Awareness & Education

List of ICG/PTWS Officers (current)

List of ICG/PTWS Officers, PTWC, ITIC

ICG/PTWS Officers (2011-2013)


Dr Ken Gledhill (GNS Science, New Zealand)


Captain Patricio Carrasco (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy, Chile)
Dr. Tatiana Ivelska (Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russian Federation)
Mr Takeshi Koizumi
(Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan)



Giorgio de la Torre (Past Chair, 2007-2009, 2008 elected Vice-Chair, ICG/PTWS)
Mike O´Leary (Past Chair, ICG/PTWS, 2007-2008)

Fred Stephenson (Past Acting Chair, 2007, Vice-Chair, 2005-2006)

CF Sr. Rodrigo Nuñez Gundlach (Past Chair, 2006)

Dr. François Schindelé (Past Chair, 1999-2005)


Dr. Charles (Chip) S. McCreery (PTWC Director)
Richard H. Hagemeyer Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
91-270 Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
United States of America
Tel: <1> (808) 689-8207
Fax: <1> (808) 689-4543


Dr. Laura S.L. Kong (ITIC Director)
International Tsunami Information Center
1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
United States of America
Tel: <1> 808-725-6051
Fax: <1> (808) 725-6055

Lt. Carlos A. Zúñiga
Associate Director 
Head, Oceanography Dept. 
Servicio Hidrográfico y Oeanográfico de la Armada (SHOA) de Chile
Errazuriz 254 Playa Ancha
Valparaíso, CHILE
Phone: <56> 32-2766671
Fax: <56> 32-2766542


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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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