Participation in the international conference SSA 2023 Future Directions: Physics-Based Ground Motion Modeling in Vancouver, Canada

Oct 19, 2023 | News

Project assistant and the Component 1 Leader, Josip Stipčević, along with project collaborator Helena Latečki, participated in the international conference SSA 2023 Future Directions: Physics-Based Ground Motion Modeling held in Vancouver, Canada from October 10 to October 13, 2023. The conference was organized by the Seismological Society of America ( in collaboration with the Seismological Society of Japan (

The conference commenced on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, with participant registration and introductory lectures by the conference organizers. Over the next three days (from October 11 to October 13), a total of 48 oral presentations and 90 posters on the topic of physics-based and empirical ground motion modeling were delivered across eight different sessions. The detailed program for the entire conference is available at the following link:

Figure 1. Opening session introduction remarks of the conference.

On Friday, October 13, Helena held an oral presentation at the conference titled “What’s Shaking in the Adriatic Sea? – Implications of Ground Motion Simulation of the 2021 Central Adriatic Earthquake”, co-authored by Josip Stipčević and Dr. Irene Molinari from Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Bologna. The presentation showcased research results conducted within the CRONOS project, focusing on the development of the 3D crustal model ( and earthquake ground motion simulations for the Central Adriatic Sea and Dalmatia regions. In addition to the presentations, panel discussions were held at the end of each session, where speakers addressed and discussed various issues related to the session’s theme, and Helena also participated in these discussions.

Figure 2. Presentation by Helena Latečki.

Figure 3. Panel discussion of the session “Overall Prediction Accuracy and Simulation For Real-World Applications” within which the presentation took place.