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NDPTC Expands Partnership with NOAA: Course Development and Delivery Moves to the Inouye Regional Center


Posted on March 17, 2015


In 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) moved into the newly built Inouye Regional Center (IRC) on Ford Island.

In 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) moved into the newly built Inouye Regional Center (IRC) on Ford Island. The new research and administrative facility was built on a 30 acre parcel combining two refurbished World War II aircraft hangers connected with a building between them. The modern facility was designed as a smart/sustainable building allowing for efficient use of resources and lower energy consumption. For more about the center go to here

NOAA, NDPTC, and the University of Hawaii signed a joint project agreement (JPA) to collaborate on training course development and delivery by utilizing NOAA instructors and delivering training to NOAA partners. This partnership allows for NDPTC to work closely and interact directly with NOAA, the International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC), and the National Weather Service (NWS), all organizations that NDPTC has had long standing relationships with for collaboration on the development of NDPTC courses.

NDPTC headquarters remains at 828 Fort Street Mall in downtown Honolulu