ImageCat participated in the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (NCEE) in Salt Lake City
20 Jul 2022
Several ImageCat researchers attended and presented at the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (NCEE) held in Salt Lake City, 6/27 – 7/1, 2022. Disasters disproportionately harm people living in poverty, minorities, and those with low English proficiency because these populations are more likely to inhabit vulnerable buildings in high hazard areas and have limited political influences. Charlie Huyck, Executive VP of ImageCat, and Dr. Eric Tate of the University of Iowa, moderated a special session on Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Addressing Equity in Disaster Risk, in which experts and participants discussed challenges and new approaches to adjust and augment existing quantitative methods used in disaster mitigation and response. ImageCat colleagues, Georgiana Esquivias, Senior Project Analyst, and Yajie Lee, Director of Earthquake Risk Services, presented their innovative research funded by the NASA disaster management program and Applied Technology Council (ATC) that examines regional indicators for community resilience and critical impact of social equity in risk mitigation.