3 February 2005
The Geological Society of America expresses its condolences for the loss of life, injuries, and other damage suffered by the people of your country as a result of the recent tsunami. GSA is a scientific organization dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about how the Earth functions, and such a cataclysmic natural disaster reminds us of the need for public understanding of the Earth and its processes. We will rededicate our scientific and educational efforts in the area of natural hazards for early warning and preparedness, as well as recovery. If there are specific ways in which our organizations might collaborate to assist you in your work, we stand ready to help.
William A. Thomas