|Thursday, May 21: 09.00 – 16.00|
ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications
Showcasing, demonstrating and launching a tool-kit
ShakeMap is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s primary purpose is to provide post-earthquake situational awareness for emergency management and response as well as loss estimation. ShakeMap is widely deployed internationally in numerous countries yet there are significant gaps worldwide. The U.S. Geological Survey will host a full day workshop to discuss ShakeMap: its underlying science and software, installation and operations procedures, seismic network requirements, and discuss its many uses for earthquake information, loss-modeling, and response decision-making. The anticipated audience will include seismic network operators, scientists and engineers, potential users (lifeline and infrastructure operators, financial institutions, agencies), researchers, and emergency managers.
Organizer: U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Agency for International Development
Partner Organizations: U.S. Agency for International Development