Activity Narrative

At the 2007 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (, the remote telepresence and teleoperation features of the experimental structure at Garner Valley were demonstrated to scientists attending the meeting in San Francisco, through an interactive display at the National Science Foundation booth in the exhibition area. Frank Vernon of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP remotely activated the 80kg shaker mounted to the experimental structure and displayed waveforms recorded by sensors located on and around the structure.


​The UCSB Geotechnical Array monitoring program is jointly funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the United States Geological Survey.

This site previously funded 2015 to 2017 by the NRC Contract#NRC-HQ-60-15-C-000, project title "Observations and Analysis of Geotechnical Data". And 2004 to 2014 by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award# CMMI-0927178.