Submarine Paleoseismology: Using giant piston coring within IODP to fill the gap in long-term records of great earthquakes


July 16-18, 2015


ETH Zürich, Switzerland


Conveners: Michael Strasser (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), Antonio Cattaneo (IFREMER, France), Ken Ikehara (AIST, Japan), and Cecilia McHugh (Queens College, City Univ. New York, USA)

Workshop Rationale and Objectives


Twenty-first century earthquakes have demonstrated that our perspective on earthquakes is limited by short historical records. This workshop will bring together experts ranging from marine geologists to seismologists in order to discuss and define a strategy for how and where to best make use of giant piston coring efforts within IODP to make major advancements in submarine paleoseismology in terms of constraining earthquake recurrence beyond historical times. The goals of the workshop are: (1) to develop IODP Proposal 866-Full (Japan Trench), and (2) to encourage discussion of additional, similar potential drilling proposals for other areas.


Workshop Report (PDF, 3.6 MB)