Late-Breaking Session

Hurricane Events

Hurricanes Katia, Irma, Jose
Hurricanes Katia, Irma, and Jose.

Late-Breaking Discussion on Managing Coastal Hazards from the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Events: Monitoring, Impacts, and Communication

Tuesday, 24 October, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. PDT, TCC, Tahoma 1
Organizers: Monica Gowan, Jeff Rubin, David Szymanski
Sponsors: GSA Geology & Society Division, GSA Geology & Public Policy Committee, GSA Environmental & Engineering Geology Division, GSA Hydrogeology Division, GSA Geology & Health Division

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GSA is hosting this late-breaking session on the geoscientific and societal aspects of this year's record-breaking hurricane events in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Panel discussions focus on topics such as real-time and other situational awareness tools (e.g., pre- and post-storm lidar surveys), effects on infrastructure (lifeline and critical resources), and human/societal factors (warning and risk communication, evacuation, and direct/indirect impacts). Panels are noted below with plenty of time for discussion. No abstracts involved.

Panel 1 - Monitoring (monitoring/SA tools and applications)

8:30 Dave Szymanski, Bentley - Welcome/Intro - Moderator
8:35 Jeff Paine, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
Rapid Response on the Texas Coast: acquiring Post-Harvey lidar and imagery to assess storm impact and monitor recovery
8:50 Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University
Title TBN
9:05 Maria Honeycutt, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Harnessing Geospatial Data to Support Disaster Response and Recovery Planning
9:20 Jeff Taebel, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Data-Driven Planning for Recovery and Resiliency
9:35 Discussion
9:50 Break

Panel 2 - Impacts (natural, built, and human environments)

10:05 Monica Gowan, WWU - Welcome/Intro - Moderator
10:10 Geoff Plumlee, United States Geological Survey
Geosciences as Part of a Transdisciplinary Strategy to Manage Environmental Health Hazards Posed by Hurricanes
10:25 M. Scott Harris, Dept. of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston
Hurricane Impacts along the Central South Carolina Coast, 2016-2017
10:40 Jeff Rubin, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (OR)
Storm Impacts on Physical and Social Infrastructure
10:55 Pascal Schuback, Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup
Social Media and its Developing Challenges in Emergencies
11:10 Discussion