Learning from Earthquakes: Building Resilient Communities Through Earthquake Reconnaissance, Response and Recovery

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

Earthquake reconnaissance plays an invaluable role in earthquake engineering, as it enables the collection of perishable data on building performance that are otherwise unobtainable. Such data can be used to prepare damage statistics, calibrate and validate engineering models and crucially, to decide what design and/or construction deficiencies lead to inadequate structural performance. This research goes beyond the immediate needs of engineers as it can provide the evidence base for the development of new disaster risk reduction policies and mitigation practices worldwide.
In the UK, earthquake field investigations have been conducted by EEFIT since 1982, reporting on the damage observed and inspiring research into building standards for earthquake resistant design and assessment. This research will use the experience gained in EP/I01778X/1 to continue and expand important work in reducing and eventually eradicating the risk of significant death, damage to the economy, and social upheaval resulting from earthquakes. This grant will enable UK based academics to continue to participate in earthquake field investigations conducted by EEFIT and to improve coordination with international equivalents in the USA, Australia and New Zealand, and Europe. grow UK earthquake risk reduction activities, improve the dissemination of EEFIT Mission findings and further increase their impact. Not only will this research continue to collect valuable information in the aftermath of a disaster, but it will also develop new methods of collecting and interpreting this data as well and further develop standard international disaster data collection protocols. This data will be housed in a unique future proof repository that will allow researchers and other stakeholders to easily access and use the information This is important as not only will it enable the UK to stay at the forefront of earthquake engineering research, but it will assist donor countries and other organizations to more accurately access the severity of the disaster and therefore to better target the correct amount of resource for relief and rebuilding efforts.

Planned Impact

The ultimate long-term impact that this grant aims to achieve is the reduction of deaths, economic damage and social upheaval resulting from earthquakes. The field missions and research proposed will provide an invaluable contribution to the understanding of earthquake impacts, disaster response and different approaches to earthquake recovery, which form the foundations to the development of new research, technologies, building codes and policies for disaster risk reduction. Hence, communities and industry at risk from earthquakes are the main long-term beneficiaries of this proposal and all the work that it underpins. However, the findings of this research are also of interest to governmental institutions, non-governmental agencies, and donors in the field of international development. In the short to mid-term however, the proposal provides a platform for UK engineers to learn about practical aspects of earthquake engineering design, how these affect the damage susceptibility of a community and learn of the efficacy of different recovery strategies In the UK, there is an excellent and active earthquake engineering community, predominantly with roles in academia, civil engineering consultancies, the nuclear and insurance industries. However, it can be difficult for young researchers and engineers to gain practical experience in this important discipline. If funded, this proposal will provide opportunities for these engineers to further their knowledge of infrastructure damage assessment, structural strengthening, geotechnical assessments, remedial works and other aspects of earthquake engineering and disaster recovery. This will benefit this engineering community and maintain the UK's strong international reputation for earthquake engineering expertise. The importance of EEFIT missions is recognised across UK industry and academia, as demonstrated by their strong support of this proposal (see letters of support) and participation in EEFIT missions over the last 5 years (i.e. 6 UK academic institutions and 8 companies).
 
Title La laguna Azul de la Cordillera Blanca: La Laguna Parón (Translated title: The blue lake of the white range: The Paron lake) 
Description The image entitled: 'La laguna Azul de la Cordillera Blanca: La Laguna Parón (Translated title: The blue lake of the white range: The Paron lake)' was taken in the context of a visit to the city of Huaraz in the province of Huaylas in the department of Ancash in Peru. Huaraz was affected by the Ancash earthquake (also known as the Great Peruvian earthquake) occurred on the 31st May 1970 off the coast of Peru in the Pacific Ocean at 15:23:29 local time. The earthquake triggered a landslide, as a secondary effect, that caused an estimate of 66,794 to 70,000 casualties given the large amounts of snow and ice included in the landslide. Therefore this avalanche the most catastrophic disaster in the history of Peru and the world's deadliest avalanche. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This picture was shortlisted along with the other 74 pictures submitted from all over the world by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for the WMO 2020 Calendar Competition. This picture was shortlisted given their value to capture the combination of the beauty of the weather, climate, and water. In the end, it got 738 votes 
URL https://www.facebook.com/WorldMeteorologicalOrganization/photos/a.10157022802071888/1015702280310688...
 
