[unav_all] Fwd: Workshop on Active Tectonic Studies and Earthquake Hazard Assessment in Syria and Neighboring Countries

Paco Gomez fgomez at missouri.edu
Tue Jul 21 16:44:10 MDT 2009


Dear Colleague,

We would like to draw your attention to an 
upcoming workshop on earthquake hazards in the 
Middle East.  Please feel free to circulate this 
to colleagues who may be interested in participating.  Thanks!

Sincerely,

Paco Gomez




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>Workshop on
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>Active Tectonic Studies and Earthquake Hazard 
>Assessment in Syria and Neighboring Countries
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>17 – 19 November 2009, ASST – Damascus - Syria
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><http://www.arabschool.org.sy/earthquake/>http://www.arabschool.org.sy/earthquake/
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>Organzed by the Arab School for Science and 
>Technology (ASST) and the National Earthquake Center (Syria)
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>For more details, please refer to the attachment 
>and to the website 
><http://www.arabschool.org.sy/earthquake/>http://www.arabschool.org.sy/earthquake/
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>Workshop Description and objectives
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>The Dead Sea Fault System (DSFS) ranks among the 
>largest strike-slip fault systems in the world 
>and represents a key element of the eastern 
>Mediterranean seismotectonic framework. The 
>fault system accommodates ~5 mm/year of left 
>lateral motion between the Arabian and African 
>(Sinai) plates along much of its length. 
>Intracontinental deformation (Palmyrides, 
>Abdel-Aziz and Sinjar structures), caused by 
>plate boundary processes extending into the 
>plate interior, dominates the past and present 
>tectonics of Syria and surrounding areas.
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>Recent debates concerning the slip rate and 
>kinematics of the DSFS attest to the limited 
>understanding of it as an active and seismogenic 
>system. In particular, there has been debate 
>about whether the active plate boundary is 
>mainly represented by the northern DSFS or 
>whether active deformation is partially concentrated offshore to the west.
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>The workshop aims to bring together earth 
>scientists working on aspects of seismology, 
>active tectonics, space geodesy, remote sensing, 
>paleoseismology and geodynamics, to address 
>issues concerning the tectonic evolution of the 
>eastern Mediterranean and northern Arabian 
>plate, with results relevant to tectonic and 
>seismotectonic modeling, lithospheric structure, 
>earthquake hazard evaluation, and exchanging related ideas and techniques.
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>The Workshop is the second in the ASST's Earth 
>Science series and will include contributions 
>from a core group of internationally recognized 
>geoscientists working with the Syrian National 
>Earthquake Center (NEC) and coming from 
>prestigious Universities and research centers in 
>USA, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey.
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>Main Topics
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>-         Active tectonics
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>-         Seismotectonics
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>-         Crust and upper mantle structure
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>-         Earthquake Source parameters and seismic wave attenuation
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>-         GPS and remote sensing observations
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>-         Earthquake hazard evaluation
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>-         Earthquake engineering
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>-         Earthquake risk assessment
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>Scientific Consultant
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>Prof. Muawia BARAZANGI
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>Professor & Associate Director
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>Institute for the Study of the Continents (INSTOC)
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>Cornell University, Snee Hall
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>Ithaca, New York 14853
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>U.S.A
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>E-mail: <mailto:mb44 at cornell.edu>mb44 at cornell.edu
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>Main speakers
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>Dr David Bridgland, University of Durham  (UK)
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>Dr Rob Westaway, University of Durham (UK)
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>Dr Robert Reilinger, MIT  (USA)
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>Dr Niyazi Turkelli, Kandelli Observatory, Istanbul (Turkey)
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>Dr Eric Sandvol, Missouri University (USA)
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>Dr Francisco Gomez , Missouri University (USA)
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>Dr Claudio Chiarabba, (INGV - Italy)
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>Dr Hafidh Ghalib, VP, Advanced Technology Division, Melbourne, (USA)
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>Dr Mustapha Meghraoui, Strasbourg University (France)
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>Dr Mahmoud Al-Qaryouti, Natural Resources Authority (Jordan)
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>Scientific Committee
