Our Mission

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is the leading non-profit membership organization that connects those dedicated to reducing earthquake risk. Our multidisciplinary members include engineers, geoscientists, social scientists, architects, planners, emergency managers, academics, students, and other like-minded professionals. EERI has been bringing people and disciplines together since 1948.

Mission Statement
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.

Vision and Role
EERI’s Vision: A world in which potential earthquake losses are widely understood and for which prudent steps have been taken to address those risks.

EERI’s Role: EERI is a leader in earthquake investigations and in the dissemination of earthquake risk reduction information both in the US and globally in cooperation with its international partners.

EERI will fulfill its role through the following activities:

  • Fostering a sense of shared commitment among the diverse communities dedicated to earthquake risk management
  • Promoting research
  • Facilitating the exchange of information among members and others, and
  • Forging a consensus and speaking with a common voice to public forums and legislative bodies on behalf of the diverse risk management community.