Description In addition to the impacts reported for EP/P025641/1, the project is working on the development of an Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the storage and display of field reconnaissance data of different types. A thorough review of past data captured during field missions has been conducted. A survey has also been concluded, where past participants in EEFIT missions have expressed their aspirations and needs for the SDI. This information has been used in order to design the SDI structure and capabilities. The SDI prototype has been developed and is being tested on data collected during the recent 2018 Sulawesi, Indonesia reconnaissance mission.
An immediacy reconnaissance mission has been launched to Indonesia following the 28 September 2018 earthquake and tsunami. An EEFIT Team led by Prof. Tiziana Rossetto deployed to Indonesia in November 2018. The EEFIT Team conducted the field reconnaissance in partnership with the Tsunami and Disaster Management research Centre, Banda Aceh. Whilst in the field the EEFIT Team engaged with the Shelter Cluster (led by International Federation of Red Cross), providing some basic hazards advice relating to where to put camps. The team conducted a meeting with Ministry of Public Works to discuss with them the link between their irrigation channel and the triggering of landslides seen in Palu. EEFIT also focussed on school assessments and general building damage observations, communicating these to Save the Children who are undertaking school rebuilding assistance. Observations from this mission have already been presented to the engineering community in the UK, through a talk organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers and held at the auditorium of the Willis Towers Watson Building in London on 17th December 2018. The observations have also been disseminated to the international academic community through presentation at a special session at the American Geophysical Union Conference. Currently, the observations and related research is being published as an EEFIT Report and through a number of conference papers.

KEY FINDINGS:
To date we have identified the needs of users for field reconnaissance data storage and display, which have been incorporated into the bespoke Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and we are in the process of testing this with new field data.
In the case of the 28 September 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, we have conducted a reconnaissance mission that has provided data for an improved understanding of the earthquake, tsunami and lanslides hazard characteristics of the event. This event provides an exemplar of multi-hazard impact on a community and is the current subject of study by the reconnaissance team. A particular finding is the relationship between the observed massive landslides and the presence of a man-made irrigation channel, that saturated the ground making it more susceptible to landsliding. We have also collected data that is helping us to understand the impact of these hazards on local school infrastructure and on coastal buildings.
Exploitation Route The SDI that is being developed to hold the earthquake reconnaissance data will be used in future earthquake missions and will be a portal for the dissemination and download of reconnaissance data.
Data collection tools will help to improve the quantity and quality of data collection
The observations made during the 2018 Sulawesi event will inform future research studies on the hazard and resilience of Palu, Indonesia. Furthermore, observations on the built environment performance will feed into current risk models developed by insurers and civil engineering companies.
Observations from Albania can be used to help inform current construction deficiencies
Sectors Construction

 
Description In addition to the impacts reported for EP/P025641/1, the project is working on the development of an Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the storage and display of field reconnaissance data of different types. A thorough review of past data captured during field missions has been conducted. A survey has also been concluded, where past participants in EEFIT missions have expressed their aspirations and needs for the SDI. This information has been used in order to design the SDI structure and capabilities. The SDI prototype has been developed and is being tested on data collected during the recent 2018 Sulawesi, Indonesia reconnaissance mission. An immediacy reconnaissance mission has been launched to Indonesia following the 28 September 2018 earthquake and tsunami. An EEFIT Team led by Prof. Tiziana Rossetto deployed to Indonesia in November 2018. The EEFIT Team conducted the field reconnaissance in partnership with the Tsunami and Disaster Management research Centre, Banda Aceh. Whilst in the field the EEFIT Team engaged with the Shelter Cluster (led by International Federation of Red Cross), providing some basic hazards advice relating to where to put camps. The team conducted a meeting with Ministry of Public Works to discuss with them the link between their irrigation channel and the triggering of landslides seen in Palu. EEFIT also focussed on school assessments and general building damage observations, communicating these to Save the Children who are undertaking school rebuilding assistance. Observations from this mission have already been presented to the engineering community in the UK, through a talk organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers and held at the auditorium of the Willis Towers Watson Building in London on 17th December 2018. The observations have also been disseminated to the international academic community through presentation at a special session at the American Geophysical Union Conference. Currently, the observations and related research is being published as an EEFIT Report and through a number of conference papers. An immediacy reconnaissance mission was sent to Albania, to investigate the 26 November 2019 6.4 Albanian earthquake. Data collection tools were trialled during this event and the extra detail and quantity of data they have collected will enable better assessments to be made. A presentation of the findings was made on the The 27th January 2020 at the IStructE
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Construction
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description S1E3 - i-Rec Conference LIVE
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact From June 5-8 2019 Dr. Jason von Meding and Dr. Ksenia Schmutina co-chaired the international conference i-REC 2019 Conference: Disrupting the status quo: Reconstruction, recovery and resisting disaster risk creation. They took the chance to record Disasters: Deconstructed LIVE in a plenary session. In this episode, I was interviewed as a young disaster scientist about the need to use indicators to measure vulnerability, resilience or success or reconstruction and how to deal with the fact that so many things are unmeasurable?
URL https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kzqaq-b424a2?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_sou...
 
