Connect and learn about hazards and resilience projects happening along Washington’s coast at the next Coastal Hazards Resilience Network (CHRN) Annual Meeting. The event will take place on June 5, 2018 from 9:00AM-4:00PM at University of Washington, South Campus Center (Room 303).
9:00 AM – 9:25 AM
9:25 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Earthquake and Tsunami Session
Carrie Garrison-Laney of Washington Sea Grant: Introduction to earthquake hazards in WA and how paleoseismology is used to determine recurrence of earthquakes and tsunamis
Randall LeVeque of UW: Introduction to tsunami modeling
Daniel Eungard of the Washington Department of Natural Resources: Introduction to Washington’s tsunami maps and explanation for L1
Dan Abramson of UW: Tsunami hazard scenarios in community planning in Aberdeen and Neah Bay
Ann Bostrom of UW: Communicating information about hazards
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Food is available for purchase at the Rotunda, Vista Cafe, and Aqua Verde.Read more
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