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>Dr Mohamad DAOUD (Chairman)                NEC, Syria
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>Mr Alexandre SURSOCK                            CNRS, Lebanon
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>Dr Abdullah AL-ENIZI                                  KISR, Kuwait
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>Dr Hafez AL SADECK                                 Damascus University, Syria
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>Dr Samer BAGH                                           NEC, Syria
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>Mr Mohamed Reda SBEINATI                   AEC, Syria
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>Dr Mazhar BAYERLY                                  Tishreen University, Syria
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>Short papers and posters
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>Scientists who are working on seismology, 
>seismotectonics, active tectonics and related 
>fields are invited to present short papers (oral 
>or poster presentations) on their research work 
>in Syria and neighboring countries.
>
>Abstracts (1 or 2 pages maximum) are required 
>for both oral and poster presentations. They 
>should be sent accompanied with the attached 
>application form to the e-mail addresses 
><mailto:asst at arabschool.org.sy>asst at arabschool.org.sy 
>and <mailto:asst at net.sy>asst at net.sy, or by fax 
>at the ASST fax number before 15 August 2009. 
>Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific 
>committee on the basis of their scientific 
>content and compliance with the objectives and 
>scope of the workshop. Authors will be notified 
>of the decision of the committee no later than 15 September 2009.
>
>The papers or the extended abstracts (3-10 pages 
>including references, tables, figures and 
>photos) should be submitted in an electronic 
>format (Microsoft Word) to the e-mail addresses 
><mailto:asst at arabschool.org.sy>asst at arabschool.org.sy 
>and <mailto:asst at net.sy>asst at net.sy before 15 
>October 2009. Short abstracts, papers and posters should be written in English.
>
>
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>The name, complete mailing addresses, phone/fax 
>number and e-mail of the author/authors must be 
>submitted. In the case of several authors, a 
>corresponding author should be designated.
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>How to apply
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>All scientists and practitioners who are working 
>on seismology, seismotectonics, active tectonics 
>and related fields may apply to this workshop 
>for participation and/or for presenting a short 
>paper by filling in the attached application 
>form (No registration fees are required). All 
>application forms should be submitted to the 
>ASST before 15 August 2009. Applicants will be 
>considered on the basis of their qualifications 
>and experience in the field of the workshop. 
>Accepted applicants will be notified before 15 September 2009.
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>Deadlines
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>15 August 2009: Submitting application forms
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>15 August 2009: Submitting short abstracts
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>15 September 2009: Notification of accepted abstracts and applicants.
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>15 October 2009: Submitting extended abstracts
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>Official Language
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>The official language of the workshop is 
>ENGLISH. It will be used in all presentations, 
>discussions, and printed materials.
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>Venue
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>The workshop will be held in the amphitheater of 
>the Arab School for Science and Technology, 
>Damascus, Syria. Transportation of participants 
>from the city center to the workshop venue and 
>back will be organized by the ASST.
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>Transport and accommodation
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>Participants are expected to cover all their 
>travel and accommodation expenses. ASST will 
>help participants in finding a suitable hotel 
>and making the hotel reservation (on the 
>expenses of the participant) if requests are 
>received before the 1st November 2009. After 
>this date, reservation requests should be 
>addressed directly to the hotel of your choice. 
>In addition, airport reception and 
>transportation to and from the hotels could be 
>arranged for participants who submit in advance their travel details to ASST.
>
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>
>Dr Maher AGI
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>Secretary General, ASST
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>Arab School for Science and Technology (ASST)
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>P.O.Box 7028
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>Damascus – Syria
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>Tel. +963 11 511 8904
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>Fax +963 11 511 1083
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>E-mail: <mailto:asst at net.sy>asst at net.sy
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>www.arabschool.org.sy
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Francisco "Paco" Gomez
Associate Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
101 Geological Sciences Building
University of Missouri -- Columbia
Columbia, MO  65211
USA

e-mail:  fgomez at missouri.edu  // phone:  573-882-9744 //  fax:  573-882-5458
http://www.missouri.edu/~gomezf/gomezf.html
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