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SSA Seismic Tomography Meeting set for October 2020

Seismological Society of America

As the field of seismic tomography enters its middle age, the Seismological Society of America has developed a new meeting to take stock of the field's accomplishments, challenges and prospects. "Seismic Tomography 2020: What Comes Next?" will take place 9-11 October 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The meeting aims to be a forum for tomography experts and adjacent researchers to present recent findings and evaluate techniques and models. Meeting Co-Chairs Clifford Thurber and Andreas Fichtner encourage attendees to come with ambitious and even "wild ideas" for advancing tomography's reach in the geosciences.

The co-chairs are seeking submissions in classic tomography research, full waveform tomography, time-dependent tomography, near-surface imaging and joint inversion research, along with discussion of uncertainty analysis, imaging instrumentation, quantitative interpretation of images and new imaging tools such as ambient noise interferometry.

Abstract submissions open 1 April 2020 and close 1 June 2020. (For more important dates and deadlines, please visit the SSA Tomography 2020 website.)

As the meeting will be limited to 150 attendees, the registration process will be tied to submission and acceptance of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Once a presenter's abstract has been accepted by the co-chairs, the presenter will be provided a link to register for the meeting. Attendees who are not presenting at the meeting will be invited to apply to attend through a form submitted to the co-chairs.

At its 2020 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SSA will hold a Special Interest Group to discuss the Tomography 2020 meeting. The co-chairs encourage SSA members to attend and be involved in shaping and developing Seismic Tomography 2020 to serve the community. This event will take place the evening of Wednesday, 29 April.

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The dates for the Seismic Tomography 2020 meeting, which takes place adjacent to the 12 October 2020 Thanksgiving holiday in Canada, were chosen to accommodate academic schedules in North America and in Europe.

For more information on Seismic Tomography 2020, please contact SSA at tomography@seismosoc.org.

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