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SCEC Proposals, By-Laws, & ReportsThe 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.
SCEC Annual Meeting ProceedingsThe 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 ReportsAn 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 ProjectsThe 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.
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