Webinar Schedule

Surface Wave Methods for Seismic Site Characterization

Surface Wave Methods for Seismic Site Characterization

Surface wave methods gained in the past decades a primary role in many seismic projects. Specifically, they are often used to retrieve a 1D shear wave velocity model or to estimate the VS,30 at sites of strong motion networks. The complexity of the interpretation process and the variety of possible approaches to surface wave analysis make it very hard to set a fixed standard to assure quality and reliability of the results.

In this session, special guest speaker Dr. Sebastiano Foti will introduce us to surface wave analysis and summarize the InterPACIFIC (Intercomparison of Methods for Site Parameter and Velocity Profile Characterization) guidelines published in 2018 and will provide some application examples.

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Time: March 24, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Bridging Technology and Policy: The Case of Earthquake Early Warning Systems in the 2030 Agenda

Bridging Technology and Policy: The Case of Earthquake Early Warning Systems in the 2030 Agenda

Earthquake and Multi-Hazards Early Warning Systems (EWS) ) disseminates timely information about the eminent impact of hazards to the public, emergency responders, and managers in the public and private sector, providing time to implement emergency measures, including some automatically.

In this session, special guest speaker Dr. Jair Torres will discuss how recent international agreements such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015–2030, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda, have all recognized the importance of EWS in moving the development agenda forward.

This informative webinar + Q&A will focus on the challenges and opportunities of turning current technologies on Earthquake EWS into practice and policy.

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Time: March 17, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Earth’s Rock ‘n’ Roll – Measuring Rotational Motions in Seismology

Earth’s Rock ‘n’ Roll – Measuring Rotational Motions in Seismology

We all know that seismology is a science based on measuring ground motions using seismometers. This measures three components of translational motions. But is that all the ground does? No, there are other motion components.

In this session, special guest speaker Professor Heiner Igel will discuss new developments in seismic instrumentation – in particular rotation sensing – with applications ranging from earthquake physics, ocean bottom seismology, seismic tomography, volcanology, earthquake engineering to planetary seismology. The key to these new applications is optical technology making use of laser light and relativistic effects getting hold of the wavefield gradient related information.

This informative webinar + Q&A is a must see, focusing on concepts and results from innovative pilot projects.

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Time: March 10, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

What Else Can We Do With This Stuff? Using Seismic Instrumentation for Non-Seismic Applications

What Else Can We Do With This Stuff? Using Seismic Instrumentation for Non-Seismic Applications

In this session, special guest speaker Dr. Robert Nigbor will discuss the use of seismometers and seismic data systems for short-term measurements of vibrations related to construction, transportation, sensitive equipment, and experimental modal analysis.

This informative webinar + Q&A will be full of real-life case studies of non-seismic applications.

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Time: March 3, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

NORSAR Bear Island Array Deployment

NORSAR Bear Island Array Deployment

In this session, special guest speaker Jon Magnus Christensen will provide a detailed overview of the NORSAR Bear Island Array Deployment.

Through the EPOS Norway project NORSAR has installed a 6 element seismic array on Bear Island, a small island between mainland Norway and Spitsbergen. The goal of the installation was to improve seismic monitoring of the Svalbard region, mid-Atlantic ridges and Barents Sea. Due to strict environmental restrictions the original plans had to be revised several times and a complementary array in Hornsund on Spitsbergen with a similar configuration is planned.

This informative webinar + Q&A will focus on the deployment at Bear Island, preliminary results as well as the plans for the Hornsund installation.

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Time: February 24, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Microzonation for Earthquake Scenarios

Microzonation for Earthquake Scenarios

Seismic microzonation is a methodology for estimating the response of soil layers under earthquake excitations and relative variations of earthquake ground motion characteristics on the ground surface for a selected area.

In this session, special guest speaker Dr. Atilla Ansal will walk us through the use of this methodology to provide input for urban planning for the assessment of the vulnerability of the building stock and earthquake preparedness. Microzonation requires realistic estimation of regional seismicity, local earthquake hazard, and detailed information of local soil conditions. It is probabilistic evaluation for all possible future earthquake in assessing the probability of building damage.

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Time: February 17, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Expert Panel: The Kinemetrics Information Series On-Demand Library

Expert Panel: The Kinemetrics Information Series On-Demand Library

In this special session, our panel of experts will review the knowledge base of 28 on-demand webinars created in 2020 Kinemetrics Information Series.

Dr. Derek Skolnik will host Dr. Mathias Franke, Dr. Lani Oncescu, and Mauricio Ciudad-Real in a discussion of topics across four categories: Products, Seismology, Earthquake Engineering, and Business Continuity.

This informative webinar + Q&A will provide a synopsis for each category, discuss what we learned, and provide information on how best to utilize these resources in your own projects.

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Time: February 10, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Operation of the Mission Critical Italian Strong-Motion Network – RAN

Operation of the Mission Critical Italian Strong-Motion Network – RAN

The Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC) is the owner of the 500-station national Italian strong-motion network (Rete Accelerometrica Naczionale – RAN). In a move to improve the network’s station availability, DPC outsourced the network’s maintenance and operation in 2012 to Kinemetrics’ Open Systems & Services Division (OSS).

In this session, Dr. Mathias Franke will cover the RAN from station design to information products, from daily tasks to network performance, and from people to software.

This informative webinar + Q&A will provide an example of how OSS develops solutions, manages projects, and continually delivers value to clients.

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Time: February 3, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Vibration based Structural Health Monitoring: from Bridges to Wind Turbines

Vibration based Structural Health Monitoring: from Bridges to Wind Turbines

In this session, Dr. Filipe Magalhães will deliver a detailed overview of several dynamic monitoring programs developed with Kinemetrics equipment, including research oriented and consultancy applications on bridges and research projects on wind turbines.

This informative webinar + Q&A will describe the implemented monitoring layouts and the presentation of the developed monitoring software. Relevant results that enhance the value of structural health monitoring will also be revealed.

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Time: January 27, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)