Final Congressional Luncheon

The EarthScope National Office and our many partners cordially invite congressional staff, agency personnel and other interested parties to attend a public briefing on:


EarthScope Geoscience Accomplishments:Discoveries and Societal Benefits

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC-212

The 15-year National Science Foundation’s EarthScope program built a distributed observatory that made measurements at thousands of sites to examine the structure, evolution, and dynamics of the North American continent with unprecedented resolution. By sharing the main highlights of the EarthScope program, the EarthScope National Office wants to showcase its contributions to science, discovery, and society through education, supporting a technically trained workforce, and improved understanding and monitoring of natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruption, drought, and tsunamis.


(PDF of presentations available here)

Opening remarks

Dr. Jeff Freymueller, EarthScope National Office Director, Michigan State University


“Shining a Light on Earthquake and Volcano Hazards”

Dr. Harold Tobin, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network; Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences,

University of Washington


“Science as a Springboard for Resilience”

Dr. Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Central Washington University;

Education Specialist, UNAVCO


“EarthScope’s contribution to discoveries and surprises”

Dr. Mike Brudzinski, Dept. of Geology and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University

Followed by U.S Senator Murkowski Remarks