Convened by: Patty Fryer (Univ. of Hawaii), Shuichi Kodaira (IFREE/JAMSTEC), Jeff Ryan (Univ. of South Florida), Bob Stern (Univ. of Texas at Dallas), Yoshiyuki Tatsumi (IFREE/JAMSTEC), and Doug Wiens (Washington Univ. in St. Louis)

A workshop on Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) arc subduction studies will be held in Honolulu, HI, Nov. 7-10, 2007, co-sponsored by MARGINS and IFREE (Japan).   Objectives of the workshop are to: 1) learn what we have discovered about how the IBM subduction factory operates; 2) synthesize results in the context of the MARGINS Subduction Factory Initiative, and 3) integrate MARGINS-SubFac-IBM and IFREE science goals with the objectives of the other research programs, including IODP, studies stimulated by Law of the Sea, and NOAA’s Submarine Ring of Fire efforts.  The workshop will also address subduction-related problems articulated in the IODP Initial Science Plan (ISP). Speakers will be asked to address the extent to which their research helps to answer the central “Subduction Factory” questions, and a day will be spent considering additional efforts needed to answer these questions.  There will be a session on the development and testing of curricular materials for use in college-level geosciences courses, as part of a MARGINS educational project.

Applications for travel support close on July 22, 2007

Workshop Information


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Useful Information
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  • Conference Venue and Accommodation: Waikiki Beach Marriott
  • Official Site of Honolulu
  • Weather:
    • Forecast: Honolulu
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This workshop is sponsored by MARGINS and IFREE.


MARGINS is an NSF funded program

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