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Case Study

TCS helps INCOIS develop and deploy a Tsunami Early Warning System


In one of the deadliest natural disasters in recent times, the Indian Ocean tsunami, formed from an undersea earthquake on December 26, 2004 in the Indian Ocean, affected almost all the countries surrounding the Bay of Bengal. It is difficult to predict tsunamigenic earthquakes, but with latest technologies, early tsunami warning is possible. An early warning to administrators and the public can help save 400 million people living in India’s coastal regions. India can also share the information of an impending tsunami with its neighboring countries.

Shortly, after the disastrous December 2004 event, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, commissioned a tsunami early warning system development and chose the Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) to set up the “National Tsunami Early Warning Center.” INOCIS chose TCS to develop this system.


TCS developed the tsunami early warning system using state-of-the-art IT and geospatial technologies. This first-of-its-kind implementation in the Indian Ocean region provides real-time information to INCOIS scientists, helping them detect, assess and monitor tsunamigenic earthquakes and issue tsunami alerts.