11th ACES (APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Science) International Workshop

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22 July 2022

Change of dates for: 11th ACES (APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Science) International Workshop, Blenheim, New Zealand, now 28 February - 3 March, 2023

We are pleased to announce that the 11th ACES International Workshop will be held at the Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand, from 28 February to 3 March, 2023. Blenheim is located in the northern part of the South Island, and is close to the location of the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake.

The ACES (APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Science) is a multi-lateral grand challenge science research cooperation of APEC (http://aces-apec.org.cn(external link)). The project is supported by Australia, China, Japan, and USA (core members) as well as Canada, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, and South Korea (members).

It involves leading international earthquake science research groups. ACES aims to develop realistic simulation models, thus providing a "virtual laboratory" to probe earthquake behaviour and to access its potential hazards. This capability will offer a new opportunity to gain an improved understanding of the earthquake process and related phenomena, and of earthquake science in general.

  • Location

    We are pleased to announce that the 11th ACES International Workshop will be held at the Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim(external link), New Zealand, from 28 February - 3 March 2023. Blenheim is located in the northern part of the South Island, and is close to the location of the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake.

  • Meeting Sessions

    Earthquake nucleation and rupture dynamics
    Current invited speakers:
    - Yoshihiro Kaneko (Kyoto University, Japan)
    - Lingling Ye (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)

    Subduction megathrust processes
    Current invited speakers:
    - Shuichi Kodaira (JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan)
    - Andrea Perez-Silva (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

    Tsunami processes and hazard
    Current invited speakers:
    - Alice Gabriel (Scripps Institute of Oceanography, San Diego, California, USA)
    - Aditya Gusman (GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand)

    Next-generation approaches to seismic hazard
    Current invited speakers:
    - Kuo-Fong Ma (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
    - Bruce Shaw (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, New York, USA)

    Earthquake cycle processes and rheology
    Current invited speakers:
    - Kaj Johnson (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
    - Kali Allison (University of California, Davis, California, USA)

  • Abstract Submissions

    Abstract submission is now open. Please submit your abstract along with your abstract submission form to aces_abstract@gns.cri.nz by midnight, 2nd December, 2022 (NZDT). We are planning for workshop registration to be available the last week of August. We anticipate registration fees to be approximately $200 NZD for students and $350 NZD for other attendees. There will be an additional fee for the 1-day Kaikōura field trip following the workshop.

    Required forms:


    If you have any questions, please contact aces_abstract@gns.cri.nz

     

  • Important Dates (all dates and times are NZDT): 

     

    2 December, 2022 (midnight, NZDT):  Abstract submission closes.
    7 December, 2022 (approximately):   Workshop registration opens.
    11 January, 2023 (midnight, NZDT): Workshop registration closes.
    27 February, 2023: Workshop icebreaker.
    28 February - 3 March, 2023: Workshop sessions and posters.
    4 March, 2023: Kaikōura field trip (starts in Blenheim and ends in Christchurch).

     

  • Field trip

    There will be a 1-day field trip providing an overview of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake ruptures on Saturday 4th March, the day after the conference. This field trip will cover, major faults that ruptured in 2016 (such as the Kekerengu, Papatea and Hundalee faults), as well as the widespread and highly variable coseismic coastal uplift and subsidence. We will also highlight several unanswered questions surrounding the rupture process of this intriguing, highly complex earthquake. The field sites visited are located amongst some of the most spectacular coastal and mountain scenery in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    The field trip will depart from Blenheim early on Saturday 4th March, finishing in Christchurch that evening. A packed lunch will be provided and the expected cost (to be confirmed) will be under NZ$100.

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