International WorkshopField TripThe Dead Sea Rift as anatural laboratory forearthquake behavior:prehistorical, historical andrecent seismicity16 th - 23 rd February 2009In Israel and JordanScopeThe Workshop is aimed at improving our understanding of theseismic hazards with an emphasis on the study of the environmentaleffects of earthquakes and on the application of the ESI 2007intensity scale. During the field trip the participants will be able todirectly observe and discuss the unique geological andarchaeological field evidence of large devastating seismic eventsfound along the Dead Sea Rift. This Workshop will provide anopportunity to bring together geologists, paleoseismologists,archaeoseismologists, seismologists and engineers, in one of themost studied seismic provinces on Earth, to discuss and transfermethodologies in the area of seismic hazard assessment. It is thehope of the organizers that this Workshop will:• Advance the knowledge of the recurrence of large devastatingearthquakes (>6 M) throughout this region.• Refine the methodology for a better evaluation of macroseismicintensity based on ground effects and cultural materialevidence.• Contribute to the recent development of a multi-proxy empiricalworld database on earthquakes ground effects that can be usedand incorporated into seismic hazard assessment practices.Organized by the Geological Survey of Israel(Convener: Rivka Amit)INQUA Paleoseismology Subcommission(Chairman: Alessandro M. Michetti)These objectives represent some of the most important researchchallenges for earth scientists and engineers in the next decades.In collaboration with:UNESCOHebrew University in JerusalemThe Israel Geological SocietyUniversity of Missouri, Kansas City USAIGCP 567 Earthquake ArchaeologySafed Scientific Workshop ProgramIsrael National Earthquake Preparedness CommitteeWe look forward to meeting you in the Dead Sea RiftAlessandro M. Michetti, University of Insubria, Como, ItalyChairman of the INQUA Focus Group on PaleoseismologyRivka Amit, Head of the Division of Engineering Geologyand Geological Hazards, Geological Survey of Israel
ProgramPart A. Introduction - Invited lecturesFeb. 16 th – Safed, Rimonim HotelWelcome: Ze’ev B. Begin,Director, the Geological Survey of IsraelSession I: Seismic hazard assessment and the stateof-artin PaleoseismologySpeakers: Tom Rockwell, Alessandro Michetti, StevenWesnousky, Sue Hough, Yann Klinger David Schwartz,Koji Okumura, Claudio Vita Finzi.Session II: The geology of the Dead Sea RiftSpeakers: Zvi Garfunkel, Zvi Ben Avraham, AviShapira, Gidi Baer, Amos Salamon, Yosi Hatzor,Vladimir Lyakhovsky,.Part B. Field Trip along the Dead Sea Rift (DSR)Feb. 17 th : Hula valley area – Paleoseismology andarchaeoseismology (A. Heiman, A. Agnon, G. Yagoda)Feb. 18 th : Safed & Sea of Galilee area-Archeoseismology, fascinating historical evidence of adevastating earthquake in the northern segment of theDSR (S. Marco, O. Katz)Feb. 19 th : Jordan valley / Wadi Araba (Jordan)paleoseismology and archaeoseismology (E. Al Tarazi,T. Niemi, Y. Klinger)Feb. 20 th : Petra-Aqaba area (Jordan) – Collapse andground rupture at archaeological sites (E. Al Tarazi, T.Niemi)Feb 21 st Faults in the Elat area – Fault scarps, pullapartbasins, push-up features, elevated playadeposits, and damaged archaeological sites (R. Amit, E.Zilberman, Y. Enzel, A. Matmon, H. Ginat)Feb. 22 nd : Dead Sea area - Active faults, seismites, andsinkholes related to active faults, archaeoseismology,radon measurements (A. Agnon, S. Marco, E. Kagan, Y.Enzel, G. Steinitz, A. Sagy, G. Shamir)Part C. Summary & discussion – Round table.Feb. 23 rd – JerusalemInformationRegistration feeUS $ 1400.For single based accommodation please addUS $ 410Participants are required to pay the completeregistration fee by credit card or bank draft drawn infavor of Diesenhaus-Unitours CompanyPoalim Bank, Branch 689, Account Number 186053.Registration and payment should be completed by5 January 2009.Transport & AccommodationFees include all accommodation, meals, andtransport during the workshop and field trip.Start & End of program:The program begins on Feb. 16 th , 10:00 am.A shuttle will depart at 6:30 am from Hotel Imperial,Tel Aviv to the Rimonim Hotel in Safed.A discount group rate is available for the night ofFeb. 15 th at the Imperial Hotel in Tel Aviv or at theRimonim Hotel in Safed. In Safed the rates are $70per person for a double room and 85$ single. InImperial Hotel rates are $51 per person for a doubleroom. ln order to receive the group rate for the 15 thnight you have to register and pay personallythrough the same account as above.Program ends: Feb. 23 rd , 13:00 pm in Jerusalem.Flight & Visa to IsraelFlight, visas arrangements and fees are the soleresponsibility of the participants. Please notice youshould inquire on the need for visa to enter bothIsrael and JordanRegistration FormPlease send this form by fax or email to:Gisches Hana Diesenhaus-Unitours , Director of thescientific activities in IsraelFax +972 3 620060Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(PLEASE FILL IN CAPITAL LETTERS)*FAMILY NAME______________*FIRST NAME_______________FEMALE/ MALE______________TITLE/ FUNCTION______________________________INSTITUTION/ ORG.____________________________ADDRESS_________________________________________________________________________________*COUNTRY___________________TEL__________________________FAX__________________________E MAIL________________________*NATIONALITY _________________*DATE OF BIRTH________________*PASSPORT NUMBER____________*DATE OF ISSUE ________________* EXPIRATION DATE _____________* Requested for crossing as a group to JordanVEGETARIAN (note yes or no) ________________At the beginning of workshop you’ll join the group atTel Aviv or at Safed? ____________________Please note: Due to the nature of this workshopnumber of places is limited.
Dear Colleagues,The Focus Group on Paleoseismology and Active Tectonics has received limited funding from INQUA inorder to partially support the participation of young scientists (MSc, PhD) in the "The Dead Sea Rift as anatural laboratory for earthquake behavior" which will be held in Israel and Jordan, 16 - 23 February 2009.Please kindly send via email a copy of your CV and a recommendation letter to the Scientific Secretary ofthe Focus Group (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)DEADLINE 25, December 2008Best regardsThe Scientific Secretary of the INQUA Scale Project