Group of Expert: North Indian Ocean Storm Surge modelling

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UNESCO pilot project on
"Enhancing forecasting capabilities for North Indian Ocean Storm Surges"

This project was initiated following the recommendations of the JCOMM scientific and technical Symposium on Storm Surges that was held in Seoul from 2 to 5 October 2007 (JCOMM2007SSS,, on enhancing regional capabilities for storm surge prediction. The objectives of this project are;

  1. to support scientific and technical development for enhancing regional capabilities for coastal hazards forecasting, and;
  2. to link regional community/activity with global framework.

Key members of the JCOMM Expert Team on Waves and Storm surges (ETWS) lead the process, in partnership with the modeling experts of IIT Delhi.

The 1st phase was launched for the North Indian Ocean that is the most surge-prone region in the world, with financial contribution from the government of Korea and with institutional partnership with the government of India.

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