2016 M9 Mid-Project Stakeholders Meeting

Monday, November 14, 2016
Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 145
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 Mid-Project Workshop seeks to bolster existing collaborations and discussions with peer researchers, end-users, and stakeholders. Specific aims for this workshop include:

  • Present initial findings and updates from M9 Project research initiatives,
  • solicit feedback on M9 research and educational efforts to date, and
  • review and discuss the status of earthquake-related policies at the city and state levels.


Preliminary Agenda

 9:00 – 9:15 AM  Welcoming Remarks & Overview of M9

  • John Vidale, M9 PI – Earth and Space Sciences
 9:15 – 10:15 AM  Session #1 – M9 Ground Motion Simulations & The Effects of Deep Basins

  • Art Frankel, USGS
  • Erin Wirth, M9 – Earth and Space Sciences
  • Jeffrey Berman, M9 PI – Civil and Environmental Engineering
 10:15 – 10:55 AM  Session #1 – Discussion Panel

  • Susan Chang, City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
  • C. B. Crouse, AECOM
  • Peter Dusicka, Portland State University
  • John Hooper, MKA
 10:55 – 11:15 AM  Coffee Break
 11:15 – 11:40 AM  Session #2 – Landslides and Liquefaction

  • Alison Duvall, M9 PI – Earth and Space Sciences
  • Joe Wartman, M9 – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Steve Kramer, M9 – Civil and Environmental Engineering
 11:40 – 12:00 PM  Session #2 – Discussion Panel

  • Don Anderson, CH2M HILL
  • Bill Perkins, Shannon & Wilson
  • James Struthers, WSDOT
 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Remarks by Dean Lisa Graumlich, College of the Environment

Earthquake Early Warning Survey Results & PNSN Status Update

  • Ann Bostrom, M9 PI – Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
  • John Vidale, M9 PI – Earth and Space Sciences
 12:30 – 1:30 PM  Catered Lunch
 1:30 – 1:55 PM  Session #3 – Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment and Community Planning

  • Randy LeVeque, M9 PI – Applied Mathematics
  • Dan Abramson, M9 PI – Urban Design and Planning
 1:55 – 2:20 PM  Session #3 – Discussion Panel

  • Vasily Titov, NOAA
  • Tamra Biasco, FEMA
  • Maximilian Dixon, WA Emergency Management Division
  • Tim Walsh, WA Department of Natural Resources
2:20 – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion: Local & State Planning and Policies Promoting Resilience to Earthquakes and Associated Hazards

  • Robert Ezelle, Director – WA Emergency Management Division
  • Nicholas Jay Carr, District Representative for U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer
  • Charles Warsinske, Senior Planner Quinault Indian Nation
  • Cale Ash, Degenkolb Engineers
3:00 PM – Reception (Petersen Room, Allen Library)


Additional Information


Maps and Directions

Directions to the Husky Union Building can be found here. The workshop will be held in Room 145.


Workshop Presentations

Workshop materials can be accessed here. (Password protected)


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