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An International Virtual Workshop on Global Seismology and Tectonics (IVWGST‐2020)

June 23, 2021

An International Virtual Workshop on Global Seismology and Tectonics (IVWGST‐2020) was organized by the Geoscience and Technology Division of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research—North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, India from 14 to 25 September 2020. This workshop predominantly catered to undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. students, scientists, and academicians from across the globe. The primary motive of IVWGST-2020 was to inspire the participating students, perturbed by the unprecedented situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, with quality lecture sessions, so as to lift their spirits. The virtual workshop served as a conduit for the students and researchers to directly interact with several pioneers and prominent geoscience researchers from around the world. Lectures, via Microsoft Teams, were given by 15 eminent speakers from diverse geoscience forums and institutions, and were attended by more than 1000 participants, mostly students and researchers, from 30 different countries. This report briefly summarizes the agenda, describes our experiences hosting the virtual workshop, and documents the challenges faced.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title An International Virtual Workshop on Global Seismology and Tectonics (IVWGST‐2020)
DOI 10.1785/0220200402
Authors Santanu Baruah, Chandan Dey, Prachurjya Borthakur, G. Narahari Sastry, Andrew J. Michael
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Seismological Research Letters
Series Number
Index ID 70230594
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Science Center

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