Description
The Geological Survey of Iran 'GSI', the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics 'ICTP', Trieste, and the Earthquakes Without Frontiers International Partnership Programme (NERC-ESRC), will organize an International Conference and School on Structure, Tectonics and Earthquakes in the Alborz-Zagros-Makran Region, to be held at Tehran, Iran, from 22 to 31 May 2015. The event will be directed by Morteza Talebian (GSI, Iran), James Jackson (Univ. of Cambridge, U.K.) and Abdelkrim Aoudia (ICTP, Italy).
 
       The Conference will present the latest development in the field and the School will motivate and train its participants in the following topics:
 
- Continental Tectonics:  kinematics (fault patterns) and dynamics (driving forces) of continental deformation, and their relation to understanding earthquake-related hazard;
 
- Monitoring and Observational Foundations of Earthquake Hazards: the essential modern toolkit, including earthquake seismology, satellite-based radar interferometry (InSAR), GPS, field- and space-based geomorphology and Quaternary geology, paleoseismology;
 
- Associated Earthquake Hazards: understanding tsunamis and landslides;
 
- Modelling Continental Deformation and the Earthquake Cycle: using models to link geophysical, geological and geomorphological data to hazard evaluation.
 
       For those interested in making an oral or poster presentation during the Conference, a one-page abstract (size A4) should be uploaded directly to the online application (please upload file attachments in .pdf).  Board size for Posters: 1.20 m. (width) x 1.90 m. (height).
 
 
 
PARTICIPATION
The Programme is specifically designed to benefit scientists in countries that are vulnerable to earthquake hazards, but who currently lack the local infrastructure, expertise, national capability or critical mass of researchers to be effective.
Scientists and students from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the event.  As it will be conducted in English, participants must have an adequate working knowledge of this language.  Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help researchers from developing countries, through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation, a limited number of students and post-doctoral scientists from developed countries are also welcome to attend.
 
As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants are borne by their home institutions.  Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare). However, limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old.  Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity.  There is no registration fee.
 
 
HOW TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
 
The online application form can be accessed at the activity website: https://onlineapps.ictp.it/ENTER/APPLICANT/2712.mhtml
 


