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AGU 06

San Francisco, December 11-15, 2006 

SPICE organized two sessions: (1) Computational and Numerical-Modeling Methods for Seismic Wave and Rupture Propagation and (2) Rotational motions in seismology. The first session was chaired by Prof. Moczo. The session had several dozen papers, two oral and two poster sessions, indicating the increasing interest and relevance of computational methods in wave propagations and rupture problems. In a dedicated poster, the SPICE project and in particular the library was presented. The second session, chaired by Prof. Igel, focused on a new research direction, in which computational modelling plays an important role: the observation and modelling of rotational motions. The session was attended by well over 200 people. During the AGU Meetinga new International Working Group on Rotational Seismology was founded that is currently co-chaired and administered by Prof. Igel (www.rotational-seismology.org). A SPICE network meeting was organized during the AGU week. At this meeting discussions focused on potential SPICE follow up projects.