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Natural Disaster Reduction and Risk Assessment – Role of USGS Tim Cohn Science Advisor for Hazards. U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to: Describe and understand the Earth

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Natural disaster reduction and risk assessment role of usgs tim cohn

Natural Disaster Reduction and Risk Assessment – Role of USGS

Tim Cohn

Science Advisor for Hazards

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Geological Survey


Natural disaster reduction and risk assessment role of usgs tim cohn

The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to:

  • Describe and understand the Earth

  • Manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources

  • Enhance and protect our quality of life

  • Minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters.

    --USGS Strategic Plan


Natural hazards for which usgs has mandated responsibility

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Landslides

Geomagnetic storms

Wildlife disease

Floods

Droughts

Coastal erosion

Tsunamis

Wildland fire

Natural hazards for which USGS has mandated responsibility:


Usgs hazards activities

USGS Hazards Activities

Develop basic scientific understanding of natural processes

Monitor the Earth to provide:

  • Hazards maps

  • Real-time warnings

  • Long-term records


Anss seismic monitoring

ANSS -- Seismic Monitoring


Nsip base federal streamgaging network

Active USGS Site

Inactive USGS Site

Other Agency Site

New/Proposed Site

NSIP -- Base Federal Streamgaging Network


Volcano monitoring

Volcano Monitoring


Summary

Summary

  • USGS works with its partners to provide the scientific information needed for effective mitigation and response to natural hazards


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