Remote earthquake reconnaissance missions feasibility study: Zagreb earthquake of March 2020
Date & Time

27 January 2021
18:00-19:15 GMT

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Remote earthquake reconnaissance missions feasibility study: Zagreb earthquake of March 2020

Lecture
Date & Time

27 January 2021
18:00-19:15 GMT

Price
Free

Availability Available

Discover how the team conducted a remote study following the earthquake in March 2020.

This presentation is organised in conjunction with SECED, EEFIT and the ICE.

The Mw5.3 earthquake occurred during the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Croatia, like most of Europe, was in partial lockdown. The event, though minor in terms of reported casualties and damage, is noteworthy in how the team responded to the investigation.

The research is part of the Learning from Earthquakes (LfE) project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. This presentation summarises the findings and challenges of performing a remote earthquake reconnaissance mission. The team will discuss the use of information gathered primarily from the internet and social media. They will also present how newly developed LfE data collection apps and spatial tools have been used in this mission.
 

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the consequences of the Zagreb earthquake and its relief and recovery efforts
  • Appreciate the challenges and opportunities of conducting future remote reconnaissance missions
  • Preview the new tools under development in the LfE project. These include the damage assessment app and the EEFIT Spatial Data Infrastructure for use in post-earthquake damage assessments in the future
 

About the speakers

There will be multiple speakers from the mission team from both the UK and Croatia. The team was led by Dr Emily So, one of the Principal Investigators on LfE. She has 20 years’ experience in the field of earthquake engineering. LfE aims to improve the understanding of earthquake impacts, response and recovery through targeted data gathering in earthquake reconnaissance missions. They also research better methods to collect, interpret, exploit, and disseminate this data.
 

Intended for

Members of EEFIT and IStructE who are interested in learning from global earthquakes and the innovations in the field.
 

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