EERI’s professional development webinars covers a broad range of topics for the community of earthquake risk reduction professionals. You will hear about the latest impacts and lessons from recent earthquakes, learn about emerging research from Earthquake Spectra, and hear from leading experts on complex technical topics. Recordings from previous webinars can be found in the Digital Library.

Chapters: EERISD: Next Steps for Earthquake Preparedness in Our San Diego Community

Friday, 13 November 2020
Cost: Free

This webinar, hosted by the EERI San Diego regional chapter, was a follow-up discussion to the San Diego Earthquake Scenario that was released in March, 2020. The webinar focused on how to prepare, conduct outreach, develop a group of stakeholders, and identify short-term and long-term goals for San Diego.

Chapters: EERISD: Common Challenges Preparing for Low Frequency/High Risk Events

Friday, 30 October 2020
Cost: Free

This webinar, hosted by the EERI San Diego regional chapter, included a panel discussion on these challenges of preparing and planning for events that have a low frequency of occurence, but a high-risk of loss. The webinar discussed how learning from the failures and successes of our experiences with COVID-19 will help counter similar challenges in planning for earthquakes and developing more seismically resilient communities.

Webinars: YMC: Citizen Advocacy: Tools to Advance Seismic Safety Policy

Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Cost: Free

Presented by the EERI Younger Members Committee, this webinar introduced steps to become a seismic safety policy advocate. While getting started in advocacy may seem daunting, advocating for seismic safety policy and advocacy is an important facet of EERI members' expertise and professional practice. The discussion will cover the recently released Citizen Advocate Toolkit, explaining government structures and guides for interacting with representatives and policy makers. We will review case studies of past and current seismic safety related laws, ordinances, and bills, and provide information on how to best communicate science and engineering concepts to non-technical audiences. The webinar will also cover what it’s like to work with and for a public agency on various types of policies, and leave you with actions you can take today in progressing seismic safety in your locale and state.

Chapters: EERISD: Using Scenarios for Preparedness: Comparing Pandemics and Earthquakes

Friday, 16 October 2020
Cost: Free

This webinar, hosted by the EERI San Diego regional chapter, discussed how the outcomes and conclusions of public health scenarios developed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic compared with actual experiences from the pandemic, and how this can inform and improve existing earthquake scenarios to improve earthquake preparedness.

Webinar: LFE: Preliminary Geological and Structural Reconnaissance Observations from the August 9, 2020 Sparta, North Carolina Earthquake

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Cost: Free

On August 9, 2020 at 8:07AM, the largest recorded earthquake to strike North Carolina occurred near Sparta. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake (MMI 6) was preceded in the days before by several small foreshocks felt by local residents and followed to date by ~100 aftershocks. In this webinar, a multidisciplinary team from NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, USGS, and NC Geological Survey discussed their observations including ground shaking characterization, geological features, and structural damage assessment.

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