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Cascades Volcano Observatory: possible move to WSUV? 6 May 2008

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‘Volcano observatory could make a seismic shift to WSUV’ reports The Columbian on 4 May, employing some of the brilliantly clever headline wordplay that makes local newspaper journalism such a ceaseless delight. The suggestion is that the USGS’s Cascades Volcano Observatory, currently situated in ‘a nondescript business park’ in east Vancouver, would move to Washington State University‘s ‘sprawling campus in Salmon Creek’. The advantages to both the observatory and the university, in terms of locating a world-class scientific facility in the heart of a teaching- and research-active university community, are clear. No move will happen, however, until the CVO’s current lease comes to an end in 2012.

One of the many benefits of the move to WSUV, notes the report,  would be that ‘scientists working in the observatory could peek up from their desks and observe at least three volcanoes directly — St. Helens, Adams and Hood’.

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