Thread: For circulation to listserv: 2017 GeoPRISMS Theoretical & Experimental Institute for the RIE Initiative - Apply now!

Started: 2016-10-20 18:28:58
Last activity: 2016-10-20 18:28:58
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Would it be possible to advertise the upcoming GeoPRISMS Theoretical &
Experimental Institute for the Rift Initiation and Evolution Initiative on
your listserv please (see below)?

Thank you for your help




The Theoretical and Experimental Institute (TEI) for the Rift Initiation
and Evolution (RIE) initiative is now open for applications. The TEI will
be held over three full days from February 8-10, 2017 and is intended to
summarize progress and recent scientific advances related to the RIE
initiative, and to identify high-priority science for future GeoPRISMS RIE
efforts. (Please see the Science and Implementation plan available at Applicants do not need to
have worked on projects funded by GeoPRISMS. We expect a broad and diverse
audience drawn from domestic and international research communities,
including graduate students and early career scientists, who are interested
in the initiation and evolution of rifts.

The TEI is funded by the National Science Foundation through the GeoPRISMS
Office at The Pennsylvania State University. There is no registration fee.
We will be able to cover most on-site expenses (venue costs, hotel expenses
based on double occupancy, and breakfast & lunch) for approximately 80
participants. Most participants will have to cover their travel to and from
the meeting; partial funding for travel is available for students and
postdocs. We will not be able to provide dinners on-site, but there are
several restaurants nearby. Confirmed participants whose on-site expenses
are covered are expected to arrive on Tuesday evening and leave on Saturday
Organizing Committee

Tobias Fischer (University of New Mexico), Donna Shillington (LDEO/Columbia
University), Estella Atekwana (Oklahoma State University), Rebecca Bendick
(University of Montana), Juliet Biggs (University of Bristol), Esteban
Gazel (Virginia Tech), Liz Hajek (Pennsylvania State University), Luc
Lavier (University of Texas, Austin). Ex officio: Demian Saffer (GeoPRISMS
Office/Pennsylvania State University).
Important Dates
October 4: Applications are invited via the meeting webpage at :
November 7: Application deadline
December 9: Successful applicants are invited to confirm participation
December 22: Deadline for confirmation of attendance
Late January: Final meeting agenda is released

The Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM ( The
hotel is located 8 miles from Albuquerque airport. Cab service is available.
Student and Postdoc symposium

On Tuesday before the TEI we will hold a student and postdoc symposium
which will feature short presentations by attendees and discussion with the
conveners and NSF program managers. The symposium runs from 1:00 – 5:00 and
will be followed at 5:00 – 7:00 by student posters and cash bar. We
encourage all students and postdocs to attend and to arrange their travel
accordingly, after confirmation of attendance.
Draft agenda

The agenda will develop as the list of participants is completed. We will
have four sessions focused on different aspects of rift initiation and
evolution (each featuring keynote speakers and invited and contributed
presentations). There will also be a session on international
collaborations and opportunities. There will be several break-out sessions
for discussions of current science and data gaps and strategies to address
these. We will have dedicated poster sessions in the afternoons.
Planned Sessions
Rift evolution from initiation to post rift architecture
Magmatism and Volatile Exchanges
Faulting and Strain
Climate and surface processes
Geohazards at rifts and rifted margins
Geodynamics of rifting
Saturday: Field trip to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

We will organize an optional field trip to the nearby (~1 hour drive from
Albuquerque) Kasha-Katuwe National Monument in the Jemez Volcanic field to
look at pyroclastic volcanic deposits and get an overview of the Rio Grande
Rift. This trip will involve some light hiking. There will be no additional
cost for participating in the trip. In the event of too much snow cover in
the Jemez Mountains, we will organize a trip to the Zuni-Bandera volcanic
field (~ 1.5 hours from Albuquerque). We will return to Albuquerque by 5 pm.


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