EarthScope Announcements

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

February 14–18, 2019, Washington D.C.

Two EarthScope sessions were accepted for the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.. Both sessions will occur February  15, 2019. The sessions will cover topics from EarthScope’s synthesis workshops. You can also visit us at the EarthScope booth, #512.

Session 1, 1:30-3:00 pm: “Earth’s Mantle Reveals Evidence of North America’s Storied Geological Past, will feature speakers Jeff Freymueller, EarthScope director, discussing lessons from a massive science endeavor; Laura Webb, focusing on how the Farallon plate caused 4D changes in the North American continent; Lara Wagner speaking about Appalachian tectonics.    

Session 2, 3:30-5:00 pm: Earth’s Surface Response to Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Groundwater: Bulge and Rupture” will feature speakers Anne Trehu, former EarthScope director, covering the faults and volcanoes of Cascadia; Adrian Borsa, focusing on hydro-geodesy; and Brett Carpenter, discussing the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth. 

Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting

April 23-26, 2019 in Seattle 

We will be attending EarthScope’s final Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting in April. Say hello to us at the EarthScope booth, #9. This is your last chance to pick up some EarthScope swag! Below are sessions, oral presentations, and posters related to EarthScope science. 

Emerging Science from the EarthScope Transportable Array in Alaska and Western Canada

Central and Eastern North America and Intraplate Regions Worldwide
Imaging the Cratonic Lithosphere Beneath the Illinois Basin and the Adirondack Mountains (Oral presentation, OIINK Flexible Array data)
Crustal Underplating Beneath the Mid-Continental Rift System Imaged by USArray and SPREE (Oral presentation)

Environmental Seismology: Glaciers, Rivers, Landslides and Beyond
Sea Ice and the Alaska Transportable Array (oral presentation)
Seismoacoustic Insights From the May 22nd, 2016 Iliamna Volcano Rock and Ice Avalanche (UAF Graduate Student Poster, Transportable Array data.)

Earthquake Ground Motions and Structural Response in Subduction Zones: A Focus on Cascadia

EarthScope Legacy Education and Outreach Synthesis Workshop

May 10, 2019

Save the date! There will be an EarthScope Legacy Education and Outreach virtual workshop on Friday, May 10. If you have done outreach as part of your EarthScope research, or have material that you developed to share with teachers and/or informal educators, please consider participating in this workshop. 

There will be more information sent out over the EarthScope list serve as we get closer to the event.

If you have questions, email Carla McAuliffe.

EarthScope Finale Events in Washington D.C.: Celebrate 15 years of EarthScope science!

May 22 EarthScope Science Symposium and Reception
An array of presentations about highlights of EarthScope discoveries will be followed by an evening reception. Speakers will include: Jeff Freymueller, EarthScope National Office Director and David Fee, EarthScope National Office Primary Investigator with overviews of the EarthScope program; Brandon Schmandt on Earth structure; Diego Melgar on hazards; Kristine Larson on water and environment; Suzan van der Lee on data workforce and education; and more to be decided. Details for the symposium and reception will be posted soon on the Events calendar on the EarthScope website. 

Congressional Luncheon (TBA)
Several speakers will give presentations to Congressional members and staff about the 15 years of success of the hugely ambitious EarthScope program.

EarthScope Speaker Series

The final EarthScope Speaker Series will finish up this spring. Learn about the success of this program in this issue’s article "Sharing Science through the EarthScope Speaker Series."Get to know this year’s speakers on our Speaker Series webpage. Check to see if there is a speaker coming to a university near you!

EarthScope Website Lives On will continue to exist mainly as a legacy website for the next five years, hosted and supported by UNAVCO. After the transfer, the Science Nugget interactive online map and will be directly accessible from the front page of the website. Articles, Humans of Earthscope interviews, publications, general information about the overall program and past events, and videos will still be available from the homepage menu. 

New Science Nuggets will not be added to the map after the transfer. All of the Science Nuggets will also be available on the Flyover Country App. This app has more that 235,000 downloads, and hundreds of users daily, so will be an excellent way to continue to share EarthScope science. 

We would like to use this opportunity to thank everyone who, over the years of the program, worked on all the different versions of the EarthScope website, as well as its content. Technologies, communications trends, and the community needs have changed a lot over the last 15 years, and was able to adapt thanks to dedicated IT crew and EarthScope National Office teams.