Activity Secretariat At ICTP

e-mail: smr2712@ictp.it
Phone: +39 40 2240 305
Telefax: +39 40 224163
Go to day
  • Saturday, 23 May 2015
    • 08:30 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 08:30 Registration and Opening Ceremony 2h0'
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Earthquake Hazard in Iran and Asia 1h0'
        Speaker: James JACKSON (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session: Iranian Plateau
      • 14:00 Seismic Structure of the Crust and Upper Mantle of the Iranian Plateau: Deformation of the Continental Lithospheric Mantle 45'
        Speaker: Keith PRIESTLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 14:45 Preliminary Results of a New Seismic Profile Across the NW Iranian Plateau, CIGSIP 45'
        Speaker: Ling CHEN (Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing, People's Republic of China)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 GPS Measurements in Eastern Iran: Evaluation of Fault Activities Surrounding the Lut Block, the Kopeh Dagh and the South Caspian Basin 45'
        Speaker: Andrea WALPERSDORF (ISTerre, IGIT, Grenoble, France)
      • 16:45 Geodetic Constraints on the Tectonic Behaviour and Geological Evolution of Iranian Fold-thrust Belts 45'
        Speaker: Alex COPLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
  • Sunday, 24 May 2015
    • 08:45 - 10:30 Morning Session: Iranian Plateau (follow-up)
      • 08:45 Late Quaternary Climate Change in Iran and its Effects on Landscape Evolution 45'
        Speaker: Richard WALKER (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, U.K.)
      • 09:30 Tectono-sedimentary Evolution of the Northern Iranian Plateau: Insights from Middle-late Miocene Foreland-basin Deposits of the Plateau 30'
        Speaker: Paolo BALLATO (Univ. of Potsdam, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam Golm, Germany)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
    • 10:30 - 14:00 Morning Session II: Zagros
      • 10:30 Deep-seated Extensional Faults, Thickness of Sedimentary Cover and Deformation in Central Part of the Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt and Persian Gulf, Iran 30'
        Speaker: Salman JAHANI (National Iranian Oil Company Exploration NIOCEXP, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 11:00 Microearthquake Seismicity of the Zagros Continental Collision Zone: Importance of Local Seismic Networks 30'
        Speaker: Mohammad TATAR (IIEES, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 11:30 Active Cracking in the Foreland of Zagros Fold and Thrust Belt, Western Iran 30'
        Speaker: Mohammad Reza GHASSEMI (Research Institute for Earth Sciences, GSI, Tehran, Islamic Republc of Iran)
      • 12:00 2 Recent Earthquakes in the Zagros, Examples Combining InSAR, Seismology and Field Geology 30'
        Speaker: Alex COPLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 12:30 Subduction Tractions and Vertical Axis Rotations in the Zagros-Makran Transition Zone: The 2013 Minab Earthquake 30'
        Speaker: Camilla Emily PENNEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Session: Alborz
      • 14:00 Modelling the Role of Block Rotations and their Associated Strike-slip Faulting on Structural Pattern in the Cover of Fold-thrust Belts 30'
        Speaker: Khaled HESSAMI (IIEES, National Center for Earthquake Prediction NCEP, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 14:30 Crustal Structure in the Geelan, W. Alborz and Tarom Regions as Inferred From Seismological Studies 30'
        Speaker: Farhad SOBOUTI (IASBS, Dept. of Physics, Zanjan, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 15:00 Structural Evidence for Cimerian Event in Central Alborz 30'
        Speaker: Ali YASAGHI (Tarbiat Modares Univ., Dept. of Geology, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 15:30 Cenozoic Exhumation of the Alborz-Talesh Mountain Belts in N-NW Iran 30'
        Speaker: Mahnaz REZAEIAN (IASBS, Dept. of Earth Science, Zanjan, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 The Growth of a Mountain Belt Forced by Base-level Fall: Tectonics and Surface Processes during the Evolution of the Alborz Mountains, N. Iran 30'
        Speaker: Paolo BALLATO (Univ. of Potsdam, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam Golm, Germany)
      • 17:00 Measurement of Interseismic Strain Accumulation Across the Shahroud Fault System by Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Rada 30'
        Speaker: Zahra MOUSAVI (Natonal Cartographic Center, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 17:30 Paleoseismological Analysis in South Caspian Basin: Implication of Archeseismology and Subaqua-paleoseismology in Iran 30'
        Speaker: Hamid NAZARI (Research Institute for Earth Sciences GSI, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
  • Monday, 25 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:30 Morning Session (International Case Studies)
      • 09:00 The Recent Nepal Earthquake 30'
        Speaker: James JACKSON (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 09:30 Frontal Compression Along the Apennines Thrust System: The Emilia2012 Earthquakes Case and Other Examples 30'
        Speaker: Claudio CHIARABBA (INGV, Roma, Italy)
      • 10:00 What we Think Happened Prior to the 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake 30'
        Speaker: Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Evolution and Dynamics of a Fold-Thrust Belt: The Sulaiman Range of Pakistan 30'
        Speaker: Kirsty Louise REYNOLDS (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 11:30 Crustal Structure and Deformation of the Eastern Himalayan Plate Boundary System using Broadband Seismology 30'
        Speaker: Supriyo MITRA (Dept. of Earth Sciences, IISER, Mohanpur, India)
      • 12:00 The GEO Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories Initiative Stimulating New Science for Disaster Risk Reduction 30'
