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The Tsunami Society, also known as the International Tsunami Society, is a professional society for the research of and dissemination of knowledge about tsunamis. The society was founded in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1982. The society sponsors professional level meetings with local government officials[1] to promote public safety awareness,[2] disaster preparedness and the implementation of early warning systems. Every two years, the society holds its International Scientific Symposium, where researchers and scientists attend sessions at the symposia.

The society publishes an open access, international journal known as Science of Tsunami Hazards (ISSN 8755-6839), which is available to the scientific community free of charge. Papers submitted to the journal receive peer review and the journal archives include data, research results and references on tsunamis. All past issues of the journal for the past three decades are archived at the society's website, the U.S. Library of Congress and at a mirror site at the U. S. Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico.[3] The society's journal Science of Tsunami Hazards was included in the international academic journal database DOAJ[4] maintained by the University of Lund in Sweden. To facilitate cross-referencing and searching, all past journals are archived into this open access database by author, title, abstract and keywords. In addition, Science of Tsunami Hazards is being archived at the National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague. SPARC Europe Europe and DOAJ have entered an agreement about introducing a certification scheme for open access journals - the SPARC Europe Seal for Open Access Journals.


  1. ^ Altonn, Helen."State Tsunami Advisers Covet Wave-Height Forecasting System". Star 1999 (June 3) Website:
  2. ^ Curtis, George. Pacific Tsunami Museum: Science Newsletter Article. "Tsunami or TallTale?". Website:
  3. ^ US Los Alamos Laboratory. 2010. Science of Tsunami Hazards. "Website:"
  4. ^ Directory of Open Access Journals. Science of Tsunami Hazards 2010-2000. "Website:

Further readingEdit

  • Marchuk, Andrei: Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics Siberian Division Russian Academy of Sciences, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia. TSUNAMI WAVE PROPAGATION ALONG WAVEGUIDES. Science of Tsunami Hazards ISSN 8755-6839 (2009) vol.28(5).
  • Pain, Michael: Australian Spaceguard Survey. Tsunami from Asteroid/Comet Impacts. "Website: - see Tsunami Society Symposium May 25–29, 1999 in Honolulu.
  • P. Lukkunaprasit(1), A. Ruangrassamee(2) And N. Thanasisathit(3): 1.Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; 2. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; 3. Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. TSUNAMI LOADING ON BUILDINGS WITH OPENINGS. Science of Tsunami Hazards ISSN 8755-6839 (2009) vol.28(5).

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