Project ID 2210313021

IOC coordinates four regional tsunami warning systems. An effective tsunami early warning system is achieved when all persons, especially in vulnerable coastal communities are prepared and respond appropriately to Tsunami alerts. When combined with dedicated public preparedness efforts, early warning enables communities to know what to do in case of tsunami. In extreme cases (Palu, Indonesia, 2018, Tonga 2022), there may be insufficient time to produce any public alerts. In these instances, vulnerable communities must be educated and ready to act based only on natural warning signs. The IOC Tsunami programme for the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development aims to achieve 100% of at-risk communities to become Tsunami Ready by 2030.

  • On-going

USD 38,345

Total Project Budget

USD 17,976

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.03.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Contribution to Regular Budget 38,345 17,976

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IOC1 - Member States critically supported in strengthening their capacity to conduct marine scientific research, generate knowledge, and develop and implement science-based tools, services, and policies in order to reverse the decline in ocean health and accelerate the transition towards sustainable management of ocean-related risks and opportunities
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 20%