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NEES Workshop from the 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium: Effects of Surface Geology on Strong Ground Motion

This workshop was held on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 as part of the 4th International IASPEI / IAEE Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion (ESG4) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The ESG working group was created jointly by IASPEI (International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior) and IAEE (International Association of Earthquake Engineering) almost thirty years ago to promote a greater understanding and alaysis of the effects of surface geology on ground motion.

SBcoverThe Symposium at UCSB consisted of a pre-meeting NEES workshop,16 plenary sessions, and a half-day workshop on the Vs30 debate. The invited speakers were an international group of scientists and engineers who spoke on diverse topics from the state of the art of ground motion research and practice. Papers submitted to the Symposium were presented in poster sessions each day.

Below you will find slideshow sets in PDF format from each session and speaker.  You may also click here to view the NEES workshop agenda.

To see the rest of the sessions and workshops from the Symposium, please click here.


Session 1: NEES Equipment Site Facilities and ESG Research

PDF File Presenter and Title
Nigbor_NEES_overview Robert Nigbor: Overview of the NEES Site Facilities
Steidl_NEES@UCSB Jamison Steidl: The NEES@UCSB Facility
Nigbor_NEES@UCLA Robert Nigbor: The NEES@UCLA Facility
Nigbor_NEES@UTexas Robert Nigbor: The NEES@UTexas Facility

Session 2: International Collaborations and Instrumented Geotechnical Sites

PDF File Presenter and Title
Wakai_ArrayFacilitiesJapan Atsushi Wakai: Geotechnical Array Facilities in Coastal Japan
Ansal_ArrayFacilitiesTurkey Atilla Ansal: Geotechnical Array Facilities in Istanbul, Turkey
Steidl_WaveformDataExplorer Jamison Steidl: Waveform Explorer Access to Borehole Data

Session 3: Panel Discussion on Future Research Needs

PDF File Presenter and Title
Bonilla_PanelDiscussion Fabian Bonilla: Analysis of Borehole Data
Hashash_PanelDiscussion Youssef Hashash: Using the NEES Equipment Site Facilities in ESG Research, International Collaborations, and Future Needs
Kramer_PanelDiscussion Steven Kramer: NEES Workshop Panel Discussion