California Earthquake Clearinghouse Golden Guardian Exercise, May 15

From Anne Rosinski at the California Earthquake Clearinghouse, read below for more information about an upcoming training exercise related to disaster response and data collection:

The California Earthquake Clearinghouse will be participating in the 2013 Cal EMA Golden Guardian Exercise. The purpose of the Clearinghouse exercise is to introduce everyone to the concept of expanded  operations possible through the addition of the virtual Clearinghouse we’re developing using the Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) middleware. This year’s scenario is a catastrophic San Francisco Bay Area earthquake. The exercise will take place over three days and updates will be posted to the California Earthquake Clearinghouse website throughout the exercise. On May 15, Clearinghouse members will have the opportunity to use data collection tools to share information with the Clearinghouse which will then be displayed on the Clearinghouse website. We will also host a webex running concurrent with the exercise where you can tune in to hear the action narrated live, ask questions and hear from the various Clearinghouse partners (CGS, Cal EMA, USGS, NASA, EERI, Berkeley Seismological Lab, SpotOnResponse) developing the tools you’ll be using.

This is the third of six planned Clearinghouse exercises.  Over the last year we’ve listened to the feedback you’ve provided and continue to refine the SpotOnResponse mobile app being developed for us and we are eager to share with you the latest improvements, including off-line reporting capability. We would like to invite you to attend a one-hour training session that will introduce you to the updated SpotOnResponse as well as tell you more about how you can participate in the Clearinghouses activities for Golden Guardian.  We ask that you RSVP to  and indicate which training session in which you would like to participate.   Training sessions will be held via Webex (see website for details) on the following dates:

April 30th, 9:00 a.m.
May 2nd, 1:00 p.m.
May 6th, 1:00 p.m.
May 8th, 1:00 p.m.

For more information please visit the California Earthquake Clearinghouse’s website: