Minutes of the PREPARED Kick-off Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland, February 24-26, 2003

Deliverable D1

The PREPARED kick-off meeting was carried out in accordance with the following programme of meetings:

Programme

Monday, February 24 - Icelandic Meteorological Office

09:30-17:00
Contractors and other participants gather at the Icelandic Meteorological Office. Informal discussion in larger or smaller groups. If requested opportunity can be given to visit other Icelandic institutions participating in the project, i.e. Science Institute, University of Iceland, Nordic Volcanological Institute and Earthquake Engineering Research Centre and discuss with the scientists that will work on the project.

Tuesday, February 25 - Hotel Loftleidir

09:00-09:20
Introduction - Coordination: Ragnar Stefansson, Icelandic Meteorological Office
Discussion

09:20-10:30
Short presentations (7-10 minutes each) on invidual workpackages inside WP2 - Analysis of multiparameter geophysical data approaching the June 2000 earthquakes, assessing state of stress.
WP 2.1: Christian Goltz, University of Kiel
WP 2.2: Max Wyss, WAPMERR, Genf
WP 2.3: Thora Arnadottir, Nordic Volcanological Institute
WP 2.4: Reynir Bodvarsson, Uppsala University
WP 2.5: Stuart Crampin, University of Edinburgh
Discussion
Summary: Ragnar Stefansson

10:30-10:50
Coffee break

10:50-11:30
Short presentations (7-10 minutes each) on invidual workpackages inside WP3 - Short-term changes/precursors.
WP 3.1: Ragnar Slunga, Uppsala University
WP 3.2: Pall Einarsson, Science Institute, University of Iceland
Discussion
Summary: Ragnar Stefansson

11:30-12:30
Short presentations (7-10 minutes each) on invidual workpackages inside WP4 - A model of the release of the two June 2000 earthquakes based on all available observations.
WP 4.1: Kristin S. Vogfjord, Icelandic Meteorological Office
WP 4.2: Peter Suhadolc, University of Trieste
WP 4.3: Pall Einarsson, Science Institute, University of Iceland
WP 4.4: Thora Arnadottir, Nordic Volcanological Institute
Discussion
Summary: Ragnar Stefansson

12:30-14:00
Lunch break

14:00-15:20
Short presentations (7-10 minutes each) on invidual workpackages inside WP5 - New hazard assessment/New methods for improving assessment of probable earthquake effects.
WP 5.1: Kristin S. Vogford, Icelandic Meteorological Office
WP 5.2: Amy Clifton, Nordic Volcanological Institute
WP 5.3: Simon Olafsson, Earthquake Engineering Research Centre
WP 5.4: Pall Halldorsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office
WP 5.5: Agust Gudmundsson, University of G÷ttingen
WP 5.6: Francoise Bergerat, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris
Discussion
Summary: Ragnar Stefansson

15:20-16:00
Short presentations (7-10 minutes each) on invidual workpackages inside WP6 - Modelling and parameterizing the SW Iceland earthquake release and deformation process.
WP 6.1: Frank Roth, GFZ, Potsdam
WP 6.2: Maurizio Bonafede, University of Bologna
Time and length scales for pairs of trigger-triggered earthquakes: Kurt L. Feigl, CNRS, Toulouse
Discussion
Summary: Ragnar Stefansson

16:00-16:30
Coffee break

16:30-17:00
Short presentations (5-10 minutes each) on related projects and work
Diploma work of Christoph Sens-Schonfelder, University of Leipzig
Doctoral work of Magalie Bellou, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris
RETINA project: Kurt L. Feigl, CNRS, Toulouse

17:00-18:00
General discussion

Wednesday, February 26 - Hotel Loftleidir and/or Icelandic Meteorological Office
The programme for this day will be organized in detail at the end of the February 25 sessions

09:00
General discussion (continued if necessary)
Informal discussion among participants inside invidual WP┤s (WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6)
Other relevant topics
End of Kick-off meeting

Besides the main meeting on February 25, general meetings were held on Monday morning and Wednesday morning on general matters, data exchange, website and other tools for communication between partners, reporting, deliverables , etc. Bardi Thorkelsson and Ragnar Stefßnsson chaired the main meeting on February 25, and Ragnar Stefßnsson chaired the two other general meetings.

Meetings of various work groups (WP┤s) took place on Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon as well as visits to the various Icelandic institutions which participate in the project.