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The Willis Research Network sponsors and holds a number of Seminars and Workshops every year. Clients and partners are welcome to get in touch with requests and suggestions on events and presentations that would be of interest to them.

The WRN Hubs meet regularly, both in Europe and the US, with a Network-wide meeting held once every two years. These events give our insurance, reinsurance and retail partners the opportunity to meet our academic members and learn about the most recent research results. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback and steer the scope of the Network’s research through various workshops and focus groups, as well as recommend and organise new projects.

Recent Events…

Willis Research Network: Seismic Risk Seminar

Date: 23 Feb 2017. Location: Willis Towers Watson, 51 Lime St, London, EC3M 7DQ

Willis Towers Watson recently held an afternoon of insight and discussion with the Willis Research Network (WRN). The event, held in the London Lime Street Auditorium on February 23rd, discussed trending topics on Seismic Hazard and Risk, and highlighted opportunities for potential research directions that could trigger major advances and improve the way seismic hazard and risk is perceived, assessed and quantified in the Re/Insurance industry. Keynote speakers included Ross Stein, CEO and co-founder of Temblor.net, USGS Scientist Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, who discussed the cutting edge of static (Coulomb) stress triggering methodologies and real time aftershock forecasting; Tom Parsons, from USGS, Menlo Park, CA and Emily Brodsky, from University of California, Santa Cruz who presented the latest developments in dynamic stress triggering; and Kim Olsen , from San Diego State University, CA , who presented pioneering techniques and 3D simulation of wave propagation.

Slides and videos for the event are now available here and below

  • Ross Stein: Earthquakes converse by the transfer of stress: The strong evidence for short-distance, long period interactions:video link
  • Emily Brodsky: Earthquakes Triggered by Seismic Waves:video link
  • Tom Parsons: Dynamic earthquake triggering in the Global Aftershock Zone:video link
  • Kim Olsen: Seismic Hazard Analysis in a 3D World: video link

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