As part of system development, the ShakeAlert® Joint Committee for Communication, Education, and Outreach (JCCEO) was formed in 2016 to provide consistent guidance regarding the ShakeAlert system’s human interface.
This committee coordinates development of the guidance and resources that are elemental to successful and sustained user uptake of the system to maximize life-safety and property protection impacts. Over the next several years as ShakeAlert moves through pilot projects, phased rollout, and full system implementation, the JCCEO provides feedback on system-wide approaches and materials that take into consideration best practices, social science, and user-specific needs.
JCCEO provides a platform for discussion and coordination of tailored implementation plans by regions, for various uses (automated, organizational, and public), and for the whole community. JCCEO reports directly to the National ShakeAlert Program Coordinator Doug Given.
JCCEO also provides the sharing and coordination platform for independent communication, education and outreach (CEO)programs among the three states (Oregon, Washington, and California) who are in the process of implementing ShakeAlert. The USGS is also coordinating CEO efforts with Natural Resources Canada as they develop an earthquake early warning system for Canada.
JCCEO is currently led by Robert de Groot (USGS), chair and Jennifer Strauss (UC Berkeley), vice chair.
JCCEO National Committee Members (as of 8/2020)
Leland O’Driscoll, Josh Bruce, and Lucy Walsh – University of Oregon
Vacant – Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Althea Rizzo – Office of Emergency Management
Maximilian Dixon, Brian Terbush, and Chelsea Nied – Emergency Management Division
Corina Forson & Megan Anderson, Department of Natural Resources – Washington Geological Survey
Bill Steele & Mouse Reusch, and Gabriel Lotto – University of Washington
Jennifer Strauss – UC Berkeley
Amanda Moyer, Emily Holland, and Rachel Sierer Wooden – Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Cynthia Pridmore – California Geological Survey
Margaret Vinci, Caltech
U.S. Geological Survey
Doug Given – ShakeAlert Program National Coordinator
Robert de Groot – ShakeAlert Coordinator for Communication, Education, and Outreach
Esther Eng and James Mitchell – Office of Policy and Analysis
Mariah Jenkins – ShakeAlert Communication, Education, and Outreach Assistant
Paul Laustsen and Catherine Puckett – Office of Communications and Publishing
Sara McBride – Social Science Research Coordinator
Chris Trent – USGS Congressional Liaison
Alison Bird – Natural Resources Canada
Robert A. L. White – Emergency Management British Columbia
Teron Moore – Ocean Networks Canada
Members from other Organizations:
Danielle Sumy – Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Shelley Olds – UNAVCO
Chris Cardiel, Jenny Crayne, Kim Deras, and Carla Herran – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland