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DeFazio To Host Earthquake Early Warning System Roundtable with Local, State and Federal Agencies, and Scientists TOMORROW

Sep 21, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will host a roundtable policy discussion tomorrow, September 22, entitled “Earthquake Early Warning in the Pacific Northwest: Preparing for the Big One.” The roundtable will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the HEDCO Education Building, Room 230T at the University of Oregon, 1655 Alder Street, Eugene, Oregon. The roundtable will be streamed live at: https://media.uoregon.edu/channel/livestream.

This event will bring together state and federal officials and scientists to discuss earthquake resilience programs and efforts, the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system and the next steps for developing an offshore earthquake early warning system.

A list of attendees is included below. The discussion will be open to the press and participants will be available for questions after the event concludes.

WHAT: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure roundtable policy discussion entitled “Earthquake Early Warning in the Pacific Northwest: Preparing for the Big One.”
WHO: Ranking Member DeFazio, local, state, and federal officials, researchers and scientists
WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: University of Oregon

HEDCO Education Building, Room 230T

1655 Alder Street, Eugene, Oregon

 

SPACE IS LIMITED-Please email jen.gilbreath@mail.house.gov if you plan to attend or plan to access the live feed.

 

 

 

**LIST OF ATTENDEES**

Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

Ranking Member

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

 

Senator Arnie Roblan

Oregon State Legislature

Chair, the Senate Committee on Education

 

Ms. Tamra Biasco

Risk Analysis Branch Chief

Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

Dr. Doug Given

Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator

United States Geological Survey

 

Ms. Marie Eble

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Matt Garrett

Director, Oregon Department of Transportation

 

Paul Mather

Administrator, Highway Division

Oregon Department of Transportation

 

Jay Wilson

Clackamas Co. Resilience Coordinator

Chairman of OR Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC)

 

Matt McRae

Climate and Energy Analyst

City of Eugene

 

Andre Le Duc

Executive Director, UO Enterprise Risk Services, CREW board  member

Founder, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Disaster Resilient University Network (DRU)

 

Dr. Ray Weldon

Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon

Member, US Geological Survey Seismic Hazard Map Advisory Committee

Member, the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities

 

Dr. Amanda Thomas

Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

 

Dr. Anne Trehu

Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Oregon State University

 

Dr. Scott Ashford

Dean, College of Engineering

Oregon State University

 

Mr. Patrick Corcoran

Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon State University

 

Professor William Wilcock

Marine Geophysicist

University of Washington

 

 

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