U.S. stimulus funds for volcano monitoring 17 August 2009Posted by admin in natural hazards, United States, volcano monitoring.
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In the United States, some $15.2 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money is being directed via the United States Geological Survey to improving volcano monitoring. So, all this money is sloshing about: how’s it going to be spent? Here’s how (and where):
Alaska: $7.56 million is going to the Alaska Volcano Observatory to improve monitoring at Redoubt, Augustine and Spurr volcanoes, enhance scientific research and improve public outreach and communication.
California: the Long Valley Volcano Observatory will get $200,000 to enhance monitoring of the Long Valley Caldera.
Hawaii: the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will be investing $3.3 million in upgrading and renewing Big Island volcano monitoring instruments – improving seismic networks and deformation sensors and installing meteorological and SO2 monitoring equipment.
Wyoming: $950,000 will be spent by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory on upgrading seismic and other monitoring networks within the Yellowstone National Park and developing communication systems and ‘alarming capabilities’.
Recovery funding for Yellowstone and other volcano observatories to improve monitoring and public safety – news release from the U.S. Department of the Interior, 13 August 2009
$800K to monitor CNMI volcanoes – Pacific Daily News, 15 August 2009
$3.3M stimulus funds to monitor Hawaii volcanoes – KPUA Hawaii News, 16 August 2009
Alaska Volcano Observatory to receive millions of dollars – Radio Kenai, 17 August 2009
Volcano studies get boost – Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 17 August 2009
$15.2M to enhance volcano watch in CNMI, others – Saipan Tribune, 17 August 2009
Wash. to get $2.4 million for Cascades Volcano Observatory – King5.com, 17 August 2009
Northern Marianas may get benefit from spend on volcano monitoring – Radio New Zealand, 17 August 2009