The ESC 2020 conference has been postponed until September 2021
Session S12: "Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere", to be held during the 37th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission that will take place on Corfu, Greece, 6-11 September 2020. 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. Seismology has 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.
The session will accept both oral and poster presentations on a wide range of topics 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. Contributions are welcomed on recent research results and their interpretation, and on passive and active experiments under the special conditions of the polar environment and mountain glaciers.
Full details are on the ESC Greece 2020 website.