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Technical-information products for a National Volcano Early Warning System

September 22, 2007

Technical outreach — distinct from general-interest and K-12 educational outreach — for volcanic hazards is aimed at providing usable scientific information about potential or ongoing volcanic activity to public officials, businesses, and individuals in support of their response, preparedness, and mitigation efforts. Within the context of a National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) (Ewert et al., 2005), technical outreach is a critical process, transferring the benefits of enhanced monitoring and hazards research to key constituents who have to initiate actions or make policy decisions to lessen the hazardous impact of volcanic activity.

This report discusses recommendations of the Technical-Information Products Working Group convened in 2006 as part of the NVEWS planning process. The basic charge to the Working Group was to identify a web-based, volcanological "product line" for NVEWS to meet the specific hazard-information needs of technical users. Members of the Working Group were:

  • Marianne Guffanti (Chair), USGS, Reston VA
  • Steve Brantley, USGS, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory HI
  • Peter Cervelli, USGS, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Anchorage AK
  • Chris Nye, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and Alaska Volcano Observatory, Fairbanks AK
  • George Serafino, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Camp Springs MD
  • Lee Siebert, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
  • Dina Venezky, USGS, Volcano Hazards Team, Menlo Park CA
  • Lisa Wald, USGS, Earthquake Hazards Program, Golden CO
Publication Year 2007
Title Technical-information products for a National Volcano Early Warning System
DOI 10.3133/ofr20071250
Authors Marianne C. Guffanti, Steven R. Brantley, Peter F. Cervelli, Christopher J. Nye, George N. Serafino, Lee Siebert, Dina Y. Venezky, Lisa A. Wald
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2007-1250
Index ID ofr20071250
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey; Volcano Hazards Program