"The 1980's unrest and eruption of Mount St Helens were defining moments for volcano science and crisis response. So much of how we respond to eruptions around the world today evovled from our experiences here" stated John Ewert, Scientist-in-Charge at Cascades Volcano Observatory. While touring the facility during the Open House, you will witness exhibits that show the progress made in monitoring Cascades volcanoes, volcano science, hazard assessment, monitoring technology, eruption forecasting and future plans.
The recent eruption of Chile's Calbuco Volcano has once again brought attention to these sleeping giants in our back yards that we live among. This Open House is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes and take a closer look at the science involved in monitoring and understanding when the next eruption may happen in keeping us safe.
For more information about the Cascades Volcano Observatory, please visit their website at: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/