Fostering international collaboration and communication between active science networks studying subduction zone geohazards.
The study of subduction zones requires comparison across regions to allow for insights about the controlling factors of the tectonic, volcanic and landscape systems.
SZNet - the international component of SZ4D - is a coordination network for an international community studying subduction zone geohazards. SZNet has been created to connect existing regional networks and provide a unified framework when studying these hazards. SZNet is currently composed of 14 networks across 5 continents with a particular emphasis on improving observations in Chile, which hosts one of the world’s most geologically active and accessible subduction zones. As such, SZNet has three main missions:
to compare observations of subduction zones around the globe with a common dataset and understanding,
to cooperate to consistently instrument critical subduction zones that can provide key and transferrable insights, and
to develop and nurture an international and diverse cadre of early career scientists that is equipped to make the necessary breakthroughs.
In pursuit of these missions SZNet will host a variety of activities including workshops, webinars, data exchanges, field schools, pilot projects and student exchanges.
SZNet is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation AccelNet program under award 2301732.
Activities & Events
2024 Cascadia Field Trip
SZNet is partnering with GeoArray to organize a 9-day interdisciplinary international field trip and data collection opportunity in the southern Cascadia Subduction Zone
Trip Dates: July 21-30, 2024
Application Opens: March 4, 2024
Application Closes: March 22, 2024
Chile/US Student Exchange
SZNet is partnering with institutions in the US and Chile to host 5 exchange students for up to one month in the summer of 2024.
Applications for participation will be released later this spring. Join our newsletter for updates!
All times are US Pacific Time.
SZNet is managed by a Coordinating Committee composed of one representative from each member network.
SZNet member networks listed in alphabetical order
Interested in becoming a member network? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join.
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