Description Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) 
Organisation Institution of Structural Engineers
Department Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This grant is conducted in collaboration with EEFIT, where the grant holders and EEFIT decide on what earthquakes to conduct earthquake reconnaissance and perform joint missions. they also help to manage the network of researchers
Collaborator Contribution They help to conduct workshop, organise EEFIT management meetings
Impact Earthquake reconnaissance training workshop
Start Year 2017
 
Description The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) session on the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The EEFIT Session at the SECED conference 2019 included six presentations listed below:
1) A review of EEFIT mission over time 1983 to 2019
2) Lessons from earthquake fieldwork for seismic retrofit design
3) The rewards of earthquake engineering - differences between Christchurch and Gorkha earthquakes
4) Lessons learned from post-tsunami fieldwork by EEFIT
5) The benefit of return missions for a better understanding of building's behaviour under repeated shakings: The case of Norcia Italy
6) Post-earthquake buildings surveys to derive fragility functions for use in seismic risk assessments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.seced.org.uk/index.php/proceedings/category/67-session-28-eefit-session
 
Description 11 ncee special session on earthquake reconnaissance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop on future directions for earthquake reconnaissance was held as part of the 11 national conference on earthquake engineering. The workshop was attended by practicing engineers, academics and post-grad students and was aimed at setting the agenda for this discipline
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EEFIT Field Mission in Albania Lecture in London (United Kingdom) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of EPICentre and CEGE UCL, Dr Fabio Freddi and Dr Roberto Gentile presented their field mission observations following the M6.4 earthquake in Albania in November 2019 as part of The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) Mission in the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) HQ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/albaniamissionpresentationinlondonuk.h...
 
Description EEFIT Field Mission in Albania Lecture in Pavia (Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Mr. Enes Velius, a Ph.D. Candidate from the University Institute of Higher Studies (IUSS by its acronym in Italian) presented in Pavia, Italy the results of the EEFIT mission in Albania following the M6.4 earthquake, happened on the 26th November 2019. The presentation was mainly attended by staff of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/albaniamissionpresentationinpaviaitaly...
 
Description EEFIT Management Committee Meeting B 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steering Committee Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EEFIT Mission Training session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The half day workshop was organised jointly by EEFIT and the LFE project team to provide basic training for Team Leaders and Team Members to operate in post disaster field environments; to provide guidance on considerations for organising missions including roles and responsibilities; to provide guidance on Health and Safety procedures and related requirements before, during and after missions; to provide guidance on data collection in the field (where this particular grant fit in); and to provide guidance on expected EEFIT outputs including reporting formats and timelines for output delivery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/eefitmissiontrainingsession.html
 
Description EEFIT management commitee meeting A 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steering group meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EEFIT management committee meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EEFIT management committee is the governing structure for the Earthquake Engineering Filed Investigation Team and is responsible for helping to organize all uk based earthquake reconnaissance efforts. There are 4 of these each year and this entry covers all 4 meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2018
 
Description EEFIT mission training session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The half-day workshop was organized jointly by the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) and the Learning for Earthquakes (LFE) project team to provide basic training for team leaders and team members, who operate in post-disaster field environments: to provide guidance on considerations for organising mission including roles and responsibilities; to provide guidance on health and safety procedures and related requirements before; during and after missions; to provide guidance on data collection in the field (where this particular grant fit), and to provide guidance on expected EEFIT outputs including reporting formats and timelines for output delivery.

