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COSMOS has a booth at the 10NCEE in Alaska. We are located right next to PEER. Please come by and say hello.


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!


COSMOS President Bill Iwan Honored at EERI

Honorary membership of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is awarded to recognize members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of earthquake engineering and/or to the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the pursuit of its objectives. Each recipient shall receive a framed citation and lifetime membership with waiver of membership dues.

This year, COSMOS President Bill Iwan was awarded an Honorary Membership. His award was presented at the lunch on Wednesday.


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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2014 Technical Session: Save the Date!

The 2014 Technical Session will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza at the San Francisco Airport. Check back for further details.


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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