Thread: Two AGU Sessions (NH005 and S006) on Earthquake Early Warning

Started: 2021-07-12 13:08:38
Last activity: 2021-07-12 13:08:38
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear colleagues,

We seek your participation in *two* AGU 2021 Fall Meeting sessions focused
on earthquake early warning. The new abstract guidelines allow you to
submit two abstracts, as long as they are in different sections. Please
consider submitting two abstracts, one in each session. Join us either
in-person or virtually at the AGU 2021 Fall Meeting in New Orleans!

The deadline for submission is August 4.

NH005 - Advancing Earthquake Early Warning through Communication,
Education, Outreach, and Social Science Worldwide

In 1993, the first public alerts for earthquake early warning (EEW) arrived
in Mexico City. Over the past thirty years, many other earthquake prone
countries around the world, such as Japan, Taiwan, India, Romania, Israel,
Italy, and New Zealand, are in various stages of development and
implementation of EEW. As of 2021, public alerting is operational for
ShakeAlert®, the EEW system for the West Coast of the United States. The
efficacy of an EEW system is based on how people use the alerts and take a
protective action, rather than solely on scientific and technological
advances. This session will explore compelling questions about education
and messaging around EEW technology and public alerting to mitigate
earthquake risk, what we know about people’s experience with EEW systems,
and what actions people take in response to an alert. We also seek science
communication, education, and outreach case studies about EEW throughout
the world.

S006 - Earthquake Early Warning: Performance and Progress

Earthquake early warning (EEW) systems push the frontiers of science and
engineering in an effort to protect people and key infrastructure from the
effects of strong shaking. Given how quickly EEW alerts must be issued in
order to provide actionable warning times, creative solutions must be found
to rapidly and accurately detect, characterize, forecast, and communicate
incoming shaking based on limited real-time observations. These solutions
involve the engineering of data acquisition and telemetry to operation
centers; the development of geophysical algorithms that evaluate these data
and calculate alert regions; and the optimization of alert messages to fit
various societal needs. We welcome abstracts on this intersection of
earthquake science, engineering, and social science to assess the current
status of EEW and discuss emerging ideas that can improve the utility of
EEW systems around the world.


Jessie Saunders, U.S. Geological Survey

Danielle Sumy, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

Glenn Biasi, U.S. Geological Survey

Angie Chung, UC Berkeley

Jenny Crayne, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Robert deGroot, U.S. Geological Survey

Sara McBride, U.S. Geological Survey

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