Thread: ESC 2020 Call for Abstracts - S12: Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere

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Dear Colleague,

We hope this message finds you in good health.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many conferences and meetings
have been postponed or cancelled. Since the 37th General Assembly of the
European Seismological Commission, scheduled for 6-11 September 2020, on
Corfu, Greece, is more than five months in the future, preparations are
still going on according to plan.

However, for everyone's convenience at this uncertain time, the
*abstract submission deadline* has been extended to *12th May* and the
Early Bird registration deadline to 19th June 2020. For more
information, please visit

We would like to remind you to submit your abstract to session S12:
"Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the
Cryosphere". The session accepts both oral and poster presentations on a
wide range of topics to be found within the appended description below.

We are pleased to announce an invited talk, titled "Regional and local
scale monitoring of glacier dynamics and permafrost in Svalbard", to be
given by Dr. Andreas Köhler (NORSAR, Norway).

In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the call for papers
for a Seismological Research Letters Focus Section dedicated to Arctic
and Antarctic Seismology, to be published on the July 2021 issue. Please
for a detailed scope and feel free to contact the guest editors, Myrto
Pirli and Peter Voss, with any questions on scientific scope. The
deadline to submit your manuscript is *1st December 2020*.

Looking forward to meeting you on Corfu!

With kind regards and best wishes,

Myrto Pirli
Nicolas Celli
Peter Voss
Fabian Walter


Session scope:

The Polar Regions attract increased scientific, social and economic
attention and hold special significance as regions strained the most by
the consequences of climate change. Unanswered questions on the regions’
tectonic evolution, implications of their natural resources and the UN
Law of the Sea Treaty stimulate further interest in them. Among the
seismological challenges in the Polar Regions are the origin and
properties of intraplate seismicity, the mechanisms of ultra-slow
seafloor spreading, the structure and dynamics of aseismic ridges and
subglacial cratons and orogens, the role of glacial rebound in
seismicity triggering, seismogenic glacier sliding and iceberg
production, and the exploration for oil and gas. As an imaging tool both
in depth and on the surface, apart from revealing the Earth’s structure,
seismology contributes to studies of paleoclimate and ice and permafrost
structure. Seismology has also proven itself as an effective instrument
to study ice dynamics and monitor glacier-related natural hazards, the
rich cryo-seismological wavefield providing unrivalled insights into
iceberg detachment, crevassing, subglacial water flow and basal
stick-slip phenomena.

We invite submissions on seismology and Earth structure in the Polar
regions and glaciated environments with temperate climates. All
seismological topics are welcome, including monitoring and analysis of
seismicity (tectonic and cryogenic) and related hazards, near-surface
processes, studies of recent larger seismic events, seismotectonics and
seismic imaging of crustal and mantle structure. We welcome
contributions on recent research results and their interpretation, and
on passive and active experiments under the special conditions of the
polar environment and mountain glaciers.

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