After the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004, the BMBF-project "German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System" was part of the German contribution to reconstruction and development. As there had been no system for early warning in the entire India Ocean, the project partners designed and built the state-of-the-art warning system step by step. In 2008, InaTEWS was inaugurated at the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi dan Geofisika, BMKG) and has since been operational. In 2011, it was fully handed over to Indonesia.
In the BMBF-"PROject for Training, Education and Consulting for Tsunami Early Warning Systems", training was provided to the technical and scientific staff in Indonesia to successfully and permanently maintain the tsunami early warning system.
Extending the InaTEWS database, 2015-2017
In a project (2015-2017) supported by the Australian Government through the DMInnovation project, AWI facilitated BMKG to extend the area that is covered by precomputed scenarios to the North-East of the Indonesian Archipelago. The project was performed in collaboration with gempa GmbH.
Maintenance and Support for InaTEWS, 2014-today
AWI now provides maintenance and support on a yearly basis for BMKG in collaboration with gempa GmbH.