The kick-off meeting for the SAFE (Tsunami early warning system using available seafloor fiber cables) project took place on the 12th of December 2022; this meeting marks the starting point of the successfully funded project under the European Union’s Horizon research and innovation programme. In the meeting were present the R&D directors of all the entities present in the consortium (Aragón Photonics Labs, GeoAzur, Portuguese institute for the Ocean and the Atmosphere, Telxius and University of Alcala de Henares) and an evaluator and reviewer from the European Innovation Council.