Seafloor Geodesy Session in Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022

Matt Wei matt-wei at
Tue Sep 14 13:09:54 UTC 2021

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to the Seafloor Geodesy Session 
(OT18) in Ocean Science 2022, which will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii 
between February 27 and March 4, 2022. This session aims to highlight 
advances and challenges in seafloor geodesy and the potential for 
collaborative interactions between geophysicists and physical 
oceanographers. The session will be in *hybrid* format, including both 
in person and virtual components.

The submission deadline is *September 29, 2021*. The meeting website is

In parallel with the session, we are also planning a hybrid, one-day 
mini-workshop before the meeting for geophysicists and physical 
oceanographers to discuss potential synergies and collaborations. We are 
seeking funds to provide partial travel support for geophysicists and 
early career scientists who might not otherwise attend the Ocean 
Sciences meeting.

Matt Wei (University of Rhode Island)
William Wilcock (University of Washington)
Erik Fredrickson(University of Washington)
Ian Fenty (JPL)
Rui Ponte (AER)

Session OT18 Seafloor geodesy: An oceanographic perspective

On land, satellite geodesy has transformed our understanding of the 
deformation associated with plate tectonics and volcanism. In the 
oceans, geodesy is much more challenging because electromagnetic signals 
from satellites do not reach the seafloor. Nevertheless, seafloor 
geodesy is important because most plate boundaries lie within the ocean 
or along coastlines and submarine volcanism dominates the Earth’s 
magmatic budget. Seafloor geodesy is expensive which limits the number 
of observation sites. The water noise is still very large which hinders 
the detection of tectonic signals. This session seeks submissions that 
discuss seafloor geodetic techniques and results, approaches to 
improving oceanographic corrections to seafloor geodetic data, and the 
potential synergies between seafloor geodesy, observational 
oceanography, and models of oceanographic circulation.

Meng "Matt" Wei
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island

Tel: (401)874-6530 |

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