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SUPERSITES:
Los Angeles
Vancouver/Seattle
Hawaii
Marmara Region
Tokyo-Mt Fuji
Mt Etna
Vesuvius
Event SUPERSITES:
Sinabung
Haiti
Chile
Tohoku-oki
Wenchuan
Other Events

Welcome to the Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories

ASI contributing to Supersites!

The Supersites have data for the study of natural hazards in geologically active regions, including information from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), GPS crustal deformation measurements, and earthquakes. The data are provided in the spirit of GEO, ESA, NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), that easy access to Earth science data will promote their use and advance scientific research, ultimately leading to reduced loss of life from natural hazards.

Click on a site in the map below, or see the regions listed below in Geohazard Supersites and Geohazard Natural Laboratories.

Summary

Supersites is an initiative of the geohazard scientific community. The Supersites provide access to spaceborne and in-situ geophysical data of selected sites prone to earthquake, volcano or other hazards. The initiative began with the "Frascati declaration" at the conclusion of the 3rd International Geohazards workshop of the Group of Earth Observation (GEO) held in November 2007 in Frascati, Italy. The recommendation of the workshop was “to stimulate an international and intergovernmental effort to monitor and study selected reference sites by establishing open access to relevant datasets according to GEO principles to foster the collaboration between all various partners and end-users”. This recommendation is formalized as GEO task DI-09-010.

For more information on the Supersites please contact Falk Amelung at the University of Miami (famelung@rsmas.miami.edu), Massimo Cocco (massimo.cocco@ingv.it), Francesco Gaetani at the GEO Secretariat (fgaetani@geosec.org), Craig Dobson (craig.dobson@nasa.gov), or Wolfgang Lengert at ESA (wolfgang.lengert@esa.int).

Geohazard Supersites

Geohazard Supersites were selected for scientific reasons but also to maximize the visibility of the project. It is clear that, for example, a better understanding of the seismic hazard of Vancouver and Tokyo requires not only the study of these particular sites but also of subduction zones around the world.

Earthquake Supersites

Volcano Supersites

Event Supersites

Other Events


Geohazard Natural Laboratories

The next stage of the Geohazard Supersites is to develop a global network of Natural Laboratories as explained in the Supersites strategic plan (see Supersites documents). The following Natural Laboratories are under discussion. For many, ESA data are readily available for download from EOLI SA. If particular data are missing please send e-mail to supersites@unavco.org. Users are encouraged to repatriate data to ESA by uploading them with ftp to sar-in.unavco.org, login as anonymous, cd dropoff, upload and notify UNAVCO via email at supersites@unavco.org.

Supersites KMZ files

Potential Supersites KMZ files








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and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Users of ESA data should agree to these Terms and Conditions and acknowledge ESA's contribution with the phrase "Data provided by the European Space Agency" in publications. The GEO Geohazards Supersite website pages include preliminary results contributed by researchers.
The copyright of these results remains with the contributors.

Any reuse of the material posted here requires prior written permission from the copyright holders, unless otherwise specified.

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