Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC)

The Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) was created in 2002 by legislation reauthorizing the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The SESAC meets several times each year, and provides advice and direction to the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. The committee's membership and procedures are compliant weith the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

SESAC Charter (PDF) | Meetings | Annual SESAC Reports


Ralph Archuleta, Chairman
University of California, Santa Barbara

John Anderson, Ex Officio
University of Nevada, Reno

Greg Beroza, Ex Officio
Stanford University

Julie Furr
Chad Stewart and Associates, Inc.

Dr. William Leith, Designated Federal Official (DFO)
Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards
and Coordinator, Earthquake Hazards Program
USGS, Reston, Virginia

Janiele Maffei
California Earthquake Authority

Timothy Melbourne
Central Washington University

John Parrish
State Geologist, California

David Simpson
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

Terry Tullis, Ex Officio
Brown University