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SUMATRA-ANDAMAN ISLANDS Earthquake
Virtual Clearinghouse

Technical Briefings

EERI's Learning From Earthquakes program is sponsoring briefings on the Great Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami with presentations by members of the EERI Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Reconnaissance Team and other contributors.

EERI Briefing List
Information for each of the briefings is listed below. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005: Pasadena, California
    Time: 4:00 - 6:30 pm

    Location:

      California Institute of Technology
      Ramo Auditorium
    Directions and Map:
      Download here. (Ramo Auditorium is building #77)
    Parking Information:
      Parking available in lots on campus.
      Print out the parking permit and leave it on your dash board. Park in unmarked spaces only.
      Additional parking map here.
    Miscellaneous:
      Doors open 30 minutes before briefings.
      No pre-registration at Caltech is required.
      No charge
      Please RSVP to mlew888@ucla.edu
    Speakers:
    • Kerry Sieh, California Institutute of Technology
    • Ron Eguchi, ImageCat
    • Jose Borrero, University of Southern California (invited)
    • Martin Eskijian, CA State Lands Commission
    • Mark Legg, Legg Geophysical
    • Lori Dengler, Humbolt Sate University

Tuesday, March 22, 2005: Seattle, Washington
    Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
    Location:
      University of Washington
      Kane Hall, Room 130
    Parking Information:
    Miscellaneous:
      Doors open 15 minutes before briefings.
    Speakers:
    • Brian Atwater, US Geological Survey
          Extraordinary Earthquakes: There and Here
    • Costas Synolakis, University of Southern California
         Field Observations of the Indian Ocean Tsunami
    • Don Ballantyne, ABS Consulting
         Field Observations of Lifeline Systems in Sri Lanka
    • Adam Ludwig, ABS Consulting
         Structural Damage Associated with the Sumatra    Earthquake
    • James Kendra, North Texas University
         Field Observations Related to Preparedness and    Emergency Response
    • George Crawford, Washington State Emergency   Management Division
         Public Policy Issues
    Flier:

Monday, April 4, 2005: Vancouver B.C, Canada
    Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
    Location:
      UBC Robson Square
      Theatre (C300)
      800 Robson Street (Robson and Howe)
      Downtown Vancouver
    Miscellaneous:
      Doors open 15 minutes before briefings.
    Speakers:
    • Wilfred Iwan, California Institute of Technology
    • Hiroo Kanamori, California Institute of Technology
    • Harry Yeh, Oregon State University
    • Don Ballantyne, ABS Consulting
    • Murat Saatcioglu, University of Ottawa
    Sponsors:
      University of British Columbia EERI Student Chapter
      Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of
         British Columbia (APEG)
    Flier: Web Broadcast:
    • This session will be webcast by APEG.
    • The webcast will be limited to 60 participants and access will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Pre-registration is not available.
    • For system requirements and instructions on viewing the webcast, click here.

Monday, April 18, 2005: Portland, Oregon
    Time: 4:00 - 6:30 pm
    Location:
      Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 327-9
      1825 SW Broadway
      Portland State University
    Miscellaneous:
      Doors open 15 minutes before briefings.
    RSVP: Speakers:
    • W.D. Iwan, California Institute of Technology (moderator)
    • Harry Yeh, Oregon State University
    • Yumei Wang, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
    • Don Ballantyne, ABS Consulting Engineers
    • Jane Preuss, Land Use and Environmental Planner
    • George Priest, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
    Sponsors:
      ASCE TCLEE
      Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission
      Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
      ASCE Oregon Geotechnical Group
      Portland State University,
          Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept.
      Association of Engineering Geologists, Oregon Section
    Flier:

Monday, May 23, 2005: Washington, DC
    Time: 9:30 - 12:00 noon
    Location:
      Marvin Center, George Washington University
      800 21st Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20052
    Parking Information:
    Speakers:
    • Craig Comartin, EERI President
      (moderator)
    • Hiroo Kanamori, California Institute of Technology
      (Seismological Aspects)
    • Philip Liu, Cornell University
      (Tsunami Science & Effects)
    • Murat Saatcioglu, University of Ottawa
      (Response of Buildings to Shaking and Tsunami)
    • Havidan Rodriguez, University of Delaware
      (Individual and Societal Impacts)
    • Lori Dengler, Humboldt State University
      (Reconnaissance Lessons and Implications for the USA)
    • Sudhir Jain, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
      (Government Response & Emerging Recovery Issues)
    Cosponsors:
      NEHRP Coalition
      ASCE
      GW University Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management
    Flier:
Monday, June 6, 2005: San Francisco, California
    Time: 4:00 - 6:30 pm
    Location:
      Auditorium of the Milton Marks Conference Center
      Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building (Lower Level)
      located in San Francisco's Civic Center
      on Golden Gate Ave between Larkin St and Polk St
      455 Golden Gate Ave.
      San Francisco, CA 94102-3660
    Directions:
    Miscellaneous:
      Everyone must pass through security
    Speakers:
    • Costas Synolakis, University of Southern California
      (Tsunami Science & Effects)
    • Murat Saatcioglu, University of Ottawa
      (Response of Buildings to Shaking and Tsunami)
    • Mark Yashinsky, California Department of Transportation
      (Lifeline Performance)
    • Martin Eskijian, California State Lands Commission
      (Performance of Ports and Harbors)
    • Lori Dengler, Humboldt State University
      (Reconnaissance Lessons and Implications for the USA)
    • Stuart Nishenko, PG&E
      (Observations from recent visit to Banda Aceh & environs)
    Cosponsors:
      Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)
      Geotechnical Engineering Earthquake Reconnaissance (GEER)
      EERI Northern California Chapter
    Flier:

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