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Volcano Monitoring: Reducing the Risks of Volcanic Hazards for Society

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)

The Congressional Hazards Caucus and the Hazards Caucus Alliance present a briefing on Volcano Monitoring: Reducing the Risks of Volcanic Hazards for Society.

Monday, June 25, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Cannon House Office Building, Room 122

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 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 impact us all by affecting tourism, residential areas, and even stalling transglobal airline travel. Come learn about volcanoes and hear the most recent updates on ongoing eruptions.

SPONSORED BY:

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 
  • Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) 
  • Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1)

SPEAKERS: 

  • Steve McNutt, Volcano Seismologist School of Geosciences, University of South Florida 
  • Charlie Mandeville, Program Coordinator USGS Volcano Hazards Program 
  • Jean-Paul Vernier, Scientist NASA Disaster Program/Langley Research Center

MODERATOR:

  • Lindsay Davis, Science Policy Fellow, the Geological Society of America

Refreshments will be served at this widely attended event. RSVP here: bit.ly/HazardsCaucusVolcanoBriefing