Thread: Workshop on Community Projects in Volcanology

Started: 2018-08-25 06:03:43
Last activity: 2018-08-25 06:03:43
Topics: Other Meetings
Brandon Schmandt
2018-08-25 06:03:43
Workshop on Advancing Integrative Volcanology through Community Experiments

Summary: Two-day U.S. National Science Foundation supported workshop focused on interdisciplinary community volcano experiments

Purpose: Continued advancement in fundamental geoscience demands substantial and coordinated investment in new observational scales and integrative approaches. As a result, community projects with open-access data and software have seen increasing use among the U.S. National Science Foundation geoscience community. In parallel, recent community reports on volcanology and subduction zone processes (ERUPT, SZ4D, USGS highlight many challenges and opportunities in volcano science that demand increased community coordination. However, volcano science has seen relatively limited use of the community project mechanism, making this inherently interdisciplinary field particularly well-poised for rapid advance if new initiatives are developed.

To address these aims this NSF-supported workshop will gather members of the broad volcanology community to identify the most pressing questions that are best addressed through community projects and explore the merits of different models for community projects. Discussion and synthesis of recommendations for community projects will span strategies for coordinated multidisciplinary observations, effective incorporation of education and training opportunities, and development of community frameworks to foster integrative volcanology research. The workshop will include plenary sessions to motivate and focus discussions, goal-oriented breakout group discussions, lightning talks, and poster presentations. As the specific agenda becomes available the workshop info website will be updated.

Opportunities for remote participation will include: 1) Submission of white papers prior to the workshop. The program committee will make the white papers openly available online and use them to help shape topics/goals for specific discussion session at the workshop. White paper submission will be through the registration website (TBA on the workshop info website). 2) Web-based remote viewing of the plenary presentations and lightning talks at the workshop.

Dates: November 28-29 (full days) and 30 (half-day), 2018

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Downtown Albuquerque, NM

Support: Travel support is available for about 50 U.S. participants. Applications for travel support are due by September 24th, 2018. The submission website will be available starting September 4th. Applicants will be notified of their travel support status by October 8th. Travel support will include up to $500 for air & ground transportation and up to 3 nights of accommodations at the hotel hosting the workshop. Willingness to share double rooms is encouraged to maximize the number of supported participants.

Un-supported participants: Individuals seeking to participate without travel support must still register by October 15th. The number of unsupported participants will be capped based on space limitations at the meeting facility. Un-supported participants are eligible for the group rate for hotel rooms ($114 per night including breakfast) and will be charged a $60 registration fee to contribute to facility rental costs and on-site meals during the workshop.

Registration/white paper/travel support application website: TBA


The Conveners

(Brandon Schmandt, Michelle Coombs, David Fee, Tobias Fischer, Esteban Gazel, Ronni Grapenthin, Einat Lev, Christelle Wauthier)


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