Training Materials

ITIC Training Program

The ITIC conducts training to help countries establish national and regional tsunami warning and mitigation systems. The ITP-Hawaii is based in Hawaii and brings participants to Hawaii to learn about Hawaii's working end-to-end system. The ITP-International allows for international experts to visit a tsunami-prone country to engage a much larger and broader set of stakeholders. The Course Manual gives an overview of the different essential topics and provides guidance templates that participants use to develop their tsunami warning and emergency response standard operating procedures that are essential for successful warning. Electronic materials supplement the course manual and provided additional references.

ITP-Hawaii Course Manual Table of Contents

ITP Training Course Support Documents list


Strengthening Tsunami Warning and Emergency Responses: One-week Training Workshop on the development of End-to-End Tsunami Standard Operating Procedures

The UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Strengthening Tsunami Warning and Emergency Responses End-to-End Standard Operating Procedures Training Workshop was developed to support the IOC’s effort to assist countries in developing and strengthening their tsunami warning operations.  To support the introductory one-week Training Workshop, this Training Manual was compiled and provided in hard copy and electronic formats.  The Manual includes reference, best practice, decision support tools, and templates and guidance materials covering key components, requirements, and activities to enable an effective and timely warning and evacuation against tsunamis.

One-week Training Workshop overview

Topics important for successful end-to-end tsunami warning


Please contact the ITIC for information on training materials,



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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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