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 roll-out, and full system implementation, the JCCEO will make recommendations 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 communications, education and outreach programs among the three states (Oregon, Washington, and California) who are in the process of implementing ShakeAlert. British Columbia is an affiliate member of the committee.
JCCEO is currently led by Robert de Groot (USGS), chair and Jennifer Strauss (UC Berkeley), vice chair.
JCCEO National Committee Members and Affiliates
Leland O’Driscoll & Lucy Walsh, University of Oregon
Yumei Wang, Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Althea Rizzo, Office of Emergency Management
Maximilian Dixon & Brian Terbush, Emergency Management Division
Corina Forson & Megan Anderson, Department of Natural Resources – Washington Geological Survey
Bill Steele & Mouse Reusch, University of Washington
Jennifer Strauss, UC Berkeley
Ryan Arba & Emily Holland, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Cindy 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
Paul Laustsen, Office of Communications and Publishing
Sara McBride, Social Science Research Coordinator
Chris Trent, USGS Congressional Liaison
British Columbia (affiliate)
Robert A. L. White, Emergency Management British Columbia
Teron Moore, Ocean Networks Canada