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2020 SCEC Annual Meeting

  • Registration Opens:
  • Registration Deadline:
    August 15, 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    August 15, 2020
  • Meeting Dates:
    September 14-17, 2020

2020 SCEC Annual Meeting

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. At our annual collaboration meeting, members of the SCEC community gather to share recent research results, review project progress, and plan priorities for the SCEC collaboration to pursue in the next year.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting will be held as a four-day online meeting, September 14-17, 2020. All presenters and attendees will participate remotely.

Online Program. The SCEC Science Planning Committee has designed an online program for the purpose of reviewing SCEC5 progress, engaging the community on new SCEC initiatives, and gathering input on potential priorities for the Center. The online meeting program will consist of thematic plenary sessions and a panel debate that include invited talks and moderated discussions. As with past annual meetings, the SCEC community is invited to share recent results and activities during the poster sessions. An enhanced online poster gallery, as well as three live poster viewing sessions, will facilitate online connections and collaborations. New tools and technologies are being developed to provide greater accessibility and improve the online meeting experience for registered attendees.

Monday, September 14

08:00 - 10:00 Session 1: State of SCEC
State of the Center, Yehuda Ben-Zion
Remarks from Sponsoring Agencies
Communication, Education, & Outreach, Mark Benthien
SCEC Science Accomplishments, Greg Beroza
11:00 - 13:00 Session 2: Debate on "What is the potential of earthquake precursors?"
Perpectives from PanelistsIlya Zaliapin, Greg McClaskey, Emily Brodsky, & Max Werner
Moderated Discussion
15:00 - 17:00 Session 3: Live Poster Viewing

Tuesday, September 15

08:00 - 10:00 Session 4: What can be learned using artificial intelligence in earthquake science?
Mostafa MousaviThe future is now for AI in earthquake monitoring
Jhaneswar DasTBD
Moderated Discussion
11:00 - 13:00 Session 5: New advances in seismic hazard analysis
Chris RollinsPairing geodesy and earthquake catalogs to get at seismic hazard
Margarita SegouImproving stress-based forecasts
Moderated Discussion
15:00 - 17:00 Session 6: Live Poster Viewing
NOTE: All meeting session times are Pacific Time Zone.

Wednesday, September 16

08:00 - 10:00 Session 7: Results from the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence
Bill SavranPseudoprospective evaluation of UCERF3-ETAS forecasts during the Ridgecrest sequence
Gareth FunningResults from the geodetic response to the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes
Zhongwen Zhan, A rapid response Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) array after the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes
Rufus CatchingsResults from dense nodal-array recordings of the 2019 Ridgecrest sequence aftershocks
Jeanne HardebeckA stress-similarity triggering model for aftershocks of the Mw 6.4 and 7.1 Ridgecrest earthquakes
Moderated Discussion
11:00 - 13:00 Session 8: Hazard and risk for spatially distributed infrastructure
Jon StewartModeling site response effects in sedimentary basins
Chris Madugo, TBD
Moderated Discussion
15:00 - 17:00 Session 9: Live Poster Viewing

Thursday, September 17

08:00 - 10:00 Session 10: New directions in earthquake science
Vasiliki MouslopoulouMillenial to million year slip-rate variations on active fault
Daniel TrugmanImaging stress and faulting complexity through earthquake waveform similarity
Wenlu ZhuProbing fault nucleation and propagation using dynamic microtomography experiments
Moderated Discussion
11:00 - 13:00 Session 11: Future of SCEC
Report of the Advisory Council
Report from SCEC Board Committees
2021 Science Plan & Request for Proposals
Directors' Closing Remarks

The Southern California Earthquake Center is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants. We take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive SCEC community, and therefore expect all participants to abide by the SCEC Activities Code of Conduct.