Register now to attend one or more GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting
Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017
All mini-workshops are free of charge and open to all. However, attendance and food may be limited so register early for fullest consideration. For more information and registration visit the GeoPRISMS website at: /agu2017-
Questions? Contact the GeoPRISMS Office at email@example.com
* ENAM science advances: Progress and outlook
Sunday December 10, 2017 | 8:30am – 1:00pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
Conveners: Colton Lynner (University of Arizona) and Zach Eilon (UC Santa Barbara)
The Eastern North American Margin (ENAM) GeoPRISMS focus site is a type locale for the terminal stage in the evolution of a passive rift margin. New observations, as well as reevaluations of legacy datasets, hold promise for improving our understanding of the evolution, history, and present-day topography of the Appalachian Mountains, anomalous volcanism along the margin, crustal and lithospheric structures as determined through multiple data types, the transition from ocean to continent and possible diachronous breakup, and dynamic processes in the mantle. The particular strength of the GeoPRISMS community lies in its combination of expertise in diverse fields (e.g. seismology, magnetotellurics, geology, structure and surface processes, geochemistry, and dynamical modeling) to address large outstanding problems. A crucial aspect to this community approach is the maintenance of periodic synthesis meetings that provide a multidisciplinary forum for comparison and integration of novel research findings. This mini-workshop will focus on new results from investigations of the ENAM at a variety of scales, with a focus on research highlights and outstanding research questions that demand integration of multiple perspectives. We have prioritized early-career (grad student + post-doc) contributions and ample discussion time to emphasize a forward-looking approach to this community endeavor. We will be soliciting speakers for the mini-workshop in the near future.
* Early-Career Scientists/Faculty: Introduction to GeoPRISMS/MARGINS data resources, mini-lessons, and effective broader impacts
Sunday December 10, 2017 | 1:30pm – 5:30pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
Conveners: Juli Morgan (Rice University) and Andrew Goodwillie (LDEO, Columbia University)
Early-career scientists often seek help in generating ideas for successful broader impacts for proposals, in finding reliable sources of material for their class exercises, and in finding effective data tools relevant for their research and teaching. The goal of this mini-workshop is to introduce several popular geoscience data resources and broader impact strategies, and to use the GeoPRISMS-hosted MARGINS mini-lessons as a vehicle to address all three aspects.
Hands-on demonstrations of useful data resources from the IEDA, IRIS and UNAVCO data facilities will be tied to science through examples chosen from the MARGINS mini-lesson collection. Ideas for broader impacts will be discussed with an emphasis on compelling ways to broaden one’s reach. Participants will also have time to explore their own questions and ideas for data-rich teaching opportunities, and gain experience with the data tools.
* Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities
Sunday December 10, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
Conveners (in reverse alphabetical order): Lindsay Worthington (University of New Mexico), Spahr Webb (LDEO, Columbia University), Susan Schwartz (UC Santa Cruz), Emily Roland (University of Washington), Aubreya Adams (Colgate University), and Geoff Abers (Cornell University)
Both GeoPRISMS and EarthScope have chosen the Alaska-Aleutian subduction system as a focus of their science plans, emphasizing infrastructure such as the Transportable Array. In 2018 the Alaska Amphibious Seismic Community Experiment (AACSE) will be deployed across the Alaskan subduction interface and Aleutian arc, in the Alaska Peninsula region; the project plan can be found on its webpage (/
This mini-workshop is designed to communicate regional science goals and logistical plans for AACSE and a number of other concurrent projects in the region, with the aim of developing synergies and foster further planning among the broader community. It will highlight opportunities for participation through the apply-to-sail and other educational programs, and opportunities for a regionally targeted, multi-disciplinary set of studies that would take advantage of AACSE and other infrastructure.