Assessment of Tsunami Warning Mass Notification System in Fiji

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dc.contributor.author Fakhruddin, Shamsul en
dc.contributor.author Waidyanatha, N en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-14T20:02:03Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-09-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41271 en
dc.description.abstract Fiji is a nation of more than 330 islands (106 of which are populated), embracing numerous coastal communities, coastal roads and structures. Its people and economy are extremely vulnerable to deadly tsunamis. Pacific Community (SPC) engaged Tonkin + Taylor International (T + TI) to assess Fiji’s existing tsunami early warning mass notification system, to develop technical specifications for the most appropriate tsunami early warning mass notification alarm system (TEWS) for the Suva Peninsula and, accordingly, identify suitable siren sites. The Fiji tsunami early warning system (TEWS), under the current T+TI contracted project scope, is limited to the key functions of a warning dissemination system design only. Improving the warning generation time is beyond the scope of this design. The effectiveness of the design hinges on MRD’s ability to reliably and accurately predict a tsunami event and identify the impact zone. Rapid onset disasters (i.e. earthquake and tsunami) monitoring and warning is highly challenging. To develop and support an efficient rapid alert notification system requires specialist design input, coupled with comprehensive central and local Government, commercial and community engagement. T+TI’s TEWS designers considered multiple approach mixing state of art advance technology and existing underutilized and unutilized systems to devising a rapid alert system specific to Fiji’s economic requirements. Such a system would provide an immediate focus on the Suva Peninsula, but could be rolled out nationwide as future funding permits. en
dc.publisher Tonkin +Taylor en
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dc.title Assessment of Tsunami Warning Mass Notification System in Fiji en
dc.type Report en
pubs.volume 1 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.commissioning-body Pacific Community (SPC) en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Technical Report en
pubs.elements-id 712155 en
pubs.number 1 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-14 en


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