[unav_all] Pre-AGU GeoPRISMS mini-workshop: Canadian Cordillera Array

Elliott, Julie L julieelliott at purdue.edu
Fri Nov 4 15:19:50 MDT 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider attending this mini-workshop to be held the Sunday (December 11) before the AGU Fall Meeting:

Investigating the Western Canada Plate Boundary with a Large-Scale Canadian Cordillera Seismic Array and GPS Network (CCArray)
A GeoPRISMS Pre-AGU Mini-workshop

Conveners: Rick Aster (Colorado State), Pascal Audet (University of Ottawa), Katherine Boggs (Mount Royal University), Julie Elliott (Purdue), Roy Hyndman (Pacific Geoscience Centre), Michael Schmidt, Derek Schutt (Colorado State)

When:  Sunday 11 December (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Where: Union Square Room (36th Floor); Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, 345 Stockton Street

An AGU workshop has been coordinated to solicit interest and collaboration for a new research initiative intended to extend Earthscope-like instrumentation from the Beaufort Sea to the US border along the Canadian Cordillera.

GeoPRISMS initiatives in Cascadia and Alaska along with other recent projects in the north Pacific region have changed our understanding of the region’s tectonics. This workshop will provide a timely opportunity for a broad group of U.S. and Canadian researchers to discuss scientific motivations and prospective implementation strategies to instrument and study the ~2500-km Western Canadian plate boundary (lying between the conterminous U.S. and Alaska/Yukon EarthScope deployments and bridging two GeoPRISMS focus areas) with an EarthScope-comparable large-scale terrestrial/marine seismic and GPS network during the next ten years. The proposed CCArray would include new broadband seismic and continuous GPS stations throughout the region between the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic to the borders with the US.

Goals for the workshop:

  *   Discuss GeoPRISMS and any other world-classs science goals that can be addressed by augmenting existing EarthScope and Canadian networks in the area spanning from the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, MT, ID) through British Columbia, Yukon, NWT, and Alaska;

  *   Discuss the instrumentation needed to address the various science goals;

  *   Outline possible high scientific value pilot projects;

  *   Inform the wider community about the outcomes and findings of the three Canadian EarthsCAN workshops;

  *   Build new interdisciplinary community ties, and encourage the interest of new researchers;

  *   Provide a list of recommendations for scientific goals and instrumentation as well as a summary white paper that builds on the work done in the three Canadian workshops held earlier this year.

For more information, including a detailed agenda, please visit the http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/agu2016-earthscan/ website.

Julie Elliott
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
550 Stadium Mall Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
julieelliott at purdue.edu<mailto:julieelliott at purdue.edu>

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