ICG/CARIBE EWS

To prevent loss of life and destruction of property, and to mitigate against catastrophic economic impacts, the people of the Caribbean region have an immediate need for an early warning system against coastal hazards.The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS) was established in 2005 as a subsidiary body of the IOC-UNESCO with the purpose of providing efficient assistance on tsunami risk reduction to Member States in the Caribbean region after the lessons learnt from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. .

 This will be the responsibility of an Intergovernmental Coordinating Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS). The primary purpose of the system will be to provide timely and accurate forecasts and warnings of coastal flooding and associated hazards due to tsunami, storm surge, and hurricanes.  

Caribe EWS Implementation Plan