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Supersites Phase-2

The Supersites are in the transition from the initial Supersites to a new structure consisting of Permanent Supersites, Candidate Supersites and a network of Natural Laboratories. For definitions of the terms see [ this pdf document]. The following permanent Supersites have been proposed; North Anatolian Fault, San Andreas Fault, Icelandic Volcanoes, Italian Volcanoes, Hawaiian Volcanoes.

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has formed three subcommittees to select candidate Supersites which we want to develop into permanent Supersites but for which not all the arrangements (e.g. access to in-situ networks, coordinated data acquisition from space-based sensors) have been established.
Earthquake subcommittee: E. Fielding (lead) , S. Stramondo, M. Motagh,
Volcano subcommittee: J. Biggs (lead), J. Pallister, T. Walter, E. Sansosti, M Prittchard
Tectonics subcommittee: T. Wright (lead), A. Hooper

[ Minutes of Telecon ]

This map is preliminary as the review by CEOS is not yet completed

The selection criteria for Candidate Supersites are summarized here [ pdf | word ]. The community is encouraged to contact the Committee Chairs with additional suggestions. For some sites TerraSAR-X acquisitions have started [ see this page ]. The goal of the initiative is to develop a network of Natural Laboratories, each containing one or several permanent Supersites. There will be regional coordination of the Natural Laboratories in the Americas, Europe/Africa and in Asia.

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