This unique conference will bring together professionals from a broad range of disciplines: architecture, civil and structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, business, public policy, the social sciences, regional planning, emergency response, and regulation.
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.
The objective of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is to reduce earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes. The National Conference on Earthquake Engineering is hosted every four years by EERI. www.eeri.org
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides leadership and support to reduce losses from all types of hazards through a program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. FEMA’s activities under the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) contribute to the Program mission: “To develop, disseminate, and promote knowledge, tools, and practices for earthquake risk reduction — through coordinated multidisciplinary interagency partnerships among the NEHRP agencies and their stakeholders — that improve the nation’s earthquake resilience in public safety, economic strength, and national security. FEMA is a sponsor of 11NCEE. www.fema.gov/
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is a community of over 700 scientists, students, and others at over 70 institutions worldwide, headquartered at the University of Southern California. SCEC is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to coordinatesfundamental research on earthquake processes using Southern California as its principal natural laboratory. This research program is investigator-driven and supports core research and education in seismology, tectonic geodesy, earthquake geology, and computational science. The SCEC community advances earthquake system science through three basic activities: (a) gathering information from seismic and geodetic sensors, geologic field observations, and laboratory experiments; (b) synthesizing knowledge of earthquake phenomena through physics-based modeling, including system-level hazard modeling; and (c) communicating our understanding of seismic hazards to reduce earthquake risk and promote community resilience. The latter includes SCEC’s coordination of Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills worldwide and the Earthquake Country Alliance in California. SCEC is the technical co-sponsor of 11NCEE. www.scec.org