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  1. Disaster Prevention & Mitigation Programme Coordination Meeting of WMO Programmes and Constituent Bodies Geneva, December 4-6, 2006 TCP Activities in support of DPM Programme Koji Kuroiwa (kkuroiwa@wmo.int) Tropical Cyclone Programme Applications of Meteorology Programme, WMO World Meteorological Organization

  2. WMO’s TROPICAL CYCLONE PROGRAMME • Purpose • What is the TCP? The Tropical Cyclone Programme is a part of WMO’s Applications Programme Department tasked to establish national, regionally and internationally coordinated systems to ensure that the loss of life and damage caused by Tropical Cyclones are reduced to a minimum. • How does it work? The Programme is effected on national, regional and international cooperative actions. It covers activities of WMO Members, WMO Regional associations, other International and Regional Bodies and WMO Secretariat. World Meteorological Organization

  3. WMO’s TROPICAL CYCLONE PROGRAMME • Main long-term objectives • To assist Members in upgrading the capabilities of NMHSs to provide better tropical cyclone, related flood and storm surge forecasts and more effective warnings through regionally coordinated systems, disaster prevention and preparedness measures • To coordinate the future development and implementation of the five comprehensive regional cooperation programmes World Meteorological Organization

  4. Organizational Structure World Meteorological Organization

  5. TCP Activities in support of WMO DPM Programme World Meteorological Organization

  6. Project Number 35: TCP Sub-project No. 25: Study on the Economic and Societal Impacts of Tropical Cyclones World Meteorological Organization

  7. Project Number 37: TCP Sub-project No. 24: Establishment of a Tropical Cyclone Forecaster Web Site World Meteorological Organization

  8. Project Number 36: TCP Sub-project No. 23: Combined Effects of Storm Surges and River Floods in Low-Lying Areas World Meteorological Organization

  9. Project Number 38: Enhanced Integration of TC information in disaster risk management at regional and national levels World Meteorological Organization

  10. Outline and Priority Areas • Capacity Building • Tropical Cyclone Early Warning System • Partnership with Disaster Risk Management Community World Meteorological Organization