Offshore Geophysical Monitoring of Cascadia Workshop

Monday, December 19, 2016

Offshore Geophysical Monitoring of Cascadia for Early Warning and Hazards Research

Dates: April 3-5, 2017
Location: University of Washington, Seattle

Please join us for a workshop to explore the design, cost, and benefits of a real-time offshore geophysical network extending along the trench of the Cascadia subduction zone.  The University of Washington is hosting a meeting for interested scientists and engineers to discuss the scientific and societal motivation for such a system, the geophysical requirements, and the merits of alternative engineering approaches including submarine cables and emerging technologies. Such a system would provide continuous monitoring of the megathrust, enhanced earthquake and tsunami early warning capability, and sustained observations for scientific study.  The workshop will also explore strategies for engaging stakeholders and enabling implementation.  

Additional information and meeting logistics can be found online ( Applications are due Monday, January 16th, 2017. Inquires can be sent to

Workshop Organizers: David Schmidt and William Wilcock, University of Washington
Workshop Funding:  Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation