Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
SECED 2015 was a two-day conference on Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics that took place on 9-10th July 2015 at Homerton College, Cambridge.
This was the first major conference to be held in the UK on this topic since SECED hosted the 2002 European Conference on Earthquake Engineering in London.
The conference brought together experts from a broad range of disciplines, including structural engineering, nuclear engineering, seismology, geology, geotechnical engineering, urban development, social sciences, business and insurance; all focused on risk, mitigation and recovery.
SECED 2015 featured the following keynote speakers (affiliations correct at the time of the conference):
The first version of the ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquakes Catalogue (1900- 2009) was released in 2013 (www.isc.ac.uk/iscgem/index.php) following a 27-month project funded by the GEM Foundation. The catalogue was constructed for use in global and regional seismic hazard and risk assessment. The main features of this catalogue are an improved homogeneity and accuracy of the main earthquake parameters (location and magnitude) over a 110-year period.