Workshops of interest Spring 2017


Please see below for several workshops of interest to the GeoPRISMS Community taking place this spring.

A list of workshops and meetings organized by partner organizations with GeoPRISMS is available on the GeoPRISMS website. Please contact the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org if you wish to advertise your workshop on the GeoPRISMS Listserv.

Offshore Geophysical Monitoring of Cascadia for Early Warning and Hazards Research
University of Washington, Seattle | April 3-5, 2017
Deadline for application: January 16, 2017
Workshop on Scientific Exploration of Induced SeisMicity and Stress (SEISMS) 
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY | March 29-31, 2017
Deadline for travel support application: January 6, 2017

See below for more details.

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 Offshore Geophysical Monitoring of Cascadia for Early Warning and Hazards Research

University of Washington, Seattle | April 3-5, 2017

Deadline for application: January 16, 2017

Please join us for a workshop to explore the design, cost, and benefits of a real-time offshore geophysical network extending along the trench of the Cascadia subduction zone. The University of Washington is hosting a meeting for interested scientists and engineers to discuss the scientific and societal motivation for such a system, the geophysical requirements, and the merits of alternative engineering approaches including submarine cables and emerging technologies. Such a system would provide continuous monitoring of the megathrust, enhanced earthquake and tsunami early warning capability, and sustained observations for scientific study. The workshop will also explore strategies for engaging stakeholders and enabling implementation.

Additional information and meeting logistics can be found online (http://cascadia.washington.edu/story/Workshop.html). Applications are due Monday, January 16th, 2017. Inquires can be sent to ewoc@uw.edu.

Workshop Organizers: David Schmidt and William Wilcock, University of Washington

Workshop Funding:  Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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 Workshop on Scientific Exploration of Induced SeisMicity and Stress (SEISMS) 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY | March 29-31, 2017

Deadline for travel support application: January 6, 2017

Earthquakes, both natural and induced, remain unpredictable because we lack understanding of the conditions necessary to cause them. In part, this is because direct observation of the basic processes that link parameters such as stress, pore pressure, and slip on a fault has proven impossible, particularly over the pre- to coseismic timescales. These parameters could be measured in situ by borehole and surface-based instruments during an earthquake if they were deployed near to the rupture source. Because it is difficult to predict when and where an earthquake will occur, in order to instrument a fault in advance of an earthquake, one possibility is to induce fault slip (an earthquake) and associated seismicity through fluid injection at an instrumented site suitable for scientific study. A project of this nature would aim to: 1. build an observatory for near-source observations of earthquake processes; 2. establish the physical and chemical effects of fluid injection into the subsurface on fault strength and earthquake source characteristics; 3. investigate the impact of deformation caused by earthquakes on the subsurface physical environment. We invite participants to attend a workshop, funded jointly by International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, ICDP and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), to discuss the scientific merit and practical applications of a field-based investigation into the causes of induced seismicity. The workshop will focus on the types of earthquake science questions that could be addressed with fault zone boreholes in and around active faults, and will evaluate different strategies for making direct observations of earthquake rupture in the subsurface. We hope to bring together academic researchers, as well as industry and government employees, to leverage the data and observations from the recent surge in induced earthquakes in the continental USA and build a consensus on how to fill the critical knowledge gaps our understanding of how to mitigate the hazard of unwanted anthropogenic earthquakes. The workshop will be held at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from March 29-31, 2017. Limited partial and full travel funding is available thanks to the support of ICDP and SCEC. To apply to the workshop, please send a 2 page CV and a single page statement of interest to seisms@ldeo.columbia.edu. The statement should include your interest in the project and a summary of your expertise. The deadline for travel support application is January 6, 2017. Early career scientists are strongly encouraged to apply to help shape what will be a long-term project.

The workshop description and application instructions are available below and at:

http://www.icdp-online.org/fileadmin/icdp/projects/img/seisms/SEISMS_web2.pdf

Conveners:
Heather Savage, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA
James Kirkpatrick, McGill University, Canada
James Mori, Kyoto Univeristy, Japan
Emily Brodsky, UC Santa Cruz, USA
William Ellsworth, Stanford University, USA
Tom Daley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Frédéric Cappa, University of Nice, France
Brett Carpenter, University of Oklahoma, USA
Xiaowei Chen, University of Oklahoma, USA
Yasuyuki Kano, Kyoto University, Japan
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