Subduction Zone Observatory

Motivation

The subduction zone observatory (SZO) concept is a multidisciplinary facility stretching along a significant portion of one or more of the circum-Pacific subduction zones, providing a comprehensive suite of onshore and offshore observations to understand the entire subduction zone system. IRIS and UNAVCO have both included in their recent 5-year proposals a conceptual description of a joint SZO as a possible follow-on activity that would build on the success of EarthScope. This website serves as one potential forum to stimulate further development of the idea amongst a wide range of disciplines, engage the international community, and identify strategies to move the concept forward.

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