|Date||December 7 (Tue.), 2021|
|Venue||Hybrid (The Earthquakes Research Institute, the University of Tokyo/Virtual)|
|Details||The kick-off general meeting of “Science of Slow-to-Fast Earthquakes (and a call for proposals for the publicly offered research) was held at the Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo on December 7, 2021. After two years of conceptualizing the research area, getting selected as Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A), and establishing the framework, the project is now ready to start. The meeting was held hybrid (online and onsite) as the pandemic seemed to have managed to settle down. It was a great success, with more than 180 participants in total at zoom. The members of the administrative group mainly gathered onsite. The members had not seen each other for a while, and it was nice to be able to talk directly and exchange information in person.
In this meeting, after an overview of the project and an introduction of each research group, we explained the details of the open call for the publicly offered research currently underway,. In this research area, the publicly offered research will play an important role as well as the planned research. The biggest change from the “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area” to the “Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A)” is the expansion of the scale of the publicly offered research. In that respect, the success of “Science of Slow-to-Fast Earthquakes” depends on the enhancement of publicly offered research. We look forward to receiving many applications.