FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Angela Stark
The Optical Society
202.416.1443
astark@osa.org

OSA Extends Support to Japanese Optics Community

WASHINGTON, March 16–Elizabeth Rogan, CEO of the Optical Society (OSA) today issued the following statement regarding the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan:

"The OSA Board and staff have been watching the news of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan with great concern and sorrow these past few days.

We hope that OSA's members and colleagues residing in Japan are safe and unharmed. Our thoughts are with all of the people affected by this disaster as they face such difficult times.

OSA is committed to supporting its members, constituents and the entire Japanese optics community. Links and resources are listed below for those who need to contact OSA or locate disaster information."

CONTACTING OSA
Tel: +1 202.416.1907 (outside the U.S.) or +1 800.766.4672 (U.S.)
Fax: +1 202.416.6140
http://help.osa.org
info@osa.org

EXTERNAL ONLINE RESOURCES
Google Crisis Response
Prime Minster of Japan and Cabinet Website
Google Person Finder
Japan Shelter Map
U.S. NOAA Center for Tsunami Research

About OSA
Uniting more than 106,000 professionals from 134 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.

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