JKASP 2016


9th Biennial Workshop on Japan-Kamchatka-Alaska Subduction Processes

Fairbanks, Alaska, May 31 - June 3, 2016

Understanding active subduction processes in North Pacific arcs

The Japan-Kamchatka-Aleutian portion of the Pacific Rim of Fire is amongst the most geologically active regions on Earth. This region is home to the largest earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Yet, this is a place where human communities have lived for thousands of years, demonstrating a remarkable resilience to geohazards and adverse climate conditions. This continuing series of meetings seeks to build upon and continue a vital international geoscience community in the North Pacific to understand the nature of the subduction processes and to better mitigate the associated hazards posed to our society. The intent of the meeting is to nurture productive international collaboration in research and monitoring. We welcome scholars from all countries to come and present results of recent and ongoing research projects and hazard monitoring efforts.


The abstract submission is now open. Each participant may submit up to 2 first-author abstracts in addition to any invited contributions. Please use US Letter page size with 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins from all sides, 12 point Times New Roman for all fonts, and single line spacing for paragraphs. Please limit the size of each abstract to 2 pages with figures and references. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the local organizing committee (uaf-jkasp@alaska.edu) in MS Word format (.doc or .docx are both acceptable) by April 15. The MS Word template for abstract formatting can be found here. The abstract submission deadline is April 29, 2016.


Participants can register for the meeting on-line or in person, during the meeting. Registration fees are $400 for senior participants and $250 for students. Participants registered on-line and paid their registration fees by May 10, 2016 will be charged reduced rates of $350 and $200 for senior participants and students, correspondingly. To take an advantage of lower registration rates please pay your registration fees on-line.

Invitation Letters

The local organizing committee will issue letters of invitation, which can be used for obtaining US visas. To request a letter of invitation, please complete the registration form and send copy of your passport in JPEG format by e-mail to uaf-jkasp@alaska.edu by March 30, 2016. We encourage you to start the visa application process as soon as possible allowing at least 30-45 days for the entire process.

Travel to Fairbanks

Fairbanks international airport (FAI) is serviced by Alaska Airlines and Delta, with several daily non-stop flights from Anchorage (ANC) and Seattle (SEA).

Most flights from the contiguous United States arrive between 8 pm and 2 am.

AIRLINK SHUTTLE SERVICE at (907) 452-3337 is available for traveling around Fairbanks.

The rates from the airport are as follows:

  • 1-3 people $10.50 ($3.50 per person or 1 person @ $10.50)
  • Each additional person greater than three persons =  $3.50
  • $1.00 per bag

Taxis are available at the airport. Rates from the airport: $20-$28.


The meeting will be held in the Reichardt Building on UAF campus. Please refer to the campus map in PDF format for building location. Detailed information on the location of each event will be included in the Scientific program.

Street address: 900 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99775, USA.


In addition to the conventional hotel accommodation we are making arrangements for a low-cost dormitory housing at UAF campus. In addition to the conventional hotel accommodation we are making arrangements for a low-cost dormitory housing at UAF campus. Here is a list of options.

UAF campus dormitories: There is a variety of accommodation options available on UAF campus. Please refer to UAF Conference Services site for basic information on room types. The daily rates vary from $24 to $56 plus taxes per person. This is the most convenient housing option in terms of transportation. Please note that smoking is prohibited across the entire UAF campus. There are limited dining options on campus. If interested, please make your reservation on-line as an Academic Guest. UAF Conference Services will open dormitories starting from May 29 for JKASP participants. Please let us know if you need any assistance in making your reservations.

Off-campus hotels: Here is the list of conventional hotels with approximate room rates for May 29 – June 4, 2016. Please note that room rates vary significantly. You may find better rates for the same hotels at priceline.com, hotel.com or other booking sites.

Hotel Name Hotel Address Approximate cost per night, USD
Super 8 1909 Airport Way, Fairbanks Alaska $140
Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn 1908 Chena Landing Loop, Fairbanks Alaska $160
Extended Stay America - Fairbanks - Old Airport Way 4580 Old Airport Way, Fairbanks Alaska $160
LaQuinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks 4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks Alaska $180
Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge 1255 Tvsa Way, Fairbanks Alaska $205
Rivers Edge Resort 4200 Boat St, Fairbanks Alaska $230
Hampton Inn & Suites Fairbanks 433 Harold Bentley Ave, Fairbanks Alaska $230
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks 400 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks Alaska $240
Springhill Suites 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks Alaska $265
Field Trips and Excursions

The following field trip and excursion are planned as part of the workshop:

Please refer to the most recent circular for detailed information on the trips and excursions. If interested, please register and sign up for the trips and pay a field trip depost on-line by April 15, 2016.


The Scientific Program in PDF format can be found here.

The schedule of the meeting can be found in the Scientific Program and in the table below.

All accepted abstracts can be found in the Volume of Abstracts & Scientific Program.

Date Time Description
Monday, May 30 16:00 - Registration opens
  17:00 - 19:00 Ice-breaker
Tuesday, May 31 08:00 - 12:00 Plenary session, Seismology (oral presentations)
  12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  13:00 - 17:00 Seismology (oral presentations); Tectonics and experiments (oral presentations)
Wednesday, June 1 08:00 - 12:00 Geology & Petrology & Geochemistry (Oral presentations)
  12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  13:00 - 13:40 Geology & Petrology & Geochemistry (Oral presentations) cont.
  13:40 - 17:00 Interdisciplinary poster session
Thursday, June 2 09:00 - 22:00 Excursion to Chena Hot Springs (box lunch on the bus), Dinner at Chena Hot Springs Resort
Friday, June 3 08:00 - 12:00 Volcano Monitoring (Oral presentations)
  12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  13:00 - 13:40 Tsunami (Oral presentations)
  13:40 - 14:40 Discussion, concluding remarks and wrap up
  14:40 - 17:30 Additional time for focused group meetings and discussions
  17:30 - 21:00 Farewell dinner on the Tanana Chief Riverboat
  21:00 - Meeting ends. Katmai field trip starts next morning.
Last Updated: May 26, 2016