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2017 Annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America
18 - 20 April, Denver, Colorado
The joint SSA-ESC session at the meeting is titled:
Advances in Geotechnical Borehole Arrays, Data, and Analyses
Scope of the session:
The design objective of geotechnical borehole arrays is to capture instrumental observations of the earthquake effects associated with the penultimate event in the region in which the array is deployed. The broader objective is to capture a suite of earthquakes covering a range of ground motions and strain levels that include the effects of the near-surface geology from linear through nonlinear behavior. These observations are the empirical case histories that are used to validate the constitutive models in site-specific ground response analysis, providing direct in situ evidence of soil nonlinearity and liquefaction. Geotechnical borehole array data when coupled with nearby structural arrays provide insights into soil-foundation-structure interaction.
This session aims to bring together the Engineering, Seismological, and Geophysical communities and create a platform for discussion and exchange concerning borehole arrays, data, and applications. We welcome contributions from all aspects of borehole data analysis, including, but not limited to: interferometry, material properties in the linear and non-linear range, liquefaction, site response, amplification, and attenuation. We encourage novel and hybrid applications of vertical arrays, including coupled subsurface-and-superstructure arrays. We also seek to hear from those installing new arrays, compiling new databases of downhole data, and to discuss new possibilities for applications.
Session Chairs: Jamison Steidl, Ramin Motamed, Umit Dikmen, Stefano Parolai
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A tutorial workshop on induced seismicity by gas production/storage in Hannover, Germany on 23 November
The list of speakers included the following persons
Dr. Bernard Dost (KNMI, NL) on seismic monitoring of Groningen
Dr. Peter Fokker (TNO, NL) on geomechanial modelling of Groningen
Dr. Mariano Garcia-Fernandez (CSIC, E) on the abandoned Castor gas storage
Dr. Jean Grasso (U Grenoble, F) on gas production in Lacq
Dr. Enrico Priolo (OGS, I) on the Midandola oil field, gas storage ...
Prof. Peter Styles (U Keele, GB) on the Cuadrilla shale gasfrack in Bowland
Prof. Manfred Joswig (U Stuttgart, D) on seismicity in the northern German gas fields
The workshop was organized by FKPE (Forschungskollegium Physik des Erdkörpers e.V.), but it was also the first activity of the new ESC Working Group on induced seismicity.
The joint poster of the ESC and EAEE was presented at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
The 35th General Assembly of the ESC
was successfully held in Trieste, Italy, from 4 to 9 September. There were 536 registrations from 50 different countries.
The resolutions adopted at the General Assembly can be found here.
The program outline of the session on the Amatrice earthquake can be found here.
ESC-Springer Student Award
Prizes for the best ten student posters, as voted by convenors and keynote speakers during the General Assembly, were given to the following students:
Session 12: Maria Mesimeri
Session 7: Haw-Chun Wang
Session 9: James Holt
Session 14: Giulia Massolino
Session 18: Damian Kula
Session 1: Sophia Marie Johanne Ulysse
Session 17: Sebastian Specht
Session 6: Jana Doubravová
Session 19: Özge Fercan
Session 8: Anne Strader
The winners have been notified individually.
As part of the General Assembly, the Young Seismologists' Training Course (YSTC), organized this time by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), together with the European Seismological Commission, was held at the ICTP campus in Trieste from 29 August to 3 September. The ESC dedicated the course to Peter Bormann.