Partnerships & Applications Workshop

June 27, 2024, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – White Stag, Portland, OR

Meeting Purpose

Our inaugural Partnerships and Applications Workshop on June 27, 2024 is designed to bring together representatives from communities concerned with Cascadia earthquake hazards resilience and research, including local, state and federal agencies, tribal organizations, emergency managers, utilities, industry, non-profits, and educational institutions. Through speaker and poster presentations and interactive discussion sessions, we will identify these groups’ various needs as they relate to a better understanding of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. CRESCENT science working group representatives will give updates on center research and milestones for the current 5yr NSF funding cycle. Through this forum we aim for participants to identify:

(i) the CRESCENT research/products most beneficial to their organization

(ii) complementary initiatives and opportunities for collaboration

(iii) a process and plan for effectively engaging with the research

Photo credit: A. Thomas – CRESCENT Kickoff Meeting

Meeting Resources

Presentation Recordings

Community Speaker Presentations – Morning Session
CRESCENT Presentations – Afternoon Session
Breakout Discussion Takeaways and Closing Comments

Meeting Information Packet

Poster Presentations

# Authors Title 
The CRESCENT Team An Overview of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Science Center (CRESCENT) 
Emily Hooft, et al. Building a Community Velocity Model for the Cascadia Region and Beyond 
Tina Dura, et al. Introducing the Science Goals for the Cascadia Region Earthquake Science Center (CRESCENT) Cascadia Paleoseismology Working Group (CPAL) 
Tina Dura, et al. Catastrophic impacts of sudden coseismic subsidence and associated rapid sea-level rise during the next Cascadia subduction zone earthquake 
Eric Dunham, et al. The CRESCENT Dynamic Rupture, Earthquake Cycle, and Tsunamis Working Group (DET) 
The CRESCENT Team CRESCENT Community Fault Model (CFM) 
The CRESCENT Team Coupling, Seismicity and Slow-slip (C3S) Working Group 
The CRESCENT Team Special Interest Groups: Offshore Observations, Ground Motion Modeling, Ground Failure, and Cascadia Fluids Model Special Interest Groups (SIGs)  
Alessandra Burgos The Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub (COPES Hub) 
10 Carrie Garrison-Laney Washington Sea Grant’s Coastal Hazards Resilience Team 
11 Lori Dengler, et al. The Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group: Planning and Outreach on California’s North Coast 
12 Jonathan Allan, Lalo Guerrero Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries: A Partner for Investigating and Communicating Oregon’s Geologic Hazards 
13 Todd Becker, et al. Assessment of Tsunami Risk and Exposure to California’s Coastal Communities using FEMA’s Hazus Tsunami Model and ESRI Demographic Data 
14 Sean R. Santellanes, Diego Melgar Remapping Tsunami Inundation Hazard Using Heterogeneous Sources 
15 Yajie Lee, et al. Towards Probabilistic Tsunami Risk Estimates Using Stochastic Earthquake Sources 
16 Yong Wei, Carrie Garrison-Laney, Chris Moore, Clint Pells Testing Crustal Fault Tsunami Sources in the Salish Sea: Comparing Modeled Inundation With the Geologic Record at Discovery Bay, WA 
17 David W. Edgington Planning for Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Lessons from Japan for British Columbia 
18 Tianhaozhe Sun, et al. Northern Cascadia Drilling: Establishing plate-scale borehole observatories to study how plate boundaries communicate 
19 Gabriel Lotto, William Steele Using ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning to Reduce Earthquake Losses 
20 Carla Herrán, Marcie Benne, Robert de Groot, Jenny Crayne Engage with your regional museums, parks, and libraries for community resilience. 
21 Michael R. Brudzinski, et al. Examination of Usage Rates for the Multi-Hazards San Diego County Emergency App to Improve Earthquake Early Warning 
22 Michael R. Brudzinski, et al. Approaches to Multilingual Surveying on Hazard Awareness and Alerting to Improve Equity in Disaster Risk Reduction 
23 Liz Safran, Erik Nilsen, Peter Drake, Bryan Sebok Rehearsing Disaster: Earthquake Preparedness Behavior in an Interactive Environment 
24 Amina Meselhe, Dan Cox, Dylan Sanderson, Jenna Tilt Human-centered connectivity and transportation network recovery following a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami 
25 Ana Tijerina Esquino Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub – Ongoing Research on Risks 
26 Oregon Disaster Airlift Response Team (ODART) ODART – An Aviation Resource to Assist Your Community (*tri-fold brochures) 
Table of posters with links to digital copies where available


