2023 Annual Meeting – Day TwoAugust 31, 2023
Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE International Delegation FundingSeptember 19, 2023
Day Three of the QuakeCoRE 2023 Annual Meeting in Ahuriri Napier
Women in QuakeCoRE Breakfast
The Women in QuakeCoRE Breakfast provided the opportunity for people who identify as women to discuss particular challenges and opportunities they may be facing in their studies or careers with mentors who have experience navigating this environment.
Plenary: Consideration and mitigation of surface fault rupture hazards in earthquake resilience
- Chair: Dave Brunsdon (Kestral Group)
- Tim Stahl (University of Canterbury)
- Wendy Saunders (Toka Tū Ake EQC)
The speakers in this plenary focused on examining the current understanding of the science of surface rupture, how engineered structures are (or are not) designed to be able to withstand the necessary demands they impose. Plus, the planning and policy tools and regulations that enable or impede the process.
Large shallow earthquakes can result in fault surface displacements of several meters laterally and vertically, imposing extreme demands on any intersecting structures and infrastructure. The permanent displacements can also result in drastic changes to the path of rivers and the relative elevation of urban areas in coastal settings, causing major vulnerabilities to other natural hazards.
Despite the number of significant seismic events in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past 15 years, surface rupture has not caused major consequences for urban regions. However, it is known that regions like urban Wellington are criss-crossed by the surface expressions of major faults.
Panel Discussion: International Perspectives and future predictions for earthquake resilience
- Chair: Brendon Bradley (University of Canterbury)
- Jack Baker (Stanford University)
- Ann Bostrom (University of Washington)
- Shyh-Jiann Hwang (National Taiwan University)
- Ellen Rathje (University of Texas at Austin)
This panel discussion allowed us to hear some thoughts from our International Science Advisory Board providing valuable international perspective on some issues facing earthquake resilience research. Chaired by QuakeCoRE Director, Brendon Bradley, the panel covered topics ranging from international collaborations, the role of AI and recommendations for researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand to incorporate learnings from overseas as we are now more than seven years from a major earthquake in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Poster Showcase Session 2
Our second and final Poster Showcase Session, or as Chair of the session, Caroline Orchiston described it "a virtual travelator of researchers" was a great success. One presenter from each poster team was able to promote their research and inspire interest in their poster in this short and sharp 60 second presentation.
Presenters for this session were:
• Claudio Schill (Poster #18)
• Chuanbin Zhu (Poster #22)
• Akram Fatourehchishabestari (Poster #45)
• Catalina Miranda (Poster #48)
• Alfredo Jaramillo (Poster #51)
• Sally Nkrumah (Poster #66)
• Cansu Inal Kaynar (Poster #69)
• Amir Shariati (Poster #80)
• Danuka Ravishan (Poster #92)
• Marion Lara Tan (Poster #93)
Then it was time for our ever important Poster Sessions to share research amongst peers. The calibre of posters keeps on improving with every cohort. The Poster Abstract book is available online here.
Plenary: Greening seismic resilience
- Chair: David Carradine (BRANZ)
- Charlotte Toma (University of Auckland)
- Max Stevens (University of Auckland
- Allan Scott (University of Canterbury)
- Tom Logan (University of Canterbury)
In this session the speakers sought to find the ‘sweet spot’ for achieving the balancing act between sustainability and seismic resilience from material, engineering design and urban systemic perspectives.
A significant challenge facing the built environment is balancing seismically resilient performance objectives with reduced greenhouse gas emissions over the life of a building. As we address future earthquake resilience challenges, we need to explore ways of contributing towards a net-zero carbon Aotearoa New Zealand in a systemic manner. Selection of building materials, and engineering solutions to urban planning decisions are more important than ever in order to achieve future community resilience.
The speakers came together for a facilitated panel discussion after each of their presentations to explore the challenges and opportunities as we continue to build climate-adaptive and seismically resilient communities.
QuakeCoRE's Director Brendon Bradley and Deputy Director David Johnston conferred the following, much coveted awards:
Lightning Talk Awards
Lightning Talk Award Winner: Felipe Kuncar (University of Canterbury) with his talk "How does the soil like to dance"
Lightning Talk Judges' Award Runner-Up, and the Audience Choice Award Winner: Ayushi Tiwari with her talk "Decoding ground-shaking predictions: Beyond the Surface"
Poster Award Winners
Judges Choice Award Winner: Imogen Daysh with her poster "How effective was sluicing as a rockfall remediation method following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake? "
Judges Choice Award Runner-Up: Julia Harvey with her poster "Modelling coseismic landslide impacts on infrastructure systems in Wellington"
Audience Choice Award: Lydia Price with her poster "A Web Application to Map Disaster Impacts from Social Media Posts"
All poster abstracts can be found here
And with the formalities concluded, the QuakeCoRE 2023 Annual Meeting drew to a close.
We thank Mana Ahuriri for hosting us here in this beautiful setting, and to all attendees for their generous engagement with all sessions of the Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you all together again for the 2024 Annual Meeting in Ahuriri from 3-5 September 2024.
The 2023 Annual Meeting Programme Overview (PDF) is available here.
The full Annual Meeting Programme booklet (PDF) is available online here.
The Programme includes all speaker abstract and bios, attendees and ways you can connect with QuakeCoRE.
Thanks to our 2023 Annual Meeting sponsor: Toka Tū Ake EQC