SHOA

CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE

The Inauguration of the 10th International Naval and Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Latin America, Expo Naval and Transport 2016, took place at the Base Aeronaval of Concón on November 29. The President Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria attended the inauguration of the fair, which brings together over 160 companies and 30 international delegations from over 27 countries around the topic “Sustainability Challenges of the Naval and Maritime Industry”.

During the fair, which runs through 2 December, the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA) will be presenting the Integrated Tsunami Warning Prediction System (SIPAT); application that has been part of the Operations Room of the National Tsunami Warning System (SNAM) since May 2016.

One of the characteristics of the SIPAT is the division of the country in 21 blocks, which will allow in the event of a tsunami the evacuation of the directly affected areas and not the entire country.

The SIPAT is a scientific tool developed together with the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María for the estimation of a tsunami threat based either on the tsunami numeric model or previously modeled scenarios, through which a fast and accurate assessment of the different levels of threat for Chile is obtained. This information allows improving reaction and answer times to provide the most accurate information for the Authorities in charge of evacuating the community.