Funding amounting to EUR 45 million comes from the contribution of the Federal Government in the context of assistance to flood victims. Nine German research institutes were merged into the GITEWS Consortium for it. Filed under: Salman Behbehani. The work was carried out in close cooperation with various Indonesian institutions and authorities. The coordination and management of the German and international partner was Dr. Jorn Lauterjung by the German GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ and Indonesian side Dr. Sri Woro Harijono the meteorological, climatological and geophysical service of Indonesia (BMKG). New scientific techniques and new technologies distinguish this system from the previous tsunami warning systems. So used new methods of fast and safe determination of strong earthquake, the tsunami modeling and assessment.
In particular, the direct involvement of a variety of different sensor systems to reliably detect of a tsunami presented a huge technical challenge. First successes have already been in the Be made September 2007, when after a strong earthquake from Central warning a tsunami warning based has been published on the earthquake information. The evaluation software for earthquake SeisComP3 has been developed at the GFZ and is now worldwide warning centers in operation. Numerous agreements and negotiations with the Indonesian partners and authorities on the ground and with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO were necessary for the implementation of the project. On time four years after the disaster early warning system GITEWS in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta was commissioned on November 11, 2008 the new tsunami solemnly. End of March 2010 to take over the system in Indonesian hands. A natural event like the tsunami of 2004 can not be prevented and such disasters are casualties in a perfectly working alarm system continue. But the impact of such a natural disaster can be minimized with an early warning system.