As part of system development, the ShakeAlert® Joint Committee for Communication, Education, Outreach and Technical Engagement (JCCEO&TE) was formed in 2016 to provide consistent guidance regarding the ShakeAlert system’s human interface.
JCCEO&TE 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. As the operational ShakeAlert System continues to evolve, the JCCEO&TE provides feedback on system-wide approaches and materials that take into consideration best practices, social science, and user-specific needs.
JCCEO&TE 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&TE reports directly to Acting National ShakeAlert Program Coordinator Valerie Thomas.
JCCEO&TE also provides the sharing and coordination platform for independent communication, education, outreach and Technical Engagement 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&TE is currently led by Robert de Groot (USGS), Chair, Kaitlyn Nelson (USGS), Vice-Chair, and Sara McBride (USGS), Vice-Chair.
JCCEO National Committee Members (as of 4/2021)
Kelly Missett – University of Oregon
Laura Gabel – Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Althea Rizzo – Office of Emergency Management
Brian Terbush – Emergency Management Division
Corina Forson & Megan Anderson, Department of Natural Resources – Washington Geological Survey
Bill Steele and Gabriel Lotto – University of Washington
Tal Edgecomb – University of California, Berkeley
Philip Labra, Yvonne Dorantes, and Jeff Braverman – Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Cynthia Pridmore – California Geological Survey
Margaret Vinci – California Institute of Technology
U.S. Geological Survey
Valerie Thomas – Acting ShakeAlert Program National Coordinator
Robert de Groot – ShakeAlert Coordinator for Communication, Education, Outreach and Technical Engagement
James Mitchell – Office of Policy and Analysis
Paul Laustsen and Elizabeth Goldbaum – Office of Communications and Publishing
Sara McBride – Social Science Research Coordinator and JCCEO&TE Vice-Chair
Kaitlyn Nelson – ShakeAlert Assistant Coordinator for Communication, Education, Outreach and Technical Engagement
Chris Trent – USGS Congressional Liaison
Alison Bird – Natural Resources Canada
Robert A. L. White – Emergency Management British Columbia
Members from other Organizations:
Danielle Sumy – Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Shelley Olds – UNAVCO
Chris Cardiel, Marcie Benne, Jenny Crayne, Raquel Stewart, and Carla Herran – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry