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Earthquake Planning and Response Tools

This is a special invitation to attend the "Earthquake Planning and Response Tools" webinars (Please see list below), organized by the Federal Highway Administration, the United States Geological Survey, and California Department of Transportation. The purpose of these webinars is to familiarize emergency managers, planners, and responders; engineers; and transportation planners; with two software tools: Risks due to Earthquake DAmage to Roadway Systems (REDARS) and ShakeCast. The two software programs are available to State Departments of Transportations for mitigating the impacts of major earthquakes to highway infrastructure and for determining areas most in need of immediate response following an event. Both tools analyze vulnerability of bridges relative to ground shaking, each focusing on delivering products tailored to meet a specific use case.

REDARS is a tool that can provide a pre-event picture of risks and losses due to earthquake-induced disruption of traffic within a highway network, for analysis of post-earthquake resilience of the network's traffic-carrying serviceability, and estimated recovery time and costs.

ShakeCast, a web application, is optimized as a post-event alerting tool, autonomously carrying out analyses and rapidly delivering bridge inspection prioritization information to responders within minutes of an earthquake. Both of these tools fit into a broader strategic vision, allowing DOTs to proactively mitigate earthquake risks to highway infrastructure.

Session #1: Earthquake Planning and Response Tools:
Purpose: The first of the three webinars is an introduction and an overview of the state of the art tools available to States for earthquake planning & response
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:30 - 2:30 pm (EST)
Presenters: Dan Ferezan (FHWA), Steve Ernst (FHWA), Herby Lissade (Caltrans)

Session #2: Risks due to Earthquake DAmage to Roadway Systems
Purpose: Discuss the applications, advantages and experiences of planning/responding to earthquakes using the REDARS Tool: https://mceer.buffalo.edu/research/redars/
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:30 - 3:00 pm (EST)
Presenters: Phil Yen (FHWA), Stuart Werner (Seismic Systems & Engineering Consultants), Bruce Johnson (Oregon DOT)

Session #3: ShakeCast
Purpose: Discuss the applications, advantages and experiences of planning/responding to earthquakes using the ShakeCast Tool http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/software/shakecast/
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST)
Presenters: Phil Yen (FHWA), David Wald (USGS), Loren Turner (Caltrans)

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Updated: 02/21/2014
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