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The QuakeCoRE 2017 Annual Meeting will be held 3-6 September 2017, at Wairakei Resort, Taupo. Satellite workshops will be held on 3-4 September 2017;  Annual Meeting 4-6 September 2017.

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SeisFinder: A Portal for Earthquake Resilience Simulation Outputs

7 July 2017 

SeisFinder is a web application to enable the extraction of high-fidelity outputs from computationally-intensive earthquake resilience calculations. Currently, SeisFinder has a focus on providing information from ground motion simulations in a range of formats, but intentions are to provide outputs that cover the full hazard-to-impact pipeline of earthquake loss and resilience calculations. SeisFinder has been developed under the umbrella of QuakeCoRE Technology Platforms 3 and 4 by Brendon Bradley, Daniel Lagrava, Sung Bae and Sharmila Savarimuthu.

Users can select simulations of historical or future earthquakes at either a single location, or over the entire simulation domain. As part of the version 1 release, historical events include major events in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, and the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. Future events currently include simulations of a potential Alpine Fault earthquake that is being used by both Project AF8 and also QuakeCoRE's Alpine Fault Earthquake Case Study.

Information available at present includes ground motion intensity measures and/or the full ground motion acceleration time series (for use in dynamic response history analyses). Users can sign up for updates, or get in touch directly with the development team, or the technical advisory group. By the end of 2017 we plan to add over 100 further events (historical or future) and also add additional search criteria to filter a larger database. 
Please note that the link is the public version of the site

QuakeCoRE 2016 Annual Report

2 June 2017 

The QuakeCoRE 2016 Annual Report is now available to read on our website. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Follow the link below to view the report.

Earthquake Science to Policy Workshop

26 April 2017, Wellington (in conjunction with the NZSEE conference)

This workshop aimed to help understand the dynamics of the science to policy interface and explore opportunities for improving linkages.

System Interactions and Detailing of Low-damage Buildings Workshop

26 April 2017, Wellington (in conjunction with the NZSEE conference)

This workshop had researchers and engineers share experiences of the design and construction of low-damage buildings, whilst  trying to understand challenges and identify gaps in research and guidance.

IPENZ Fellow's & Achiever's Awards

08 April 2017

Congratulations to Sjoerd van Ballegooy and Virginie Lacrosse (pictured, image courtesy of IPENZ) of Tonkin and Taylor, Auckland, for their accolades at the IPENZ Fellow's and Achiever's Awards Dinner! Sjoerd won the Freysinnet Supreme Technical Award, and Virginie was a runner-up in the Young Engineer of the Year Award - both were acknowledged for their ground-breaking work on liquefaction related to the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. Read more on the IPENZ website.

2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize

21 March 2017

Congratulations to Brendon Bradley, on being awarded the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize. This Prize is for an outstanding emerging scientist who has had their PhD conferred within the past eight years. The award comes with $200k support.


Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics 2018

10-13 June 2018, Austin, Texas
The 5th Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (GEESD V) will be held June 10–13, 2018 in Austin, TX. Abstract submission deadline is 24 May, 2017. Visit the conference website for more information.

Workshop on Seismic Protective Devices and Systems

29 June to 3 July 2018, Los Angeles, California
The PREEMPTIVE SAVI is a US National Science Foundation funded grant to promote international collaborative research activities and the promotion of seismic protective devices and systems. The programme has members in the US, Japan, New Zealand, and Chile. Workshops have previously been held in Sendai, Japan, in Santiago, Chile, and in New Zealand in September 2016, when 16 US academics and practitioners joined the QuakeCoRE Flagship 4 workshop and our Annual Meeting in Wairakei. Next year, a fourth and final workshop will be held at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, for a couple days sometime during 29 June to 3 July 2018, immediately following the US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE). This workshop is a great opportunity to make international research connections in the field of low-damage design and protection devices. Anyone who is interested in attending can contact the US research leaders Erik Johnson or Rich Christenson, or our local contact Geoff Rodgers.
 

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