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Certificate Program in Tsunami Science and Preparedness

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's NOAA Center for Tsunami Research and the University of Washington Extension, in coordination with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) have joined together to develop a unique Certificate Program in Tsunami Science and Preparedness. The first offering of this intensive two-week academic program wil be conducted by the University of Washington Extension from July 21 through August 2, 2007, on University of Washington campus in Seattle.

The curriculum consists of three courses pertaining to tsunami resilience: (1) Tsunami Hazard Assessment, (2) Tsunami Warning Systems, and (3) Tsunami Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery, as well as a holistic view of how these components interact in successful local, regional and national tsunami programs. All courses include a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions with practitioners, team exercises and a field trip to a tsunami zone on the Washington coast.

Funding support is provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of the U.S. Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS) Program.