Marine Seismology Symposium
Virtual

Overview

Oceans and other water bodies cover over 70% of Earth's surface, shrouding critical geologic regimes, natural resource deposits, and ecosystems. Obtaining a deeper understanding of the processes occurring on Earth requires unique strategies and innovative technologies, as well as strong collaborations across the shoreline, between scientific disciplines, and through international and industry partnerships. To address this priority, a virtual science-focused symposium will be convened uniting the seismological and marine geoscience community.

The Marine Seismology Symposium will enable participants to share exciting new science results, discuss future directions and key scientific questions, promote and empower early career scientists by showcasing their work and providing networking opportunities, and communicate changes to critical marine seismic infrastructure so that research can be successfully planned, funded, and conducted using existing and evolving tools. This symposium is critical for growing and broadening the marine seismic research community and will facilitate progress toward better understanding of frontier science topics such as the processes related to geohazards like megathrust earthquakes, tsunamis, undersea landslides, and volcanic eruptions as well as the processes that control the formation and evolution of ocean basins. 

This symposium is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation under award OCE-1939512.

There is no registration fee for this meeting but you must register to participate by February 3rd. Registration is open as of January 8th.

Organizing Committee

Comments are welcome, and we encourage you to get in touch with the organizing committee members with any suggestions, questions, or concerns. Feedback sent to kasey@iris.edu will be shared with the rest of the organizing committee.

Kasey Aderhold IRIS Co-PI
Emily Roland Western Washington University Co-PI
Masako Tominaga Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Co-PI
Anne Tréhu Oregon State University Co-PI
Bob Woodward IRIS Co-PI
Patrick Hart United States Geological Survey  
Donna Shillington Northern Arizona University  
Sean Higgins Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory  
Sean Gulick  University of Texas Institute for Geophysics  
Monica Kohler  California Institute of Technology  
Helen Janiszewski University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa  
Lindsay Lowe Worthington University of New Mexico  
Anne Bécel Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory  
John Orcutt Scripps Institution of Oceanography  
Guilherme de Melo UFRN  
Jianhua Gong MIT  
Liam Moser WHOI  

The banner photo was taken by Rachel Hatch and the young Pacific ORCA deployment team. Learn more about this experiment and how they captured this underwater shot here: https://pacificorca.wordpress.com/

Meeting Venue and Accommodations

The symposium will now be held virtually.

Agenda

The Marine Seismology Symposium will be held virtually over two weeks, March 8-19th 2021. The symposium will include plenary science sessions as well as virtual "poster" sessions, all held via Zoom and a website-based meeting platform. The plenaries will be held in about 6 main sessions, each 2-4 hours in length, over the course of the two weeks with at least one session held in a Euro/Asia friendly time zone. Recordings of plenaries will be made available to view shortly after the sessions. "Posters" will be presented via pre-recorded videos along with live moderated sessions. Discussion forums will also be available for further asynchronous interactions. 

We would also like to encourage the organization of complementary special interest group discussions and related events, and will facilitate this as much as possible with the resources we have available. Feedback throughout the planning and execution of the Marine Seismology Symposium is always welcome, especially from students, early-career, and international participants. Please send an email to kasey@iris.edu and your thoughts will be shared with the organizing committee.

This symposium is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation under award OCE-1939512.

There is no registration fee for this meeting but you must register to participate by February 3rd. Registration is open as of January 8th.

This agenda is only a draft. All dates and times are to be determined and subject to change. Additional events such as a Data Processing Tutorial, Instrumentation Development Panel, “Stories from the Sea” Social, may be scheduled.

  • Monday, March 8th 4-8pm ET - Kick-Off Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • Early Career Meet-Up w/ NSF (2 hours) Conveners: Masako Tominaga, Jianhua Gong, Liam Moser)
    • Science Plenary (30 minutes) - Conveners: Monica Kohler, Sean Higgins
    • Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Marine Sciences (30 minutes) - Conveners: Lindsay Worthington, Kasey Aderhold
    • Networking Event (1 hour)
       
  • Tuesday, March 9th 12-4pm ET - Shoreline-Crossing Science Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • Conveners: Helen Janiszewski Lindsay Worthington, Patrick Hart, Masako Tominaga
    • Science Talks (1 hour)
    • Facilities and Instrumentation Panel - US, North America, South America (1 hour)
    • Science Talks (1 hour) 
       
  • Wednesday, March 10th  - Posters and Special Interest Group Meetings Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • 2-4pm ET - Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion special interest group meeting - Conveners: Lindsay Worthington, Kasey Aderhold
    • TBD - “Poster” Sessions
       
  • Thursday, March 11th 4am-8am ET - New Insights on Structure Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • Conveners: Sean Gulick, Guilherme de Melo, Masako Tominaga
    • Science Talks (1 hour) 
    • Facilities and Instrumentation Panel - Europe + Asia + Oceania + Others (1 hour)
    • Science Talks (1 hour)
       
  • Monday, March 15th 12-4pm ET - Geohazards  Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • Conveners: Anne Trehu, Patrick Hart, Anne Becel, Jianhua Gong
    • Shorter Science Talks (30 minutes)
    • Science Talks (2 hour)
    • Shorter Science Talks (30 minutes)
       
  • Tuesday, March 16th - Posters and Special Interest Group Meetings Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • 2-4pm ET - High Resolution Small Source Seismic special interest group meeting - Conveners: Sean Gulick, Sean Higgins. Patrick Hart
    • TBD - “Poster” Sessions
       
  • Wednesday, March 17th 4-8pm ET - Harnessing Frontier Technologies Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • Conveners:John Orcutt, Bob Woodward, Kasey Aderhold
    • Shorter Science Talks (30 minutes)
    • Science Talks (2 hour) 
    • Shorter Science Talks (30 minutes)
       
  • Friday, March 19th 2-4pm ET - Wrap-Up Actual event dates/times are all TBD
    • Conveners: Donna Shillington, Emily Roland
    • Plenary Science Talk(s) (1 hour) 
    • Community Discussion (30 minutes)
    • Networking Event (30 minutes… open ended)

The banner photo was taken by Rachel Hatch and the young Pacific ORCA deployment team. Learn more about this experiment and how they captured this underwater shot here: https://pacificorca.wordpress.com/

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Important Dates
  • Registration:
    Jan 8th – Feb 3rd
  • Workshop dates:
    Mar 8th – 19th
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