6th Biennial Workshop on Subduction Processes emphasizing the Kurile-Kamchatka-Aleutian Arcs Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

June 22-26, 2009:
The Kurile-Kamchatka-Aleutian volcanic arcs are among the least understood in the world. Yet, their high level of activity and continuity across continental and oceanic lithosphere provide an exceptional opportunity to understand the linkages among tectonism, magma genesis, and eruption that characterize subduction zones. This continuing series of meetings seeks to build a vital international geoscience community in the North Pacific, while at the same time drawing upon insights from workers in other areas. A special emphasis of the forthcoming meeting will be on the hazards posed by arc volcanism and great subduction zone earthquakes (including tsunamis). The intent of the meeting is to nurture productive collaborations in monitoring of and research into subduction zone processes, both between geoscientists in Alaska and in the remainder of the United States, and between those of the US and its North Pacific neighbors.

For more information on the meeting format, associated workshops, and possible field trips, please go to our website (http://www.gps.alaska.edu/JKASP/) and register. If you have any problems with the website or signup page, please contact Jeff Freymueller (jeff.freymueller@gi.alaska.edu).