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NDPTC and NOAA partner to deliver ComMIT Community Model Interface for Tsunamis training


Posted on Jan. 10, 2015



NDPTC and NOAA partner to deliver ComMIT Community Model Interface for Tsunamis training

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) and the University of Hawaii’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) are sponsoring a workshop on the ComMIT: COMmunity Model Interface for Tsunami. The workshop will be held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus from January 5 – 9, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Participants will gain a basic understanding of tsunami science, the methodology behind the tsunami modeling, the data requirements to model the impact of tsunamis, as well as be able to run scenario-based exercises and perform a hazard assessment of a coastal community. Furthermore, student participants will have the opportunity to earn three hours of graduate level credit upon completion of an additional tsunami disaster risk resiliency research project.

After this five-day training, students presented their project results.