My task was keeping audio-visual records of the EEFIT training session to feed the social media (website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and Youtube channel).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/eefittrainingsessionatistructe.html
 
Description EEFIT training session on earthquake reconnaissance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) mission training session in earthquakes reconnaissance took place on the 27th February 2020 at the headquarter of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IstructE) in London (United Kingdom). The training session was delivered by Mrs. Katherine Coates, Dr Sean Wilkinson, Mr. Keith Adams, Mr Joshua Macabuag, Miss Valentina Putrino and Dr. Diana Contreras. We counted with the attendance of 16 excellent participants.
The aim of this training was to present the objectives of the EEFIT missions, the aspects to take into account for each mission based on lessons learned from previous missions, missions outputs, health and safety (H&S) measures to meet on each mission, data collection tools and carry out a simulation exercise to test the knowledge gained on H&S by the participants having as case the M6.4 earthquake in Puerto Rico on the 7 January 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/eefittrainingsessionatistructe.html
 
Description Earthquake Reconnaissance - Building the Risk and Resilience Evidence Base 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Special issue on Frontiers journal entitled: 'Earthquake Reconnaissance - Building the Risk and Resilience Evidence Base'. This special issue was focused on earthquake reconnaissance, methodologies for collecting and disseminating data and lessons, data and damage statistics from previous earthquake reconnaissance missions as well as sharing experiences in conducting these missions and showcasing new ways of collecting earthquake data. It was particularly focused on:
• Highlighting where existing data resides and how it may be accessed and interpreted.
• New research that has used earthquake reconnaissance data to make new findings and knowledge.
• Robust methodologies for collecting data, including statistically significant and unbiased data sets.
• New data collection methodologies such as remote sensing or social media.
• How failures in the built environment translates into social and economic consequences for communities, especially if these consequences can be attributed to specific types of failures either through quantitative evidence or narratives.
• The implementation of successful or unsuccessful earthquake resilience policies.
• How reconnaissance missions can be used to shape government policy or building codes and practices.
The special issue counts with 8,275 views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/6000/earthquake-reconnaissance---building-the-risk-and-r...
 
Description Earthquake Reconnaissance planning mission Mexico A 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss sending an Earthquake Reconnaissance mission to Mexico
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Earthquake Reconnaissance planning mission Mexico B 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact second Earthquake Reconnaissance planning mission Mexico
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Learning From Earthquakes (UK) @LEarthquakes twitter account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The learning from earthquakes (UK) Twitter account: @LEarthquakes was created as a part of the project website: 'Learning from earthquakes'. This Twitter account disseminate information related to seismic hazard and assessment, preparedness and emergency attention related to earthquakes, publication related to seismic hazards, news and events of the project, or coming from our partners, good practices in construction and lessons learned from previous earthquakes and the recovery processes of the areas affected by earthquakes. This twitter account has 270 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://twitter.com/LEarthquakes
 
Description Learning about Post-disaster Phases by Playing Serious Games in Santiago, Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented at the I-REC 2019 Conference: Disrupting the status quo: Reconstruction, recovery and resisting disaster risk creation the results of the workshop: "Learning about Post-disaster Phases by Playing Serious Games in Santiago, Chile". This workshop was undertaken in collaboration with one of the partners of the project: the National Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN) in Chile, in the framework of the Youth Lab of Reflexion and Citizen Participation organized by the EXPLORA - National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) RM Sur Oriente project. A methodology to learn about post-disaster phases by playing board games was tested on high school students. The activity took place from the 10th to the 12th December 2018, at the National Museum Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna located in Santiago, Chile. A total of 84 students distributed in three groups, one group per day, from the School Almendral attended the workshop, distributed in four age groups from 11 to 15 years old.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cms.ncl.ac.uk/terminalfour/SiteManager?ctfn=publish&fnno=30&sid=187317&chid=5&lang=en&displa...
 
Description Learning from Earthquakes Facebook page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 'Learning from Earthquakes' Facebook page was created as a part of the project website: 'Learning from earthquakes'. This Facebook page shares visual material of activities related to the project 'Learning from Earthquakes'. The page has 19 publications of pictures taken during the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) training session on earthquake reconnaissance on the 27th February 2020 at the Institution of Structural Engineers (IstructE), in London (United Kingdom) and the project meeting at the University College of London (UCL) on the 28th February. At the moment the Facebook page counts with 64 likes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/Learning-from-Earthquakes-110392457215986/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
 
Description Learning from Earthquakes UK youtube channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 'Learning from Earthquakes' Youtube channel was created as a part of the project website: 'Learning from earthquakes'. This Youtube channel shares audiovisual material of activities related to the project 'Learning from Earthquakes'. The channel counts with 13 videos taken during the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) training session on earthquake reconnaissance on the 27th February 2020 at the Institution of Structural Engineers (IstructE), in London (United Kingdom). At the moment the channel counts with 7 subscribers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQf--lBG9fWqNHWimrcXE1w?view_as=subscriber
 
