2013 Annual Meeting
Keith Koper (University of Utah, Salt Lake City) and Ivan Wong (URS, Oakland, CA) are this year’s joint program chairs. Information and schedule for the 25 sessions is now available. There are 241 oral presentations and 249 posters planned for the 3-day conference. Kelvin Berryman, manager of the newly-formed Natural Hazards Research Platform in New Zealand will deliver this year’s Joyner Lecture on “The Context and Impacts of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011.”
Printable Program Overview & Schedule
A searchable database of meeting abstracts, including session, schedule and location info, is now available online.
The complete list of sessions, with descriptions and conveners’ email addresses, is available here.
Public Outreach - Town Hall Meeting
As part of SSA's mission to increase the public's understanding and awareness of earthquake hazards, a town hall meeting will be held Wednesday evening. The meeting will be held in conjunction with and the same day as the Great Utah ShakeOut.
Wednesday - April 17
Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, President's Address
Thursday - April 18 - Public Policy Speakers
Walter Arabasz, Research Professor Emeritus, University of Utah and Ivan Wong, Principal Seismologist and VP with URS Corporation.
The Big One Will Hit During this Luncheon (or Not) – Utah Earthquake Probabilities and Public Policy Making
A Working Group on Utah Earthquake Probabilities will soon complete a report quantifying earthquake probabilities for the Wasatch Front area and the 380-km-long Wasatch fault zone, one of the best studied intraplate faults in the world. Utah has “lots of eggs in one basket” in the Wasatch Front area. Nearly 80 percent of Utah’s population and 75 percent of its economy are literally astride the five central and most active segments of the Wasatch fault. The challenge for public policy making is how to motivate a constant, long-term level of preparedness for the next Big One.
Thursday - April 18 - 5:15-6:15 pm
Kelvin Berryman, manager of the newly-formed Natural Hazards Research Platform in New Zealand
"The Context and Impacts of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011"