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Sessions of Interest at Upcoming Meetings: GSA Section and WPGM

Several special sessions of interest to the GeoPRISMS community will take place at upcoming meetings.  Abstract submission and registration deadlines are approaching.
(1) GSA Section Information sessions on EarthScope/GeoPRISMS in Eastern North America (ENAM)
(2) Geochemical Investigations/Monitoring of Geohazards, AOGS-AGU (WPGM)
See below for more details.

(1) GSA Section Information sessions on EarthScope/GeoPRISMS in Eastern North America (ENAM)
Dear colleagues,
We want to let you know that there will be information sessions on EarthScope/GeoPRISMS in eastern North America at the 2012 GSA Northeastern Section and Southeastern Section Meetings:
Bob Woodward, IRIS-USArray Director, will be attending the NE GSA info session, and Andy Frassetto, USArray Project Associate, will be attending the SE GSA info session.

Early registration deadlines for the meetings are approaching (NE GSA: 13 Feb. and SE GSA: 27 Feb.).

Mike Williams
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Steve Whitmeyer
James Madison University
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(2) Geochemical Investigations/Monitoring of Geohazards, AOGS-AGU (WPGM)

Dear Members of the GeoPRISMS community,
We would like to bring to your attention the session "Geochemical Investigations/Monitoring of Geohazards" at the upcoming AOGS-AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly. The meeting will be held August 13-17 in Singapore, and additional information can be found at http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2012/public.asp?page=home.htm
The abstract submission portal is now open and will close on March 12, 2012. The session is "SE104: Geochemical Investigations/Monitoring of Geohazards".

Description:
Geological hazards (Geohazards), such as volcanic eruptions and high magnitude earthquakes, can cause severe damage with the potential for huge casualties. The key to understanding such geohazards lies in recognizing connective patterns and linking together different precursory phenomena. In recent decades, many on-site and in-situ geochemical measurements, along with complementary laboratory analyses, have become possible due to significant improvements in analytical techniques. Large amounts of geochemical data have been accumulated and integrated giving feasibility to the prospect of hazard mitigation through better understanding of underlying processes. We welcome presentations of all kinds of results produced by different geochemical investigations and monitoring techniques to better understand geohazards within Asia and beyond.

Conveners:
Tsanyao Frank Yang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
David Hilton (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA)
Du Jianguo (China Earthquake Administration, China)