Pre Workshop Info

Pre Workshop Info

This workshop will be held in advance of the 2011 EarthScope National Meeting in Austin, Texas. The meeting is a full day on Monday, May 16 and 1/2 day on Tuesday, May 17. There will be an ice breaker reception on Sunday evening for those able to arrive by 6pm.

A draft workshop agenda has now been posted.

Workshop Goals

  • Discuss science goals that can be addressed using EarthScope data from Alaska, building on the EarthScope Science Plan for 2010-2020
  • Capitalize on excitement from choice of Alaska as a GeoPRISMS SCD primary focus site to build broader community support for these goals
  • Expand the breadth of community providing input to EarthScope
  • Provide general recommendations for deployment of USArray Transportable Array in Alaska
  • Provide an opportunity to develop cross-disciplinary personal contacts and stimulate future scientific collaborations
  • Focused, smaller breakout sessions highlighting "Exceptional Scientific Opportunities"

Workshop Format and Agenda

The workshop will feature several invited, cross-disciplinary talks, breakout discussion sessions, and a poster session Monday evening. We encourage all participants to bring a poster, and to submit their posters to the EarthScope National Meeting as well. We will solicit 1-pager or 2-pager white papers from all attendees, discussing either research results or hypotheses that could be tested, and based on these white papers, we will select several speakers to give short (5 minute) mini-talks to complement the invited speakers.

A draft agenda for the meeting will be posted soon.

Hotel and Travel Information

The workshop will take place at the AT&T Center, the same venue as the EarthScope National Meeting. Please see the web pages for the EarthScope National Meeting for more information about the venue.

Icebreaker Reception

Icebreaker at Dog and Duck Pub
Hosted by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG)
6-8 pm Sunday May 15th
406 West 17th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Directions: Walk west from AT&T Conference Center to Guadalupe Street, turn left and walk 1.5 blocks, Dog and Duck Pub is on the right and the icebreaker is on the back patio. Hor d'oeuvres provided with selection of local and imported beers, ciders, and wines for purchase at the bar.

Financial Support

Our proposal for financial support for the workshop has been recommended for funding by NSF. We will be able to provide registered participants with travel support for the additional nights of lodging, plus provide meals during the workshop. This support will be available only to registered participants, so be sure to register. We have limited support for support for airline tickets, with preference for support going to invited speakers, and then to young scientists.

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