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Doing Business As Name:Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Heidi Tremayne
  • (510) 451-0905
Award Date:01/15/2020
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 49,634
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 49,634
  • FY 2020=$49,634
Start Date:01/15/2020
End Date:12/31/2020
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:2019 Ridgecrest, California, Earthquake Sequence Sessions at the 2020 National Earthquake Conference; San Diego, California; March 2-6, 2020
Federal Award ID Number:2002617
DUNS ID:098317522
Program:ECI-Engineering for Civil Infr
Program Officer:
  • Joy Pauschke
  • (703) 292-7024

Awardee Location

Street:499 14th St Suite 220
Awardee Cong. District:13

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Street:499 14th Street, Suite 220
Cong. District:13

Abstract at Time of Award

This award provides support to the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) to organize programming at the 2020 National Earthquake Conference (NEC) in San Diego, California, held on March 2-6, 2020, to capture the lessons learned and future research directions resulting from the 2019 Ridgecrest, California Earthquake Sequence. This programming will bring together researchers, practitioners, emergency managers, policy makers, and federal, state and local experts to develop a cross-disciplinary research agenda by showcasing a very broad set of observations from this earthquake sequence in a single venue. The 2020 NEC, which will be held in San Diego, California, is in close proximity to the many post-earthquake investigators based in Los Angeles and is accessible for Ridgecrest officials engaged in response and recovery efforts. By engaging a wide range of participants, the programming will help facilitate that the lessons learned not only influence future research, but can also inform future mitigation actions that have the potential to save lives, reduce damage, and maintain critical post-event services, thus fostering national, state, and local health, welfare, and prosperity. Recommendations from the programming will be shared widely with the broader research and earthquake risk reduction community through a summary report to be posted on EERI's website ( and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) website ( This award supports the National Science Foundation's role in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence presents a major learning opportunity for the U.S. research and practitioner community across many disciplines. The programming will include a plenary session, break-out sessions, and a poster session. The programming will cover a wide range of topics, including geotechnical and structural engineering, seismology, geology, ground motion, lifelines, public health, emergency management and response, and public policy. Through the participation of attendees from a wide range of disciplines and the integration of experts from academia and practice, the programming will also start important dialogues that promote future and continued knowledge transfer from research to practice and vice versa, thereby opening new areas for discovery and innovation. EERI will work with the NEHRP agencies to convene a multi-disciplinary organizing committee to plan the programming. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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