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Cosponsor(s):

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics - IUGG, National Science Foundation - NSF, UNAVCO and Tribhuvan University

Start Time:

15 November 2012 at 08:00

Ends On:

21 November 2012

Location:

Kathmandu - Nepal

Organizer(s):

A. Aoudia (ICTP, Trieste) R. Bilham, (Colorado University, U.S.A.), B.N. Upreti (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Description:

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing a Workshop on Quantification of Earthquake Hazards in the Indo/Asian collision zone, to be held from 15 to 24 November 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal.


SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

More than 50 million people are at risk in the Himalayan region from future earthquakes, and associated landslides and outburst floods. The population between Pakistan and Assam continues to rise and there is increasing need for informed engineering guidelines to aid local planning and construction in the vulnerable countries and increase their resilience against future earthquakes.

The workshop will focus on quantifying collisional processes in the Himalaya and the consequent tectonics imposed on regions to their south in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The goals of the workshop are to build capacity in the theory and application of modern seismological and geodetic methods as well as facilitate new initiatives for cooperation in the Himalayan region and develop networks for exchange of ideas and expertise.

The workshop will include invited lectures, panel discussions and training sessions in paleoseismology, seismology, GPS geodesy, InSAR, seismic hazard and risk.


PARTICIPATION

The workshop is open to researchers and students from all countries which are members of the United Nations, UNESCO, or IAEA. The principal objective of the ICTP is to help researchers from developing countries through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation. Participants should have an adequate working knowledge of English. Due to budget limitations, every effort should be made by candidates to secure either total or partial support for their expenses. However, funds are available exclusively for a limited number of participants who are nationals of, and working in, Himalayan countries. Participants are required to take part in all aspects of this activity for its entire duration. There is no registration fee.


REQUEST FOR PARTICIPATION

The on-line application form can be accessed by clicking on the link application form below.

Once in the website, comprehensive instructions will guide you step-by-step, on how to fill out and submit the application form.

DEADLINE for Applications: 23 September 2012



ACTIVITY SECRETARIAT:

Secretary:
Ms. Gabriella De Meo
Telephone: +39-040-2240-355 Telefax: +39-040-2240-585

smr2386@ictp.it


CO-SPONSORS:


Material:

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16 November 2012
08:00
09:00
Summary of workshop goals. Hazard vs. risk
01h00'
A. Aoudia, R. Bilham, B. Upreti
09:00
09:30
Tectonics of the Himalaya - new discoveries concerning the historical earthquakes of Nepal
30'
Bishal N. Upreti
09:30
10:00
Nepal's vulnerability to earthquakes and practical challenges
30'
Moira Reddick
10:00
10:30
Tea Break
30'
10:30
11:30
Overview of Indian Tectonics - special problems, new discoveries, unresolved issues
01h00'
Roger Bilham
11:30
12:30
Himalayan Earthquakes. What's known-what's disputed and where are the gaps in knowledge and the gaps in seismicity
01h00'
Steven Wesnousky
12:30
13:30
Lunch
01h00'
13:30
14:30
Overview of GPS in US, Japan and Asia. What is possible
01h00'
Thomas Herring
14:30
17:30
03h00'
Thomas Herring
17 November 2012
08:00
09:00
Tools for quantifying faults, recurrence intervals and regional strain
01h00'
Steven Wesnousky
09:00
10:00
Seismological tools for earthquake hazard studies. The changing hazard maps of India. Outstanding problems
01h00'
Jnana R.Kayal
10:00
10:30
Tea Break
30'
10:30
11:00
Seismicity and population in Pakistan
30'
Roger Bilham
11:00
11:30
Vulnerability and seismic codes in Pakistan
30'
Sarosh Lodi
11:30
12:30
Workshop Discussion: Outstanding issues to be addressed in Pakistan and India. Segmentation in the Himalaya. Targets for future work
01h00'
12:30
13:30
Lunch
01h00'
13:30
15:30
GPS Gamit Processing course
02h00'
Thomas Herring
15:30
17:30
GPS Gamit Processing course
02h00'
Thomas Herring
17:30
18:30
Discussion session: Planning for next earthquakes: fundamental science questions, infrastructure and capacity building, science communication, how to make the most of Himalayan Transnational Cooperation and international collaboration
01h00'
Abdelkrim Aoudia/Roger Bilham/Bishnal Upreti
18 November 2012
08:00
10:00
From faulting to ground shaking
02h00'
Keith Porter
10:00
10:30
Tea Break
30'
10:30
12:30
Seismic fragility and vulnerability
02h00'
Keith Porter
12:30
13:30
Lunch
01h00'
13:30
15:30
Herring GPS Gamit Processing course
02h00'
Thomas Herring
15:30
18:30
Herring GPS Gamit Processing course
03h00'
Thomas Herring
19 November 2012
08:00
10:00
Calculating seismic risk
02h00'
Keith Porter
10:00
10:30
Tea Break
30'
10:30
12:30
Discussion session on inputs to seismic risk in Pakistan and India and Nepal. What's missing, what needs to be done. Open SHA for India? What should be discarded- what adopted. What to do about critical facilities in locations where data are absent
02h00'
12:30
13:30
Lunch
01h00'
13:30
15:30
Gamit Processing course
02h00'
Thomas Herring
15:30
17:30
Gamit Processing course
02h00'
Thomas Herring
20 November 2012
08:00
09:00
NE seismic complexity. Where is the Indian plate?
01h00'
Jnana R. Kayal
09:00
10:00
NE Block rotation and syntaxial flow from geodesy
01h00'
Roger Bilham
10:00
10:30
Tea Break
30'
10:30
11:30
Kashmir and Salt Range complexity. Plateaux and floods
01h00'
Roger Bilham
11:30
12:30
Significance of 3.5 km locking? Discussion Issues in historical and future earthquakes NW Pakistan
01h00'
Roger Bilham
12:30
13:30
Lunch
01h00'
13:30
14:30
Dislocation theory: Searching for subsurface dislocations- theory and models
01h00'
Roger Bilham
14:30
17:00
Modeling convergence and shear
02h30'
Roger Bilham
21 November 2012
08:00
09:00
Mid plate seismicity - flexure and triggering
01h00'
Jnana R. Kayal/ Roger Bilham
09:00
10:00
Karachi seismicity and vulnerability. Geodesy and History and the Arabian plate?
01h00'
Sarosh Lodi
10:00
10:30
Tea Break
30'
10:30
11:30
Discussion: Bhuj, offshore basins and west coast of India
01h00'
11:30
12:30
Discussion: Critical facilities
01h00'
12:30
13:30
Lunch
01h00'
13:30
14:30
Local presentations by attendees
01h00'
14:30
16:00
Local presentations by attendees
01h30'
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