ITIC Training Programme (ITP) - USA

The ITIC is helping to support US states, territories, and commonwealths  through the US National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP).  ITIC support includes training and capacity building, technical assistance and facilitation with tsunami stakeholders, and provision of and assistance in developing customized awareness materials.

DHS/FEMA NDPTC Tsunami Awareness Course (1-day, AWR-217).
Click here for an overview of the course.

AWR-217 deliveries by ITIC
 Location  Date(s)
 American Samoa*  27 April 2010
 American Samoa*  25 May 2010
 American Samoa*  15 June 2010
 Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands*  13-14 July 2010 (2 deliveries)
 Guam*  7-8 July 2010 (2 deliveries)
 Hawaii*  10 Feb 2010
 Hawaii*  08 Oct 2010
 Washington State*  30 July 2010
 American Samoa  15-21 March 2011 (4 deliveries)
 Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands  1-2 March 2012 (2 deliveries)
 Guam  22-24 March 2011 (2 deliveries)
 Guam  27-28 Feb 2012 (2 deliveries)
 Hawaii  Feb 2011 (2 deliveries)
 Hawaii  Jan 2012
 Hawaii  April 2012
 Hawaii  June 2012
 Hawaii  27 Nov 2012
 Puerto Rico  23-27 April 2012 ( 4 deliveries)
 American Samoa  June 2013 (4 deliveries)
 Guam  23 Sept 2013
 American Samoa  Sept 2014



ITIC Capacity Building

 Location  Date
 American Samoa  29 Jun - 2 Jul 2009
 American Samoa  15-22 Nov 2009
 American Samoa  April 2010
 American Samoa  May 2010
 American Samoa  June 2010
 American Samoa  23-26 Jan 2012
 Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands  12-16 July 2010
 Guam  6-9 July 2010
 American Samoa  June 2013
 Guam  Sept 2013
 Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands  Sept 2013
 Guam  July 2014
 Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands  July 2014
 American Samoa  Sept 2014


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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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