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Two Announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 04/11/2024

Dear SCEC Community,

See the following announcements:

  • 2024 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop
  • CRESCENT CVM Topical Virtual Workshop


On behalf of Brad T. Aagaard, USGS 

2024 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop

June 10-14, 2024, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO


The focus of this gathering will be computational models addressing crustal deformation in the following areas:

  • Constraining long-term fault slip rates and their uncertainties using geodetic and geologic data;
  • Earthquake cycle modeling with a focus on constraining models using seismic and geodetic data;
  • Interaction of fluids and faulting; and
  • Separating contributions of surface loading and tectonic loading in crustal deformation.

The workshop will be held June 10-14, 2024, in Golden, Colorado on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines. The first two days of the workshop will be tutorials related to PyLith (an open-source, community code for modeling crustal deformation with a focus on earthquake faulting; all software tools used in the tutorials is free and open-source) followed by three days of science talks, discussions, and informal tutorials and collaboration.

We will provide reimbursement for a portion of the travel costs incurred for registered attendees with official appointments at U.S. institutions. To attend the workshop, please read through all event details and then use the "applying via eventbright" link on the workshop webpage. Register soon as we are close to filling up!


Workshop web page: https://geodynamics.org/events/details/333/
Workshop agenda: https://geodynamics.org/events/details/333/agenda
PyLith: https://geodynamics.org/resources/pylith
Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG): https://geodynamics.org/
Statewide California Earthquake Center (SCEC): https://scec.org

Funding for the workshop is being provided by the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics and the Statewide California Earthquake Center.



On behalf of Jill Elizabeth, University of Oregon

CRESCENT CVM Topical Virtual Workshop

The CRESCENT Community Velocity Model (CVM) group is holding a topical workshop on the mornings of May 13 and 14, from 8am to 12pm. Our goals for this workshop are to update the community on CRESCENT CVM goals and broaden the participation of/interaction with the Cascadia-focused research community. This will be done through discussions on existing velocity models, velocity model creation workflows, model validation techniques, and uses of velocity models by various sub-disciplines and communities (e.g., ground motion modeling, geological interpretation, etc.) to further research agendas. We look to solicit feedback and create potential collaborations that can contribute to the success of the CRESCENT CVM by learning from prior experiences and better understanding community needs, uses, considerations, and potential pitfalls. 

Tentative Agenda (Pacific Time)

Monday, May 13th

8am – 10:20am: Presentations: The present and future of CVM.  
Speakers: Brad Aagaard, Pablo Canales, Shuoshuo Han, Sheri Molnar, Jon Delph, Artie Rodgers 
10:20 – 12pm: Community Input: Model Uses 
Breakouts: User group CVM needs, Model work flow, considerations and usability 

Tuesday, May 14th

8am – 9:10am: Tutorial on Earthscope Consortium x CRESCENT CVM tools 
9:20am – 9:50am: Presentations: Model Merging and Validation 
Speakers: Rasheed Ajala, Evan Hirakawa 
10 – 10:50am: Community Input: Model Updating and Merging Needs 
10:50 – 11:30: Discussion and Wrap-Up 

If you are interested, please submit a registration form via this link by Monday, May 6th. We will provide a zoom link prior to the event to registered attendees. 



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