2013 SCEC Annual Meeting – Hilton Palm Springs, California
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk. SCEC coordinates a broad collaboration that builds across disciplines and enables a deeper understanding of system behavior than would be accessible by individual researchers or institutions working alone. At the SCEC Annual Meeting, members of the community gather to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year.
Meeting Program. The 2013 SCEC Annual Meeting was the second meeting of the SCEC4 Collaboration "Tracking Earthquake Cascades." The SCEC Science Planning Committee organized the meeting as a series of thematic discussion sessions to bring the SCEC community up to date on the most recent developments, and to help ensure that the Collaboration is on target to meet the goals set forth in the SCEC4 proposal.
Participants. The SCEC Annual Meeting has become a premiere gathering of earthquake scientists in the United States and from around the world, bringing together one of the largest collaborations in all of geoscience. Attendees comprised of people from various organizations (including profit, non-profit, domestic, and foreign) involved in a SCEC-related research, education, and outreach activities. In 2013, over 550 people pre-registered and 278 poster abstracts were submitted. Pre-registrants include more than 166 first-time attendees. We welcomed many new scientists and proto-scientists, including 42 undergraduate and 153 graduate students. See who attended in 2013.
Meeting Abstracts and Presentations. SCEC’s long-term goal is to understand how seismic hazards change across all time scales of scientific and societal interest, from millennia to second. The collaboration emphasizes the connections between information gathering by sensor networks, fieldwork, and laboratory experiments; knowledge formulation through physics-based, system-level modeling; improved understanding of seismic hazard; and actions to reduce earthquake risk and promote resilience. The breadth of SCEC research and activities can best be seen in the meeting presentations, which include 278 posters and 15 invited talks. Use the form below to search and view all poster and invited talk abstracts submitted to this meeting.