ITST-Samoa



International Tsunami Survey Team Samoa


The ITST-Samoa comprised (October 14-23) more than 60 scientists from seven counties, along with local expertise and participation from Government of Samoa scientists, Samoa Red Cross Society, and Samoa researchers, and non-government representatives.  A coordination team consisted of the Government of Samoa (GoS), SOPAC, UNESCO Apia, SOPAC, University of South Pacific, and ITIC, and was led by a chief scientist from Australia.  At the conclusion, the team provided a preliminary report of its multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral findings to the GoS.  Its success has set a benchmark for a coordinated ITST to support national early recovery efforts & tsunami research, and is a demonstration that working together can produce a much stronger and more valuable outcome than working alone.  Strong principles of professional conduct, mutual respect, collaboration, partnership, and concern for affected community welfare were embedded in the ITST-Samoa work plan.

 

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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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TsunamiTeacher USA
Tsunami Basics
  

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

 
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Tsunami Awareness Poster


Awareness poster available in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Singalese.

 
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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

Available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.

 

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Tsunami Glossary


Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Bahasa. 

 

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Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.
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TsunamiTeacher

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

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