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TRIDEC Framework successfully validated in NEAMWave2012 Exercise

TRIDEC Framework successfully validated in NEAMWave2012 Exercise

The TRIDEC software framework has been deployed as a tsunami early warning system at the premises of the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) in Lissabon and the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) in Istanbul. Both institutes are partners in the TRIDEC project that is coordinated by the GFZ.

On November 27–28, 2012, two scenarios in the European-wide Tsunami exercise NEAMWave2012 were successfully accomplished with IPMA and KOERI as responsible partners. The software demonstrated the seamless integration of diverse components including sensor systems, simulation data, and dissemination hardware. The functionalities that were showcased significantly exceeded the internationally agreed range of capabilities. This included direct Centre-to-Centre communication via software systems between Turkey and Portugal and also the ingestion of eyewitness reports sent from mobile devices via apps. Also the crowd-mapping platform Ushahidi was integrated, which has been repeatedly used to capture eyewitness reports during natural disasters.

Four of the 18 organizations participating in the exercise acted as so-called Candidate Tsunami Watch Providers (CTWP) in four different scenarios. They disseminated warning messages on an international level to the other participants, acting as Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) and also on the national level as National Tsunami Warning Centers (NTWC), distributing the warning messages to the corresponding Civil Protection Agency (CPA) in charge.

Co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) Action Line: ICT-2009.4.3 Intelligent Information Management Project Reference: 258723

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