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|SCEC Annual Meeting Participation. Upper bar chart shows registrants at the SCEC Annual Meeting 1991-2015. Pie chart shows the demographic profile of 2015 registrants (568 total). The lower bar chart is the history of SCEC base funding in as-spent millions of dollars; the connected dots are the base-funding totals in 2002 dollars.|
SCEC is an open community of trust that nurtures early-career scientists and shares information and ideas about earthquake system science. The Center’s working groups, workshops, field activities, and annual meeting enable scientists to collaborate over sustained periods, building strong interpersonal networks that promote intellectual exchange and mutual support. In particular, SCEC encourages colleagues with creative physics-based ideas about earthquakes to formulate them as hypotheses that can be tested collectively. An advantage is that researchers with new hypotheses are quickly brought together with others who have observational insights, modeling skills, and knowledge of statistical testing methods. Participation in SCEC is open, and the participants are constantly changing.
SCEC Annual Meetings
The SCEC Annual Meeting is an opportunity for the community to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year. The Annual Meeting is held each September, beginning on the Sunday after Labor Day.
Annual Meeting planning kicks off each year at the SCEC Leadership Retreat in June when the SCEC PC, Board of Directors, staff, and agency representatives meet to develop strategies for the Center.
The 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting returns to Palm Springs on September 10-14, 2016. The SCEC Planning Committee has 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 "Tracking Earthquake Cascades” proposal. The agenda features keynote speakers on thought-provoking subjects that feed into discussions of major science themes, poster sessions on research results, technical demonstrations, education and outreach activities, and some lively social gatherings.
SCEC participants who wish to host a workshop may submit a proposal in response to the SCEC Science Collaboration Plan. We welcome workshop proposals that organizing collaborative research efforts for the five-year SCEC program (2012-2017). In particular, interactive workshops that engage more than one focus and/or disciplinary group are strongly encouraged. Below is a list of workshops funded for the current SCEC cycle.
|16169||Organizational Meetings for the SCEC Utilization of Ground-Motion Simulations (UGMS) Committee, Conveners: Tom Jordan (SCEC/USC) and C.B. Crouse (AECOM)||05/16/2016||Los Angeles, CA|
|16234||Workshop Proposal: Scientific Exploration of Induced SeisMicity and Stress (SEISMS), Conveners: Heather Savage||05/2016||Palisades, NY|
|16183||Community Rheology Model Workshop: Establishing a Geologic Framework, Conveners: Michael Oskin, Elizabeth Hearn, Wayne Thatcher, and Whitney Behr||06/08/2016||Pomona, CA|
|16192||SoSAFE Workshop: Recent Successes and Future Challenges, Conveners: Kate Scharer and Ramon Arrowsmith||09/10/2016||Palm Springs, CA|
|16027||Ventura Special Fault Study Area Workshop, Conveners: Scott Marshall, James Dolan, Thomas Rockwell, John Shaw||TBD||Palm Springs, CA|
|16288||Workshop on the Processes that Control the Strength of Faults and Dynamics of Earthquakes, Conveners: John Platt, Whitney Behr, David Goldsby, and Christie Rowe||TBD||Palm Springs, CA|
|16162||International Workshop on Ground Motion Simulation Validation, Conveners: Sanaz Rezaeian, Nicolas Luco, and Brendon Bradley||TBD||Palm Springs, CA|
|16110||Demonstrations of the Efficacy of the BBP Validation Gauntlets for Building Response Analysis Applications, Conveners: Nicolas Luco, Sanaz Rezaeian, Gregory Deierlein, Farzin Zareian, Ting Lin, Fabio Silva, and Philip Maechling||TBD||TBD|
|16184||Rupture Dynamics Code Validation 2016 Workshop, Conveners: Ruth Harris and Ralph Archuleta||TBD||TBD|
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For more information about meetings and workshops, contact SCEC Meetings.