Open-File Report 2007–1255

Open-File Report 2007–1255

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Partnerships and Collaborations

An important feature of the project is that the USGS will work with partners and collaborators in southern California to apply the results of scientific research to loss reduction and to guide the direction of future research activities. Existing and new partnerships and activities will be designed with external input to accelerate the development and dissemination of information needed to create a disaster-resistant southern California. These collaborators will directly guide the research, resulting products, and implementation (fig. 3). The development of new partnerships and collaborations, as well as strengthening of existing partnerships and collaborations, is key to the project’s success.

Prior to the writing of this strategic plan document, three strategic planning workshops were held in February and March 2006 at the USGS office in Pasadena to explore potential relationships. The goal of these planning sessions was to determine the external organizations’ needs for mitigation efforts before potential natural hazard events, and response efforts during and after the event. Potential partners who were invited and who participated in these workshops included state, county, city, and public lands government agencies; public and private utilities; companies with a significant impact and presence in Southern California; FEMA; NOAA; and local emergency response agencies. Workshop participants’ input was instrumental in developing the structure of the project and in developing short-term and long-term products and activities.

Many research projects will be conducted with appropriate partners. For instance, the study of the recurrence history of the Southern San Andreas Fault will be carried out with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at the University of Southern California, and the debris flow early warning system is being created in cooperation with the National Weather Service. Significant resources of the project will be used to support training programs and other support mechanisms for the utilization of the southern California region.

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