Role of the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service in Preparing for and Responding to Natural Hazard Events, As Well as the Current Status of Mapping and Monitoring Systems, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 30, 2018 [open pdf - 6MB]
This is the January 30, 2018 hearing on "Role of the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service in Preparing for and Responding to Natural Hazard Events, As Well as the Current Status of Mapping and Monitoring Systems," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. From the Opening Statement of Lisa Murkowski: "Our focus this morning is on volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, and avalanches--natural hazards that many Americans experience on a somewhat regular basis and the measures being taken to minimize risks from those hazards. [...] The good news is that our federal, state, and local partners are developing the tools and maps needed to better understand these natural hazards, in an effort to give more advanced warning to communities in danger. Those include seismic monitors for earthquakes, elevation mapping to mark out slopes vulnerable to landslides, cameras on volcanoes, sensors along rivers and coasts, and tidal monitors to help detect tsunamis. Some operations are, of course, more advanced than others. [...] This morning, we will learn about the need for better monitoring and mapping to provide as much of a warning of natural hazards events as possible and to reduce impacts to life and property." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Applegate, Glenn Casamassa, Pat Branson, David K. Norman, Michael West, and Karen Berry.
S. Hrg. 115-500; Senate Hearing 115-500
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