The Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, organizes the response of the geoengineering professional community to earthquakes and other natural disasters.
The purpose of the workshop is to standardize reconnaissance practices among researchers so as to maintain safety in the field, improve the overall quality of the data collection effort, and to best organize the findings for digital report and map delivery. The primary goals of the GEER team is to survey the damaging geotechnical aspects of the event, to document key sites to develop well documented case histories, and to identify opportunities for further research. Reconnaissance has served an important role in earthquake engineering research and have led to significant advancements in our understanding of geoengineering phenomena.
Presenters at Workshop:
Professor Robert Kayen, UCLA & USGS
Professor Nicholas Sitar, UC Berkeley
Professor Jonathan P. Stewart, UCLA
Professor Joseph Wartman, Univ. of Washington