California Earthquake Clearinghouse information sharing efforts recognized as a Best Practice

The California Earthquake Clearinghouse is very pleased to announce that our information sharing efforts are recognized as a Best Practice by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Geospatial Management Office, in their Geospatial Concept of Operations. The citation states “The homeland security and defense community has recognized your effort and contributions as geospatial best practices. A best practice represents a geospatial method, technique, capability or resource that provides superior support to the mission; and is used by the geospatial community as a benchmark for success. An overview of your tremendous efforts have been included on the Homeland Security Geospatial Concept of Operations community website.”

More information: https://cms.geoplatform.gov/geoconops/best-practice-california-earthquake-clearinghouse

2015 Clearinghouse Exercise After Action Report Available

The California Earthquake Clearinghouse participated in the 2015 National Level Exercise (NLE) that used the ShakeOut Scenario of a M7.8 earthquake on the Southern San Andreas Fault. The California Earthquake Clearinghouse used the 2015 NLE as an operational exercise to foster inter-agency data collection and collaboration among Clearinghouse partners, with an ultimate goal of developing an information collection plan for earthquakes. While the National Level Exercise focused on the southern California region, the Clearinghouse defined a much smaller area of interest in the Cajon Pass Area.

For more information, view the exercise page and the After Action Report / Improvement Plan.

2013 Golden Guardian Exercise

2013 Golden GuardianThe California Earthquake Clearinghouse will be conducting activities as part of the 2013 Golden Guardian Exercise and encourages all members to participate. The exercise will take place on May 15th, 2013 from 11 am – 2 pm. A virtual clearinghouse will be established and the Clearinghouse, its partners, and its members will be sharing observations and data during the exercise. Beginning at the end of April, there will be four opportunities to attend a training session that will provide more details about how to participate. More information will be posted on the Clearinghouse website as it becomes available. If you have any questions about the exercise please contact caclearinghouse@eqclearinghouse.org.

New Clearinghouse Website

screenshotThe California Earthquake Clearinghouse has launched a new website. The new site should make it easier to learn about the Clearinghouse and communicate with other members. If you have any comments or suggestions about the new website please contact maggie@eeri.org.

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