Purpose and functions

    Asian Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering Research (ANCER) has been founded in October 2001. It is a unique international nonprofit, professional organization consisting of 7 national centers on earthquake engineering in the Asian-Pacific region. The objective of ANCER is to coordinate limited resources in the respective countries to develop and implement, on a coop­erative, center-to-center basis, innovative engineering methods and new enabling technologies that are  optimal to design, construct, maintain, manage and renew the built environment for reduced seismic hazard. Its main purposes are: