WMO / ESCAP
Panel on Tropical Cyclones

for the Bay of Bengal & the Arabian Sea

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Vision & Mission

Vision of PTC

To promote and coordinate the planning and implementation of the measures required to minimize damage caused by tropical cyclones and associated floods and storm surges in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

Mission of PTC

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To review regularly the progress made in the various fields.

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To recommend measures to improve the multi-hazard early warning systems in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, including necessary training and research, with regard to meteorological, hydrological and other ocean hazards such as storm surges and tsunamis

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To recommend measures to improve telecommunication system to ensure timely provision of warnings for community preparedness and disaster risk management.

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To advise on possible sources of financial and technical support for such measures.

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To coordinate the activities among the PTC Members, including all other activities carried out as part of or in conjunction with the WMO and regional tropical cyclone programmes.

 


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