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Two Meeting Announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 09/23/2022

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following meeting announcements:

SZ4D 2022 Community Meeting, November 14-16
Seismic Cycle Modeling Symposium October 17-19, 2022 (virtual)


On behalf of the SZ4D Community Meeting Organizing Committee

SZ4D 2022 Community Meeting, November 14-16

SZ4D Community Meeting
November 14-16, 2022 | Houston, TX
Application deadline: September 30. APPLY NOW

> Visit the meeting webpage

We would like to announce a Community Meeting to discuss the ongoing planning efforts associated with the Subduction Zones in Four Dimensions (SZ4D) initiative. This meeting will provide the opportunity to discuss recent subduction zone science, update the community on the status of SZ4D, and solicit community feedback on next steps. In particular, we will be collecting input on near-future opportunities to seek funding for SZ4D needs. The meeting will be held in Houston, Texas from November 14-16, 2022. In addition, there will be an early-career event immediately preceding the meeting on November 13. More information regarding the Early Career Workshop will be available soon.

It is not necessary that you have worked on subduction zones before to obtain support, but it is desirable that you identify a connection to SZ4D for your future career.

We realize that travel to certain parts of the country raises concerns for some members of our community. Acknowledging these concerns, the location for the Community Meeting was chosen to balance a number of competing priorities, including travel accessibility for both US and Chilean scientists and the availability of an affordable venue large enough to host the community meeting this fall. We plan to engage members of the community who cannot travel to Houston by providing opportunities for virtual participation throughout the meeting. All participants, both virtual and in-person, will be expected to abide by the SZ4D Code of Conduct.


This application is both for attendance at the meeting (either in-person or virtual) and for travel support. Please fill out the form even if you can support yourself fully or intend on attending remotely. This information will help us to support the participation of as many as possible, and will ensure a productive and positive meeting experience.

We also encourage you to complete a second, optional survey with demographic information to assess the audience we are reaching for the SZ4D Community Meeting and for supporting diversity in meeting attendees. All responses are confidential, not tied to any identifiable information, and will only be discussed in assembled form (e.g. graphs, charts).

The deadline for this application is September 30th. We aim to send decisions on participation and travel support along with a registration form in early October. Late registration will be available as space permits. If additional funding is secured, we will notify additional participants as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

SZ4D Community Meeting Organizing Committee (Mark Behn, Jade Bowers, Behrooz Ferdowsi, Melodie French, Diana Roman, Donna Shillington, David Sandwell, Kasey Aderhold, Anaïs Férot, Krystin Poitra)

Questions? Please contact the SZ4D Office at contact@sz4d.org

This meeting is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation under award EAR-2221949



On behalf of Lorraine Hwang, UC Davis

Seismic Cycle Modeling Symposium October 17-19, 2022 (virtual)

Please join us for the Seismic Cycle Modeling Online Symposium (October 17-19) to discuss the many challenges associated with understanding and modeling the complexity of seismic processes in the oceanic and continental lithospheres. Join the discussions on recent progress in capturing the frictional response of rocks during the seismic cycle, the impact of finite fault zones and off-fault deformation on rupture styles and thermodynamics, and how fluid flow couples with brittle deformation across the spectrum of fault slip. We will discuss possible methodologies to simulate viscoelastic processes and integrate a more comprehensive representation of crustal deformation.

We encourage your active participation in these discussions that will shape the future code developments of the Seismic Cycle Working Group.

Invited Speakers:

Kali Allison (UC Davis), Michelle Almakari (ENS), Ryosuke Ando (U. Tokyo), Sylvain Barbot (USC), Stéphanie Chaillat (ENSTA), Luca Dal Zilio (ETH), Benchun Duan (TAMU), Eric Dunham (Stanford), Ahmed Elbanna (UIUC), Brittany Erickson (O. Oregon), Alice Gabriel (UCSD), Yihe Huang (U. Michigan), Nadia Lapusta (Caltech), Luc Lavier (UT Austin), Yajing Liu (McGill), Dave May (UCSD), Makiko Ohtani (ERI), Casper Cornelis Pranger (LMU Munich), Pierre Romanet (NIED), Esteban Rougier (LANL), Sharadha Sathiakumar (USC), Paul Segall (Stanford).

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Organizing Committee

Lead: Sylvain Barbot, University of Southern California
Kali Allison, University of California Davis
Luca Dal Zilio, ETH Zurich
Alice Gabriel, University of California San Diego, LMU Munich
Lorraine Hwang, University of California Davis
David May, University of California San Diego
Pierre Romanet, NIED Japan
Paul Segall, Stanford University


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