EarthScope’s Transportable Array is now fully operational, providing a state-of-the-art science observatory spanning the entire state of Alaska and portions of Canada!
The red symbols show the Transportable Array fully deployed across Alaska and northwestern Canada. Locations of newly deployed stations are shown by circles (~200), while contributing stations from existing collaborating networks are shown with squares and triangles (~80). The small black symbols are stations in the Alaska Earthquake Center network (circles) and the Yukon-Northwest Seismic Network (triangles).
Nearly 280 geophysical stations have been deployed across Alaska and northwestern Canada in the last three years, supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and with the collaboration of many local, state, federal and native organizations. Transportable Array crews traveled by helicopter, boat and truck to install stations in some of the most remote locations on Earth! The stations are equipped with seismometers, weather sensors, infrasound, and other instruments, which record and transmit observations instantly and continuously, 24/7. The observations are freely available to anyone with internet access.
This meeting will bring together Transportable Array stakeholders and interested parties to provide information on the following:
We are particularly interested in exploring inter-agency / multi-agency interests and opportunities for how the Transportable Array observing capability can be used, particularly with respect to the compatibility of different observing interests. The National Science Foundation has committed only to a short duration deployment but is open to broadening the application to other science observations for longer durations, if the obligation to remove the stations is shared or undertaken by other stakeholders.
Please join us for a half-day program (no cost) that will focus on the capabilities of this network and the impact it is having on scientific research and operational monitoring in areas as diverse as earthquakes, weather forecasting, volcanoes, tsunamis, and ecosystems.
DATE: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
TIME: 9:00 am – 11:30 am (registration and refreshments starting at 8:30 am)
ROOM: Abelson-Haskins Conference Room, 2nd Floor
PLACE: American Association for the Advancement of Science
(building where IRIS Headquarters is located)
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-682-2220 (IRIS HQ)
** Please enter building at the corner of 12th Street, NW and H Street, NW **
Remote attendees can sign on via GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/810978277. You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (571) 317-3122, Access Code 810-978-277. Please RSVP if you plan to call-in.
For more information about the EarthScope Transportable Array in Alaska, visit our website.
View the program and presentation slides from a similar meeting, "EarthScope Transportable Array Spans the Last Frontier", held in Anchorage in October 2017.
Questions about the event? Contact Perle Dorr.
Slides have been posted as .pdfs. Movies and editable slides in .pptx format can be requested.
|9:00||Welcome and Introductions|
|Alaska Transportable Array: An Arctic Observing Platform||Bob Woodward, IRIS Consortium|
|Alaska Transportable Array: As Built||Bob Busby, IRIS Consortium|
||Kasey Aderhold, IRIS Consortium|
|Future Plans for the Alaska Transportable Array||Bob Woodward, IRIS Consortium|
Observing Applications and Interests
|Open for Presentations|
Discussion and Next Steps
|11:30||Concluding Remarks||Bob Woodward, IRIS Consortium|
EarthScope Program Director
Mount Royal University / CCArray
Transportable Array Manager
Public Outreach Manager
Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Station Deployment Coordinator
Senior Project Associate
Director, Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office
Earth Sciences Program Scientist
Director of Geodetic Infrastructure
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
NOAA / National Weather Service
Director, Office of Observations
NOAA/NWS/Alaska Region Headquarters
University of California, San Diego
Array Network Facility
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP), Institute of Northern Engineering (INE)
Research Assistant Professor
Geospace, Section Head
Cecily J Wolfe
US Geological Survey
Director of Instrumentation Services