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CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE

The Meeting of Coordinators of the Regional Tsunami Warning System of the Southeast Pacific (SRATPS), of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS) was held between November 1 and 3, in Bogotá, Colombia. The activity was attended by the Deputy Director of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), Captain Mr. Enrique Silva Villagra, accompanied by the Head of the Department of Oceanography, Lieutenant Commander Carlos Zúñiga Araya, and Chief of the of the National Tsunami Warning System (SNAM) Division, Second Lieutenant Mr. Christian Marchant Jaña.

The purpose of this meeting, which was also attended by representatives of Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and the Technical Secretariat of CPPS; was to optimize the coordination between the Tsunami Warning Centers of the Commission, in addition to presenting the different national protocols that exist in each of the countries, in order to learn how they proceed through a local, regional or far-field event.

In the case of Chile, the delegation of the Service mentioned the progress that has been generated in recent years, highlighting the Monitoring Network that exists through 42 Sea Level Stations (ENM) deployed along the country and installed in the deep-ocean systems.

Moreover, reference was made to the actions taken by the SNAM during the earthquake in Mexico, on the past September 7. It is worth mentioning that during this meeting, the exchange of experiences that allow optimizing the joint work of all the countries involved to better face future events that could generate a tsunami in the Pacific Basin was achieved.