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Seminar

Examining Extreme Events:
Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Critical Infrastructure, Societal Systems, Public Health and Environment

A First-hand View from Satellite and Field Investigations

Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 7:00 pm (EST)

University at Buffalo, Center for the Arts-Screening Room

 

Presentations (Download Agenda PDF)

Welcome & Opening Introductions (PDF 1.7 mb)

Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., P.Eng., Director, MCEER and Professor, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo

Overview: MCEER’s Team and its Response to Hurricane Katrina (PDF 2.4 mb)

Gilberto Mosqueda, Ph.D. (Team Leader), Assistant Professor, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo

Remote Sensing: Correlating Satellite Images with In-field Observations for Advanced Damage Detection (PDF 6.3 mb)

Shubharoop Ghosh, Project Manager, ImageCat, Inc.

Buildings: Damage to Commercial Buildings from Wind, Storm Surge and Debris (PDF 2.5 mb)

Gilberto Mosqueda, Ph.D.

Bridges: Damage to Bridges and Transportation Systems throughout the Gulf Coast (PDF 2.5 mb)

Jerome S. O’Connor, P.E., Sr. Program Manager, Transportation Research, MCEER

Emergency Preparedness, Response and Decision Making: How Financial, Political and Social Considerations Impacted Evacuation Planning and Organizational Decisions (PDF 3.6 mb)

Daniel B. Hess, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo

Environment: Environmental Issues in the Wake of Katrina   (PDF 2 mb)

James N. Jensen, Ph.D., Professor, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo

Public Health: Public Health Issues in the Wake of Katrina   (PDF .5 mb)

Pavani K. Ram, MD, Research Assistant Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo

Conclusions & Close

Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., P.Eng.


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