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U.S. Department of the Interior - Strategic Sciences



Web Reads: Discussing Science Amidst Oil Spills, Hurricanes, and other Disasters at AAAS Annual Meeting

SAT, FEBRUARY 14, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

The SSG will convene a panel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2015 annual meeting highlighting innovative approaches, best practices, and challenges for conducting and disseminating science during crises. Read More ( >

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Web Reads: SSG Participates in 2014 AGU Meeting in San Francisco

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 08:00 AM EST

The SSG co-convened a session at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, on “Exploring the Roles of Science, Communication, and Education throughout the Disaster Lifecycle”. Read More ( >


Web Reads: SSG Guest Editorial Encourages Ecologists to Participate in Rapid Response Efforts

SAT, NOVEMBER 1, 2014, 04:29 PM EST

Dr. Kiza Gates and Dr. Kris Ludwig published a guest editorial describing the critical role of professional societies in helping to identify potential SSG crisis science team members and encouraging scientists to engage in rapid response efforts. Read More ( >

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Web Reads: SSG Scenario Methodology Used to Engage Key Stakeholders in Louisiana’s Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

FRI, AUGUST 29, 2014, 11:01 AM EST

Dr. Craig Colten at The Water Institute of the Gulf conducted workshops resulting in a report on scenario-building as a tool for decision making. Results were used to engage stakeholders with Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. Read More ( >

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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 ( >

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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 ( >

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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 ( >

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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 ( >

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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 ( >


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 >