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2014 COSMOS Technical Session, Friday, November 14

The Consortium of Organization for Strong Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Technical Session at the Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, California on Friday, November 14th. The Crowne Plaza is conveniently located at 1177 Airport Blvd. one block east of the 101 Freeway. The Crowne Plaza has a complimentary shuttle that runs every 30 minutes from San Francisco Airport. Information on the airport shuttle is available on their website. For those of you coming by BART, the shuttle stop is located in front of the International Terminal on the upper level adjacent to the SFO BART station.

This year’s Technical Session is again being cosponsored by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER) and the California Geological Survey (CGS). Registration for the Technical Session will begin at 7:30 AM (with coffee and pastries). The Technical Session will begin promptly at 8:30 AM and with a lunch break at noon. The COSMOS Annual meeting will start at 12:30 PM and adjourn at 1:00 PM. The Technical Session will then reconvene and end at 5:00 PM. As in previous years, it will then be followed by a no-host cocktail hour.

This year’s Technical Session will primarily focus on the development of site-specific ground motions that satisfy the new requirements of the brand-new Chapters 16 and 19 of the ASCE 7-16, which are finalizing development. The title of this year's Technical Session is: Developing Site-Specific Ground Motions to Satisfy the New Chapter 16 of ASCE 7-2016 which condifies the West Coast Tall Building Seismic Analysis Requirements.. As in years past, the last part of the Technical Session will include a lively panel session. Registration fees are $200 for COSMOS and PEER members and $240 for nonmembers, and include a continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. There is also a special reduced student rate of $40.

The tentative program is available HERE.

Registration by mail is available HERE. To pay via PayPal, use the dropdown menu below:



Debut of the COSMOS Network Forums

In cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and the California Geological survery, development of the COSMOS Bulletin Board forum (called the COSMOS Network Forums) and Wiki page has just been completed! It can be found here:

COSMOS Network Forums (

We invite those international strong-motion network providers that attended the COSMOS Strong-Motion Forum at the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Lisbon, Portugal, to join!


2014 VDC Factsheet

The 2014 VDC Factsheet is now available!



2014 Dues

It's that time of year again. You may pay your dues either by PayPal (see below) or by remitting a check made payable to COSMOS and mailing your completed FORM to the COSMOS office: Rm 121, Bldg, 454, 1301 S. 46th Street, c/o PEER, University of California, Richmond, CA 94804.

  • Organizational Members: $1000.00

  • Affiliate Members: $2000.00

  • Individual Members: $50.00
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COSMOS is a non-profit organization whose goal is to expand and significantly modernize the acquisition and application of strong-motion data in order to increase public safety from earthquakes.

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