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SCEC Proposals, By-Laws, & Reports

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) was created as a Science and Technology Center (STC) on February 1, 1991, with joint funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). SCEC graduated from the STC Program in 2002, and was funded as a stand-alone center under cooperative agreements with both agencies in three consecutive phases, SCEC2 (1 Feb 2002 to 31 Jan 2007), SCEC3 (1 Feb 2007 to 31 Jan 2012), and SCEC4 (1 Feb 2012 to 31 Jan 2017). The By-Laws of the Center are adopted by the Board of Directors for the purpose of conducting SCEC business.

Duration Proposals & By-Laws Annual & Final Reports
1 Feb 1991 - 31 Jan 2002 SCEC: Science and Technology Center
SCEC: Science and Technology Center Renewal I
SCEC: Science and Technology Center Renewal II
SCEC NSF STC Final Report
A History of SCEC*
1 Feb 2002 - 31 Jan 2007 SCEC2: Southern California Earthquake Center
SCEC2 Supplement: Science Plan
2002 Annual Report
2003 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2006 SCEC2 Final Report
1 Feb 2007 - 31 Jan 2012 SCEC3: Southern California Earthquake Center
SCEC3 By-Laws
2007 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2012 SCEC3 Final Report
1 Feb 2012 - 31 Jan 2017 SCEC4: Tracking Earthquake Cascades
SCEC4 By-Laws
2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
SCEC4 Final Report
*Posted at this site with permission of the author and the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior.

SCEC Annual Meeting Proceedings

The SCEC Annual Meetings are opportunities for the community to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year. The SCEC Annual Meeting is held each September, beginning on the Sunday after Labor Day.

SCEC Advisory Council Reports

An elected external Advisory Council (AC) serves as an experienced advisory body to the Center. The AC comprises a diverse membership representing all aspects of Center activities, including basic and applied earthquake research and related technical disciplines (e.g., earthquake engineering, risk management, and information technology), formal and informal education, and public outreach. The Council meets annually to review Center programs and plans and prepares a report for the Center.

SCEC Science Collaboration Plans (aka RFPs)

SCEC coordinates basic research in earthquake science using Southern California as its natural laboratory. The Center is a consortium of institutions that coordinates earthquake system science within Southern California. The annual SCEC Science Collaboration Plan solicits proposals from individuals and groups to participate in the SCEC research program.

SCEC Special Projects

The growth in SCEC’s activities has largely come through special projects funded separately by the NSF or USGS, or by other agencies. SCEC is careful to undertake only projects consistent with the Center's mission. The research objectives of these Special Projects are built into our annual science plans to ensure that the entire SCEC community has an opportunity to participate in this research.

Duration Proposals Annual & Final Reports
1 Oct 2001 - 30 Sep 2007 SCEC Community Modeling Environment: An Information Infrastructure for System-Level Earthquake Research 2002 Annual Report
2003 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2008 Final Report
1 Sep 2000 - 28 Feb 2003 Electronic Encyclopedia of Earthquakes (E3) 2003 Final Report





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