Interested in Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance?

EERI is looking for volunteers interested in participating in a virtual reconnaissance exercise for a simulated earthquake in the Los Angeles region. The exercise, part of the 2012 Golden Guardian Exercise, is scheduled for May 30th and will last approximately one hour. The California Post-Earthquake Clearinghouse, for which EERI is one of the managing organizations, plans to test (1) the use of several field data collection tools, (2) the upload of data to an EERI ftp site, and (3) the electronic transfer of data among several state agencies. The data transfer component will test middleware called Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS). See the California Clearinghouse website for more background on the exercise: http://www.eqclearinghouse.org/CA/.

Volunteers will be asked to select among several field tools to upload a photo, as well as to provide some data about the photo, such as the level of damage, type of building or ground failure, and lifelines system damage. If you would like to test some field tools and participate in this exercise, please e-mail Maggie Ortiz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 21st with your contact information and disciplinary background. EERI will then provide more details on how to participate in the May 30th exercise.