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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

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

  • 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 information to:

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 information to:

Develop basic scientific understanding of natural processes

Monitor the Earth to provide:

  • Hazards maps

  • Real-time warnings

  • Long-term records



Nsip base federal streamgaging network

Active USGS Site information to:

Inactive USGS Site

Other Agency Site

New/Proposed Site

NSIP -- Base Federal Streamgaging Network


Volcano monitoring
Volcano Monitoring information to:


Summary
Summary information to:

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


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