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Asian Institute of Technology
Certificate Program in Tsunami Science and Preparedness

The Tsunami Science and Preparedness (TSP) program is an intensive 16-day program specifically developed for professionals and practitioners actively engaged in end-to-end tsunami warning, mitigation and preparedness activities. It is the most comprehensive program of its kind, designed to equip professionals with the finest resources available and vital skills to help them implement programs to save lives and build tsunami-resilient societies. The curriculum consists of three modules pertaining to tsunami resilience: (1) Tsunami Hazard Assessment, (2) Tsunami Warning Systems, and (3) Coastal Community Resilience. The curriculum is designed to provide a holistic view of how these components interact in successful local, regional and national tsunami programs.

This first TSP program in Asia is led jointly by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and University of Washington (UW), USA and supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the U.S. Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS) Program.

The TSP program was offered as part of AIT's new post-graduate study program on Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management from March 10-26 2008 on AIT's campus outside Bangkok Thailand.

AIT and UW will each award a Professional Certificate in Tsunami Science and Preparedness from their respective institutions to each participant upon his/her successful completion of the Program.