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The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
Top Innovators
      Funded as a National Science Foundation initiative, and operating under the umbrella of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) comprises an immense amount of testing equipment designed to advance earthquake engineering.  The overview below highlights NEES resources such as shake tables, large-scale experimentation laboratories, geotechnical centrifuges, and field experimentation laboratories, disposed at fourteen Universities located across the United States.
Shake Tables
Large-Scale Testing
Geotechnical Centrifuges
Field Experimentation
Additional Capabilities
      In addition to the above facilities, the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) also includes the Tsunami Wave Basin, the largest facility in the world for researching large waves, located at Oregon State University.