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SCEC Major Projects and Funded Research

SCEC's basic science goal is to understand the physics of the Southern California fault system and develop a system-level model that can predict key aspects of earthquake behavior. Southern California's network of several hundred active faults forms a superb natural laboratory for the study of earthquake physics, and its seismic, geodetic, and geologic data are among the best in the world. The major research issues of earthquake science are true system-level problems -- they require an inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional approach that considers the interactions among many fault-system elements. SCEC Research projects are supported on a year-to-year basis by a competitive, collaboration-building process that involves extensive interactions among 14 working groups, a Joint Planning Committee with the USGS, the SCEC Board of Directors, and an External Advisory Council.

Request for Proposals -- submit proposals for 2014 funding

Results and Products
SCEC Reports and Proposals
Search Reports from SCEC-Funded Research Projects
Searchable abstract volumes:
Annual Meetings: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | more...
SCEC Animations and Movies
Crustal Motion Map, Version 3.0
Special Projects and Initiatives
Video: High Performance Computing at the Southern California Earthquake Center
PetaSHA (Petascale Cyberfacility for Physics-based Seismic Hazard Analysis)
CSEP (Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability)
CME (Community Modeling Environment)
WGCEP (Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities)
SoSAFE (Southern San Andreas Fault Evaluation)
Other Special Projects and Initiatives

Research Areas
Interdisciplinary Focus Areas
Disciplinary Activities

Research Resources



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