Earthquake Early Warning Workshop 2016
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)
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