Please see below for townhall and meeting of interest to the GeoPRISMS Community taking place at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.
1 ) AGU Town Hall – Coordination of Subduction Hazard Science
Hello Subduction Community,
If you will be in New Orleans for AGU, please consider attending a Lunchtime Town Hall on Thursday Dec 14 on the Coordination of Subduction Hazard Science. This is an informational session, including discussion about future efforts to coordinate the community to further the study of subduction hazards.
–> A Free Boxed Lunch to the first 50 attendees
Over the past year the academic community, the USGS, and international partners have joined together to advance subduction zone science, particularly the physical processes that underlie earthquake, volcano, tsunami and landslide hazards. Several recent reports shine light on key scientific problems in the study of subduction-related hazards that will require national and international coordination for major research progress. These include a vision document to the NSF: The SZ4D Initiative: Understanding the Processes that Underlie Subduction Zone Hazards in 4D; a USGS Plan: Reducing Risk Where Tectonic Plates Collide; the NAS Report: ERUPT; and a new NASA Decadal Survey. This Town Hall seeks to gather geoscientists of all disciplines who study subduction processes and phenomena and associated societal hazards, including early career scientists and students, to discuss future funding initiatives and coordination activities in furthering subduction hazard science. The format will include short presentations by authors of the above reports and agency representatives, followed by a panel discussion open to questions from the audience.
2) Alaska TA: Capabilities and Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
IRIS will host a small meeting titled “Alaska TA: Capabilities and Interdisciplinary Instrumentation” at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans. This meeting will focus on describing the full breadth of TA capabilities as currently deployed in Alaska and western Canada and highlighting emerging use and science, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary aspects. A preliminary agenda is outlined below which will begin with a few presentations for background, short pop-ups from collaborators and stakeholders (slides optional), followed by plenty of time for discussion. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to present a slide during the pop-ups.
- Alaska TA: Introduction and Capability – Bob Busby
- Seismicity of Alaska, as seen by the TA
- Collaborations with ATA – 2-minute pop-ups focused on current instrumentation from collaborators at AVO, NASA, NOAA, NWS, etc.
- Emerging Science Lightning Talks – 5-minute pop-ups on recent research results using the Alaska TA
- Future Operations for ATA – 2-minute pop-ups focused on future directions like CCArrray, SZO, etc.
- Open Discussion – Data user feedback, unexpected observations, etc.
Please feel free to forward this message on to anyone who may be interested in attending and presenting at this meeting.