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ESCAP/WMO Panel on Tropical Cyclones

 

Established in 1973

Members

Bangladesh
India  - 
(RSMC tropical cyclones New-Delhi)
Maldives
Myanmar
Oman
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Thailand

Secretariat and Contacts

PTC Secretariat
Meteorological Complex
Pitras Bukhari Road, Sector H-8/2,
ISLAMABAD-44000, Pakistan

Tel.: (+92 51)   9250365, 9250593
Fax:  (+92 51)  9250368
Email1 or Email2

Web site:      http://www.ptc-wmoescap.org/

Secretary of PTC:  Dr Arif Mahmood
Meteorologist:       Mr. Imran Akram

Chairman

Mr Sunil H Kariyawasam
Director-General
Demaprtment of Metorology, Sri Lanka

Upcoming and Recent Activities

  • The 40th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 25 February to 1 March 2013

  • The 39th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 5 to 9 March 2012

  • The 38th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in New Delhi, India from 21 to 25 February 2011

  • The 37th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Phuket, Thailand from 15 to 19 February 2010

  • The 36th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Muscat, Oman from 2 to 6 March 2009

  • The 35th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Manama, Bahrain from 5 to 9 May 2008.

  • The 34th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Male, Maldives from 25 February to 1 March 2007.

  • The 33rd session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 30 January to 4 February 2006.

  • The 32nd session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in New Delhi, India from 21 to 26 February 2005.

  • Panel News No. 22 was published by the TSU in December 2005

  • Panel News No. 21 was published by the TSU in February 2005.

  • Attachment of storm surge experts from Maldives and Oman to the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (India, October 2004).

  • The 2004 edition of the Tropical Cyclone Operational Plan for the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea was published by WMO in May 2004.

  • The 2002 Annual Review of the Tropical Cyclones affecting the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea was published by WMO in April 2004.

  • The 31st session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1 to 8 March 2004.

  • Attachment of storm surge experts from Pakistan and Thailand to the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (India, October 2003). 

  • The 30th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones was held in Islamabad, Pakistan from 4 to 10 March 2003.

Publications

Related Links

  • Technical Support Unit (TSU) 
    http://www.tsuptc.org

  • Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
    http://www.adrc.or.jp

  • "... ADRC, established in Kobe (Japan), ... to facilitate exchange between disaster reduction experts from each country and concerned bodies; collect and provide disaster reduction information; and carry out research into multinational disaster reduction cooperation..."

*Powerpoint presentations made by Prof Shishir K. Dube at the 29th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones, Yangon (Myanmar), March 2002.

REGIONAL OFFICE for Asia and the South-West Pacific  (Geneva, Switzerland)

Dr Tokiyoshi TOYA (Director, DRA/RAP)

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