[unav_all] SZO Workshop Report - Draft Available for Comment
andyf at iris.edu
Fri Apr 7 16:01:55 MDT 2017
In response to the current energy and optimism for a major push for
scientific advancement and risk reduction in subduction zones, the U.S.
scientific community convened a workshop in September 2016 to discuss
potential Subduction Zone Observatories. The community interest was
overwhelming and 243 scientists from 21 countries were able to attend.
Many ideas were discussed during the workshop for how best to advance
subduction zone science in the coming decade. The scope of subduction
zone science is extremely broad intellectually, geographically, and
temporally, and the workshop attempted to cover this diverse range of
The workshop writing committee has developed a report, “The SZ4D
Initiative: Understanding the Processes that Underlie Subduction Zone
Hazards in 4D”, that presents the range of views discussed at the
workshop on the high-priority science targets, the critical gaps that
are holding back subduction zone science, the need for interdisciplinary
in-reach and capacity-building outreach, and the promising paths forward
that the academic, national agency, and international communities could
pursue in the coming years to transform subduction zone science. Taken
together, these views lead to a vision for a new SZ4D Initiative to
capture and model the 4D evolution of subduction zones.
The document is now available through the “Workshop Report” tab here:
Through May 1st, public comment by any interested scientist can be input
there as well. After that deadline, the writing committee will address
the comments and finalize the report in early May.
Jeff McGuire and Terry Plank
SZO Workshop Co-chairs
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