The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Sísmica (SMIS) have established a scientific and collaboration agreement. The agreement was signed by EERI Board President David Cocke and SMIS President Hector Guerrero Bobadilla during a plenary session at the 12NCEE in Salt Lake City on June 30, 2022.
The agreement outlines the shared goals of EERI and SMIS, including contributing to the development of sustainable earthquake risk mitigation in the U.S. and Mexico; building a better understanding of earthquake loss potential and the range of mitigation options in the pre- and post-earthquake environment; improving the dissemination and application of scientific and engineering knowledge and information between the countries; and establishing lines of communication among our members. It outlines the activities both organizations will consider in order to further shared objectives, such as exchanging and translating selected publications, organizing seminars and conferences, supporting scholarly exchanges, and encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to earthquake risk mitigation.
As the collaboration evolves, EERI and SMIS plan to identify specific projects through which members of both organizations can come together to achieve these aims.