Morning: Welcome & Presentations

  • 8:30-9:00am | Registration and light breakfast
  • 9:00-9:15am | Welcome and introduction to the workshop
  • 9:15am-12:00pm | Community presentations: short talks and poster session
  • 9:15-10:15am | Presentations Session 1
    • 9.15 am – Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) science & resilience needs: utilities and infrastructure
      • Design of a new resilient water transmission system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and other seismic hazards, Mike Britch, Tualatin Valley Water District
      • Importance of the Cascadia Subduction Zone for Pacific Gas & Electric Company assets, Albert Kottke, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
      • Updating BC Hydro’s 2012 PSHA model, Martin Lawrence, BC Hydro
    • 9.40 am – CSZ resilience planning (I): state and federal agency updates and needs
      • Mapping, modeling, and communicating earthquake and tsunami hazards in Oregon, Jonathan Allan and Lalo Guerrero, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
      • Toward actionable tsunami forecast for Cascadia, Vasily Titov, NOAA Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory
      • ODEM: Meet your state emergency management agency, Althea Rizzo, Oregon Department of Emergency Management
      • How science can support emergency management to inform planning for a CSZ event, Hannah Rabinowitz, FEMA Region 10
    • Session 1 Q+A
  • 10:15-10:45pm | Coffee and poster session
  • 10:45am-12:00pm | Presentations Session 2
    • 10:45 am – CSZ resilience planning (II): local/community efforts and needs
      • The Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group: A collaborative approach to develop strategic messaging for Northwest California, Ryan Aylward, NOAA National Weather Service
      • Emergency management and vulnerability in low-income housing, Carolina Gomez, Home Forward
      • Use of earthquake science in disaster airlift planning, Jim Origliosso, Oregon Disaster Airlift Response Team
    • 11:10 am – CSZ hazard communication and outreach
      • ShakeAlert: Earthquake early warning for all, Gabriel Lotto and Robert de Groot, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network/USGS
      • Assessment of experiences, interest, and accessibility associated with hazard warnings to improve equity in disaster risk reduction, Mike Brudzinski, University of Miami, Ohio
      • Three tips for engaging conversations between earthquake professionals and members of the public, Marcie Benne, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
    • 11:30 am – CSZ science & resilience partnership case studies and call to action
      • Introduction to the Cascadia CoPes Hub: geohazard research and community engagement, Harold Tobin, University of Washington
      • Oregon’s Top Two Danger Zones, Yumei Wang, Portland State University
    • Session 2 Q+A
  • 12:00-1:00pm | Lunch (provided)

Afternoon: CRESCENT Updates and Breakout Discussions

  • 1:00-1:15pm | CRESCENT overview
  • 1:15-1:50pm | CRESCENT working group and special interest group presentations
    • Community Fault Model (CFM)
    • Community Velocity Model (CVM)
    • Cascadia Paleoseismology (CPAL)
    • Dynamic rupture, Earthquake cycles and Tsunamis (DET)
    • Coupling, Seismicity and Slow-slip (C3S)
    • Special Interest Groups: Offshore Observations, Ground Motion Modeling, Ground Failure, Cascadia Fluids Model
  • 1:50-2:00pm | Breakout session introduction
  • 2:00-2:55pm | Breakout discussion 1 – CSZ organizational needs and concerns
  • 2:55-3:15pm | Refreshments
  • 3:15-4:00pm | Breakout discussion 2 – Application of CRESCENT products and ways to engage
  • 4:00-4:30pm | Breakout session review
  • 4:30-5:00pm | Closing comments and networking

Travel & Lodging

Local information

The White Stag is an iconic building in downtown Portland, near the center of the Old Town Chinatown district, the city’s oldest neighborhood. Learn more about the history and places to eat, drink and visit here.

Flights and ground transportation

Portland airport (PDX), is a 15-20 minute drive from the workshop venue and downtown hotels. The MAX Light Rail Red Line connects PDX and downtown and the Skidmore Fountain stop is just 800ft from the White Stag Block (13 stops and ~33 mins from PDX). 


The hotels offer valet parking for an additional fee. Downtown street parking is available, though there are time restrictions in metered zones between 8am and 7pm. The closest parking lot to the White Stag is the SmartPark Garage at Naito & Davis, one block north of the venue. Other options are listed below with links to more information including hours of operation and current rates:


For those supporting their own travel, we have secured preferred rates at The Hoxton (0.4 miles from White Stag – 20% discount on standard rate) and the Heathman Hotel (0.8 miles from White Stag – $159/night +tax, daily facilities fee waived – valid until 5/26/24) from June 26-28. Please use the links or numbers below to make your reservation directly with the hotel and quote “CRESCENT workshop” when booking.

The Hoxton: 503-770-0500 (use code “UOOR“)

Heathman Hotel: 503-241-4100 (Click here to make your reservation)

Travel support

A limited amount of travel support is available for participant transport and lodging.  The online RSVP will allow you to indicate your support needs. Those selected to receive lodging support will be offered either single or double occupancy lodging at The Hoxton hotel. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide support for all participants.

Please register by 5/26/24 to be considered for travel support

Meet The Team

Organizing Committee

This workshop is convened by CRESCENT’s Partnerships & Applications Committee with facilitation by Kellum Tate-Jones (Refugium Consulting) and input from members of CRESCENT’s Senior Personnel. Please reach out to if you have any questions regarding workshop logistics.  

Andy Clifford
P&A Program Manager

Valerie Sahakian, University of Oregon

Valerie Sahakian
P&A Program Lead

Kellum Tate-Jones
Refugium Consulting LLC

Lori Dengler
Cal Poly Humboldt

Michael Olsen, Oregon State University

Michael Olsen
Oregon State University

Rob Witter
United States Geological Survey

Pieter-Ewald Share, Oregon State University

Pieter-Ewald Share
Oregon State University

Alex grant, US Geological Survey

alex grant
United States Geological Survey

Sandy Thoms
University of Oregon

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