        Speaker: Stefano SALVI (INGV, Earthquake Remote Sensing Group, Roma, Italy)
      • 12:30 OPEN DISCUSSION AND CLOSING REMARKS of the Conference 30'
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:30 - 18:00 Afternoon Session: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OPENING
      • 14:30 Introducing the School Participants and Introductory Remarks on the School 30'
        Speaker: Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy)
      • 15:00 Active Faulting and Continental Deformation 1h0'
        Speaker: James JACKSON (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Recognising and Characterizing Active Faults and Earthquakes 1h30'
        Speakers: Richard WALKER (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, U.K.), Alex COPLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), James JACKSON (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy)
  • Tuesday, 26 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:00 Introduction to Seismology, Continuum Mechanics, Elastic Waves 1h30'
        Speaker: Keith PRIESTLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Interaction of Seismic Waves and Boundaries, Seismic Body Waves 1h30'
        Speaker: Keith PRIESTLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Seismic Surface Waves, Earth Structure from Seismograms 1h30'
        Speaker: Keith PRIESTLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 The Earthquake Source 1h30'
        Speaker: Keith PRIESTLEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
  • Wednesday, 27 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:00 Practicals and Hands-on in Seismology 1h30'
        Speakers: Supriyo MITRA (Dept. of Physics, IISER, Mohanpur, India), Mariangela GUIDARELLI (ICTP, Earth System Physics, Trieste, Italy), Camilla Emily PENNEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Kirsty Louise REYNOLDS (Bullard Labs, Univeristy of Cambridge, U.K.), Andrew Roy HOWELL (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Practicals ad Hands-on in Seismology 1h30'
        Speakers: Supriyo MITRA (Dept. of Earth Sciences, IISER, Mohanpur, India), Mariangela GUIDARELLI (ICTP, Earth System Physics ESP, Trieste, Italy), Camilla Emily PENNEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Kirsty Louise REYNOLDS (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Andrew Roy HOWELL (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Seismic Imagin Through Ambient Noise Tomography - I 1h30'
        Speaker: Mariangela GUIDARELLI (ICTP, Earth System Physics ESP, Trieste, Italy)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Seismic Imagin Through Ambient Noise Tomography - II 1h30'
        Speaker: Mariangela GUIDARELLI (ICTP, Earth System Physics ESP, Trieste, Italy)
  • Thursday, 28 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:00 InSAR: Methodology and Applications in Earthquake Studies - I 1h30'
        Speaker: Hua WANG (Guangdong University of Technology, Dept. of Surveying Engineering, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 InSAR: Methodology and Applications in Earthquake Studies - II 1h30'
        Speaker: Hua WANG (Guangdong University of Technology, Dept. of Surveying Engineering, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 GPS Time Series: Stochastic and Deterministic Features 1h30'
        Speaker: Alessandra BORGHI (ICTP, Earth System Physics ESP, Trieste, Italy)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Chasing Earthquake Transients in GPS Time Series 1h30'
        Speaker: Alessandra BORGHI (ICTP, Earth System Physics ESP, Trieste, Italy)
  • Friday, 29 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:00 Earthquake Tectonics and Hazard: The Case of Tehran Part I 1h30'
        Speaker: Morteza TALEBIAN (Research Institute for Earth Sciences, GSI, Tehran, Iran)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Earthquake Tectonics and Hazard: The Case of Tehran Part II 1h30'
        Speaker: Morteza TALEBIAN (Research Institute for Earth Sciences, GSI, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Active Faults in Tehran: FIELD TRIP 4h0'
        Speakers: Morteza TALEBIAN (Research Institute for Earth Sciences, GSI, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran), Hamid NAZARI (Research Institute for Earth Sciences, GSI, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
  • Saturday, 30 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:00 Non-brittle Neotectonics in Makran: An Approach to Slip Deficits 1h30'
        Speaker: Jean-Pierre BURG (ETH - Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Mechanics of Faults and Earthquakes 1h30'
        Speakers: Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy), Camilla Emily PENNEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Kirsty Louise REYNOLDS (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Andrew Roy HOWELL (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session
      • 14:00 Practicals and Hands on Mechanics of Faults and Earthquakes 1h30'
        Speakers: Camilla Emily PENNEY (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Kirsty Louise REYNOLDS (Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Andrew Roy HOWELL (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.), Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Designing a Lithosphere-scale Rock Mechanics Experiment 1h30'
        Speaker: Abdelkrim AOUDIA (ICTP, Solid-Earth Geophysics Group ESP, Trieste, Italy)
  • Sunday, 31 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Morning Session
      • 09:00 Introduction to Tsunami Physics and Modelling 1h30'
        Speaker: Andrew Roy HOWELL (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Applications of Modelling in Tsunami Science 1h30'
        Speaker: Andrew Roy HOWELL (Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Afternoon Session - CLOSING REMARKS