[unav_all] EarthScope-GeoPRISMS Eastern North America Workshop

Julia Morgan morganj at rice.edu
Sun Jul 10 16:52:16 MDT 2011


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Earthscope - GeoPRISMS Science Workshop for Eastern North America
   Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
   October 27-29, 2011

Application Deadline: August 1, 2011

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Note, this is the second of two workshops, jointly sponsored by EarthScope and GeoPRISMS, on Eastern North America. Seehttp://www.geoprisms.org/meetings/enam-may2011.html for more information about the May Mini-Workshop on EarthScope-GeoPRISMS Opportunities in Eastern North America. 

Also, the final report for the May Mini-Workshop is now out:
http://www.geoprisms.org/images/stories/documents/enam_may_2011/ENAM_report_28May2011.pdf.
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We are pleased to announce a joint workshop aimed at assembling the EarthScope and GeoPRISMS communities interested in the formative onshore and offshore geological, geophysical, and geodynamic processes of Eastern North America (ENAM). Our goal is to focus community effort and research approaches on crucial science targets with a national and international forum of scientists from universities, national labs, industry, federal, and state agencies. The transportable array of EarthScope arrives in the mid-Atlantic region in 2012-13 and GeoPRISMS recently selected ENAM as a primary site for Rift Initiation and Evolution (RIE) study.

The workshop will take as its starting point the ENAM RIE portion of the GeoPRISMS Science and Implementation Plans (http://www.geoprisms.org/science-plan.html) and the Earthscope Science Plan (http://www.earthscope.org/ESSP). The goals of the workshop will be to clarify common research objectives on the Grenville and Appalachian foundation, the structural, magmatic, and geodynamic setting of rift initiation, the rift-to-drift record preserved in sedimentary archives, the processes that characterize the evolution to a mature passive margin, and the active lithospheric and surficial processes that characterize the modern margin with an emphasis on possible feedbacks between surface and deep-Earth processes.

We anticipate funding to support ~75 researchers with a diversity of interests to participate in this workshop, both from the US and abroad, independent of past involvement in MARGINS, GeoPRISMS, or EarthScope research efforts. Post-docs, senior graduate students, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should include a brief statement of interest and anticipated contribution to the workshop, and a short (1 to 2 page) CV.
The workshop will be held at the new STEPS facility at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The program will include a number of overview presentations of eastern North American geology, geophysics, and geodynamics, updates on current GeoPRISMS and Earthscope research projects, break-out sessions, and plenary discussions leading to conclusive decisions on collaborative science targets and research corridors.

For more information about the workshop and to apply, please visit:
http://www.geoprisms.org/meetings/enam-oct2011.html

Workshop conveners:
  Frank J. Pazzaglia (Lehigh University)
  Peter Flemings (University of Texas at Austin)
  Vadim Levin (Rutgers University)
  Dan Lizarralde (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)
  Basil Tikoff (University of Wisconsin)
  Martha Withjack (Rutgers University)

For more information please contact the GeoPRISMS Office: info at geoprisms.org
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