Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre (JTIC)

Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre was created under the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Committee (IOC) of UNESCO and is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

It was established to increase and strengthen awareness about Tsunami and to assist the development of the Tsunami Early Warning System (TEWS) in Indonesia.

JTIC is an Information Centre, not a tsunami warning website. The main aim of the Centre is to act on:

  • The progress of TEWS in Indonesia in terms of technical development;
  • Education, preparedness, tsunami drills, establishment of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);
  • General information, activities, news and issues;
  • Materials to support public awareness.

Located in the UNESCO Office Jakarta, JTIC focuses on the information provision through Internet so that anyone can have full and global access to it.

The JTIC website hosts tsunami-related information, materials, data, programmes, in order to be accessible and publicly used. It also provides a discussion forum for those who are interested in exchanging information about tsunami-related topics.

Example GITEWS

The German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS) provides information on the concept, ocean instrumentation, seismology, modelling, GPS technology, warning centre, and capacity building. Public awareness on TEWS equipments has become an important factor in the maintenance of the equipment. People living in certain areas should be aware that the equipment installed is meant to protect them from tsunami hazard. Therefore, maintaining and securing the equipment is important to keep the system working.

Example Earthquake & Tsunami

The poster lays out basic insight into earthquake and tsunami; their characteristics, what to do before and when they occur and what should be done in the aftermath. User-friendly terms are used.      


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