Revelle lecture 2012: Tsunami risk

March 20, 2012, 5:30 PM

Are we underestimating the risk?

You are cordially invited to join the NRC’s Ocean Studies Board for the Thirteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture.  The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Revelle’s contributions to the ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers.  The 2012 speaker is Dr. Eddie Bernard, Scientist Emeritus of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

This year’s lecture, Tsunamis: Are we underestimating the risk?, will highlight recent tsunami events, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Japanese tsunami and the implications they have had on improving tsunami warning systems preparedness and education both in the United States and internationally.  Dr. Bernard will also explore the tsunami threat to the United States and how we can best prepare our coastal communities in case of a devastating tsunami.

The lecture is free and open to the public

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

Reception to follow

To view additional information about the lecture and to pre-register for the event, please go to  Pre-registration is not necessary to attend the lecture or reception, but is requested for planning purposes.

Please contact Pamela Lewis ( if you have any questions.



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