LFE Travel Study Program

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Purpose

The LFE Travel Study Program aims to inspire early-career participants to become future leaders in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake risk reduction. 

Goals
  1. Provide opportunities for EERI members to engage in learning from earthquakes activities as an alternative to participation in the limited post-earthquake reconnaissance opportunities.
  2. Foster dialogue and interaction amongst members in various disciplines, as well as participants and the host country.
  3. Provide an experience that allows younger members to gain stronger connections to EERI and its LFE program, while also inspiring them to become future leaders in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake risk reduction.
  4. Increase the participants’ knowledge in a wide range of earthquake engineering, earthquake response and recovery topics related to both research and practice; and encourage thinking about earthquake risk mitigation, preparedness and planning.
  5. Offer EERI members a unique opportunity to learn directly from local experts in the field, facilitating international knowledge transfer.
  6. Provide learning experiences that inspire participants to apply lessons learned to preparedness in their own community upon return home.
  7. Engage experienced members who have conducted reconnaissance for EERI after past earthquakes and provide them an opportunity to transfer their knowledge to the future generation of members via an exciting activity.
Learning Objectives for Participants
  1. Recognize the value of both immediate and long-term reconnaissance activities.
  2. Know, for the visited region, the earthquake impacts; current levels of recovery to natural, built, economic and social environments; and constraints and challenges to recovery and the rebuilding process.
  3. Make connections between impacts, reconnaissance, and lessons learned, etc.
  4. Understand the multidisciplinary processes and components and challenges in earthquake recovery.
  5. Understanding the interdependencies and coordination necessary among the many disciplines involved in earthquake risk reduction and the differences around the world.
Upcoming Trips

The LFE Travel Study Program Committee is currently evaluating sites for a 2018 travel study trip.

Past Trips

2017 Santiago, Chile

The first LFE Travel Study Program took place January 14-18, 2017 in partnership with Centro Nacional de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Desastres Naturales (CIGIDEN) of Santiago, Chile. The 16 participants and 4 expert mentors benefited from lectures on damage and recovery from recent earthquakes in Chile and visited repaired facilities, facilities built to new codes, in particular those with seismic protection, a tsunami warning center, social housing projects, and an engineering research and testing lab. Participants completed two projects: observations of resilience in housing, healthcare, schools, and business; and assessment of tsunami evacuation routes. Participants produced two sets of reports, Resilience Reconnaissance Observations by EERI and CIGIDEN and Tsunami Resilience Observations by EERI and CIGIDEN, which are posted on the Illapel, Chile Virtual Earthquake Clearinghouse Website.

2017 LFE Travel Study Program participants in mentors in in Santiago, Chile. (Photo: Wael Hassan)

Participants: Quinn Peck, Sandra Hyde, Alexandria Julius, Ana Maria Parra Bastidas, Laura Hernandez, Catherine Johnson, Chad Norvell, Alvaro Rubinos, Preetish Kakoty, Barbara Simpson, Marisella Ortega, Wael Hassan, Laura Whitehurst, Kelsey Wittels, Keshab Sharma, and José Luis Baquedano.

Mentors: Mary Comerio, Farzad Naeim, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Juan Carlos de la Llera, and Matias Hube.

Program Management

The LFE Travel Study Program is managed by a subcommittee of the Learning from Earthquakes Committee. Meet the Committee Members:

Charlie HuyckCharlie Huyck
Mary Comerio

Mary Comerio

Jeff Hunt

Jeff Hunt

manny hakha

Manny Hakhamaneshi

david frost

David Frost

David Friedman

David Friedman

erica fischer

Erica Fischer

ken elwood

Ken Elwood

craig davis

Craig Davis

Thalia Anagnos

Thalia Anagnos

Rob Olshansky

Rob Olshansky

Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

Support the LFE Travel Study Program

The LFE Travel Study Program is supported by EERI individual and subscribing members through the EERI Endowment Fund. Learn how you can support LFE.

Questions?

Please contact the  EERI LFE Program Manager, Maggie Ortiz-Millan at maggie@eeri.org with other questions related to LFE Travel Study Program.

