International Tsunami Information Center. ITIC was established in November 1965 by the IOC Assembly of UNESCO to support the ICG/ITSU in the Pacific. The ITIC also provides technical and capacity building assistance to Member States for the global establishment of tsunami warning and mitigation systems in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, and other oceans and marginal seas, and as the oldest, supports Tsunami Information Centres starting in other regions. In the Pacific, the ITIC specifically monitors and recommends improvements to the PTWS, coordinates tsunami technology transfer among Member States interested in establishing regional and national tsunami warning systems, acts as a clearinghouse for risk assessment and mitigation activities, works with the World Data Service for Geophysics to collect historical event data, and serves as a resource for the development, publication, and distribution of tsunami education and preparedness materials. (