Building a Disaster Resilient Bay Area-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Building a Disaster Resilient Bay Area-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Building a Disaster Resilient Bay Area


May 2–3, 2012 for a Back-to-Back Workshop Event

On May 2—Infrastructure Interdependencies Workshop II – Interdependent Essential Goods and Service Providers
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location to be provided

On May 3—Creating a Common Operating Picture for Bay Area Response and Recovery
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Applied Materials, Inc. 3050 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara, CA

Registration coming soon! For more information, visit the Association of Bay Area Governments website.

These workshops are the latest in a series of events by a broad coalition of Bay Area public, private sector, and non-profit organizations to build a disaster resilient Bay Area.

Infrastructure Interdependencies Workshop II is the third event in the Bay Area Regional Disaster Resilience Initiative and will focus on recovery challenges associated with interdependencies of essential service providers that underpin the Bay Area economy and public health and safety – financial institutions, goods movement industries (shipping, airports, and ports), food and agriculture systems, hospitals and healthcare providers, and community and academic institutions.

Creating a Common Operating Picture Workshop will build upon current information and communications capabilities and activities to lay the groundwork and a path forward for developing a much-needed regional common operating picture to support Bay Area disaster response and recovery. The workshop will enable participants to examine and share user and other system requirements and learn about current capabilities and best practices that could be utilized.

David Coggeshall, Carnegie Mellon DMI Affiliate offers, "This event will bring together several cooperating organizations that are helping the SF Bay Area to prepare for a coordinated regional response in times of crisis. The high likelihood of a major earthquake in the near future serves to focus our efforts. The Golden Gate Safety Network, which has become a Program at the Carnegie Mellon Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) has been working for many years to develop a Common Operating Picture capability that can be shared among both public and private emergency responders. In the workshop we will be exploring the integration of additional tools and services that are being offered by Federal and State programs to assist in large scale mutual aid. Several key organizations have formed a pilot program to advance a public private partnership for regional information sharing. Workshop participants will be encouraged to join these efforts."

Workshop Event Co-Organizers and Sponsors:

  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
  • California Resiliency Alliance
  • Carnegie Mellon University Disaster Management Initiative
  • National Disaster Resiliency Center
  • San Jose Water Company
  • Vanir Technology, Inc. (May 2 & 3 Workshop sponsor)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (May 3 Workshop sponsor)