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2020 NTHMP Winter Meeting - Minutes

January 28-31, 2020

Oregon State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street
hosted by Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries
Portland, OR 97232

Note: The NTHMP Coordinating Committee voted on August 23, 2019, to swap the former "summer subcommittee meetings" to winter, and move the Annual Meeting to summer. The Winter Meeting will consist of these activities:

  • Concurrent: Meeting of Mitigation & Education Subcommittee
  • Concurrent: Meeting of Mapping & Modeling Subcommittee
  • Optional: Meeting of Island Caucus
  • Optional: Meeting of Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group
  • Concurrent: NTHMP Program Review -- Partner discussions with Federal Grant Panel and Management

Page updated: May 11, 2020

Registered attendees




Mapping & Modeling Subcommittee (MMS) Meeting

This meeting was held over three days from Tuesday through Thursday, January 28 - 30, 2020

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business meeting of the MMS. The primary purpose of this meeting is to conduct routine subcommittee business: to update the MMS Annual Work Plan and Vision Plan, and discuss technical matters and collaborative products. MMS meeting agenda is here..

Who should attend:

  • Science Representatives who serve on the NTHMP Coordinating Committee.
  • Appointed MMS members and guests
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.

The MMS meeting notes are here.



Mitigation & Education Subcommittee (MES) Meeting

This meeting will be held over three days from Tuesday through Thursday, January 28 - 30, 2020

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business meeting of the MES. The primary purpose of this meeting is to conduct routine subcommittee business and to update the MES Annual Work Plan. MES meeting agenda is here.

Who should attend:

The MES meeting notes are here.



NTHMP Island Caucus

This meeting will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.

The NTHMP Island Caucus is an informal, non-voting group formed to exchange ideas and information about tsunami issues specific to islands. The Island Caucus meeting agenda is here.

Who should attend:

  • People who represent or have interests related to U.S. island state (Hawaii) and territories (American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Pacific Tsunami Warning Center representatives
  • International Tsunami Information Center and Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program representatives
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.

The Island Caucus meeting notes are here.


NTHMP Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group

This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 2:10pm to 4:30pm.

The NTHMP Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group The Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group (MRPWG) was formed to improve tsunami mitigation and recovery planning and coastal community resilience nationally. These terms are defined by FEMA and other sources as:

  • Mitigation: Sustained action that reduces or eliminates long- term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects.
  • Recovery: The process to restore people or communities to a new normal condition after a harmful event.
. Who should attend:
  • People who represent or have interests related to coastal community resilience.
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.

MRPWG Plan is here.

Notes not provided.


Tsunami Annex to the US National Plan for Disaster Impacts and Assessments

The NPDIA describes collaborative mechanisms, procedures, and data that will be used to coordinate tsunami disaster impact assessment among government agencies and partners, including universities.

The agenda is here.

Notes not provided.


Program Review

This meeting will be held concurrently with the other meetings being held this week. Grant applicants will have the opportunity to present to NWS Leadership: Dr. Grant Cooper and Mike Angove, and the Federal Grant Review Panel: Ian Sears, Marie Eble, Tamra Biasco, and Lewis Kozlosky.

Who should attend:

  • Primary and subaward grant applicants who plan to participate in the FY20 grant round at their appointed time as shown on the schedule.
  • No others. This meeting is closed.
  • Notes not provided.


NTHMP Coordinating Committee Meeting

This meeting will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 8:30am to 11:00am.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business meeting of the NTHMP Coordinating Committee.

Who should attend:  NTHMP Coordinating Committee members

While all meetings are open (unless there is a reason for the Coordinating Committee to vote to close a part of it), generally only voting members of the Coordinating Committee, ex-officio members, and designated guests attend this meeting.

Remote call-in information provided to voting members of the Coordinating Committee.

The Coordinating Committee meeting agenda is here.

The Coordinating Committee meeting notes are here.


More Information

For more information, please contact: Ian Sears, phone 301-427-9022.

NTHMP Administrator
NOAA/National Weather Service, Tsunami Program




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