The 2010 IRIS Workshop will celebrate the 25th anniversary of IRIS - and look ahead to an exciting future for the Earth sciences. With the recent publication of "Seismological Grand Challenges in Understanding Earth's Dynamic System," the IRIS Consortium of over 110 U.S. universities has a very special opportunity - to use these Grand Challenges to shape plans for continuing evolution of the facilities that support geophysical research.
The Workshop will include plenary presentations on cutting-edge investigations related to many of the Grand Challenges, organized into sessions on:
- Exploration & Near-Surface Seismology
- The Science of Fault Slip and Earthquake Rupture
- Mantle Dynamics
- The Science and Policy of Deadly Earthquakes
Between and after the plenary sessions, the workshop will include poster sessions and special interest group (SIG) meetings. Each of these venues provides opportunities to delve into greater detail and to discuss the next steps forward and the resources required to support successful projects.
As always, the IRIS Workshop will include settings for informal discussion, such as group dinners with stimulating lectures, the recreational facilities of the Snowbird Resort, and field trips on the geology of the nearby Wasatch Fault and infrastructure that mitigates societal risk.
Science Program Chairs
- Mike Brudzinski - Miami University of Ohio
- Ed Garnero - Arizona State University
- Stéphane Rondenay - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visit the IRIS Workshop website for important dates and the latest information.