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COSMOS AT THE 10NCEE!

COSMOS will have a booth at the 10NCEE in Alaska next week. We will be right next to PEER. Please come by and say hello.

EERI/COSMOS Strong-Motion Forum

In conjunction with EERI, we will be hosting a strong-motion forum like we did in Lisbon. Details are below:

DATE/TIME: Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

ROOM: Tikahtnu D, FL3 Dena'ina

MODERATOR: Marcia McLaren, Pacific Gas and Electric Company; CO-MODERATOR: Jamison Steidl, COSMOS

This special session will follow on the successful EERI Strong Motion Forum, held at the EERI Annual meeting since the 1990s and the recent COSMOS Strong Motion Forum held in 2012 at the 15WCEE. The session will bring together data users and data providers to improve data awareness and showcase the development of new and innovative user tools to support the application of worldwide ground and structural strong motion data. The EERI Strong Motion Forum has long supported 1) SM instrument deployment in the United States and other strategic locations throughout the world, 2) development of uniform standards for the processing and interpretation of strong motion data, and 3) improved methods for data dissemination to engineers and geoscientists to better inform the public about seismic hazard. COSMOS is a global focal point of international leadership and cooperation for the acquisition, processing, dissemination, and application of the earthquake strong motion data. Topics will include: updates on innovative technologies for data recording in structures and from weak/strong motion networks; improvements in data repositories and dissemination tools; new features of ShakeMap , ShakeCast and Pager using real-time national and global data; international data providers, and international cooperation in strong motion monitoring and data dissemination; updates from international data providers on the current status of their monitoring activities, including any recent enhancements to their networks, and information on access to data. Following the presentations will be an open discussion on the future needs for user tools to help facilitate the use of strong motion data by practicing engineers and the earthquake engineering community in general, and a discussion on removing the barriers to worldwide strong motion data sharing and improving communication and collaboration among data providers and between the providers and data users. Speakers will include:

  • PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY: STRONG MOTION DATA PROVIDER AND DATA USER (ID ORAL13A) Marcia Mclaren, PG&E

  • INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION ON STRONG MOTION MONITORING AND DATA DISSEMINATION THROUGH COSMOS ACTIVITIES (ID ORAL13B) Jamison Steidl, UC Santa Barbara

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF REAL-TIME STRONG MOTION DATA FOR SHAKEMAP, SHAKECAST, AND PAGER (ID ORAL13C) David Wald, U.S. Geological Survey

  • GROUND MOTION RECORDINGS AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS FROM LUSHAN EARTHQUAKE ON APRIL 20, 2013 (ID 721) Ruizhi Wen, Institute of Engineering Mechanics,CEA; Baofeng Zhou, Institute of Engineering Mechanics,CEA; Xutao Huang, Institute of Engineering Mechanics,CEA; Yefei Ren, Institute of Engineering Mechanics,CEA

  • USING EXISTING STRONG MOTION SYSTEMS IN NON-SEISMIC STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING (ID ORAL13D) Robert Nigbor, UCLA

  • REPORT ON PROGRESS AT THE CENTER FOR ENGINEERING STRONG MOTION DATA (ID ORAL13E) Christopher Stephens, U.S. Geological Survey; Anthony Shakal, California Geological Survey; Hamid Haddadi, California Geological Survey; John Parish, California Geological Survey; Moh Huang, California Geological Survey; William Savage, U.S. Geological Survey

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Debut of the COSMOS Network Forums

In cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and the California Geological survery, development of the COSMOS Bulletin Board forum (called the COSMOS Network Forums) and Wiki page has just been completed! It can be found here:

COSMOS Network Forums (http://cosmos.eri.ucsb.edu/home)

We invite those international strong-motion network providers that attended the COSMOS Strong-Motion Forum at the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Lisbon, Portugal, to join!

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COSMOS President Bill Iwan To Be Honored at EERI

Honorary membership of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is awarded to recognize members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of earthquake engineering and/or to the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the pursuit of its objectives. Each recipient shall receive a framed citation and lifetime membership with waiver of membership dues.

This year, COSMOS President Bill Iwan will be awarded an Honorary Membership. His award will be presented at lunch on Wednesday at 12:00 - 1:30 PM.

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2014 Dues

It's that time of year again. You may pay your dues either by PayPal (see below) or by remitting a check made payable to COSMOS and mailing your completed FORM to the COSMOS office: Rm 121, Bldg, 454, 1301 S. 46th Street, c/o PEER, University of California, Richmond, CA 94804.

  • Organizational Members: $1000.00

  • Affiliate Members: $2000.00

  • Individual Members: $50.00
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