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Saturday, 22nd July 2006


19:00 Icebreaker, Welcome reception, BBQ at Actons

Sunday, 23rd July 2006

8:30 Plenary session: SPICE Introduction, H. Igel

Small Scale: Volcanoes/Marine Seismics
9:00 Source inversion in volcano seismology: synthetic tests and applications, S. Cesca
9:15 Long period activity at Mount Etna in 2004, Green's function computation including topography and heterogeneous velocity structure, I. Lokmer
9:30 Modeling of Scholte wave propagations at seafloor, N. Nguyen
9:45 Wave propagation in unconsolidated ocean bottom sediments, R. Sidler
10:00 Coffee Break

Local Scale
10:30 Kinematic and dynamic inversions of the 2000 Tottori earthquake based on elliptical subfault approximations, S. Di Carli
10:45 Kinking and bending ruptures: signatures in the seismograms, G. Festa
11:00 DEM Simulation of dynamic Slip on a rough Fault, S. Abe
11:15 Earthquake Scaling with Initial Rupture Phase, S. Murphy
11:30 Discussion
12:30 Lunch


Numerical Methods
14:30 The spectral element method as an effective tool for solving large scale dynamic soil-structure interaction problems, M. Stupazzini
15:00 Overlapping Multidomain Chebyshev Method: Verification, P. Danecek
15:15 Anisotropy on Unstructured Tetrahedral Meshes with the ADER-DG Method, J. de la Puente
15:30 Discussion
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Task group meeting: Small Scale and Planetary Scale
17:15 Task group meeting: Local Scale
18:15 Task group meeting: Numerical Methods and Digital Library

19:30 Dinner at Actons

Monday, 24th July 2006


Planetary Scale
8:30 Applications of numerical wavefield calculations in seismic tomography, E. McManus
8:45 A SPICE synthetic dataset to benchmark global tomographic methods, Y. Qin
9:00 Surface wave tomography: membrane waves and adjoint methods, D. Peter
9:15 Spectral element moment tensor inversion of regional waveforms in the Alpine-Apenninic area, D. Stitch
9:45 Coffee Break
10:15 Surface wave synthetic data in heterogeneous regions, D. Acarel
10:30 Love-wave propagation across a passive margin using coupled local modes, L. Guillot
10:45 Crustal corrections predicted by ray theory and finite frequency theory compared to measured time shifts from SEM seismograms using Crust2.0, E. Bozdag
11:00 Finite-frequency sensitivity of surface waves to anisotropy using adjoint methods, A. Sieminski

Local Scale (continued)
11:15 1D vs 3D strong ground motion hybrid FD modeling of topography effects at Augusta Raurica and Tricarico, I. Oprsal
11:30 A new kinematic source inversion scheme, J. Burjanek
11:45 Preliminary results of the strong earthquake-motion kinematic modeling in the Grenoble Valley, French Alps, F. Gallovic
12:00 Discussion
13:00 Lunch

14:30 First lecture series on the theory of inverse problems with A. Tarantola
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Lectures continued

18:00 Harbour cruise
20:30 Workshop Dinner at Man Fridays

Tuesday, 25th July 2006

8:30 Practical with Tarantola
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Network admin meeting for lead scientists
13:00 Lunch

14:30 Free afternoon, choice of: water sport (sailing/kayaking/wind surfing); historic walking tour/brewery tour; horse riding

Free evening

Wednesday, 26th July 2006

8:30 Toward seismic tomography based upon adjoint methods, J. Tromp
9:30 The tomographic inverse problem, J. Woodhouse
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Global seismic tomography: limitations and the future, L. Boschi
11:30 Probing Earth's deep interior using seismic observations of mantle discontinuities, A. Deuss
12:00 Least-squares criterion: variations on a theme, E. Beucler
13:00 Lunch

14:30 Global anisotropy tomography, J.P. Montagner
15:15 Toward inversion of broadband seismic body-wave waveform data for Earth structure, B. Geller
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Trans-dimensional inverse problems, model comparison and the Evidence, M. Sambridge
17:30 Theory and application of seismic interferometry in seismology, R. Snieder

Free evening: a football pitch has been organized for those so inclined

Thursday, 27th July 2006

8:30 Kinematic source inversion, M. Mai
9:15 Dynamic source inversion, J.P. Ampuero
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Experiences and crucial issues of seismic wave modelling by spectral methods in complex geological structures, G. Seriani
11:15 Seismic inversion in the exploration domain, C. Thomson
12:00 Final Discussion
13:00 Lunch

14:30 Poster session
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Plenary presentation of SPICE task groups with final summaries

19:30 Workshop finale: whiskey tasting, live music and set dancing at the Lord Kingsale

Friday, 28th July 2006