The 7th international workshop on the
Japan- Kurile-Kamchatka-Aleutian volcanic arcs, among the most
volcanically and seismically active areas on Earth, will be held
. The region includes transitions from ocean-ocean to
ocean-continent convergence, arc rifting by oblique convergence, an
exceptional subduction “cusp”, and a newly defined micro-plate.
High rates of lithospheric flow help to illuminate linkages among
plate interaction, seismicity and volcanism and resultant hazards
from earthquakes, tsunamis, and eruptions. The interdisciplinary and
international nature of the workshop brings together scientists to
solve problems that cross unchanged through international borders.
The fusion of many geophysical techniques in this unique natural
laboratory will allow us to more effectively monitor its hazards and
mitigate risks of natural disaster.
Session themes are:
Recent or ongoing eruptions and recent major earthquakes;
New results from tectonic, volcanic, seismic, and marine research
New developments in ground-, air-, and satellite-based monitoring
techniques and in modeling and forecasting hazard events.
A special discussion will focus on how we can extend
geophysical monitoring and improve crisis response through bilateral
and/or trilateral initiatives. Activities to be proposed may include
joint installation of new monitoring networks, joint field studies
including scientific cruises, and real-time sharing of monitoring
data. Past outcomes from the JKASP series of meetings, which cycle
, are new international projects, a field school, and publications
including an AGU Monograph.
JKASP provides a unique opportunity to meet many other
scientists and students working in the far northern Pacific, as well
as an excellent introduction for those who wish to become involved
in research in this exciting region.
Form of Workshop:
There will be a mixture of invited and contributed
talks, with ample time for discussion. Poster presentations are also
welcome, no more than two from a participant. Student participation
Gordeev and Victor Chebrov,
Takahashi and Mitsuhiro Nakagawa,
and Pavel Izbekov,
Evgeny Gordeev, (chairman), Yaroslav Muravyov, Vladimir
Leonov, Olga Girina, Sergey Ushakov, Oxana Evdokimova, Victor
Chebrov, Vadim Saltykov, Yulia Kugaenko.
of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS (IVS),
Russian participation will be coordinated by
Japan participation will be coordinated by
Participation of all other countries will be coordinated by Pavel