Project Coordinator: Richard Robertson,
Implementing Agencies: Seismic Research Centre (UWI), Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
Funding Agencies: USAID/OFDA
Project Description: The SRC is collaborating with CDEMA and its participating states to empower coastal communities to prepare for and respond to tsunamis and coastal hazards (in support of the Tsunami and Coastal Hazards Warning System – TCHWS). Funding is being provided for the development of community-based education materials and information which aim to heighten the awareness of vulnerable populations – particularly those located on or near the coast. The project also involves the development of warning dissemination protocols and the procedures for their transmission to the vulnerable communities.
Project Value: US $475,200 (to CDEMA)