SCEC Award Number 13189 View PDF
Proposal Category Workshop Proposal
Proposal Title Support for SCEC participation in the 2013 ERI/SCEC summer school on transient deformation and stress change after the M9 Tohoku 2011 event
Name Organization
Thorsten Becker University of Southern California Thomas Jordan University of Southern California Greg Beroza Stanford University Jean-Paul Ampuero California Institute of Technology
Other Participants
SCEC Priorities 1, 2 SCEC Groups FARM, Geodesy, Geology
Report Due Date 10/27/2013 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
The Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo (ERI) and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) organized their first international summer school on Earthquake Science in September 23-27, 2013 in Hakone, Japan. Participants included 50 postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. The program included 17 keynote speakers, by early career and senior researchers, and 51 poster presentations. It consisted of three sessions:

1. Huge earthquakes: Lessons learned from the Tohoku earthquake and other subduction mega-earthquakes. Constraints on the largest possible earthquake that a fault system can host. Discussion of remaining and emerging problems in order to determine targets for further efforts based on the combination of seismology, geodesy, geology, tectonics, modeling and simulation studies.

2. Fault zones, the structure hosting a diversity of earthquake phenomena: Synthesis of constraints on the structure and mechanical properties of active fault zones obtained from laboratory experiments, geophysical studies, field observations of active and exhumed faults, and natural-scale laboratories. Integration of observations and mechanical models of earthquake behavior over a broad range of scales.

3. Transient phenomena: Constraints from tremor, slow slip, slow earthquakes, repeating earthquakes on the mechanics of the transition region between the locked zone and stable sliding zone. Interaction between transient slow events and large earthquakes. Global comparison of these phenomena along the Pacific Rim to resolve the regional differences of subduction systems that affect seismogenesis.
Intellectual Merit Earthquake system sciences thrives on the collaborative and open exchange of ideas, data, models, and computational resources. The SCEC community has shown leadership in establishing best practices in how to implement these goals, and how to work toward science products of use for all stakeholders, from seismologists to sociologists. This approach to collaborative science within SCEC has been evolving for decades. Japan has traditionally pursued somewhat different approaches in terms of how the scientific debate and data sharing are conducted; now under increased scrutiny. When the VISES program was first proposed, we established that strong research ties already existed between SCEC investigators and scientists and engineers in Japan. The summer school component of VISES seeks to expand these links, particularly for early career investigators.
Broader Impacts This is envisaged as the first of a yearly summer school in earthquake science. The summer school was consistent with the SAVI-VISES goal of developing collaborative networks of early career investigators. Both SCEC and ERI/DPRI funded their participation. Listed below are early career (graduate students and postdocs) and their affiliations. Ana C. Aguiar Stanford University Chastity Aiken Georgia Institute of Technology Takeshi Akuhara ERI, University of Tokyo Kali L. Allison Stanford University Kohtaro Araragi ERI, University of Tokyo Naofumi Aso University of Tokyo Noel M. Bartlow Stanford University Nenad Bijelic Stanford University Quentin Bletery University of Nice Sophia Antipolis Calum J. Chamberlain Victoria Univ. Wellington Kevin Chao ERI, University of Tokyo Yuling Lindsay Chuang National Taiwan University Brent Delbridge University of California Berkeley Luis Dominguez National Autonomous Univ. Mexico Yann Gavillot Oregon State University Tomoko Goto University of Tokyo Aurélie Guilhem ETH Zurich Mari Hamahashi University of Tokyo Jessica C. Hawthorne California Institute of Technology Shiro Hirano ERI, University of Tokyo Ming-Che Hsieh National Central University Koki Idehara University of Tokyo Junle Jiang California Institute of Technology Saeko Kita NIED Kayla A. Kroll University of California, Riverside Ya-Ting Lee National Central University Pengfei Liang ERI, University of Tokyo Eric O. Lindsey University of California, San Diego Gabriel C. Lotto Stanford University Yingdi Luo California Institute of Technology Elizabeth H. Madden Univ. Massachusetts - Amherst Andreas P. Mavrommatis Stanford University Diego Melgar University of California, San Diego Yukihiro Nakatani ERI, University of Tokyo Naoto Ogawa ERI, University of Tokyo Qiang Qiu EOS, Nanyang Technological Univ. Marieke Rempe Università degli Studi di Padova Alexandra A. Royer University of British Columbia Geneviève Savard University of British Columbia Yosuke Shikakura Nagoya University Ashley R. Streig University of Oregon Akiko Takeo ERI, University of Tokyo Akira Takigawa ERI, University of Tokyo Xiaopeng Tong University of California, San Diego Ylona van Dinther ETH Zurich Dun Wang ERI, University of Tokyo Yu-Ju Wang Academia Sinica Aaron G. Wech U.S. Geological Survey Suguru Yabe University of Tokyo Hongfeng Yang Georgia Institute of Technology Tomoko E. Yano NIED
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