Tsunami Response Workshop for Businesses

Tsunami Response Training for Businesses

Tsunami Response Training for Businesses is now available from the International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC).  A Training Manual based on best practices and including tsunami response standard operating procedures templates is available as part of a 0.5-day course taught by the ITIC and its partners.

In 2012, the ITIC received a request from Juan Camacho of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) – Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) to create a training workshop that better prepares coastal businesses and hotels to respond to tsunami hazards. The workshop provides guidance to businesses on how to protect the safety of their employees, customers, and business operations.  The ITIC staff (including Dr. Laura Kong, Brian Yanagi, and Nicolás Arcos) researched, created, and delivered “Tsunami Response Workshop for Businesses” pilots in CNMI and Guam in September 2013, with assistance from the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam.  The course was again delivered in Guam in 2014.

For more information, please contact itic.tsunami@noaa.gov


Past Workshops
Location Date  Flyer
 Guam (Pilot)  24 September 2013  PDF 806KB
 Saipan, CNMI (Pilots)  26 & 27 September 2013  PDF 746KB
 Guam  March 2014  


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Regional Disaster Information Center (Latin America & the Caribbean)

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DVD copies for PC and Macintosh computers are available free of charge from the ITIC, Hawaii (itic.tsunami@noaa.gov).

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