The Joint Technical Coordinating Committee for the NEES/E-Defense Collaborative Research Program in Earthquake Engineering would like to thank the meeting participants for making the meeting a success by generously sharing their time, experience and ideas. The participants agree that the cordial and harmonious atmosphere at the meeting, and the candid and thoroughgoing discussions signal an outstanding future for NEES/E-Defense Collaboration.
The meeting was held at the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center, NIED, and at the Hyogo Prefectural Emergency Management and Training Center in Miki, Hyogo, Japan. The participants would like to express their gratitude to NIED and Hyogo Prefecture for opening their facilities for the meeting.
The Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center hosted the meeting, including making local arrangements. The support of the center’s staff contributed greatly to the success of the meeting.
Many participants from the U.S. and Japan attended the meeting using their own travel funds. Travel support for a significant number of the U.S. participants was made possible by the U.S. National Science Foundation though Award No. CMMI-0958774 (Coordinating Workshops for the NEES/E-Defense Collaborative Research Program in Earthquake Engineering (Phase 2). This support is greatly appreciated.
The findings, recommendations and conclusions contained in this report are the consensus views of the meeting participants, and do not necessarily reflect opinions of any one individual or the policy or views of the National Science Foundation, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, the NEES Operation Center or other organization in the U.S., nor of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention or the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center in Japan.
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