EEFIT remote reconnaissance mission report: 2021 Haiti earthquake
Date & Time

14 December 2021
18:00 - 19:30 GMT

Location

Online

Price

Free

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EEFIT remote reconnaissance mission report: 2021 Haiti earthquake

Lecture
Date & Time

14 December 2021
18:00 - 19:30 GMT

Location

Online

Price

Free

Availability

Places available

This lecture will summarise EEFIT’s response to the Haitian earthquake and will reflect the combined remote work with local partners in the field.

Learn about the effects of landslides; structural damage disaster preparedness, response and recovery; remote sensing; data sources; and interactions between local partners and the remote.

Reasons to attend: 

  • Gain a better understanding of remote earthquake response missions

  • Better understanding of coordination between remote team and local partners

  • Understand unique considerations of Haiti – both geotechnical and socioeconomic

  • Understanding of damage typologies and responses

Speakers

Dr Michael Whitworth

Dr Michael Whitworth is an Associate Director in Engineering Geology/Geomorphology at AECOM, and a specialist on geohazards and risk. His work and research aims to evaluate the impact of hazards on the built environment. His focus on earthquake hazards are earthquake induced landslides and cascading hazards and the resilience of communities and infrastructure to these events.

Dr. Joshua Macabuag

Joshua Macabuag has a background in building design with a number of UK consultancies, a PhD in building damage predictions for tsunami, and now consults in catastrophe risk modelling to the World Bank and the (re)insurance sector. He is also an Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) Engineer with the UK team SARAID, with several deployments through both SARAID and the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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