neering as part of the DHS/FEMA-funded ATC-58 (Applied Technology Council 58) project. Dr. Whittaker received a B.E. in civil engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a M.S. in civil engineering and Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.


David A. Feary is a Senior Program Officer with the NRC’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources and Staff Director of BESR’s Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics. He is also a research professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Prior to joining the NRC, he spent 15 years as a research scientist with the marine program at Geoscience Australia. During this time, he participated in numerous national and international research cruises to better understand the role of climate as a primary control on carbonate reef formation and to improve understanding of cool-water carbonate depositional processes and controls. He is a member of the Science Planning Committee of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Dr. Feary received B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland and his Ph.D. from the Australian National University.

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