[unav_all] Workshop announcement: "Future directions for
NSF-sponsored geoscience research in Tibet/Himalaya"
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Thu Nov 12 17:52:47 MST 2009
Workshop announcement: "Future directions for NSF-sponsored
geoscience research in Tibet/Himalaya"
On June 11-12 2010, we are convening a workshop on behalf of NSF's
Directorate for Geosciences, to explore and provide guidance to NSF
on "Future directions for NSF-sponsored geoscience research in
Tibet/Himalaya" (see http://online.sfsu.edu/~leech/TibetGEOworkshop
). This workshop immediately follows the 25th HKT
(Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet) meeting in San Francisco next June (see
As a community, it is our responsibility to show NSF the scientific
progress that has been achieved with the very significant support we
have received to work on Tibet/Himalaya over the last 20 years; and
to provide NSF with a clear statement and vision of our goals for the
future, including the scientific progress we can expect if NSF
continues its support of projects in this geographic region. As a
community we need to identify which key geoscience problems and
processes are best addressed in Tibet/Himalaya, what key datasets are
needed, and how NSF can best support the evolving need for multi- and
The workshop will be held 0800 Friday June 11 to 1400 Saturday June
12, 2010, at the Romberg-Tiburon Center of San Francisco State
University. We anticipate that NSF will provide funding for 40 U.S.
scientists and students to participate, and we will correspond with
you again as soon as funding is secured (lead sponsorship from the
Continental Dynamics Program of NSF), and our application form is
available on-line. We anticipate a January 15th deadline for your
application for travel support.
We will be asking all applicants to summarize their personal list of
the "top 5-10 unsolved questions in the Tibet/Himalaya system". The
workshop program will be built from these submissions, and will be
strongly focussed on future directions as opposed to past results.
We will therefore invite all prospective participants in the NSF GEO
Workshop to provide a science "one-pager" describing previous
results; and also to consider submitting their recent science results
Please hold the dates June 11-12 for this NSF GEO Workshop, and feel
free to offer us any feedback as we plan this meeting for the
community, using our workshop e-mail address, TibetWorkshop at gmail.com
Please let us know if you would like your name added to future mailings.
GEO Workshop conveners
Simon Klemperer, Stanford; Lucy Flesch, Purdue; Carmala Garzione,
Rochester; Kip Hodges, Arizona State; Eric Kirby, Penn State; Mary
Leech, SFSU; Anne Meltzer, Lehigh.
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