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37th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission - Abstract submission deadline extended
From Sunday 19 September 2021
To Friday 24 September 2021
Location Online

The abstract submission deadline for the virtual 37th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (, 19-24 September 2021, has been extended to May 15th.

We hope you may consider submitting your abstract to session S12: "Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere". The session accepts both oral and poster presentations on a wide range of topics to be found within the appended description below.

We are pleased to announce the following invited talks:
- Regional and local scale monitoring of glacier dynamics and permafrost in Svalbard. By Dr. Andreas Köhler (NORSAR, Norway)
- Seismic structure of the Antarctic upper mantle imaged with adjoint tomography. By Dr. Andrew Lloyd (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA)

Looking forward to meeting you online during the Assembly!

With kind regards,

Myrto Pirli
Nicolas Celli
Peter Voss
Fabian Walter


Session scope:

The Polar Regions attract increased scientific, social and economic attention and hold special significance as regions strained the most by the consequences of climate change. Unanswered questions on the regions’ tectonic evolution, implications of their natural resources and the UN Law of the Sea Treaty stimulate further interest in them. Among the seismological challenges in the Polar Regions are the origin and properties of intraplate seismicity, the mechanisms of ultra-slow seafloor spreading, the structure and dynamics of aseismic ridges and subglacial cratons and orogens, the role of glacial rebound in seismicity triggering, seismogenic glacier sliding and iceberg production, and the exploration for oil and gas. As an imaging tool both in depth and on the surface, apart from revealing the Earth’s structure, seismology contributes to studies of paleoclimate and ice and permafrost structure. Seismology has also proven itself as an effective instrument to study ice dynamics and monitor glacier-related natural hazards, the rich cryo-seismological wavefield providing unrivalled insights into iceberg detachment, crevassing, subglacial water flow and basal stick-slip phenomena.

We invite submissions on seismology and Earth structure in the Polar regions and glaciated environments with temperate climates. All seismological topics are welcome, including monitoring and analysis of seismicity (tectonic and cryogenic) and related hazards, near-surface processes, studies of recent larger seismic events, seismotectonics and seismic imaging of crustal and mantle structure. We welcome contributions on recent research results and their interpretation, and on passive and active experiments under the special conditions of the polar environment and mountain glaciers.

Sunday 19 September 2021

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