Mini-Workshop on the SZ4D Initiative and Seismology


Following the large Subduction Zone Observatory Workshop held in October, 2016 in Boise, a “Vision Document” was prepared outlining the concepts for a decadal-scale SZ4D Initiative (Subduction Zones in Four Dimensions). That report laid out a road map for a three year planning process for the broad subduction zone research community to develop concrete objectives and an implementation plan. In the past year, planning efforts have advanced through the submission of Research Coordination Network proposals to NSF and the planning of several workshops, all targeted at SZ4D topics. SZ4D targets the fundamental processes underlying all subduction-related hazards. This mini-workshop is intended as a forum for the exchange of information and new ideas about the role of seismology in this process and the prioritized goals of the seismological community for an SZ4D Initiative. Topics on the agenda will include a full update on SZ4D efforts to date, and in-depth discussion of key scientific themes including megathrust processes and integrated onshore-offshore observations, volcano seismology and geodesy, seismology related to surface processes such as landslides and lahars, and the development of international partnerships through SZ4D. Participants will be encouraged to bring their ideas about potential SZ4D projects for breakouts and lightning-round presentations.


Date and time: Monday, June 11, 2018 from 1 PM to 6 PM
Location: ABQ Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM (Acoma Room - Lower Level)


Dr. Harold Tobin, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Doug Wiens, Washington University
Dr. Diego Melgar, University of Oregon
Dr. Anne Meltzer, Lehigh University


To register, please fill out the form at ( before May 18, 2018.