Colloque WEGENER (géodésie et tectonique des plaques)

Past event
17 20 September 2012

Le colloque WEGENER (géodésie et tectonique des plaques) est programmé du 17 au 20 septembre 2012.

Il se déroulera au Collège Doctoral Européen de Strasbourg.

Ce colloque est la 16ème assemblée générale du Working Group of European Geoscientists for the Establishment of Networks for Earthquake Research (WEGENER).

Pour en savoir plus, consultez le dépliant joint ou le site web du colloque.


Annonce officielle :

We are pleased to invite you to participate in Wegener's 16th general assembly "Monitoring and modelling earth deformation from giant to small scale events" to take place in Strasbourg, France, 17-20th September, 2012. You will find details of the proposed sessions, relevant dates, and conference events in the attached flyer and on the conference website.

For the past 31 years, the WEGENER project (now a Sub-commission 3.5 of IAG commission 3) has served as a forum to coordinate, and provide linkage for, multidisciplinary projects on Earth deformation and dynamics. The research focus is on crustal deformation. This includes the seasonal distribution of surface loading, the earthquake cycle, volcanic processes (eruptions, dike intrusions, induced seismic activity), near surface motions (landslides, induced and natural superficial subsidence/collapse). Recently, major earthquakes in Sumatra (2004, Mw 9.2), Maule (2010, Mw 8.8), Haiti (2010, Mw 7.1) and Tohoku (2011, Mw 9.0) have exposed the impact of such events and the need for better understanding of Earth deformation processes. Other fields of interest include sea level changes, as well as monitoring atmospheric and ionospheric processes to further our understanding of space weather and climate.

The EOST and IPG Strasbourg welcome all potential contributors to the 16th Wegener General Assembly. We particularly seek submissions that emphasize multidisciplinary studies of Earth deformation using geodetic techniques (GPS, InSAR, LiDAR, space/air/terrestrial gravity, ground-based geodetic observations), complementary tectonic and geophysical observations, and modeling approaches. We also welcome fundamental studies of natural and induced physical phenomena, strategies to develop early warning and rapid response systems, education and development programs.

The organising committee: M. Meghraoui, F. Masson, J. Hinderer, C. Doubre, N. Gourmelen