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Science Support for Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

TUE, APRIL 1, 2014, 04:46 PM EST

While much of DOI science during crisis is necessarily tactical, recent events have highlighted the additional need for a strategic approach during crisis. Read More (doi.gov) >


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Using Scenarios to Improve Resilience to Major Storms

MON, FEBRUARY 24, 2014, 11:52 AM EST

The Sound Waves newsletter delves in to the new report released by the Department of the Interior Strategic Sciences Group and discusses how the Department is helping to improve resilience to future major storms. Read More (usgs.gov) >


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In the News: Science During Crisis, Group Helps Decision-Makers with Long-Term Strategy

WED, NOVEMBER 6, 2013, 01:45 PM EST

Formally established in January 2012, the SSG is a small, adaptable group of scientists charged with visiting live disaster sites like Hurricane Sandy or the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and providing decision-makers with information that Read More (emergencymgmt.com) >


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Web Reads: Star Spangled Science, Bouncing Back from Hurricane Sandy

THU, OCTOBER 31, 2013, 03:33 PM EST

Operational Group Sandy participant discusses her involvement in the SSG deployment following hurricane Sandy. Read More (nature.org) >


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Secretary Jewell Announces $162 Million for 45 Projects to Protect Atlantic Coast Communities from Future Storms

THU, OCTOBER 24, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

In advance of next week’s one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Interior and local officials at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey to announce that $162 million... Read More (doi.gov) >


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Hurricane Sandy Recovery

SUN, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013, 06:00 PM EST

The Department’s Executive Council will select projects for mitigation funding based on criteria and a process developed by Interior’s Strategic Sciences Group and project evaluation conducted by a panel of federal technical experts. Read More >


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In the News: Preparing for Disasters

FRI, AUGUST 9, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

Disasters are inevitable and can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it's a natural event (such as a hurricane, flood, or earthquake), a disease pandemic Read More (sciencemag.org) >


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In the News: Scientist Superheroes, The U.S. Governments Crises Science Team

MON, MAY 13, 2013, 03:13 PM EST

If your town were suddenly struck by an earthquake or hurricane, you could count on the arrival of police, firefighters, and medical technicians to aid in the emergency response. Read More (kqed.org) >


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In the News: Research as a Part of Public Health Emergency Response

THU, MARCH 28, 2013, 04:20 PM EST

The Department of the Interior has recently created a new Strategic Sciences Group that will develop possible disaster scenarios and provide rapid scientific assessments during environmental crises or disasters affecting America's natural resources. Read More (nejm.org) >


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In the News: Interior Department Creates Science Group for Disaster Preparedness

FRI, JANUARY 6, 2012, 05:09 PM EST

A newly created scientific group within the Department of the Interior will develop future disaster scenarios and provide rapid scientific assessments during environmental crises or disasters Read More (ens-newswire.com) >