MAY 2-3, 2011 SPA’s Charles Scawthorn will present a major talk at this 400 person conference at the San Francisco Hilton, on the topic of fire following earthquake. The Seismic Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum is part of a national series
MARCH 3-4 2011 A Workshop focusing on the Global Earthquake Model Taxonomy will be held at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (University of California at Berkeley) to review an initial proposal for the GEM Taxonomy, and develop selected portions
FEBRUARY 2011 Together with Prof. Robin Spence of Cambridge University (UK) and Dr. Emily So (USGS), SPA Principal Charles Scawthorn has co-edited a volume on Human Casualties in Earthquakes. The volume is a compendium of two international workshops held in
JANUARY 2011 On Thursday, January 13th at the State Capitol, Sacramento, Charles Scawthorn provided a status report on a project he is leading for the Seismic Safety Commission and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER, at the University of
JANUARY 2011 SPA Principal Keith Porter spoke at and moderated breakout sessions at the ARkStorm Summit in Sacramento, CA, on January 13 and 14, 2011. ARkStorm (California’s other “Big One”; video here) is an emergency planning scenario developed by the US Geological
DECEMBER 2010 Principals Charles Scawthorn and Keith Porter are both playing leading roles in the development of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM). Porter heads a global consortium for the development of seismic Vulnerability functions for GEM, while Scawthorn heads a global consortium
DECEMBER 2010 Keith Porter presented at the 2010 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union some lessons learned from the USGS’ Multihazards Demonstration Project about risk communication. The presentation, co-authored with Lucy Jones of the USGS, is available here.
NOVEMBER 2010 SPA led an analysis of the potential losses due to fire following earthquake in the City of San Francisco, for the City’s CAPSS (Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety) project. A stochastic model for analyzing fire following earthquake for