NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE CONFERENCE
2008 National Earthquake Conference is chaired by the four national
earthquake and emergency consortia groups (NESEC, CUSEC, WSSPC,
and CREW) funded by FEMA under the National Earthquake Program,
the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Emergency
Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC) of British
four consortia along with EERI and EPICC, united to organize a national
conference, to address the urgent problem of earthquake risk reduction.
The Conference is funded and supported by DHS/FEMA and USGS.
States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC)
The mission of the Western States Seismic Policy Council is to develop
seismic policies and share information to promote programs intended
to reduce earthquake-related losses.
States Emergency Consortium (NESEC)
The Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC) is a not-for-profit
"all hazards" mitigation and emergency management organization that
develops, promotes and coordinates natural disaster and emergency
management activities throughout the Northeast.
United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium is a partnership of the federal
government and the eight states most affected
by an earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone: Alabama, Arkansas,
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
CUSEC's primary mission is, "... the reduction of deaths, injuries,
property damage and economic losses resulting from earthquakes in
the Central United States."
Cascadia Region Earthquake
The Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) is a coalition of
private and public representatives working together to improve the
ability of Cascadia Region communities to reduce the effects of
for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)
EPICC is a nonprofit government endorsed society supported by and
for the benefit of business and institutions throughout British
Columbia, to influence and help
businesses to prepare for emergencies and disasters.
Research Institute (EERI) The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit,
technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners,
public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers,
practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building
U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA
U.S. Geological Survey
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Science Foundation