Since that time, other Pacific Rim nations have taken the initiative to establish networks of open ocean tsunameters to support their own tsunami warning capabilities. The NDBC has been serving as an ad hoc facilitator for the exchange of measurements by leveraging its Information Technology infrastructure that presently supports the NOAA tsunameter array. This informal partnership benefits the providing country with data management services to disseminate the measurements in real-time on the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Global Telecommunication System (GTS). The GTS links the world's tsunami warning services. NOAA's tsunami warning program benefits by having access to these non-US tsunameters, as evidenced by several recent tsunami events in the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island region. These tsunameters increase the tsunameter network density, areal coverage, and add a measure of redundancy to the tsunameter network.
This paper will review the growth of this partnership, the availability of the measurements, and the challenges in providing real-time measurements from a variety of instrumentation.