IOTWS Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System
IUGS International Union of Geological Sciences
   
LDC Lesser Developed Countries
   
MGU Military Geology Unit, USGS
   
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NEIC USGS National Earthquake Information Center
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRC National Research Council
NSF National Science Foundation
   
OAS Organization of American States
OES Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science
OFDA USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
OIG Office of International Geology
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OSTP Office of Science & Technology Policy, White House
   
PAGER Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response
PAIGH Pan American Institute of Geography and History
   
RELEMR Reduction of Earthquake Losses in the Extended Mediterranean Region
RGEG USGS’ Research Grade Evaluation Guide
   
S&T Science and Technology
SOPAC South Pacific Council
SPTIA Science Priorities and Training for International Affairs
   
THIP Techniques of Hydrologic Investigations for International Participants
   
UAE United Arab Emirates
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNEP United Nations Environmental Program
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development (aka “AID”)
USGS United States Geological Survey


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