Description Learning from earthquakes newcastle university website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Learning from Earthquakes is a project website made up of 8 webpages. The webpage entitled: 'Home' has a view of the latest news of the project, the recent tweets of the associated twitter account and the list of partners of the project in the footer. The webpage: 'about us' describes the background, objectives, and workstream of the project. The webpage: 'news and events' as its name indicates, lists the activities of the project from the most recent to the oldest ones. The webpage:'people' lists and describe the team project members including principal investigators, professors, research associates, and research assistants. The outputs website as its name indicates gives access to the technical outcomes of the project because publications are included in the webpage named:'resources'. The 'partners' webpage lists and describe the partners from the industry, the academic partners and finishes with the NGO participant in the project. The webpage entitled 'contacts' points to the different members of the team according to the subject that they are in charge of.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/
 
Description MS Amlin academic advisory panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MS Amlin (a large insurance company) has set up an academic advisory panel to help them better understand risk and methods to assess it, This was the inaugural meeting. It was attended by a wide range of academics, insurers and insurance analysts and a wide range of risk based research activities and challenges was discussed. It is hoped that this will lead to better collaboration between insurance industry and academic research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the seismic Regional Center for South America (CERESIS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Nathan Forthsyte and Dr Diana Contreras met Mr Leandro Rodriguez, the Executive Director of the seismic Regional Center for South America (CERESIS) during their visit to Peru in the framework of the GCA: 'pump-priming' activity in Peru.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/meetingceresis.html
 
Description Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a public presentation on how earthquakes affect communities. It was attended by approx 50 people who were very lively in the question sessions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S1E3 - i-Rec Conference LIVE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact From June 5-8 2019 Dr. Jason von Meding and Dr. Ksenia Schmutina co-chaired the international conference i-REC 2019 Conference: Disrupting the status quo: Reconstruction, recovery and resisting disaster risk creation. They took the chance to record Disasters: Deconstructed LIVE in a plenary session. In this episode, I was interviewed as a young disaster scientist about the need to use indicators to measure vulnerability, resilience or success or reconstruction and how to deal with the fact that so many things are unmeasurable?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kzqaq-b424a2?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_sou...
 
Description Socio-economic Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Interdependencies of Healthcare Infrastructure. The case of Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In collaboration with the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), one of the project partners, and Vivienda Foundation in Chile, Dr. Diana Contreras presented: "Socio-economic Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Interdependencies of Healthcare Infrastructure. The case of Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile" at the session entitled: Urban-Rural Infrastructure Interdependencies - Flows of people, services and disaster risks organized by United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) & TH Köln at the Deutsch Kongress für Geographie (DKG) 2019 in Kiel, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/dkg2019urban-ruralinfrastructureinterd...
 
Description World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery meeting to discuss GRADE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting with Dr Rashmin Gunasekera from the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery on 6th November 2018 to talk the project and our draft guidelines for earthquake data collection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2018
 
Description learning_from_earthquakes_uk Instragram account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Instagram account shares visual material of activities related to the project 'Learning from Earthquakes'. The account has 21 publications of pictures taken during the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) training session on earthquake reconnaissance on the 27th February 2020 at the Institution of Structural Engineers (IstructE), in London (United Kingdom) and the project meeting at the University College of London (UCL) on the 28th February. At the moment the Instagram account has 12 subscribers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.instagram.com/learning_from_earthquakes_uk/
 
Description meeting INAIGEM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Nathan Forthsyte and Dr Diana Contreras interchanged knowledge and experiences in the topics of glaciers, landslides, and earthquakes with colleagues from the National Institute of Research in Glaciers and Mountain ecosystems (INAIGEM). This meeting took place in the framework of the GCA: 'pump-priming' activity in Peru.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/meetinginaigem.html
 
Description meeting UNASAM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Nathan Forthsyte and Dr Diana Contreras explored opportunities of collaboration in the topics of earthquakes and landslides with the National University of Santiago Antunez Mayolo (UNASAM) in Huaraz, Peru. This meeting took place in the framework of the GCA: 'pump-priming' activity in Peru.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/learningfromearthquakes/newsevents/meetingunasam.html
 
Description school visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A school visit to Archibald First school to demonstrate how earthquakes occur and how they affect buildings, with demonstration of a shaking table. A second demonstration was requested due to the response of the children and teachers responded very positively to the activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018