2019 Final Stakeholders Workshop


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Husky Union Building (HUB), Lyceum, Room 160
University of Washington, Seattle

M9 is a National Science Foundation funded Hazard SEES project at the University of Washington. The project aims to reduce the catastrophic potential of Cascadia megathrust earthquakes for the social, built, and natural environments, through research advances in methodologies, warnings, design, and community planning.

This Final Project Workshop seeks to bolster existing collaborations and discussions with peer researchers, end-users, and stakeholders. Specific aims for this workshop include:

  • Present final research findings,
  • discussing and planning for the implementation of our research findings at the city and state levels,
  • and emphasizing the importance of continued research and collaboration.


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration, coffee, and refreshments
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome remarks and M9 Overview

  • Mark Richards, Provost
  • Alison Duvall, M9 PI and Assistant Professor, Earth and Space Sciences
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Session #1: Ground motions and engineering for buildings

  • Arthur Frankel, Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Erin Wirth, Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Jeffrey Berman, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Session #2: Landslides and liquefaction

  • Joe Wartman, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Alison Duvall, M9 PI and Assistant Professor, Earth and Space Sciences  
  • Michael Greenfield, Owner/Senior Engineer, Greenfield Geotechnical LLC
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Session #3: Tsunami modelling updates and community planning

  • Randy LeVeque, Professor Emeritus, Applied Mathematics
  • Daniel Abramson, Associate Professor, Urban Design and Planning
12:30 PM -1:30 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Speakers: ShakeAlert update and Earthquake early warning perceptions

  • Harold Tobin, Professor, Earth and Space Sciences and Director, Pacific Northwest Seismic Center
  • Ann Bostrom, Weyerhaeuser endowed Professor of Environmental Policy, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM Session #5: From the Last Mile to the Next Mile

  • Jeffrey Berman, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
1:40 PM – 2:40 PM Last Mile Panel: How have the M9 results been used and what else is useful or needed?

  • Cale Ash, Principal, Degenkolb Engineers
  • Susan Chang, Geotechical Engineering Group Supervisor, Department of Construction and Inspections, City of Seattle
  • Kevin Goodrich, Director, Department of Public Works, City of Westport 
  • Corina Forson, Chief Hazards Geologist, Department of Natural Resources
  • Amanda Siok, Earthquake and Tsunami Program Manager, FEMA Region X 
  • Moderator: Frank Gonzalez, Affiliate Professor, Earth and Space Sciences
2:40 PM – 2:50 PM Coffee Break
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM Next Mile Panel: What are future research and collaboration opportunities?

  • CB Crouse, Principal Engineer, AECOM
  • Peter Dusicka, Professor, Portland State University
  • Joan Gomberg, Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Susan Ortiz, Sr Geotechnical Engineer, Oregon Department of
  • Moderator: Marc Eberhard, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
3:5 0 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks

  • Alison Duvall, M9 PI and Assistant Professor, Earth and Space Sciences
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Reception and refreshments

Poster Session

Daniel B. Abramson, Katherine Idziorek AICP, Sophia Nelson, and Lan T. Nguyen

“Participatory GIS for Coastal Resilience”

Elizabeth Davis

Evidence for earthquakes from the Duwamish Waterway, Seattle”

Carrie Garrison-Laney and Ian Miller

“Tsunami hazards past, present, and future: Deposits, models, and the influence of sea level rise on tsunami hazards along the Salish Sea inner coastline of Washington State”

Mike Greenfield

“Regional-scale liquefaction hazard mapping using subsurface data”

Nassar Marafi, Andrew Makdisi, Jeffrey Berman, and Marc O. Eberhard

“Design Strategies that Account for Effects of Sedimentary Basins on Reinforced Concrete Walls during M9 Earthquakes”

Lan T. Nguyen, Daniel B. Abramson, and Katherine Idziorek AICP

“Planning for Resilience: Integrating Localized Hazard Mitigation into Comprehensive Planning in Westport, WA”

Johnny Paige, Peter Guttorp, and David Schmidt

“Inferring past and future Cascadia Subduction Zone coseismic slips using locking rate and subsidence estimates”

Xinsheng Qin, Michael R. Motley, Randall J. LeVeque, and Frank I. Gonzalez

“Tsunami inundation and forces on coastal communities”

Max Schneider and Peter Guttorp

“Modelling PNW Seismicity with HIST-ETAS: Towards Improved Aftershock Forecasting”

Mika Thompson, Erin Wirth, Arthur Frankel, and John Vidale

“Sedimentary Basin Amplification in the Seattle and Tacoma Basins: Constraints from Local Earthquakes and 3D Simulations”

Ian Stone and John Vidale

“Catalog of near-shore seismicity in the Pacific Northwest from Cascadia Initiative OBS Data”

Andrew Winter, Michael R. Motley, and Marc O. Eberhard

“Tsunami-like Wave Forces on an Elevated Coastal Structure: Effects of Flow Shielding and Channeling”


Workshop Presentations

Workshop materials can be accessed here. (Password protected)

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