IOC and CME-NOC Programme Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions

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General information

Within the framework of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE-EWS), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme (CME UK) of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC UK) and the Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program (US NOAA/NWS) are organizing the “Fifth Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions”, in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, 17-21 October 2016.
This activity is open to participants from Anguilla (UK), Dominica, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat (UK), Panama, Sint Maarten (Kingdom of Netherlands), St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Turks and Caicos (UK), officially nominated by their Tsunami National Contacts (TNCs), thanks to the contribution of the Government of Monaco.
Currently over 70 sea level stations in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions are contributing to the CARIBE EWS and are available to the Tsunami Service Providers and National Tsunami Warning Centres. In addition to fulfilling the requirements of tsunami services it is encouraged that the stations also meet the requirements of the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS). The aim of this training course is to cover tide gauge technologies, practical levelling training (using the new St Lucia gauge), sea level variability (including tides and tsunamis) and an introduction to quality control/tidal analysis. The trainers from NOC will be Prof. Phil Woodworth, Dr. Francisco Calafat and Dr. Angela Hibert. It is expected that all participants will also present a written and oral report on the status of sea level operations of their institution.


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Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia


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