Partnerships and Applications

Creating a collaborative pipeline from science to society

Mission Statement

Partnerships and Applications

The Partnerships and Applications Committee (PAC) builds and maintains partnerships with stakeholders, community leaders, and educational efforts, to ensure that center-derived products and information lead to societal resilience. They aim to develop, strengthen, and expand center “science-to-society pipelines” in the Pacific Northwest. To achieve this, the PAC leverages existing efforts such as the Cascadia Lifelines Program (CLiP) and Cascadia Coastline and Peoples Hazards Research Hub (CoPes Hub) as well as builds partnerships with the private sector, the communities affected by hazards, and local, state and federal agencies all with the purpose of creating more a more resilient and prepared society throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Image from the Washington Geological Survey (Washington State DNR).
Tsunami drill in coastal Oregon (Photo Credit: Rob WItter).

Major Activity

Community Partner Meetings

In each year of the center, we will hold one to two-day meetings, combining presentations from community partners about their organizations, projects, and needs, as well as presentations about CRESCENT science updates and goals. The aim is for collaborators from each of the science working groups to focus on learning about community partners’ work, primary concerns, and interests in CRESCENT science challenges, to create bi-directional communication about needs and science results.

Special Programs

CLiP webinars

Partnering with the Cascadia Lifelines Program (CLiP), CRESCENT’s PAC will organize webinars for practicing engineers on new and upcoming advancees to seismic hazard assessment, and how such advances may impact codes and policy. These will be free to the community. More information to follow as we get spun up.

We Appreciate You!

CRESCENT Partners

Seattle OEM
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Redwood Coast Tsunami
Work Group
Washington State Dept of Natural Resources
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Link Oregon
California Dept. of Conservation
Cal Poly Humbolt

Connect with us

Upcoming Events

10/18/2023: Web Site Launch!

Welcome! Welcome to our newly designed web site! Explanations of CRESCENT’s mission, the organizational structure, and planned community activities can…

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Meet The Team

Partnerships and Applications Committee

CRESCENT recognizes that the goal of hazard research is to support the public good. The Partnerships and Applications Committee ensures CRESCENT’s scientific discoveries are translated and delivered to communities and stakeholders in a meaningful and actionable way. It also ensures that this communication process is continuous and bi-directional.

Lori Dengler
Cal Poly Humboldt
lad1@humboldt.edu

Michael Olsen, Oregon State University

Michael Olsen
Oregon State University
michael.olsen@oregonstate.edu

Valerie Sahakian, University of Oregon

Valerie Sahakian
University of Oregon
vjs@uoregon.edu

Pieter-Ewald Share, Oregon State University

Pieter-Ewald Share
Oregon State University
pieter.share@oregonstate.edu

Andy Clifford
P&A Program Manager
acliff@uoregon.edu

Alex grant, US Geological Survey

Alex Grant
United States Geological Survey
agrant@usgs.gov

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