Thread: SSA 2021 session - The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and Seismology

Started: 2020-12-23 14:11:04
Last activity: 2020-12-23 14:11:04
Topics: SSA Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the following
session of the virtual 2021 Seismological Society of America (SSA)
Annual Meeting (19–23 April). The abstract deadline is 13 January 2021 5
p.m. Pacific. See for
meeting and submission details.

*Session Title:* The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable
Development and Seismology

*Description:* The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable
Development will take place 2021-2030. It seeks to transform the ocean,
the understanding of the ocean and address future challenges that face
the ocean and thus humankind. The Implementation Plan proposes seven
outcomes, two of which are related and would benefit from an advancement
of seismology in the ocean: A safe ocean where life and livelihoods are
protected from ocean-related hazards, including submarine earthquakes
and tsunamis and an accessible ocean with open and equitable access to
data, information and technology and innovation. Likewise, two of the
Decade challenges are relevant to the seismological community: Enhanced
multi-hazard early warning services and a sustainable ocean observing
system across all ocean basins that delivers accessible, timely, and
actionable data and information to all users. Additionally, there are
seismological observations and methods that could contribute to other
areas of Ocean Science.

This session will seek to discuss the transformational and innovative
technologies that may be developed and deployed to address the gap in
telemetered, near real time, permanent, continuous and high quality
seismic and geophysical data that permit the quick characterization of
hazards and complement the higher density land stations. Despite notable
advances in the global tsunami warning system, including land based
instrumentation, significant detection, measurement, and forecast
uncertainties remain to meet emergency response and community needs. A
new generation of ocean sensing capabilities presents an opportunity to
address several of these uncertainties. The conveners invite talks on
technologies, methods and applications, including but not limited to
long term sea floor seismographs, ocean observatories, submarine
communication cables (SMART), and ocean geodesy. Proposals on strategic
partnerships between the academic, research, government and industry are
also welcome.

Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, NOAA Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program
Monica Kohler, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering,
California Institute of Technology (kohler<at>

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