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SCEC Workshop: Coordinating Post-Earthquake Field Data Collection

Applications Due: Dec 27, 2021
Participants: 125 maximum

Date: January 12 & 14, 2022 (online)
Time: 09:00-13:00 PST (UTC-8)

Conveners: Timothy Dawson, Danielle Madugo, Alexandra Sarmiento
Dates: January 12 & 14, 2022 (online)
SCEC Award and Report: 21170

OVERVIEW: A SCEC workshop will be held online January 2022 focused on creating a framework to standardize post-earthquake response in four areas: coordination, communication, data collection methodology and data types. This framework will include curation and dissemination of ground deformation observations in ways that improve their usability for earthquake geology, simulations and other modeling activities, as well as Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analyses (PFDHA). Anyone currently working on, or interested in, post-earthquake studies is encouraged to participate, especially researchers and young investigators with expertise in earthquake geology, geophysics, modeling, and those who collect perishable data to improve engineering practice. We anticipate participants from the broad scientific community (academic, government, private sector).

The workshop will be conducted as a Zoom meeting over two, non-consecutive days (January 12 and 14, 2022). Invited talks will include lessons learned from recent earthquakes, insights from existing data compilations/databases and modeler needs, and an overview of current surface fault rupture data schemas. Discussions during breakout sessions will focus attention on data collection tools, communication and information dissemination, compilation and end-user needs, and remote-sensing support. An outcome of this workshop will be updated guidelines and recommendations for implementing and streamlining the data collection process for surface rupture displacements, with applicability towards other post-earthquake ground deformation collection efforts.

Session 1: Where We Are

  • Rapid Field Response: Lessons learned from Ridgecrest and Monte Cristo Response – (Getting teams deployed, communication) 
  • Remote sensing – Overview of planning, data acquisition, data limitations, and dissemination 
  • Lessons learned from data compilation efforts in Napa and Ridgecrest 
  • End user needs: Insight from existing data compilations/databases, what data do modelers use and need from the field? 
  • Overview of model surface fault rupture database schemas and field data collection tools

Session 2: What Do We Need? 
Participatory breakout sessions for field geologists, coordinators, compilers and end-users/modelers with guided discussions focusing on: Field teams, communication and information dissemination, compilation and end-user needs, and remote-sensing.

Session 3: Where Are We Going? 
Next steps for improved post-earthquake field response and communication. Bring key ideas and outcomes from breakout sessions into this session to create a working draft of guidelines for streamlining desired data collection and compilation. 

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