Unique Tsunami Alerting Device enters field testing
The JRC Tsunami Alerting Device (TAD) is activated by new software that quickly calculates the estimated wave height and travel time.© EU, 2011
A new Tsunami Alerting Device (TAD) has been developed by the JRC to directly alert people at risk in the event of an incoming tsunami wave. When an earthquake occurs, innovative software automatically calculates within minutes the results of tsunami propagation predictions and activates a siren.
Thorough testing of the prototype device begun on 20 April in Setubal (Portugal), in collaboration with the local Civil Protection authorities.