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National Geotechnical Management Workshop:
Archiving and Web Dissemination of Geotechnical Data

June 21-23, 2004 - Newport Beach, CA

Brochure in PDF format (123 kb)

Welcome

The National Geotechnical Management Workshop, co-hosted by the Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS), Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Lifelines (PEER) and the Federal Highway Administration, will focus on Archiving and WEB Dissemination of Geotechnical Data. The diverse agenda was prepared to include topics that highlight the advances that have been made in this important arena.


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Workshop Site

The National Geotechnical Management Workshop will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott in California. Located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the Newport Beach Marriott offers a balance of business and resort facilities.

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM; Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Express Check-in, Express Check-out
  • Onsite parking available for $12.00 per day
  • Valet parking available $16.00 per day
  • On-site Rental car desk: Hertz

Area Attractions:

  • Aquarium of the Pacific (25.0 mi)
  • Balboa Island (1.0 mi)
  • Beverly Hills/Hollywood (60.0 mi)
  • California State University Long Beach (CSULB) (20.0 mi)
  • Catalina Island (26.0 mi) Disneyland (15.0 mi)
  • Dodgers Stadium (40.0 mi)
  • Edison International Field (Anaheim Angels) (20.0 mi)
  • Fashion Island Center across the street Knott's Berry Farm (17.0 mi)
  • Laguna Beach (7.0 mi)
  • Legoland (35.0 mi)
  • Newport Harbor/Fishing Cruises (1.0 mi)
  • Queen Mary (15.0 mi)
  • San Diego Zoo (75.0 mi)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (10.0 mi)
  • Sea World (70.0 mi)
  • Universal Studios (60.0 mi)
  • University of California Irvine (UCI) (3.0 mi)

Online Registration!!

Registration for the National Geotechnical Management Workshop is FREE and easy. Visit our website at: http://www.cosmos-eq.org/


Lodging

Reservations are the responsibility of each attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott in beautiful Newport Beach, CA, the site of the conference. A discounted conference rate of $106/night will be honored until May 28. Mention Geotechnical Management Workshop when contacting the Marriott to get reduced conference rate! Contact the Marriott directly to make your reservations at:

Marriott Newport Beach
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 USA
Phone: 1 949-640-4000
Fax: 1 949-640-5055


Transportation


Area Airports

Orange County/John Wayne - SNA (5 mi SW) Turn right on MacArthur Blvd. Turn right on Jamboree Rd. Left on Santa Barbara. Hotel will be on the right as you go up the hill.

Long Beach - LGB (25 mi SW) Take 405 Freeway South to 73 Freeway South. Exit on Jamboree. Turn Right On Jamboree. Turn Left On Santa Barbara. Hotel will be on the right.

Los Angeles - LAX (45 mi SW) Take 405 Frwy South to 73 Freeway south. Exit on Jamboree. Turn Right On Jamboree. Turn Left On Santa Barbara. Hotel will be on the right. Ontario - ONT (49 mi SW)


Shuttle Service

Complimentary Marriott Shuttle service is provided from and to the John Wayne Airport-Once an hour, at the bottom of the hour, in the shuttle pick-up area.

Workshop Schedule

Monday, June 21, 2004 Registration Open 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Program (See reverse side) 1:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 Program 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Program 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Preliminary Agenda


Monday, June 21, 2004
Session 1: Introduction
1:00 Workshop Overview: Objective, Structure, and Process
Cliff Roblee, Caltrans
Thomas Lefchik, FHWA

1:20 COSMOS-PEER Pilot Overview of Web-based Dissemination Systems for Geotechnical Data: A User Perspective
Loren Turner, Caltrans
Jennifer Swift, USC
Jean Benoit, UNH

Session 2: FHWA Assessment of Requirements for a Web Accessible Geotechnical Data System
1:40 Introduction and Overview
Thomas Lefchik, FHWA

2:00 FHWA Survey: An Assessment of a Geotechnical Data System for FHWA and States
Robert Bacchus, GeoSyntec

3:30 Break

3:50 - 5:30    State Geotechnical Data Management System Presentations

5:30 Adjourn

Tuesday, June 22
8:00 Discussion Session: FHWA Survey: An Assessment of a Geotech Data System for FHWA and States
Robert Bacchus, GeoSyntec

Session 3: COSMOS - PEER Lifelines Pilot Web Enabled Geotechnical Data System
9:30 Introduction and Overview
Cliff Roblee, Caltrans

9:45 Baseline Practices and User Needs for Web-Based Dissemination of Geotechnical Data
Loren Turner, Caltrans

10:05 Data Dictionary and Formatting Standard for COSMOS Virtual Geotechnical Data Dissemination System
Jean Benoit, UNH

10:30 Break

10:50 Demo: COSMOS - PEER Pilot Geotechnical Data System and Databases
Jennifer Swift, USC
Charles Real, CGS
Daniel Ponti, USGS
John Bobbitt, POSC

Noon Lunch

Session 4: Currently Deployed Web-Enabled Geotechnical Data Systems
1:00 California Geological Survey and ROSRINE Web-enabled Geotechnical Databases
Charles Real, CGS
Jennifer Swift, USC

1:40 British Geological Survey GeoData Management and Dissemination System, AGS XML format developments and Borholes.com: A GIS-based data recovery system
Stephen Walthall, Bechtel


2:20 The Alaska Engineering Design Information System: A geographical information system web-delivered resource
Jerome Johnson, COE

2:40 Break

3:00 Web-Based Geotechnical Data Management System
Chun-Pom Pak, COE

3:40 Data Dissemination System Developments for the NEES Geotechnical Instrumentation Sites
Jamison Steidl. UCSB

4:00 Identification of Requirements for a General-Use Geotechnical Data System
Loren Turner, Caltrans
Jennifer Swift, USC
  • Technical Issues
  • Policy Issues
  • Implementation and Management Issues
Formation of Topical Discussion Groups
*Groups encouraged to have dinner together*

5:15 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 23
8:00 Topical Discussion Group Meetings
  • Technical Issues
  • Policy Issues
  • Implementation & Management Issues


10:00 Break

10:20 Topical Discussion Group Meetings Continue

11:30 Lunch

1:00 Topical Discussion Group Reporting Out and Discussion
45-minute presentation and discussion of reports - anticipated three groups

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 Final Discussion ... Next Actions
Cliff Roblee, Caltrans

4:00 Adjourn Workshop



Project Sponsors:

  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • California Energy Commission
  • Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS)
  • Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Lifelines (PEER)
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • University of Southern California
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

Don't forget to register Online at: http://www.cosmos-eq.org/

Mention Geotechnical Management Workshop when contacting the Marriott to get reduced conference rate! (949) 640-4000

Co-hosted by

Consortium of Organiztaions for Strong-Motion Observation Systems logo Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Logo
FHWA Resource Center Logo

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