Showing posts with tag SINUG

It has been BUSY!

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in News


As you can imagine, summers are meant to be relaxing, slow moving kinds of things that you look back upon in December and say to yourself, 'Gee, that was a nice day...' It is only September, and I am already doing this!

On August 12 - 14 2014, I had the good fortune to attend a conference in Pismo Beach, California, where a number of the Seismic Instrumentation Nuclear Users Group (SINUG) met to discuss the hot topics of strong motion monitoring in various nuclear power plants throughout the continental United States. This was my first conference of this nature, and I found the folks to be quite welcoming - especially since I felt a little overwhelmed with some of the issues that they had to deal with on an ongoing basis.

I offered a presentation on our EEWS systems, ShakeAlarm. We had a good discussion about it, and as it turns out, ShakeAlarm can easily be deployed outside of  given containment area allowing for operator to achieve an economical free field sensor system, without having to re-write their licenses and re-apply. A very valid solution to a very technically challenging problem. I cannot wait to see what next year holds in store for me!

We also made another friend - Tony at Kanpai Sushi!

Kanpai Tony-San - the dinners were fantastic!

Pismo Beach, California

Tags: SINUG, ShakeAlarm, ShakeMonitor, Kanpai Sushi

Back in town!

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in News

Hello everyone!

My apologies for being amiss; we have been through holiday's, conferences and meeting new friends.

I promise that, in a short while, I will provide some updates on what has been going on in detail, but for moment, I will say that I have spent some time in Washington State, with our ferries colleague; I made some new friends in Pismo Beach, California who are known as the Seismic Instrumentation Nuclear Users Group, or SINUG, and back up to Portland, Oregon to look at expanding the reach of ShakeAlarm and ShakeMonitor.

It has been a very busy month!

So I promise that my next blog post will be about SINUG; and how gracious these folks were to take me into their group, and what it was that I took away from the experience.

Ciao for now!

Tags: , SINUG, ShakeAlarm, ShakeMonitor