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by Andrés Tassara (Universidad de Concepcion)

Dec 15, 2022

A new Chilean coordination network of subduction zone scientists

AndesNet is the new Chilean coordination network of subduction zone scientists. This network has been created to serve as a coordination platform congregating investigators actively working on the understanding of hazard-related natural processes that occur in association to the dynamics of the Chilean subduction zone. AndesNet should be the natural counterpart of SZ4D in the development of initiatives oriented to consolidate the scientific collaboration with the Chilean community and further geophysical instrumentation of the local subduction zone in the near future. 


The network is currently formed by 75 researchers from academic, governmental, and private institutions across the Chilean territory that are coordinated through AndesNet with the aim to advance subduction zone related science and ultimately to reduce risk associated with natural hazards in the country. These researchers positively answered the open call spread by the executive committee (that is formed by Laura Bono and Álvaro Amigo from SERNAGEOMIN, Sergio Barrientos from CSN, and Andrés Tassara from Universidad de Chile) to be part of the network and they chose the name AndesNet from a number of alternatives. Once the network was officially created, one of the first actions was to sign a letter of support to the application of SZ4D to the NSF-founded competition AccelNet that will hopefully give resources for the activities of a network of networks in subduction zone science. A first online meeting took place on November 9 and more are coming soon. These meetings will allow the necessary discussions within the Chilean scientific community to design a fruitful, transparent, mutually-beneficial and long-reaching collaboration with SZ4D.

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