ShakeCast Workshop


Thursday, January 26, 2011     9:00 AM – 3:30 PM


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You are personally invited to attend the first Puget Sound ShakeCast Workshop, on Thursday, January 26th at the Business Continuity Center of Seattle (BCCS). 


Earthquakes are inevitable in the Pacific Northwest and though much has been done to prepare and mitigate losses we can still do more to protect our businesses and the infrastructure.  USGS will explain ShakeCast, a post-earthquake application that automatically retrieves earthquake shaking data from ShakeMap, estimates the shaking intensity at your specific facilities and within minutes generates a potential damage assessment notification, facility damage maps, and other Web-based products for emergency management and response. 


ShakeCast is freely available and this workshop will teach you about its capabilities, what’s required to set it up, and how to use it. With ShakeCast you can automatically determine the shaking levels at your facilities, set thresholds for notification of damage for each facility, and automatically notify the responsible parties about the damaged facility so they can set priorities for response.


The workshop will include testimonies from public and private sector ShakeCast users about why and how they made the decision to use it, and information about the options and requirements for implementation.  Over lunch you’ll hear about the latest on the earthquake hazards in the region, followed by a session about on how to make your systems and facilities more resilient. 


There is no cost for this workshop, however it is limited to a select number of public and private organizations.  Attendance is by RSVP only and limited to one person per organization. 


To confirm a seat we must receive your confirmation by Friday, January 6 th , 2012, RSVP to gomberg@usgs.gov.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Joan Gomberg, gomberg@usgs.gov, 206-616-5581


We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity!