Major Projects &
SCEC Overview, Participants, and Documents
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), headquartered at the University of Southern California, was founded in 1991 with a mission to:
An outstanding community of over 600 scientists from 16 Core Institutions, 47 Participating Institutions, and elsewhere participate in SCEC. SCEC also partners with a large number of other research and education/outreach organizations in many disciplines. Funding for SCEC activities is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
To support this community, SCEC engages in information technology research that will revolutionize our methods of doing collaborative research and distributing research products on-line. In addition, the SCEC Communication, Education, and Outreach Program offers student research experiences, web-based education tools, classroom curricula, museum displays, public information brochures, online newsletters, and technical workshops and publications.
How to participate
SCEC is a research collaboration, not a funding agency; therefore, it does not have a grants program. However, we do support scientists to participate in the collaboration through (small) subcontracts, and this is an open process.
The main event is the SCEC Annual Meeting in September, which all collaboration members are expected to attend. This meeting is also the best place to get involved as a new SCEC collaborator. There we develop the next year's science plans and set up for our "recruitment process". This is based on miniproposals submitted in November by scientists who want to participate, or continue to participate, in the collaboration; they are internally reviewed by the SCEC Planning Committee in January, and the final collaboration plan is approved by the SCEC Board of Directors in early February.
To request to be added to the SCEC Community e-mail list, where the above activities are announced, please complete our information form.
|Created in the SCEC system||
© 2013 Southern California Earthquake Center