia

Malaysia Meteorological Services

Maldives

Maldives Meteorological Service

Mauritius

Mauritius Meteorological Services

Mozambique

Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology

Myanmar

Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology

Oman

Oman Meteorological Department

Pakistan

Pakistan Meteorological Department

Seychelles

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Singapore

Meteorological Service Division, National Environment Agency

Somalia

TWFP not established

South Africa

National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology

Tanzania

Tanzania Meteorological Agency

Thailand

National Disaster Warning Center

Timor-Leste

National Disaster Management Directorate

United Arab Emirates

TWFP not established

Yemen

Yemen Ministry of Water and Environment

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