With a vision that all Californians have safe, equitable, and sustainable communities, the CERC works as a state to create economic and social prosperity with regards to environmental and natural hazards. Key priorities include updating statewide seismic building codes, addressing the statewide understanding of natural hazard risk, and addressing critical infrastructure.
The Center has programs to develop skills among scientists through communication training including in the use of science to build resilience by civic and community leaders, as well as a Center Fellowship Program for early career scientists interested in science application. Further, the Center hosts an Intersection Series featuring experts from various sectors lending their perspectives on the role of science and resilience in the world. Each year, the Center will also host the Science and Society Summit, a public convening,to present the latest ideas on how communities can be more resilient in the face of natural hazards.