Recovery and Mitigation Webcast Series

CREW is hosting a Webcast Series on Earthquake Recovery and Mitigation over the next year. This series will assist in the delivery of information and model community recovery and mitigation practices across national and international borders. Through communication and sharing, the webcasts will enhance development projects, foster collaborative leadership opportunities and reduce collective Research & Development costs while creating holistic outcomes.

Webcast #1 - Magnitude 9.0 Paradigm Shift: Post‐Disaster Reconnaissance of Tohoku, Japan, Presented by Jay Wilson on December 7, 2011

To see the presentation on please click here:  Magnitude 9.0 Paradigm Shift 

This presentation highlights the catastrophic impacts from a M 9.0 earthquake and tsunami to coastal areas of NE Japan. Discussions address the loss of emergency and other government functions and observations from the perspective of a local emergency manager from Oregon. Will Oregon make this paradigm shift before or after the coming Cascadia event?

Jay Wilson has been a professional emergency a manager since 1997 and his career has focused on hazard mitigation. He has been the Hazard Mitigation Coordinator for Clackamas County since 2008 and he currently serves on the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Commission. Jay has previously worked for Oregon Emergency Management as the Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Program Coordinator, with FEMA as a reservist for Community Outreach and Education for Mitigation and also for the Cities of Oakland and Berkeley as an Earthquake Program Coordinator.  Jay holds a MA in Geography and a BA in Film.