GeoMapApp feedback

Dear GeoMapApp User,

In the coming year, we will be seeking renewed funding for GeoMapApp and are asking for feedback from our user community to help us present a strong case for its continued support and development. We would greatly appreciate your answers (a sentence or more) to any or all of the following questions about the impact of GeoMapApp on your research and teaching activities.

Please send your response to by June 15, 2014.

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Session of Interest at the 2014 GSA Meeting

Please see below for session of interest to the GeoPRISMS community that will take place at the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting, October 18-22, 2014, in Vancouver, B.C.

Abstracts are now being accepted; the deadline is Tuesday, 29 July, 2014
Meeting information:
(1)  T25. Megathrusts: 50 Years after the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake—In Honor of George Plafker

Apply to host a GeoPRISMS Distinguished Speaker

GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program (DLP), 2014-2015

Deadline: August 1, 2014

The GeoPRISMS Office is happy to announce the annual GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program for academic year 2014-2015 with an outstanding speakers list. Distinguished scientists involved with GeoPRISMS science are available to visit US colleges and universities to present technical and public lectures on subjects related to GeoPRISMS science.

Any US college or university can apply to host a DLP speaker. Applications are due August 1, 2014 for visiting speakers in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Institutions that are not currently involved with GeoPRISMS research are strongly encouraged to apply, including those granting undergraduate or masters degrees, as well as those with PhD programs. Institutions may request a technical and/or public lecture. The GeoPRISMS Office will cover airfare for speakers’ travel and will coordinate travel and off-site logistics. Host institutions are responsible for local expenses for the duration of the visit.


Visit the GeoPRISMS website to apply and learn more about the speakers and talks available:

Also, please review the DLP Best Practices for making the most of your visiting speaker:


Please direct any questions to the GeoPRISMS Office at


The GeoPRISMS Office

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GeoPRISMS Newsletter Available: Spring 2014

The Spring 2014 GeoPRISMS Newsletter (#32) is now available on-line:


Highlights of this edition include:

Geophysical and Hydrogeochemical Survey of the Cascadia Subduction Zone

2012 Nicoya Earthquake – at the Bull’s Eye of a MARGINS Focus Site

Report from the Field: Katmai, Alaska

Reports on the AGU 2013 Mini-Workshops

AGU Fall Meeting 2013 Student Prize Winners



NSF Update and Revised Solicitation

Distinguished Lectureship Program Speakers 2014-2015

GeoPRISMS Data Portal Status Report


GSOC Highlights – Spring 2014


Printed copies of the newsletter will be mailed soon.


The GeoPRISMS Office



1 faculty position

Tenure-Track Faculty position in Marine Geosciences – Seoul National University

Seoul National University is expecting an opening for a tenure-track faculty position in Marine Geosciences with special emphasis on Marine Geochemistry of rocks and sediment. We are accepting applicants for all level (assistant/associate/full professor). Within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, there are 35 faculty members divided among three major disciplines (geological sciences, oceanography and atmospheric sciences), and this particular post is to fill a recent vacancy in oceanography. We hope that the new member will complement the two existing faculty members in Marine Geology and Geophysics (one in Geophysics and the other in Sedimentology) in teaching oceanography and conducting global ocean research. As part of university’s policy on diversity, we welcome highly qualified foreign nationals. For more information, please contact Prof. Sang-Mook Lee ( by September 30, 2014.

Cascadia Initiative Data Un-restricted

The Cascadia Initiative data (Network ID: 7D) has been corrected and is now un-restricted at the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC). The data was restricted on 2/28/14 to correct the horizontal channel convention for a subset of the data. The OBSIP Management Office apologizes for the delay in re-releasing the data, we wanted to make sure that all the corrected data was uploaded accurately and that no pieces of data were missing.

All researchers using the Cascadia data set should re-download the data. All horizontal channel data is now in the left‐handed coordinate system, with the data labeled “BH2”/”HH2”/“LH2” representing ground‐motion in a direction 90° clockwise from the ground‐motion tagged “BH1”/”HH1”/”LH1”.

The Cascadia Year 1 Horizontal Report has been corrected and re-published on the OBSIP website and the IRIS DMC metadata folder. The Cascadia Year 2 Horizontal Report has also been published on the OBSIP website and published in the IRIS DMC metadata folder. The reports can be downloaded at :

Please note that Appendix B: “Helicorders” in the report for both Year 1 and Year 2 will be uploaded at a later date.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Jessica Lodewyk  (


Jessica Lodewyk

OBSIP Data Quality Specialist


1 faculty position

Research Assistant or Associate Professor in Seismology – Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Geophysical Institute (GI) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is hiring a new seismology faculty member at the rank of Research Assistant Professor or Research Associate Professor. We seek a scientist interested in building a long-term research program that leverages the extensive facilities and personnel of the Seismology Lab and GI. We value an ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and a motivation to help lead our graduate student program. To foster these connections, the new hire will work with the Alaska Earthquake Center and/or the Alaska Volcano Observatory. These affiliations, together with core university funding, are expected to provide approximately eight months of support annually for this twelve-month position. After an initial startup period, the new hire will be expected to raise additional support through external grants and contracts of their own.

We invite candidates from a wide range of seismology backgrounds. Candidates should have broad research interests with applications in regional tectonic settings and/or volcanoes. Applicants are encouraged to address this in their statement of research. Candidates will be evaluated, in part, on their ability to capitalize on the diverse assets of the Geophysical Institute and on the scientific opportunities afforded by the active tectonic environment of Alaska.

The new hire will join a dynamic group of two dozen faculty, postdocs, staff and students dedicated to advancing the field of seismology. Our research emphasizes earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, glaciers and tectonics in Alaska and around the world. We track earthquake and volcanic activity across Alaska in partnerships with federal and state agencies. The Seismology Lab houses the Alaska Earthquake Center and is a core component of the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The tremendous rates of tectonic and volcanic activity make Alaska an unparalleled laboratory for seismology. We apply this real-world experience to research projects with global implications. Current emphasis on Alaska from the EarthScope and GeoPRISMS programs make this a particularly exciting time. Abundant seismoacoustic research opportunities also exist through collaboration with the GI-based Wilson Infrasound Observatories.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and service missions.

To apply go to Application review will start on July 1, 2014. Refer questions to Doug Christensen (

Please go here for details and related links:

Doug Christensen

David Fee

Jeff Freymueller

Michael West Carl Tape