Watching The World: Saving Lives Through Hazards Mapping And Monitoring
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Senate Visitor Center Room 200
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Natural hazards affect every state in the nation. Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, hurricanes and other hazards, result in billions of dollars in annualized losses to the United States. These hazards threaten lives and property, disrupt services, damage infrastructure and threaten economies.
Mapping and monitoring of these hazards is a proven way to effectively save lives and protect our nation’s infrastructure.
At this widely attended briefing, learn how geologic and hazards mapping and monitoring are used to prepare and protect our communities from natural hazards. Refreshments will be served.
See pdf flyer here.
PLANNED REMARKS BY SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI
Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director, USGS Core Science Systems
Saving Lives and Protecting Infrastructure Through Foundational Mapping
Mike West (video), State Seismologist, Alaska Earthquake Center, Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Richard Ortt, Director, State Geologist, Maryland Geological Survey
Geologic Hazards Mapping and Monitoring: State Perspective
Danielle Woodring, Geoscience Policy Associate at the American Geosciences Institute, Moderator