- Southern California Earthquake Center
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), headquartered at the
University of Southern California, was founded in 1991 with a mission to:
- gather new information about earthquakes in
- integrate this information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of
- communicate this understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives.
An outstanding community of over 600 scientists from 16 Core Institutions, 40 Participating Institutions, and elsewhere participate in SCEC [http://www.scec.org/aboutscec/institutions/index.html (see list)] . 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 Foundationand the United States Geological Survey.
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.
Funding for SCEC activities is provided by the
National Science Foundation(NSF) and the U.S. Geological Survey(USGS). An outstanding community of scientists from over 54 institutions throughout the country participate in SCEC. 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.
SCEC is a consortium of fifteen core institutions:
University of Southern California(headquarters)
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
San Diego State University
University of California,
University of Nevada, Reno
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
U.S. Geological Survey
*http://www.scec.org/ Official SCEC site
*http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs.html Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada
*http://www.ecs.csun.edu/~shustov/ShakeZone.htm ShakeZone for Kids
- gather new information about earthquakes in
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