Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:17
IASPEI Meeting 2013
Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-26 July, 2013

The next coming IASPEI meeting will be held at Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-26 July 2013 (http://iahs-iapso-iaspei2013.com/).
The conveners of the scheduled session “IASPEI: S108 – Real Time Seismology” are Aldo Zollo, Masumi Yamada, and Reynir Bödvarsson.
The deadline to submit an abstract is February 4, 2103.

Description of the session
S108 – Real-time seismology – Organiser: IASPEI – Lead Convener: Aldo Zollo (Italy) – Co-Conveners: Masumi Yamada (Japan), Reynir Bödvarsson (Sweden).

To provide a rapid and reliable information on source parameters and observed ground shaking, soon after the occurrence of potentially damaging events, is nowadays an increasingly urgent societal demand, as a consequence of the increased exposure and vulnerability of highly populated urban settlements and infrastructure complexity. Four decades after the first deployment of digital seismographs, continuous waveform data streams are currently available in real- and near-real time in most of active volcanic and tectonic regions worldwide, as recorded by dense and high dynamic seismic arrays, digitally telemetered and processed using automatic or semi-automatic procedures.
Real-time earthquake information systems are complex structured, software and hardware devices which are able to react to an impeding event within a well defined, operational deadline which is related to the properties of the earthquake phenomena and to the characteristics of the recording system.
The time scale involved in real-time seismology spans from seconds/minutes of early warning and ground shake mapping systems to hours of large scale, global earthquake and tsunami warning networks. During the time after the earthquake occurrence seismic data are collected and analyzed so that the results can be effectively used for post-earthquake emergency response.
Advantage of the information technology and densly installed seismometers allow us to track the current status of earthquake rupture and measure the relevant rupture parameters. These parameters are inevitable for prompt and reliable earthquake early warnings and tsunami warnings for large earthquakes.
This symposium is opened to researchers in the field of real-time seismology who intend to contribute with new methodological developments and examples of application both for the fast estimation of earthquake source parameters (location, magnitude, mechanism, rupture size and orientation, slip distribution, …) and rapid assessment of the potential damages of earthquakes through the reliable maximum ground shake mapping.