Volcano Risk Workshop 2017

Cascades Volcano Observatory
1300 S.E. Cardinal Ct
Vancouver, Washington
May 31st (9:00 am – 4:00pm)

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FEMA Region X, and the UW Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research, with support from the USGS Volcano Hazards Program, are producing an updated assessment to help local stakeholders plan for and educate their communities about their risk of losses from volcanic eruptions and what can be done to mitigate that risk. Attendees will receive the latest volcanic hazards information from USGS Scientists and review information collected on local communities at risk. The UW team will integrate information contributed by participants into its final report to FEMA and will produce products useful to communities built near volcano. These will include volcano hazards and risk summaries for each volcano in the study. An index of and links to scientific papers and digital mapping data will also be produced. Contact Himanshu Grover (groverh@uw.edu) or Bill Steele (wsteele@uw.edu) for more details about the workshop, and follow up outcomes.

Expected Outcomes from the Workshop

  1. An Assessment of the state of the science
  2. Ranking/Comparative assessment of risks associated with the various volcanoes
  3. Identification of gaps and recommendations for future research and study
    needs (in general and specifically for each volcano)
  4. Recommendations for risk communication to experts and non-expert stakeholders
  5. Any other issues identified by the participants