Watching the World: Saving Lives Through Hazards Mapping and Monitoring


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Hazards Caucus Briefing

Watching the World: Saving Lives Through Hazards Mapping and Monitoring

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.

Planned remarks by
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Speakers:
Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director, USGS Core Systems Sciences

Mike West, State Seismologist, Alaska Earthquake Center, Research Associate Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks