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  • PATA Days 2019 in Israel cancelled

    The 10th PATA Days, which were planned for September 2019 in Israel, have to be cancelled. The next regular PATA meeting will therefore be held in Chile 2020. This is the bad news. The good news is that there will be a student summer school organized by the IFG EGSHaz from 24-27 September, 2019, in Prague (Czech Republic). Petra Štěpančíková and her team are currently working on the schedule. The summer school will mainly address students and PhD students interested in earthquake geology, paleoseismology, and tectonic geomorphology. We will likely have two days of lectures & exercises and two days of field trips. More information will be available soon, so stay tuned.

    Please make sure to consider attending the INQUA Congress in Dublin (25-31 July, 2019). There will be three sessions organized by our IFG:

    • Earthquake Geology and Seismic Hazards: from earthquake mapping of historical and prehistoric earthquakes to paleoseismology (Ioannis Papanikolaou, Stéphane Baize, Christoph Grützner)
    • Paleoseismology of plate interiors under Pleistocene climate changes (Klaus Reicherter, Petra Štěpančíková, Małgorzata Pisarska-Jamroży)
    • Development of soft-sediment deformation structures (SSDS) and differences between non-seismic and seismic structures (Małgorzata
      (Gosia) Pisarska-Jamroży, A.J. Tom van Loon, Barbara Woronko, Andreas Börner)

    Also, this session could be of interest:

    • Subduction zone palaeoseismology (Emma Hocking, Ed Garrett, Jasper Moernaut)

    See you in Dublin and Prague!
    Ioannis, Petra, Christoph

     

  • Pata Days 2018 summer school

    On Thursday 28th June, I had the opportunity, together with over 40 students and Early Career Researchers, to attend the full-day summer school organized during the 9th PATA Days Congress in Possidi, Greece.

    Gotha speakers gave short lectures on a variety of topics; well, it’s quite strange realizing that behind a book cover or a long list of papers you’ve read there’s a real person with a face, 2 hands and 2 eyes… but that’s what happened to me.

    Location, location, location

    As geoscientists, we all know the importance of a proper location… the Possidi Holiday Resort is just 20 m from the beach! Even the storm Hera did not prevent us to go for a swim.

     

    The Possidi Beach. Photo by Sofia Christoforidou.

    The summer school

    1. The first lecturer was Klaus Reicherter, dealing with tsunamis in the Mediterranean and in Greece and highlighting the inherently multidisciplinary nature of such a research.
    2. Tom Rockwell focused on strike-slip fault with worldwide examples – S. Andreas, North Anatolian, Great Sumatra and Dead Sea Faults – and field-based results.
    3. Jim McCalpin spoke about the use of paleoseismology in seismic hazard assessment, giving us a bucket of real-life examples, experiences, good (and less good) practices. And I learned that when building a logic tree, a 5% probability is not denied to (almost) everybody.
    4. Shmulik Marco showed on- and off-fault archaeoseismological evidences and soft-sediment deformations along the Dead Sea Fault. Plus (in my opinion) the best tip of the day: keep good relations with archaeologists, you never know what they will discover under the dirt.
    5. Then, Spyros Pavlides dealt with active faulting in multi-fractured seismic areas, and specifically the Aegean region. Just in case you are wondering if there’s something simple there, ehm… no, you should consider multiple tectonic phases, inherited structures, the presence of normal faulting, subduction zones and volcanic activity all together.
    6. We definitely changed perspective with Manuel Sintubin, speaking about earthquake risk communication and the need to move from a risk message model toward a risk dialogue model; this is a super-important topic not always addressed in the proper way, with possible huge consequences.
    7. Ioannis Papanikolaou spoke about the seismic landscape, extraction of slip rates and fault specific SHA with tens of examples from Greece and Italy and useful tips on advantages and disadvantages of each methodological approach.
    8. Finally, Georgios Syrides gave a lecture on sea level change indicators. Well, I’m very ignorant on this because simply it’s not my bag, so I learned lots of things (bonus: super-cool photos!).

    Here’s the PATA team! (yes, I’m quite mad with football and the World Cup was ongoing…)

    “He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859

    I saw top scientists jump on their seats when other top scientists called “small” a M 6 or “moderate” a M > 7 earthquake. Or when a trench revealing 5 events was called a “short record”. We all have different perspectives, opinions and experiences. And with “we” I mean all of us, from top scientists down to undergraduate students. I think it’s a richness and we should take care of it.

    Final remarks: thanks!

    The success of the summer school and the whole 9th PATA Days meeting would not have been possible without the contribution and efforts of the Thessaloniki University staff. A big thank to all of you and see you in the next PATA meeting!

    Many more photos taken during PATA 2018 are at http://bit.ly/PATA18_photos

    Group photo of the summer school participants. Photo by Sofia Christoforidou.

  • Please join INQUA TERPRO to engage in the elections for the next intercongress period!

    Dear friends of earthquake geology and paleoseismology,

    Due to recent changes in General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we need to ask you to sign up again for the TERPRO mailing list online via
    https://inqua.org/commissions/terpro/join
    INQUA is committed to the standards of the GDPR, which means that explicit consent is required to receive news and updates from TERPRO.
    By signing up you will become a member of TERPRO without any obligations, you’ll just receive news about the INQUA commission on Terrestrial Processes.

    Please note that this is necessary even if you sent an email to Daniel Krohling earlier. If you have signed up already, everything is fine. We apologise for this inconvenience.

    INQUA will very soon begin the process of calling for nominations and the election for all Commission Officers for the 2019-2023 period. In order to participate,
    you must have signed up via the website, these are the lists INQUA will use. The future direction of the Commission can only reflect the will of the community
    at large if the community is engaged and has signed up.

    Thanks for your understanding and all the best,

    Christoph, Petra & Ioannis
    (on behalf of the IFG EGSHaz: http://www.earthquakegeology.com/index.php)

  • PATA Days 2018 – how to book accommodation at the University campground

    If you are looking for affordable accommodation for PATA Days 2018, you may want to consider staying at the University campground, one of the two venues of the meeting. Please note that the number of houses available is limited, so it is advisable to book as early as possible. Find all information you need here:

    https://www.patadays2018.org/news/book-you-accommodation-at-the-university-campground

  • PATA Days 2018 in Thessaloniki – registration open

    The registration for the PATA Days 2018 in Thessaloniki is now open: https://www.patadays2018.org/registration–grants.html

    The 9th PATA Days will take place from 24-29 June in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event is organised by Spyros Pavlides and Alex Chatzipetros and supported by INQUA/TERPRO. more

  • New INQUA website and TERPRO online membership form

    INQUA has a wonderful new website: https://inqua.org/. Most importantly, it now has a form to register with the TERPRO commission (becoming a member = subscribing to the mailing list): https://inqua.org/commissions/terpro/join. Becoming a member doesn’t lead to any obligations, but comes with two advantages:
    1) You will be informed about TERPRO news every now and then;
    2) You’ll have the right to vote for the new TERPRO leadership!

    There are a couple of changes ahead of us, let’s make sure the earthquake community makes itself heard. During the past years, INQUA-TERPRO has always supported our PATA Days meetings by sponsoring travel grants for
    early career researchers and researchers from developing countries. You joining TERPRO will help to continue that amazing work and to support PATA Days, ECRs & DCRs in the future. So please register!

    Thanks and see you in Thessaloniki: https://www.patadays2018.org/

  • PATA Days 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece – website now online

    The 9th PATA Days will take place from 24-29 June in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event is organised by Spyros Pavlides and Alex Chatzipetros and supported by INQUA/TERPRO.

    The conference website is now online at http://www.patadays2018.org.

    Save the date for the next round of great discussions about  Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics, and Archaeoseismology! The PATA Days 2018 commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Thessaloniki earthquakes. more

  • Those were the PATA Days in New Zealand

    More than 130 participants from 21 different countries, about one third of which ECRs and/or DCRs, participated in the 8th PATA Days in New Zealand. The meeting started with an icebreaker on 12 November, followed by a field trip on 13 November to visit the northern surface ruptures of the M7.8 earthquake of November 2016. After that, three days were devoted to scientific presentations, poster sessions, and discussion. A public lecture by Phaedra Upton, Daniela Pantosti, Ursula Cochran, Caroline Orchiston, and Tom Rockwell attracted a large number of Blenheim residents. more

  • PATA Days in Thessaloniki, Greece, 25-30 June 2018 – save the date!

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The PATA Days will return to Europe next year! Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Thessaloniki Earthquakes, the meeting will be held in Greece from 25-30 June, 2018. Save the dates! Spyros Pavlides and Alex Chatzipetros will organize the scientific sessions from 25-27 June, and a summer school is planned for 28-30 June. After visiting the active faults of the US (2016) and New Zealand (2017), we will see some great sites in northern Greece. After that we plan to explore what active tectonics do look like in Argentina and Chile in 2020 (Huge thrusts!). More information and a 1st circular will follow very soon. See you all in Greece in June, γεια μας!

  • Special Issue in QI – Quaternary Earthquakes: Geology & Palaeoseismology for Seismic Hazard Assessment

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    We are happy to announce that our Special Issue from the 2015 PATA Days in Fucino is finally published in Quaternary International. This wonderful workshop commemorated the centenary of the 1915 Fucino Earthquake, and
    we have seen some great active faults in the Central Apennines
    and palaeoseismological research sites during the field trips. The meeting was organized by ISPRA, INGV and University of Insubria and promoted by INQUA TERPRO. more

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