MCS RCN Fluid Transport Modeling Workshop announcement


Fluid Transport Modeling Workshop
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
May 30 – June 1, 2019

Dear colleagues,

Applications are now open for the Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction (MCS) Research Collaboration Network’s (RCN) first workshop, which will focus on Fluid and Magma Transport Modeling in a Subduction Zone Context . The MCS RCN was funded by NSF in autumn 2018 to explore the establishment of an integrative community modeling framework for subduction (see

Our Fluid Transport Modeling workshop will run from May 30 through June 1, 2019, and will be preceded by an early career scientist (ECS) program on the afternoon of May 29.

We aim to bring together a diverse group of scientists interested in fluid transport processes at any spatial or temporal scale, to identify the disconnects and knowledge gaps in current models for volcanoes, earthquakes, and the integrated subduction zone system , and to synthesize existing modeling efforts. This workshop will be the first of three meetings that represent the MCS RCN’s larger effort to realize an integrative community modeling framework for subduction zones, as part of the SZ4D Initiative.

Application and more information available on our website :
Application deadline : Friday, March 1, 2019.

Some funding will be available for full or partial travel support.

Conveners: Ikuko Wada (Univ. of Minnesota) and Leif Karlstrom (Univ. of Oregon)
Session Chairs: Matt Haney (USGS), Luca Caricchi (Univ. of Geneva), Patrick Fulton (Cornell Univ.), Jessica Warren (Univ. of Delaware), Laurent Montesi (Univ. of Maryland), Yajing Liu (McGill Univ.), Adam Simon (Univ. of Michigan), and Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni (UCLA)

For more information, email

Gabriel Lotto, PhD
Program Manager
Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN
Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin