<div dir="ltr"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Colleagues we invite you to submit an abstract to the SZO session at the SSA meeting in Denver:</font><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></div><div><h3 style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px 0px 10px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(68,68,68);font-weight:500;line-height:1em"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><u>The Subduction Zone Observatory</u></font></h3><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(68,68,68)"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The subduction zone observatory (SZO) concept is a multidisciplinary facility stretching along a significant portion of one or more of the circum-Pacific subduction zones, providing a comprehensive suite of onshore and offshore observations to understand the entire subduction zone system.The success, knowledge, and experience of EarthScope provides a launching point for the creation of such a facility. The observatories goal is to provide an integrated, interdisciplinary approach, with broad international participation, to understand subduction zones as complex systems. SZO research will illuminate the underlying processes that govern subduction zones at multiple temporal and length scales, from earthquake rupture to long-term tectonics, and have significant societal relevance, given the population centers adjacent to subduction zones are subject to earthquake-, tsunami-, and volcano-related hazards.Seismological, geodetic, and tsunami related investigations are fundamental to the SZOs goals. <b>We invite contributions that address the basic question of what the science targets of the SZO should be. Furthermore we encourage contributions from recent results in subduction zone science and hazards that exemplify the potential advantages of a multidisciplinary and international facility.</b></font></p><div class="gmail-m_-2956036867255895738gmail-cnvnr" style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(68,68,68);font-family:"open sans",arial,sans-serif"><h4 style="font-size:18px;box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px 0px 10px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;font-weight:500;line-height:1em"><span class="gmail-il"><br></span></h4><h4 style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px 0px 10px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;font-weight:500;line-height:1em"><span class="gmail-il">Session</span> Chairs:</h4><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px 0px 1em;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">Diego Melgar <i style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><<a href="mailto:dmelgar@berkeley.edu" target="_blank">dmelgar@berkeley.edu</a>><br style="box-sizing:border-box"></i>Lee Liberty <i style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><<a href="mailto:lliberty@boisestate.edu" target="_blank">lliberty@boisestate.<wbr>edu</a>><br style="box-sizing:border-box"></i>Jeff Maguire <i style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><<a href="mailto:jmcguire@whoi.edu" target="_blank">jmcguire@whoi.edu</a>></i></p></div><div>We hope to see you there!</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Diego Melgar, PhD</span></div><div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><br></span></div><div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><br></span></div><div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Assistant Researcher</span></div><div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px">Seismological Laboratory</span></div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">University of California Berkeley</span></div></div></div></div>
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