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.



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

Hazards Monitoring

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