Communicating Earthquake Risk in 2016

In the United States, the average adult spends 2.8 hours a day on their mobile device – 0.4 hours more than the use of computers. In 2014, the number of global mobile users surpassed those with computers. As information technology evolves, an opportunity to adapt information in communicating risk presents itself. Join the chapter on June 9th as we discuss how technology can be used to communicate risk with a presentation by Ross Stein, cofounder and CEO of Temblor. Temblor is a mobile friendly web application that enables everyone in the United States to learn about their seismic hazard, to determine what most ensures their safety, and to decide what best reduces their risk.

Date Thursday, June 9th 2016
Time 5:30 – 7:15 (5:30 Networking; 6:00 Program)
Location The EPICENTER, 245 Third street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
RSVP chapterinfo@eerinc.org by Wednesday June 1st. Please RSVP so that we order enough food; however, don’t hesitate to bring along a suddenly inspired co-worker at the last minute!

RSteinDr. Ross Stein is the cofounder and CEO of Temblor a tech company providing a personal, immediate, and credible source of seismic risk understanding and solutions for everyone. Ross is an appointed member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Resilient America Roundtable. Before cofounding Temblor, Dr. Stein cofounded the Global Earthquake Model Foundation, a public-private partnership building the world’s first global seismic risk model. After completing his PhD in Geology at Stanford University, Dr. Stein spent over 30 years with the US Geological Survey.

Check out the free webapp at www.temblor.net and bring your thoughts to the next chapter meeting!

Please note that EERI-NC does not endorse any commercial products, rather, supports conversations around tools, research and communication of risk and resilience to advocate for members’ earthquake engineering knowledge. 

 

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