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NGA-East SSHAC Workshop is coming on Oct 11-13, 2011 – Save the Dates!

PEER and NGA-East will host its second SSHAC Workshop on October 11-13 2011 at the Shattuck Plaza Hotel in downtown Berkeley.  A detailed agenda and a registration link will be posted on the NGA-East website in early September. This meeting will be open to the public for in-person or web attendance.

About the workshop

With funding from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and US Department of Energy, the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is coordinating a comprehensive multidisciplinary program to develop Next Generation Attenuation Relationships for the Central and Eastern US (NGA-East).  Download the NGA-East project plan.

As part of this research program, PEER will coordinate several public workshops over the life of the project. The purpose of these workshops is to collect feedback from the earthquake community and inform the participants about the on-going technical activities. NGA East is treated as a SSHAC (Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee) Level 3 program. See the Open-File Report 2009-1093 (PDF file – 992 KB) for a summary of the SSHAC process. This will ensure stability of the final products (by virtue of capturing the views of the broader technical community) and full transparency of the process.

The purpose of this second SSHAC Workshop is to:

1. Present an overview of the project objectives and tasks and give an update on progress
2. Address relevant remaining critical issues and data needs
3. Present, discuss, and debate alternative viewpoints regarding key technical issues
4. Identify the technical bases for the alternative hypotheses and to discuss the associated uncertainties
5. Provide a basis for the subsequent development of preliminary hazard models that consider these alternative viewpoints.

How can I attend this workshop?

This meeting will be open to the public for in-person or web attendance.  A registration link will be sent in early September.

For more information about the NGA East project, go to:

Questions? Contact Christine Goulet at