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.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Senate Visitor Center Room 200
Speakers (linked to their presentations):
PLANNED REMARKS BY SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI
Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director, USGS Core Science Systems
Mike West, State Seismologist, Alaska Earthquake Center, Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Richard Ortt, Director, State Geologist, Maryland Geological Survey
Danielle Woodring, Geoscicence Policy Associate at the American Geosciences Institute, Moderator