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Virtual Workshops and Webinars

A platform for knowledge exchange and in depth discussion.

Virtual Workshops


GOALS: SZNet's virtual workshops serve as major vehicles for the development of a large, interdisciplinary science community. These workshops offer opportunities to discuss important questions at the forefront of the scientific community while offering a convenient forum for international scientists to collaborate.

TOPICS: The topics for each workshop are defined by the Webinar Subcommittee. The current pool of topics is taken from the SZNet project proposal and address the cross-cutting themes of the SZ4D Implementation Plan since these subjects intrinsically require broad thinking both disciplinarily and globally. Community feedback and suggestions are welcome. If you would like to suggest a workshop topic or speaker, please use the suggestion box below. To peruse the existing list of potential workshop topics, please browse the table below.

STRUCTURE: The virtual workshops are scheduled over the course of a week to accommodate busy schedules and diverse time zones. Translated close captions will be available for all events.

Day 1-3: Keynote Talks. Two talks will be scheduled each day (45 minute talk, 15 minute Q&A). Talks will be recorded and posted on the SZ4D Youtube Channel for asynchronous viewing.
Day 4: Breakout Discussions Sessions. Breakout sessions will scheduled at a variety of timezones to allow attendees to choose the breakout session that most meets their needs (about 1.5 hours).
Day 5: Meeting-wide Discussion. One large final meeting for all attendees to meet and recap what was discussed in the breakout sessions. The final meeting will be recorded and posted on the SZ4D Youtube Channel for asynchronous viewing.

WHO CAN JOIN: Open to both US and non-US scientists at any career stage interested in the topics and themes of the virtual workshops. 

REGISTRATION: Registration for the first workshop will open in April. Please keep an eye on this space!


All Times are US Pacific Time.

Workshop Topics

Overarching Questions
Long-term influence on short- term processes
How do tectonic-scale geodynamic over geologic time influence subduction geohazard occurrence, magnitude, and style?
Data-driven computation for geohazard forecasting and prediction
How will new datastreams and multiparameter datasets be leveraged to enhance our understanding across all subduction geohazards?
Oceanographic signals captured by geophysical instrumentation
New collaborations with oceanography can reduce noise sources and for providing new constraints that are beneficial to both disciplines.
Model validation and verification
How do we build a model ecosystem for subduction hazards that is computationally robust, benchmarked, and validated with observations?
Practical experience with hazard communication
International exchange of experiences interacting with the public and policymakers during and immediately following a crisis such as an earthquake, volcano or landslide.
Developing a common geological dataset
What standard measurements and protocols can build towards a comparable set of geological frameworks?
Evaluating the relative contributions of splay faults, landslides, megathrust earthquakes and other mechanism to tsunami generation.
Climate Variability
How will climate variability, and future climate change, influence future subduction zone hazards and processes?
The mass and energy budget
How do we track the passage of mass and energy through subduction zones and how do we relate critical transitions in mass and energy transfer to hazardous events?
Rheology and Stress
How does the rheology of subduction zone materials influence the partitioning of stress and strain, and how does this control the nature of hazards across the subduction zone system?
Fluids and Fluid Migration
How does fluid migration influence hazards and material transport across the entire subduction system?
Triggering and Cascading
How do cascading sequences of events impact subduction zone hazards?

International Webinar Series


The SZNet hosts monthly, hour-long, webinars with a diverse series of speakers and topics. All webinars will be recorded for asynchronous viewing and posted on the SZ4D Youtube Channel. These webinars are meant to support the development of a robust and diverse scientific community by creating opportunities to hear about the science being conducted around the globe. Translated close captions will be available, and participation is limited to 500. Registration is required.



Webinar Calendar

All Times are US Pacific Time.

Community Suggestions

Webinar & Workshop Suggestions

Organizing Committee

Organizing members are listed in reverse alphabetical order

Michael Murphy - SZ4Grads, New Mexico SU, USA

Ehsan Kosari - IPOC, GFZ Potsdam, Germany

Yaru Hsu - INVEST++, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Pablo Ampuero - FRENSZ, Geoazur, France

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