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Project Advisory Committee (AC) meeting

Learning from Earthquakes (LfE) project organized its first Advisory Committee (AC) on the 30th July 2020 to evaluate the progress of the project in the deliveries on each work package. The AC was made up of five experts from the United States of America (USA), Chile and the United Kingdom (UK). Dr Sean Wilkinson, one of the three Principal Investigators (PIs) of the project and Reader of Newcastle University welcomed the members of the AC of the project and invited each project member to introduce by themself after acknowledged the project team for their hard work in these years and the members of the AC Committee for their effort to attend the meeting.

Mr Charles Huyck Executive Vice President of ImageCatInc highlighted the need to define clear goals every time that the team prepares for an EEFIT mission and focus on capacity building or social aspects which are more challenging to capture than engineering aspects. Professor Juan Carlos de la Llera, Dean of Faculty of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC) de Chile and PI of Research Line (L3.) Risk and Resilience of Complex Systems and Networks at the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN) noted the opportunity to connect with local developments in Chile, considering lifelines in the EEFIT missions and get feedback from affected communities. Mr Edmund Booth, Principal at Edmund Booth Consulting Engineer, was impressed by the progress on each of the work packages of the LfE project. We thank him for his support and contribution to this project.

Emeritus Professor Robin Spence at Cambridge University, former co-director of Centre for Risk in the Built Environment (CURBE) and one of the Directors at Cambridge Architectural Research (CAR) Limited considers very valuable the SDI  as a tool for long term data storage and essential to find the mechanism to guarantee its sustainability beyond the project Dr Matthew Free Director at Arup Group and Director at Geon Energy Ltd emphasised the value of persistence along the years working recalling the work from the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team(EEFIT) since 1983. He acknowledged the effort of project members and the need to focus on specific topics for the next missions.


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