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Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS), Second Session, Nice, France, 22–24 May 2006
(2006). Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS), Second Session, Nice, France, 22–24 May 2006. Reports of Governing and Major Subsidiary Bodies = Rapports des organes directeurs et des principaux organes subsidiaires. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) = Commision océanographique intergouvernementale, 121. IOC: Paris. ii, 11 + annexes pp.
Part of: Reports of Governing and Major Subsidiary Bodies = Rapports des organes directeurs et des principaux organes subsidiaires. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) = Commision océanographique intergouvernementale. UNESCO: Paris, more

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Abstract
    The Second Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS), established by the IOC Assembly during its 23rd Session in June 2005, through Resolution XXIII-14, took place in Nice, France, on 22-24 May 2006 at the Palais du Roi Sarde.The Meeting, kindly hosted by the Conseil général des Alpes-Maritimes, was attended by approximately 70 participants from 17 countries, 5 partner organizations and observers.The Meeting reiterated the urgent need to establish a tsunami warning system for the NEAM region and emphasized the necessity to ensure full and active participation of all Member States of the NEAM region and relevant organizations to establish the tsunami warning system, urging Members States to provide continuous support to the activities of the intersessional working groups and to the Secretariat for coordinating the process.The ICG nominated or confirmed the following Chairs and Co-chairs of the intersessional Working Groups:1. Working Group 1 on Hazard Assessment, Risk and Modelling: France and Spain;2. Working Group 2 on Seismic and Geophysical Measurements: Italy and Germany;3. Working Group 3 on Sea Level Data Collection and Exchange, including Offshore Tsunami Detection and Instruments: Spain and Algeria;4. Working Group 4 on Advisory, Mitigation and Public Awareness: Portugal and United Kingdom.The ICG adopted the terms of reference for the working groups and recommendations for the plan of action, based on their deliberations as well as the proposed three levels of functions for the architecture of the tsunami warning system, taking into account the experience of the PTWS and opened them for review at the Third Session.These recommendations will form the basis for the formulation of a complete plan of action for the ICG/NEAMTWS that will be presented at Third Session of the ICG, to be held in Bonn, Germany, in January 2007.The also Meeting stressed the need for the ICG/NEAMTWS to further explore opportunities of funding from the European Commission as well as modalities of cooperation with relevant global and regional organizations.The IOC Executive Council at its 39th Session will be invited to endorse the recommendations for the plan of action formulated by the ICG and to provide further advice, support and resources for its implementation.

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