Southern California Earthquake Center


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 Southern California;
  • integrate this information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena; and
  • 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 Foundation and 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.

Presentation

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.

Core institutions

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,
**Los Angeles
**Riverside
**San Diego
**Santa Barbara
* University of Nevada, Reno
* Harvard University
* Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Stanford University
* U.S. Geological Survey
**Golden
**Menlo Park
**Pasadena

ee also

*Gregory Beroza
*Seismic performance
*Vibration control

External links

*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


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