2014 Annual Meeting · Anchorage, Alaska
Meet the SSA 2014 Sponsors!
Sponsor of Annual Meeting Events
The Alaska Earthquake Center is dedicated to reducing the impacts of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in Alaska. We provide definitive earthquake information derived from an expansive network of seismic monitoring stations. We are scientists, engineers, data analysts, field technicians and educators with a shared passion for working in the real-time geology of Alaska. We are motivated by the reality that some of the great tragedies of our time are caused by earthquakes, as well as the knowledge that earthquakes are a powerful tool in understanding the science, hazards and resources of the landscape around us. The center is housed at the Geophysical Institute on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Sponsor of the Annual Meeting Luncheon and Internet Café
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest investor-owned gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. PG&E's infrastructure includes 131,000 miles of electric lines and 43,000 miles of gas pipelines. There are 18,400 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business -- the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 13 million people throughout northern and central California, a region of moderate to high earthquake activity. PG&E provides strong leadership toward improving seismic safety throughout its service territory.
Sponsor of the Wednesday Morning Breakfast and Coffee Breaks
Trimble's portfolio of market-leading advanced positioning solutions (GNSS), application software and state-of-the-art REF TEK seismic recorders/sensors provide integrated proven tools for both geodetic, seismological, and meteorological scientific research and monitoring applications. Our robust technologies provide an unprecedented level of capability and reliability to improve safety decisions, ensure structural integrity, and future-proof your investment.
Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants specializes in structural and geomechanical monitoring and testing services. Providing Shake Alarm and Shake Monitoring. The Company was founded in 1971 to provide specialized structural and geomechanical monitoring and testing services to the resource and transportation sectors. The Company’s capabilities subsequently expanded in the areas of data processing and testing system design, the application of this expertise has been extended considerably, notably in the fields of structural integrity monitoring for heavy structural, energy and offshore systems. The Company has its headquarters in Vancouver and has been active in projects in 55 countries.
Sponsor of the Thursday Morning Breakfast and Coffee Breaks
Kinemetrics is the world leader in innovative design, quality manufacturing and timely supply of earthquake instruments, systems and solutions, where reliability, flexibility and cost effectiveness are important. ISO 9001:2008 certified, KMI has 45 years experience providing seismologists and structural engineers with the highest standard implementations for field when, under extreme environmental conditions, secure continuous operation is critical, for research, where new vision must be achieved and for monitoring where new technological boundaries are tested.
Sponsor of the Public Policy Luncheon
URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies worldwide. We offer a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; information technology; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power and industrial projects. Established in 1951 with more than 50,000 employees in nearly 50 countries.
Sponsor of the Friday Meeting Luncheon
Weston Geophysical Corp. is a privately held consulting firm focused on seismic monitoring research. Our staff has expertise in all aspects of monitoring manmade and natural seismicity, at scales ranging from microseismic to global. Some specific areas of research focus include the following:
- Advanced signal processing algorithms for highly accurate seismic event detection, location and characterization
- Field deployments to examine source phenomenology and monitor induced/triggered seismicity
- Coda-based studies of magnitude and other source parameters
- Regional surface-wave magnitudes and discriminants
- Three-dimensional seismic velocity models of the crust and upper mantle
Sponsor of Meeting Field Trips
Bechtel is one of the world's largest engineering-construction firms. Founded in 1898, Bechtel provides premier technical, management, and directly related services to develop, manage, engineer, build, and operate installations for customers worldwide. Many of the objectives of the Seismological Society of America, such as promoting public safety and showing that it is reasonably practicable and economical to build for security from earthquake damage, are in close accord with Bechtel's vision and values.