PURPOSE

 

The LFE Travel Study Program aims to inspire early-career participants to become future leaders in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake risk reduction. 

 

GOALS

 
  1. Provide opportunities for EERI members to engage in learning from earthquakes activities as an alternative to participation in the limited post-earthquake reconnaissance opportunities.
  2. Foster dialogue and interaction amongst members in various disciplines, as well as participants and the host country.
  3. Provide an experience that allows younger members to gain stronger connections to EERI and its LFE program, while also inspiring them to become future leaders in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake risk reduction.
  4. Increase the participants’ knowledge in a wide range of earthquake engineering, earthquake response and recovery topics related to both research and practice; and encourage thinking about earthquake risk mitigation, preparedness and planning.
  5. Offer EERI members a unique opportunity to learn directly from local experts in the field, facilitating international knowledge transfer.
  6. Provide learning experiences that inspire participants to apply lessons learned to preparedness in their own community upon return home.
  7. Engage experienced members who have conducted reconnaissance for EERI after past earthquakes and provide them an opportunity to transfer their knowledge to the future generation of members via an exciting activity.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PARTICIPANTS
 
  1. Recognize the value of both immediate and long-term reconnaissance activities.
  2. Know, for the visited region, the earthquake impacts; current levels of recovery to natural, built, economic and social environments; and constraints and challenges to recovery and the rebuilding process.
  3. Make connections between impacts, reconnaissance, and lessons learned, etc.
  4. Understand the multidisciplinary processes and components and challenges in earthquake recovery.
  5. Understanding the interdependencies and coordination necessary among the many disciplines involved in earthquake risk reduction and the differences around the world.
 
UPCOMING TRIPS
 

The LFE Travel Study Program Committee is currently evaluating sites for a 2018 travel study trip.

 
PAST TRIPS
 

2017 Santiago, Chile

The first LFE Travel Study Program took place January 14-18, 2017 in partnership with Centro Nacional de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Desastres Naturales (CIGIDEN) of Santiago, Chile. The 16 participants and 4 expert mentors benefited from lectures on damage and recovery from recent earthquakes in Chile and visited repaired facilities, facilities built to new codes, in particular those with seismic protection, a tsunami warning center, social housing projects, and an engineering research and testing lab. Participants completed two projects: observations of resilience in housing, healthcare, schools, and business; and assessment of tsunami evacuation routes. Participants produced two sets of reports, Resilience Reconnaissance Observations by EERI and CIGIDEN and Tsunami Resilience Observations by EERI and CIGIDEN, which are posted on the Illapel, Chile Virtual Earthquake Clearinghouse Website.

2017 LFE Travel Study Program participants in mentors in in Santiago, Chile. (Photo: Wael Hassan)

Participants: Quinn Peck, Sandra Hyde, Alexandria Julius, Ana Maria Parra Bastidas, Laura Hernandez, Catherine Johnson, Chad Norvell, Alvaro Rubinos, Preetish Kakoty, Barbara Simpson, Marisella Ortega, Wael Hassan, Laura Whitehurst, Kelsey Wittels, Keshab Sharma, and José Luis Baquedano.

Mentors: Mary Comerio, Farzad Naeim, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Juan Carlos de la Llera, and Matias Hube.

 
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
 

The LFE Travel Study Program is managed by a subcommittee of the Learning from Earthquakes Committee. Meet the Committee Members:

Charlie HuyckCharlie Huyck
Mary Comerio

Mary Comerio

Jeff Hunt

Jeff Hunt

manny hakha

Manny Hakhamaneshi

david frost

David Frost

David Friedman

David Friedman

erica fischer

Erica Fischer

ken elwood

Ken Elwood

craig davis

Craig Davis

Thalia Anagnos

Thalia Anagnos

Rob Olshansky

Rob Olshansky

Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

 
SUPPORT THE LFE TRAVEL STUDY PROGRAM
 

The LFE Travel Study Program is supported by EERI individual and subscribing members through the EERI Endowment Fund. Learn how you can support LFE.

 
QUESTIONS?
 

Please contact the  EERI LFE Program Manager, Maggie Ortiz-Millan at maggie@eeri.org with other questions related to LFE Travel Study Program.