Thread: Webinar Invitation: Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN - Kickoff Meeting

Started: 2018-12-01 08:16:18
Last activity: 2018-12-01 08:16:18
SZ4D Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN - Kickoff Meeting Webinar
Sunday, Dec 9, 2018, 9:15am - 3:00pm EST

Full meeting program and registration available here:

On behalf of Dr. Thorsten Becker and our steering committee, we invite our colleagues to join us via zoom webinar for the Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction Planning RCN kickoff meeting.

This research collaboration network (RCN) was funded by NSF in September of this year to support a range of community building efforts leading toward a possible Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction Zone Science (MCS). This MCS will serve to integrate the constraints from global subduction zone observatories as well as field and laboratory work into a physics-based, systems-level modeling framework that allows analysis of earthquake and volcanic processes in subduction zones, including the decadal-scale forecasting of hazards and interpretation of transients.

This RCN seeks to move toward establishing an MCS through a number of efforts, including a series of in-person workshops in 2019 and 2020, and a webinar series on cyberinfrastructure needs and capabilities. We will proceed in partnership with government agencies, our international colleagues, and other community centers such as the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG). We invite participation from all interested stakeholders, commencing with this kickoff meeting.

Our objective is to ask the following questions:

* What should an MCS achieve, and how can we best serve the range of communities engaged in subduction zone science?

* What are the key problems and observations that should motivate and inform the MCS?

* What are the major challenges in building earthquake and volcano physics into our models, and how can we best couple them together?

* What is the best strategy for the RCN? Are our workshops aligned to answer these questions?

For questions, or to sign up for our email list, please get in touch at contact<at><contact<at>>.


Gabriel Lotto, PhD
Program Coordinator
Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN
Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin

13:02:54 v.f0c1234e