Wary People on Tsunami: 3D GIS Map

INCOIS-oceanIndian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has one wing named The Indian Tsunami Early Warning System (ITEWS) is developing the 3D GIS map (Geographical Information System) for Machilipatnam to take the early warning system to the next level of tact.

The govt enables to identify the potential victims of a tsunami by name, address and contact number through mapping. Similar project for Cuddalore and Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu is developed by INCOIS. And similar map is prepared to Puducherry. India’s tsunami early warning system is constantly evolving new strategies like the 3D GIS.

The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) is providing back up to another city.

The state-of-the-art ITEWS serves round-the-clock at the city-based INCOIS, which works under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences.

The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan, released the ‘SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) Training Manual drafted by the ITWES on the occasion of 10th anniversary of the tsunami which be fall on December 26.

The SOP manual divided the tsunami alerts into four categories based on their intensity: namely, ‘Warning’ (highest intensity), ‘Alert’, ‘Watch’ and ‘Threat Passed’ (lowest intensity).

Dr Harsh Vardhan also initiated the Staff Residential Complex on the INCOIS premises. The Minister along with MoS Sujana Chowdary later inspected other activities of the INCOIS wings during their visit.

Medaram Jathara

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