Volcano Monitoring: Reducing the Risks of Volcanic Hazards for Society

Date: Monday, June 25, 2018

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 122

RSVP at: bit.ly/HazardsCaucusVolcanoBriefing

Volcanoes are one of the most fascinating natural phenomena on Earth, but their beauty can be deceiving. An explosive volcano can devastate the local area with mudflows, lava flows, and avalanches of hot rock and gas, often causing death, property damage, and vast economic losses in its vicinity. As populations expand, more people, property, and airline routes are exposed to volcanic hazards.

The expert panel of university and agency scientists at this briefing will discuss volcano monitoring from the subsurface, at ground level, and from the sky to explore these often-sleeping giants. Volcanoes have the potential to affect us all by impacting tourism, residential areas, and even stalling transglobal airline travel. Come learn about volcanoes and hear the most recent updates on the ongoing eruptions.


Steve McNutt, Volcano Seismologist, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida PDF imagepresentation

Charlie Mandeville, Program Coordinator, USGS Volcano Hazards Program pdf download iconpresentation

Jean-Paul Vernier, Scientist, NASA Disaster Program pdf download iconpresentation


Lindsay Davis, Science Policy Fellow, The Geological Society of America


Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1)

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