Having used geology as a long-term advisory of earthquakes and tsunamis in the Cascadia region of western North America, he is now trying to make this strategy helpful to developing countries. He also seeks to mentor scientists in assessing tsunami hazards on the centennial and millennial timescales of great-earthquake recurrence. These overeseas efforts now include a UNESCO project at the Makran subduction zone and a Fulbright in Indonesia. Dr. Atwater is exploring earthquake geology in the British Virgin Islands to help guide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on tsunami hazards of the U.S. Atlantic coast. Dr. Atwater is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Ann Bostrom is professor and associate dean of research at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs of the University of Washington. Dr. Bostrom earned a B.A. from the University of Washington, an M.B.A. from Western Washington University, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University. She joined the Evans School faculty in 2007. Dr. Bostrom has research interests in risk perception, communication and management, and environmental policy and decision making under uncertainty. Her research focuses on mental models of hazardous processes (how people understand and make decisions about risks). Dr. Bostrom co-directed the Decision Risk and Management Science Program at National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1999-2001. Dr. Bostrom is risk communication area or associate editor for Risk Analysis, the Journal of Risk Research, and Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, and she is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis. She has authored or contributed to numerous publications, including Risk Communication: A Mental Models Approach and Risk Assessment, Modeling and Decision Support: Strategic Directions, as well as NRC and EPA Science Advisory Board and Board of Scientific Counselor reports.
George Crawford is the former Washington State earthquake program manager and has more than 16 years of multi-program design and coordination of local, state, national, and international seismic and geologic programs in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state, national, international, and private organizations. Mr. Crawford served as the Washington State representative to the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Program, Western States Seismic Policy Council Tsunami Committee chair, Washington State/Local Tsunami Workgroup chair, a Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup director, and the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) representative to the ANSS National Steering Committee. Mr. Crawford co-developed the All-Hazard Alert Broadcasting (AHAB) Radio that is deployed in U.S. states and internationally, and he advises on tsunami community communication issues globally. He has worked extensively with coastal Native American tribes to link science to tribal oral history, and created the “Run to High Ground” video. He has represented the United States in international forums, and the Washington State Tsunami Program has become a mitigation model nationally and internationally for at-risk tsunami communities. In retirement, he continues to support U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) in Indian Ocean country tsunami missions, collaborate with NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA/PMEL) to develop the Train-the Trainer Program and