With reference to IOC Circular Letter 2894 and 2904, the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) will the conduct Exercise Pacific Wave 2022 (PacWave22) in the months of September through November 2022, providing a valuable opportunity for Pacific countries to engage regionally in coordination and cooperation, review their tsunami response procedures, test internal and external communication systems, and engage with communities through public education activities.
Accordingly, the PTWS Pacific Island Countries and Territories Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (WG-PICT), with support from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) and International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC), will be conducting a Regional Exercise (PacWave22-PICT) to test the ICG/PTWS Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai (HTHH) Interim Procedures and PTWS Products on 9th November 2022. The PacWave22-PICT will consist of a live Table Top exercise starting at 2300 UTC on 9 November 2022. The exercise will utilize the 15 January 2022 scenario with PTWC-simulated products. During the exercise, PICT national stakeholders (National Tsunami Warning Centres and National Disaster Management Offices) will share event information through multiple informal communications modes, including by WhatsApp, electronic mail listserv, and/or HF Radio.
The ITIC and IOC will host a PacWave22-PICT Regional Exercise informational webinar on 2nd November 2022, at 2300 UTC, to share the final guidelines and answer related questions. Information on the webinar, including registration, agenda and documents, and the connection details