News and events
QuakeCoRE 2017 Annual Meeting
4-6 September 2017, Wairakei Resort, Taupo
Thank you to our community for joining us this year for our Annual Meeting.
Pictures can be found on our Facebook page, and the programme can still be accessed on our Annual Meeting page.
We look forward to seeing you again in the first week of September, 2018; you can find current details on our Annual Meeting page.
QuakeCoRE is hiring: Senior Research Administrator
24 August 2017
We are seeking a part-time senior research administrator to join the QuakeCoRE Support Team.
More information and a position description are available on the UC website below: Job ID 5065
Applications close 29 September 2017
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.
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
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
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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