Earthquake Early Warning Workshop 2016

Second Annual PNW ShakeAlert Users Workshop
Thursday, September 15th at the University of Washington Urban Horticulture Center



Much has happened since our February 2015 workshop. This meeting will update you on our progress toward the USGS operation of a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System.  USGS, UO, Cal, Cal Tech, and representatives from the California EEW User community will attend and share their experiences utilizing ShakeAlerts. We will discuss a new USGS initiative by which beta testers can use ShakeAlert to trigger loss reduction actions and demonstrate its utility. We will be releasing a general agenda in July and a detailed one in August. 

The 2016 PNW Earthquake Early Warning System Beta Testers Workshop

September 15th 2016

8:15 am Registration, coffee and pastries served

9:00 Workshop Opens:

Welcome, logistics, and introductions. Name one thing you want to get out of this workshop. Bill Steele, UW-PNSN Outreach and Communications, Moderator

9:30 Doug Given, USGS Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator:

The WCEEW system production prototype. Remaining integration challenges. Introduction of ShakeAlert Pilot Projects: Purpose, selection criteria, selection process.  Remaining challenges to overcome for a public system rollout.

10:15 EEW Canada:

Opportunities and challenges to developing a Canadian EEW System.

David McCormack, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Ivan Rincon, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC)

Ian Lightbody, Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC)

10:45 Break

11:00 John Vidale, PNSN Director:

Review the agenda and review PNSN progress toward a public EEW system. System performance to date. Improvements made and remaining challenges.

11:30  Paul Bodin, PNSN Operations Manager:

Challenges of growing and modernizing the PNSN to optimize EEW performance.

12:00 Working  Lunch:

12:15 Robert deGroot, USGS, Training and Education Coordinator:

Intro to the WCEEW System’s CEO Program

12:40 Utilizing Shake Alerts to reduce losses. From concept to Pilot Project Application,

1:00 Bill Steele moderator: Discussion of opportunities and challenges to utilizing Shake Alerts for loss reduction within your organization.

1:45    Small Group Breakout Session:

Journey Mapping Exercise: Building a Shared User Data Set.

3:45 Next Steps

4:00 end

Workshop Photos!