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Strategic science: New frameworks to bring scientific expertise to environmental disaster response

May 15, 2015

Science is critical to society's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from environmental crises. Natural and technological disasters such as disease outbreaks, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, oil spills, and tsunamis require coordinated scientific expertise across a range of disciplines to shape effective policies and protocols. Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, new organizational frameworks have arisen for scientists and engineers to apply their expertise to disaster response and recovery in a variety of capacities. Here, we describe examples of these opportunities, including an exciting new collaboration between the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Strategic Sciences Group (SSG).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title Strategic science: New frameworks to bring scientific expertise to environmental disaster response
DOI 10.1002/lob.10023
Authors Teresa Michelle Stoepler, K. A. Ludwig
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Limnology and Oceanography
Series Number
Index ID 70142260
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of the AD Hazards

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