Recommendations by the Participants to the United
Nations International Workshop on the Forecasting of Natural Disasters
by Geomagnetic Methods
The Participants of the UN International Workshop on Geomagnetic Methods
(UNIWGM) are pleased to thank the United Nations, the Chinese Academy of
Sciences and the State Seismological Bureau of China for providing the
opportunity to hold this successful workshop in Beijing, China, from 14-20
Participants of the Workshop make the following recommendations:
We recommend the improvement of geomagnetic observatories around the world
in the following ways:
a) The encouragement
and enhancement of rapid communications regarding anomalous geomagnetic
b) Upgrading the existing
instrumentation and establishment of new obeservatories and station networks
in disaster prone areas.
We recommend that data generated relating to the further activities of
the UNIWGM shall be archived at World Data Center A, in Boulder, Colorado,
USA. Data will be made available upon request.
We recommend encouragement of communications between the geomagnetic, seismological,
meteorological and othter geophysical communities for information exchange
with the intention of furthering programs in forecasting natural disasters
through interpersonal communications and common forums.
We recommend the establishment of an international center coordinated by
the UN Global Programme for the Integration of Pubilc Administration and
the Science of Disasters in Beijing, China, for the promotion of geomagnetic
methods in the forecasting of natural disasters.
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