Guadeloupe’s educational institutions are at the heart of efforts to preserve the culture of seismic risk
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Guadeloupe’s educational institutions are at the heart of efforts to preserve the culture of seismic risk

As in Morocco, the seismic risk in Guadeloupe is very high, as in the entire Caribbean. However, nothing can guarantee that Guadeloupe is ready for a large-scale earthquake. The authorities have been trying to prepare for this through the DEAL since 2007 with the implementation of the PSA, the earthquake plan in the Antilles. The project, planned over a period of thirty years at an investment of approximately 6 billion euros, consists of strengthening priority buildings and developing the culture of seismic risk.


The earthquake plan in the Antilles, started in 2007, is entering its third phase. The results so far have been quite mixed. Of course, there have been improvements in building standards, but progress in reducing building vulnerability is still slow.
In the meantime, the Guadeloupe academy is introducing a comprehensive prevention policy

Henri GatiIbelza is academic coordinator for major risks.

In addition to prevention, training is also a way to better understand symptoms and take better action.

See also: field training for high-risk trainers.

Since 2017, the management of this plan has been based on a task force bringing together all partners involved.

This third phase of the PSA, planned from 2021 to 2027, aims to accelerate the process of implementation of the various current and future seismic strengthening projects by mobilizing all planned financial resources.

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