The Hazards Center

The NATURAL HAZARDS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS INFORMATION CENTER was founded to strengthen communication among researchers and the individuals and organizations concerned with mitigating natural disasters. The center is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute for Business and Home Safety, and the Public Entity Risk Institute. Please send information of potential interest to the center or the readers of this newsletter to the address below. The deadline for the next Observer is May 16, 2003.

Center phone number: (303) 492-6818
Fax: (303) 492-2151

Publications Administrator: (303) 492-6819


Sylvia C. Dane, Editor
Wendy Steinhacker, Editor
Dennis S. Mileti, Director
Mary Fran Myers, Co-Director
Wanda Headley, Library Manager
Jacquelyn Monday, Program Manager
Diane Smith, Office Manager
Janet Kroeckel, Publications Administrator
Lori Peek, Research Assistant
Julie Gailus, Research Assistant

Cartoons for the Observer are drawn by Rob Pudim.


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Natural Hazards Research and Applications
Information Center
Institute of Behavioral Science #6
University of Colorado at Boulder
482 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0482

Last updated April 23, 2003.

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