Geoscience and Natural Hazard Policy

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Publication Year: 

2012

Abstract: 

This position statement (1) encourages increased public and private investments to reduce natural hazards vulnerability through better understanding of geologic processes; (2) emphasizes the crucial role of geoscience education and outreach in broadening the public’s understanding of their risk from natural hazards and the available options to reduce risk; and (3) promotes active participation of geoscientists in implementing public policy that will improve society’s resilience to natural hazards.

Document Type: 

  • Position Statement

Tags: 

  • critical issues, database publication, hazards