RANET - Early warning in Tonga

2006 - 2009

The Munich Re Foundation supports the installation of warning systems tailored to the circumstances of those at risk. In Tonga, we funded the installation of the high frequency (HF) RANET warning system. It uses high-frequency radio data circuits to provide more exact forecasts and broadcast warnings.

Successful launch of Tonga’s early-warning system

Successful launch of Tonga’s early-warning system

The final station in the current phase of the new early-warning system was set up and tested in August 2008. The system issues warnings in the event of natural hazards such as storms, tropical cyclones, tsunamis or earthquakes. >more

Tonga warning system – First transmission stations in place

Tonga warning system – First transmission stations in place

The first two stations in the RANET warning system were installed in Tonga in March 2008. Three more will follow shortly – benefiting the islanders, air travel and science. >more

Warning system Tonga

Warning system Tonga

The development of an early-warning system in Tonga is making progress. With the support of the New Zealand Meteorological Service, the system is scheduled to be in place by mid-2008. >more

Foundation Prize 2006: Warning system for Tonga

Foundation Prize 2006: Warning system for Tonga

Munich Re Foundation grants prize for early-warning system – €50,000 for optimised storm-warning system in the Kingdom of Tonga. >more