ITIC Working with Others

The ITIC of the IOC maintains and develops relationships with:

Intergovernmental Organizations

All Member States of UNESCO, IOC and its Intergovernmental Coordination Groups for Tsunami Warning and Mitigation; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG); World Data System Centers (WDS); World Meteorological Organization (WMO); International Hydrographic Organizaton (IHO); United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), UN and other regional development, environmental, and technical aganecies in disaster risk reduction.

Non-Governmental Organizations

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), Asia Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

The Scientific Community

Research and academic organizations, universities, and institutions worldwide. The ITIC Training Programme (ITP) provides opportunities for scientists to work on risk assessment, tsunami inundation modelling to estimate flooding impact, or other tsunami-related problems. The Programme can also facilitates the exchange of scientific and technical personnel between Member States for the purpose of providing familiarization with monitoring equipment, seismic evaluation and wave forecasting, and operational procedures of tsunami warning centres and emergency response and public safety procedures of civil defence agencies or disaster management organizations.

Local Authorities

ITIC informs Member States of developments in tsunami research and education. ITIC initiates, co-ordinates, and/or conducts technical training programmes, workshops, and seminars dealing with all aspects of tsunami preparedeness. ITIC aims to make authorities more aware of the tsunami hazard, and assists in planning programs for the protection of life and property and for evacuations from dangerous areas during tsunami warnings.

The General Public

ITIC informs the general public of the tsunami hazard through lectures, publications, educational materials and disaster preparedness programs. ITIC provides information on the latest tsunami alerts issued by the PTWC, NWPTAC, and US NTWC.


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Featured Resources

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Regional Disaster Information Center (Latin America & the Caribbean)

A database of Spanish language materials focused on tsunami preparedness.
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Post-Tsunami Survey:
El Salvador Summary Video

Learn the basics of a post-tsunami survey.

TsunamiTeacher USA
Tsunami Basics

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Learn the basics of tsunamis. Available in English and Samoan.

Tsunamis on the Move

Tsunami Awareness Poster

Awareness poster available in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Singalese.


Global Hazard Maps

Posters of Tsunami Sources, Significant Earthquakes and Significant Volcanic Eruptions. Also Tsunami Sources Icosohedron Globe.

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Tsunami, The Great Waves

Available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.


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Tsunami Glossary

Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Bahasa. 



Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.


DVD copies for PC and Macintosh computers are available free of charge from the ITIC, Hawaii (

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