The 5th, and final, IGCP 588 conference will take place in coastal south-central Alaska in 2014 from the 4th to 10th May. It will be a weeklong combined conference-fieldtrip in the 50th anniversary year of the 1964 Mw9.2 Good Friday earthquake. We will visit sites which experienced co-seismic deformation during 1964, but also record late Holocene paleosiemiscity and add to an increasing knowledge of seismic and tsunami hazard along the Aleutian megathrust. We will travel west to east from Anchorage to the Copper River Delta, taking in key seismic, tsunami, glacial and geological sites. There will be a 1.5 day paper session in the middle of the week based at a wilderness lodge on the edge of Prince William Sound, in an area impacted by the Exxon-Valdez disaster, now regularly frequented by sea otters which play outside the lodge. This trip will not only include excellent science, but will also be a once in a lifetime opportunity to take in many of the natural and scientific highlights of southern Alaska.
Being in Alaska there will be a seismic and glaciological focus; however the usual breath of IGCP science is of course welcome during the paper sessions. Due to the nature of this meeting being in a relatively remote location, it will be capped ~40 participants. We will circulate further details in the summer, including expected costs, with registration opening on a first-come-first-served basis in the late autumn. This trip follows after Seismological Society of America (SSA) Annual Meeting in Anchorage (30th April – 2nd May) and is supported by both IGCP 588 and SSA.
For more information, and a full copy of the flier with a provisional schedule, please email Natasha Barlow (n.l.m.barlow [at] durham.ac.uk) or Ian Shennan (ian.shennan [at] durham.ac.uk).