Robert Anderson: I provide advice to the Governor, legislators and the pubic on issues related to seismic safety. I monitor and coordinate advanced applied earthquake research and mitigation activities and issues between the California Earthquake Authority, the California Seismic Safety Commission and the earthquake engineering research community worldwide. I am also a co-author of the seismic hazard and mitigation sections of the California Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan.
Key Words / Specialties:
- seismic hazard assessment/ agriculture impacts from earthquakes and tsunami/ loss reduction
- seismic hazard assessments and nuclear power/ tsunami/ remote sensing/earthquake rupture forecasting
- post earthquake geologic reconnaissance
Board of Directors Bio: Robert Anderson is a Senior Engineering Geologist at the Alfred E. Alquist (California) Seismic Safety Commission (Commission) in Sacramento, California. He is a licensed Geologist and Certified Engineering Geologist in California. Mr. Anderson provides advice to the Governor, legislators and the public on issues related to seismic safety. He also helps monitor and coordinate advanced applied earthquake research and mitigation between the California Earthquake Authority, the Commission and the seismic hazard and earthquake engineering research communities. His work focuses on seismic hazard and mitigation application to the Insurance industry. Mr. Anderson’s emphasis on seismic safety issues are focused on seismic and tsunami hazard to the built environment, including energy infrastructure, ports and harbors. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Anderson worked on natural hazard and resource issues for power plants, landfill design, residential and commercial development and faulting and landslide hazard assessments. During his 25 years as a geologist, Mr. Anderson has worked in California, Washington, Nevada, Alaska, Turkey, Taiwan, Mexico, the Republic of South Africa, Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Indonesia. He has a B.A. in Geology from CSU-Sacramento and a M.S. in Homeland Security from San Diego State University.