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Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges USGS Natural Hazards Science in the Coming Decade. Dr. Mark Myers March 7, 2007. U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey. A National Framework for Natural Hazards Risk Reduction and Management Developing a Research Agenda.

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Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges

USGS Natural Hazards Science in the Coming Decade

Dr. Mark Myers

March 7, 2007

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Geological Survey


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A National Framework for Natural Hazards Risk Reduction and Management Developing a Research Agenda

  • Enhancing the use of scientific information to reduce societal vulnerability and risk from hazards;

  • Identifying how spatial data can most effectively enable and empower decision-making at the local, state and national levels; and

  • Addressing the alignment of incentives and predicted behavior at both the national and local levels to advance public interest.


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Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction

National Science and Technology Council

# 1 – Provide hazard and disaster information where and when it is needed.

# 2 – Understand the natural processes that produce hazards.

# 3 – Develop hazard mitigation strategies and technologies.

# 4 – Recognize and reduce vulnerability of interdependent critical infrastructure.

# 5 – Assess disaster resilience using standard methods.

# 6 – Promote risk-wise behavior.


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Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges:USGS Science in the Coming Decade

  • Understanding Ecosystems and Predicting Ecosystem Change

  • Ensuring the Nation’s Economic and Environmental Future

  • The Role of the Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

  • A Warning System for Environmental Risk to Public Health in America

  • A Water Census of the United States

  • Quantifying, Forecasting, and Securing Freshwater for America’s Future

  • A National Hazards, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

  • Ensuring the Long-Term Health and Wealth of the Nation

  • Climate Variability and Change

  • Clarifying the Record and Assessing the Consequences

  • Energy and Minerals for America’s Future

  • Providing a Scientific Foundation for Decision-Makers


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A National Hazards, Risk, and Resilience Assessment ProgramEnsuring the Long-Term Health and Wealth of the Nation

  • Strategic Science Actions:

  • Expand and modernize USGS monitoring and communications capabilities.

  • Increase research into the causes and consequences of: coastal erosion earthquakes

    floodsgeomagnetic storms

    landslidestsunamis

    volcanoeswildfires

    zoonotic diseases

  • Enhance understanding of the linkages among natural hazards, the environment, climate, and society, and ways the climate influences the frequency and intensity of natural-hazard events.

  • Form an intra-bureau hazards working group of scientists.

Avian Influenza

Emerging Wildlife Disease

Fire Science


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A National Hazards, Risk, and Resilience Assessment ProgramEnsuring the Long-Term Health and Wealth of the Nation

  • Strategic Science Actions:

  • Develop a core of USGS and partner researchers focusing on vulnerability science to:

    • develop local, regional and national indicators and visualization tools.

    • conduct case studies to assess vulnerability and resilience of communities, ecosystems and economies.

  • Develop a national risk-monitoring program.

  • Create a bureau-wide disaster assistance strategy.

  • Develop communication strategies and decision-support products that focus on understanding societal risk and resilience to natural hazards.

San Francisco Earthquake of 1906


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Achieving the Vision:Extending Research Through Partnerships

  • Build and strengthen the internal workforce through the development of external partnerships in environmental information science.

  • Identify and leverage national and international efforts that promote comprehensive data and information management and foster greater sharing of knowledge and expertise.


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