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NSF PA/M 04-08 - March 9, 2004

Understanding Ground Zero
Beyond September 11th researcher presentations now available on the web

rapid response disaster research
Rapid Response Disaster Research
Credit: Sara Raimo, National Science Foundation
Photos: FEMA

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Arlington, VA—Rapid-response researchers, driven by years of experience studying earthquake and flood disasters, rushed to collect critical data from Ground Zero within days of the September 11th attacks. Unseen by the public and below the radar screens of many in the media, the U.S. academic community was scrambling.

On Monday, Feb. 23, the National Science Foundation hosted six of the nation's top rapid-response researchers to report on their experiences at Ground Zero, highlighted the concerns facing disaster researchers and shared their results as collected in the recent compilation, Beyond September 11th: An Account of Post-Disaster Research.

NSF has now posted video and transcripts of each speaker's remarks, slides, and contact information at a new online showcase devoted to the event, Beyond September 11th: Rapid Response Disaster Research. All material is available for download at: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/04/ma0404_agenda.htm

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For more information or b-roll of the researchers' remarks, contact: Josh Chamot, (703) 292-7730, jchamot@nsf.gov.

 

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