Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2020


  • UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) conducted an Indian Ocean-wide mock Tsunami Drill – ‘IOWave20’ (Indian Ocean Wave2020) on October 6, 13 and 20, 2020.
  • In the Indian Ocean region, basin-wide tsunami exercises are held every two years.
  • The Exercise comprises three scenarios with simulated tsunami waves travelling across the ocean basin. The scenarios included Java trench on 6 October, Andaman trench on 13 October, and Makran trench on 20 October.