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2018 Geohazards Symposium Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington
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2/16/2018 to 2/18/2018
When: February 16-18, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, Washington  98109
United States

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2018 Geohazards Symposium - Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington
February 16-18, 2018
McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center

Seattle, Washington

General Information

Technical Day, Friday February 16th, 2018
Hear from technical experts about the latest research regarding earth hazards in western Washington.

  • $175 early registration (before January 1)
  • $200 late registration (after January 1)
  • Membership not required

Technical Day Topics:

  • Overview of earth hazards
  • Landslide mapping and dating
  • Volcano, lahar, and ashfall hazards
  • Tsunami modeling
  • Earthquakes and active faults
  • GPS, PANGA, and plate motions
  • ShakeAlert
  • Flooding, erosion, and channel migration
  • Sediment aggradation
  • Sea-level rise and coastal flooding
  • Infrastructure protection

Public Day, Saturday February 17th, 2018
Come learn about the geologic hazards of your neighborhood and how you can protect your family and property.

  • Hear talks about our geologic hazards and reducing risk
  • Visit informational booths
  • Interact with computer mapping stations for exploring geologic hazards in your neighborhood
  • Speak with the experts
  • Open to the public with no-fee registration

Public Day Topics

  • Geology of western Washington
  • Overview of earth hazards
  • Landslides
  • Volcanic hazards
  • Tsunamis
  • Earthquake
  • Flooding
  • Preparedness and risk reduction

Field Trip, Sunday February 18th, 2018
Attend an all-day geologic field trip to see evidence of our geologic hazards and inspiring geology. Must have paid for attendance on the Technical Day (Feb. 16th) to attend. Time and cost to be determined. Check the websites for details and to register.

Invited Speakers
U.S. Geological Survey
Washington Geological Survey
University of Washington
Central Washington University
Centralia College
National Park Service
City of Olympia
City of Seattle
King County
Washington Emergency Management Divisioin
The Seattle Times

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Northwest Geological Society -

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