“Tsunami Ready” is a community performance-based programme that promotes tsunami preparedness through active collaboration of the public, community leaders, and national and local emergency management agencies. Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Center of Unesco – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission ( IOC UNESCO) introduced the Indian Ocean Tsunami Ready concept in the Indian Ocean Region.

In this regard, INCOIS is organizing the “UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Workshop” for Disaster Management Offices of the Coastal States and Union Territories. The workshop is jointly organised by INCOIS, Integrated Coordination Group for Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) and Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Centre (IOTIC) of UNESCO-IOC during 10-12 December 2019 at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Sateesh Shenoi, Director, INCOIS in the presence of Dr. T. Srinivasa Kumar, Head of ICG/IOTWMS Secretariat and Mr. Ardito Kodijat, Head of IOTIC and Shri E. Pattabhi Rama Rao, Head of Tsunami and Storm Surge Early Warning Group, INCOIS . Around 25 disaster management officials from all coastal States/UTs are participating in the workshop. The workshop is expected to help the Disaster Management Agencies of the coastal states and UTs to understand the Tsunami Ready concept and the necessity to prepare plans, maps & procedures required to implement the programme.