Misasa International Workshop “Earthquake hazards and tectonics in Southwest Japan”

May 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce an international workshop “Earthquake hazards and tectonics in Southwest Japan”, to be held on July 15-18, 2017, at Blanc Art Misasa in Misasa, Tottori.
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Program (tentative)
July 15 (Saturday)
13:00-14:00 Open lecture: “Earthquake hazards from the perspectives of earth scientist”
14:00-15:00 Panel discussion: “The science of earthquake and the ability of responding hazards”
16:00- Registration
17:00-19:00 Icebreaker party
July 16 (Sunday)
09:00-09:15 Opening remarks
09:15-12:00 Session I
13:30-17:15 Session II
18:00-20:00 Banquet
July 17 (Monday)
9:00-12:30 Session III
12:20-12:40 Closing remarks
14:30-17:00 Lab tour at IPM
July 18 (Tuesday)
Field excursion

Blanc Art Misasa (388-1 Misasa, Misasa, Tohaku, Tottori): Workshop
Misasa Town Hall (999-2 Oze, Misasa, Tohaku, Tottori): Open lecture, Panel discussion

Potential lecturers
EBEL, John (Weston Observatory, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA)
HOUSTON, Heidi (University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA)
KITAGAWA, Hiroshi (Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University)
KOKETSU, Kazuki (Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo)
LEVANDER, Alan (Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA)
MOONEY, Walter D. (United States Geological Survey)
MORI, James J. (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
NISHIMURA, Takuya (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
OBARA, Kazushige (Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)
OKAL, Emil (Northwestern University, USA)
TSAI, Victor C. (California Institute of Technology)
VIDALE, John (University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA)
WHITE, Robert (University of Cambridge)
YAMADA, Masumi (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
YOKOSE, Hisayoshi (Kumamoto University)
ZHAO, Dapeng (Research Center for Prediction of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions, Tohoku University)

May 31 (Wednesday) -Closing of registration
June 24 (Saturday) -Closing of abstract submission
July 1 (Saturday) -Sending of WS program

Please fill a registration form here; https://sympo.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp/ipmws2017/?page_id=115
We require a registration fee of 10,000 JPY for each participant. Please pay the fee at the reception desk in cash.
Session abstract
Submission of session abstract must be by June 24. Please send it in MS word format (Maximum 2 pages of A4 size). Please download the template from here;

Field excursion (tentative)
We plan to visit Mt. Daisen which is a quaternary volcano and has the highest peak in the Chugoku region of western Honshu. This volcano consists mainly of adakitic andesites and dacites. Recent studies reveal that the parental magma of Mt. Daisen, was formed by melting of subducting Philippine Sea Plate. Mt. Daisen region was also registered as one of the Japanese Heritages in 2016 because of its historical value. Daisen has been worshipped as a sacred mountain for 1,300 years since Kinren shonin (Holy priest) opened Daisen-ji temple and is well known for Naoya Shiga’s novel “A Dark Night's Passing”.

Contact & inquiry
IPM workshop organizing committee, Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University
E-mail: ipm-ws(a)itokawa.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp
For inquiries, please contact us by replacing (a) with the @ mark.

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