The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced that $29.4 million will be invested in the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. These funds will be used to double the number of ANSS-quality stations (from 800 to approximately 1,600) and upgrade seismic networks nationwide. DOI also has identified an additional $15.2 million to modernize the National Volcano Early Warning System. The funding recognizes that improved monitoring networks are necessary to deliver faster and more-reliable information for better situational awareness following damaging earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  

The SSA Board of Directors has...

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