Member States/ National Contacts

List of member states

The 46 Member States

Altogether, there are 46 Member States covering the Pacific and its marginal seas. Official Member States of the ICG/PTWS are those

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List of member states Tsunami National Contacts

List of ICG/PTWS Member State National Contacts
Last Updated: 8 September 2014

Selected Terminology:

ICG Tsunami National Contact (TNC):

The TNC is the person designated by an ICG Member State government to represent his/her country in the coordination of international tsunami warning and mitigation activities.

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International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC)

Dr. Laura Kong (ITIC Director)
International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC)

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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)

Dr. Charles (Chip) McCreery (PTWC Director)

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IUGG Tsunami Committee

Dr. Vasily Titov (President)
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

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ICG/PTWS Officers

Dr. Ken Gledhill (Acting Chair)
GeoNet Project Director

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IOC Secretariat

Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright (through December 2014)
Executive Secretary, IOC; ADG, UNESCO

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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.

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Tsunami Basics

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

Tsunamis on the Move

Tsunami Awareness Poster

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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

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Tsunami Glossary

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Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

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