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Multiple Announcements: EXTENSION, EarthScope Synthesis Workshops | SAGE program

Date: 02/26/2016

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see the announcements below regarding: 

1. EarthScope Synthesis Workshops deadline extended to March 4
2. Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) program for 2016


SCEC Information

1. EarthScope Synthesis Workshops deadline extended to March 4

We have extended the deadline for submitting EarthScope Synthesis Workshop proposals by one week to March 4.

Synthesis Workshops are envisioned to be small workshops of 10-15 people that are intended to help start successful working groups. Travel and other costs of the workshops will be supported by the EarthScope National Office (ESNO). The ESNO will be using the output of these workshops as part of its efforts to bring EarthScope science to the public, and we hope that the workshops themselves will lead to working groups that will follow up with additional research, papers, or their own proposals as appropriate.

As the end of the formal EarthScope program approaches, it is timely for the geosciences community to work towards synthesis of multiple types of data focused on a single region or topic. For example, data from USArray, PBO, and SAFOD activities could be linked with results from other disciplines. EarthScope science offers many opportunities for synthesis, both within and between disciplines. Over the next four years, the EarthScope National Office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will support a series of roughly 10 EarthScope Synthesis Workshops, each of which will bring a small group of scientists together from multiple disciplines.

More information can be found at http://www.earthscope.org/science/about-synthesis-workshops and the application form can be found at http://www.earthscope.org/call-for-synthesis-proposals.

Also, one point of clarification. Later, after workshop topics have been chosen and participants have been selected, we will ask all of them individually to submit working material that will be used in the workshops. What the organizers should submit now in the supplemental file should be limited to figures and/or text that clarify the scope and aims, and illustrate their own commitment to the topic (not a full submission of everything they would bring to the workshop). And there is a 5MB limit on the upload, so we don’t want you to go overboard.

2. Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) program for 2016

Reminder:  We are pleased to again announce the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) program for 2016.

SAGE is a four week graduate and advanced undergraduate research and education program in exploration geophysics based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  SAGE students, faculty, teaching assistants and visiting scientists acquire, process and interpret reflection/refraction seismic, MT/EM, GPR, gravity and magnetics data at a shallow archaeological site and at the sedimentary basin scale in the Rio Grande rift.  We particularly encourage 1) qualified students who are U. S. citizens or Permanent Residents (PR) who will have completed their junior year and the requisite physics and math before SAGE, and 2) qualified U. S. graduate students in all stages of their careers to apply.  All qualified applicants, including International and Professional, are welcome. 

For application, reference forms, further details and a description of the program refer to http://www.sage.lanl.gov or contact Georgia at +1 (505) 665-0855 or e-mail georgia@lanl.gov, or mail to: sage_info@lanl.gov.   

A SAGE 2016 one-page flyer is available at: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE.2016.Flyer.pdf (please pass on to students who might be interested).  The application deadline is March 27, 2016.

Highlights of the SAGE 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 programs are available at: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2010Highlights.pdf,http://web...http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2012Highlights.pdf,http://web...http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2014Highlights.pdf, and http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2015Highlights.pdf.

Larry Braile