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<span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">Dear Colleagues,</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"> <o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">We invite you to join us at the first community meeting of the Island Systems Integration Consortium (ISIC)! </span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"> ISIC
 is a</span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> </span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">new NSF-sponsored Research Coordination Network (RCN) focusing on interdisciplinary science in the Galapagos. With this meeting,
 we will bring together geologists, biologists, and climate scientists to identify and pursue innovative, interdisciplinary questions for the next chapter of Galapagos research. </span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"> </span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">We have planned our first “All-Hands” meeting to take place October 24-28 in Cincinatti, Ohio. ISIC aims</span></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> to bring
 together a community of scientists working in the <span style="color:black">Galápagos
</span>from across the natural sciences to imagine and investigate research questions at the intersection of geology, biology, and climate science that transcend single disciplines. We seek to create a network that is self-sustaining and constantly improving
 our ability to answer these questions into the future.</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> <o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">Our </span>
</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="https://galapagosnetwork.org/ah-1/" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">meeting page on the
 website</span></span></a></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:red">
</span></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">has all the information you will need, including a tentative schedule for the event, a link to the meeting application, and (soon) a list of confirmed plenary speakers. Please
 note that our registration target date is</span></span><span class="normaltextrun"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> August 28, 2022.</span></b></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"> Our grant budget can cover some
 costs of this event (travel, housing, breakfast and lunch, a conference dinner) for participants, and we will distribute these funds as equitably as possible. Please read more about conference travel support
</span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="https://galapagosnetwork.org/ah-1/" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">here</span></span></a></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">. </span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"> <o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">Finally, we would welcome any feedback on our
</span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="https://galapagosnetwork.org/" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">website</span></span></a></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">
 (still a work in progress) so please don't hesitate to send your comments our way<i>.
</i></span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">If you are interested in participating, please apply on the meeting website!</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="paragraph" style="margin:0in;vertical-align:baseline"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">Best wishes,</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt">ISIC RCN AH1 Meeting Planning Committee</span></b></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><b>Julia Cole, Professor </b></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun">University of Michigan </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="mailto:colejul@umich.edu" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">colejul@umich.edu</span></span></a></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><b>Jessica Conroy, Associate Professor </b></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun">University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="mailto:jconro@illinois.edu" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">jconro@illinois.edu</span></span></a></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><b>Lucinda Lawson, Assistant Research Professor </b></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun">University of Cincinnati </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="mailto:lawsonld@ucmail.uc.edu" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">lawsonld@ucmail.uc.edu</span></span></a></span><span class="normaltextrun"> </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><b>Eric Mittelstaedt, Associate Professor </b></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun">University of Idaho </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="mailto:emittelstaedt@uidaho.edu" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">emittelstaedt@uidaho.edu</span></span></a></span><span class="normaltextrun"> </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><b>Virginia Dorsey Wanless, Associate Professor</b></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun">Boise State University</span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><a href="mailto:dwanless@boisestate.edu" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#0563C1">dwanless@boisestate.edu</span></span></a></span><span class="normaltextrun"> </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun"><b>Jon Witman, Professor</b></span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span class="normaltextrun">Brown University </span><span class="eop"> </span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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