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NTHMP Multi-State Proposal. NTHMP Education Program. George Crawford Washington Emergency Management Division. Education Program with committee oversight. Supports Public Law 109-42

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NTHMP Multi-State Proposal

NTHMP Education Program

George Crawford

Washington Emergency Management Division


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Education Program with committee oversight

  • Supports Public Law 109-42

    • Promote and improve community outreach and education networks and programs…implementation of technical training and public education programs

    • integrate tsunami preparedness and mitigation programs into ongoing hazard warning and risk management activities, emergency response plans, and mitigation programs … integrating information to assist in tsunami evacuation route planning

    • educational programs to discourage development in high-risk areas


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Education Program with committee oversight

  • Supports expectations from Congress and States

    • NTHMP States are being asked by both Congressional Delegation and Governor’s Staff what actions have been taken to support the states for Tsunami Public Education under Public Law 109-42

  • 1998 Strategic Implementation Plan

    • Table 1 – Mitigation Strategic Implementation Plan Accomplishments; Tsunami Resilient Communities Activities Matrix as adopted by NTHMP Mitigation Committee


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NTHMP Education Program 2008 Activities

  • Convert International Tsunami Science and Preparedness Certificate Program to U.S. Program

    • USAID spent over $1 Million for capacity building in the Indian Ocean including a 2-week Tsunami Science and Preparedness Certification Course at the University of Washington

    • The course brought together the capacity building of many activities to include seismic training, inundation modeling and community resilience


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Review of initial offering of certificate program

32 Participants

  • Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives

  • 4 AIT/ADPC observers

    • National level professionals

    • Range of specialties


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Review of initial offering of certificate program

2007 Program Summary

  • Opening Ceremony - Keynote by Rep. Jay Inslee (sponsor of 2007 Tsunami Act)


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Review of initial offering of certificate program

2007 Program Summary

  • 3 Courses – Assessment, Warning and Tsunami Resilience

“The program covers a rather complete broad spectrum of disciplines that are required for Tsunami preparedness. It provides a clear picture of this end-to-end system. “


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Review of initial offering of certificate program

2007 Program Summary

  • 2 Field trips

    • WA EMD and Pacific County EM and Paleotsunami Canoe Trip

“Visit to Washington Emergency Management Centre was very useful. The facilities were state-of-the-art.”


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Review of initial offering of certificate program

2007 Program Summary

  • 2 Field trips

    • Aberdeen Town Hall Meeting

“The Aberdeen field trip was excellent and well organized. The interaction sharing of information among the participants was a great example of how people can be involved in preparedness and mitigation”


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Review of initial offering of certificate program

2007 Program Summary

  • Closing Ceremony with Conferring of Certificates


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Review of initial offering of certificate program

2007 Program Summary

  • Opening Ceremony - Keynote by Rep. Jay Inslee (sponsor of 2007 Tsunami Act)

  • 3 Courses – Assessment, Warning and Emergency Management

  • 2 Field trips – Pacific County, Aberdeen

  • Participant Activities included Tsunami Resilient Community (TRC) Plan, End-to-End Simulation, National Presentations, Use of Model Simulation tools.

  • Archive of course content and Alumni website:http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/education/tsu400/index.html

    (login “tsu” & passwd “tsu400UW”)

  • Closing Ceremony with Conferring of Certificates





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Review of initial offering of certificate program

Overall evaluation

The Program was successful and extremely well

received by participants


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Instructors for Domestic Offering

Dr. Catherine Petroff, Program Faculty and Curriculum Coordinator.Principal, LP4 Associates LLC. Affiliate Faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington.

Dr. Frank González, Lead Instructor, Course 1.Research Scientist, NOAA Center for Tsunami Research. Affiliate Professor, Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington.

Paul Whitmore, Lead Instructor, Course 2.Director, West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, National Weather Service, NOAA.

Nicolás Arcos, Lead Instructor, Course 3.Research Scientist, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington.


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NTHMP Education Program2008 Activities

  • Conduct Inventory of Educational Material since 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    The NTHMP does not have a complete inventory of educational materials that have been developed and available internationally - ISDR, ITIC (Tsunami Teacher), and individual countries. Identification of these resources will increase our ability to educate the public


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NTHMP Education Program2008 Activities

  • Prepare Educational Strategic Plan

    • Strategic plan will identify educational requirements of States, and develop an implementation plan by using the educational inventory and the certificate course as starting points to meet tsunami educational needs of the Nation

    • Coordinate plan through States and Federal partners so that the Plan can be approved at the next annual NTHMP meeting

    • Present the NTHMP approved Plan to Congress on the second anniversary of the passage of the Tsunami Act (December 20, 2008)


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FY08 Budget

One person (Full Time Equivalent w/overhead)

$90K


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QUESTIONS?

Public Education and training is the cornerstone that will influence long-term sustainability and promote pre-mitigation and disaster recovery planning and community commitment to reduce their tsunami risk


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