Resilience Reconnaissance Observation Report by EERI and CIGIDEN

July 24, 2017 by  
Filed under EERI Response

January 14-18, 2017 , EERI teamed up with Centro Nacional de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Desastres Naturales (CIGIDEN) of Santiago, Chile to offer the first ever Learning from Earthquakes Travel Study Program. Sixteen graduate students and young professionals accompanied by four expert mentors engaged in a variety of interactive learning activities including field data collection, tours of research and operational facilities, and visits to locations impacted by recent earthquakes in Chile.

The LFE Travel Study Program is an initiative of EERI to conduct field study trips to earthquake affected regions around the world that offer members a unique opportunity to learn directly from local experts in the field, facilitating international knowledge transfer. Field study trips also help participants understand the role and importance of EERI reconnaissance activities and inspire them to become future leaders in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake risk reduction. For more information about the LFE Travel Study Program visit here.

For the resilience reconnaissance observations activity, participants were divided into four-member teams to study resilience of housing, schools, healthcare facilities, and businesses in Chile. During the five-day program participants interviewed local residents, business owners, healthcare providers, engineers, government service workers, students, parents, and professors from universities and then documented their observations in the reports found below.

Resilience Reconnaissance Observation Activity Report-Goals and Procedures

Business Recovery Resilience Observation Report.(pdf) by Quinn Peck, Sandra Hyde, Alexandria Julius, and Ana Maria Parra Bastidas

Housing Resilience Observation Report.(pdf) by Laura Hernandez, Catherine Johnson, Chad Norvell, and Alvaro Rubinos

Healthcare Resilience Observation Report.(pdf) by Preetish Kakoty, Barbara Simpson, Marisella Ortega, and Wael Hassan

Education Resilience Observation Report.(pdf) by Laura Whitehurst, Kelsey Wittels, Keshab Sharma, and José Luis Baquedano


To hear more of what the LFE Travel Study Program did in their time in Chile here is a link to Tsunami Resilience Observation Report.


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