Earthscope National Meeting 2017
Dena’ina Convention Center , Anchorage , AK , USA

Roughly half of the plenary presentations will be drawn from the contributed abstracts. For consideration as a plenary speaker, please be sure to register for the meeting and submit your abstract by Friday, April 21.
ATTENTION: Alaska Airlines is offering EarthScope attendees a discount on flights between the US, Canada and Mexico to Anchorage, Alaska for travel between May 12-22, 2017. The discount code for bookings is ECMX720. Please visit alaskaair.com.  We have also partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to Anchorage. Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZYDW549728 in the Offer Code box. You may also call United Meetings Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122. Travel must be booked between May 12-21, 2017 in order to receive the United discount.

Summary

The 2017 EarthScope National Meeting will be held at the Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska, from May 16-18, 2017. Conference highlights include the opportunity to showcase research in oral and poster sessions, hear firsthand results of pioneering EarthScope studies and a synthesis of findings to date, and the option to participate in a post-meeting field trip led by local EarthScope scientists. Early career scientists are strongly encouraged to attend (partial support will be available for a number of students and postdocs). There will be a variety of pre-meeting workshops and short-courses, which will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017. Please see the Agenda tab for more details.

The 2017 EarthScope National Meeting will open with an EarthScope Synthesis session that is intended to span and synthesize a broad range of EarthScope science. This will be followed by a range of mostly process-oriented sessions that will be a mix of talks and posters.

Meeting Organizers

Ken Ridgeway (Purdue University), Scott Burdick (University of Maryland), Kerry Key (University of California, San Diego), Mousumi Roy (University of New Mexico), Terry Pavlis (The University of Texas at El Paso), Karen Fisher (Brown University), Michelle Coombs (USGS, Alaska Volcano Observatory), and Jeff Freymueller (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Session Topics (contributed talks and posters)

  1. Fault systems and distributed continental deformation
  2. New EarthScope results from Alaska
  3. Fluids and melt in the crust
  4. Subduction zone structure and dynamics
  5. Stable(?) continental lithosphere
  6. EarthScope applied beyond North America
  7. EarthScope applied beyond the solid Earth
  8. E&O What have people done and what are results from EarthScope E&O activities?

Invited speakers

Ved Lekic (University of Maryland), Andrew Schaeffer (University of Ottawa), Bill Hammond (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology), Lucy Flesch (Purdue University), Emily Chin (Brown University), Colleen Dalton (Brown University), Maureen Long (Yale University), Brandon Schmandt (University of New Mexico), Lijun Liu (University of Illinois), Tony Lowry (Utah State University), Katie Keranen (Cornell University), Kaj Johnson (Indiana University), and Julie Elliott (Purdue University)

Arriving to the Meeting early or staying late? Major Marine Tours is offering the EarthScope Meeting Registrants 20% off their tours! Check out http://majormarine.com/earthscope/ for more information!

From May 12-14, 2017, the North by North Festival in Anchorage presents cultural events related to art, dance and film. Check it out before the conference!

AIR TRANSPORTATION:

The IRIS Workshop will be held in Anchorage, Alaska. The nearest airport is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). The airport is located 7 miles (20 minutes) from the hotel. 

ATTENTION:

Alaska Airlines is offering EarthScope attendees a discount on flights between the US, Canada and Mexico to Anchorage, Alaska for travel between May 12-22, 2017. The discount code for bookings is ECMX720. Please visit alaskaair.com

We have also partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to Anchorage. Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZYDW549728 in the Offer Code box. You may also call United Meetings Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122. Travel must be booked between May 12-21, 2017 in order to receive the United discount.

HOTEL:

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
401 East 6th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

907-276-8700

Reservation Website

The reduced group room rate is $140/night USD (single/double occupancy), $150/night USD (triple occupancy), and $160/night USD (quad occupancy).  In addition a 12.00% occupancy tax will be billed to each room night charge. The cut-off date to make room reservations is April 21, 2016. It is crucial that you make your reservations before the cut-off date as the group rate will not be offered after that time. Please visit this website to make your reservations, or call the hotel reservations directly at 888-627-8046 and reference group code "IE15AA" for the group rate.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

There are several shuttle services available between the airport and the Sheraton. Reservations can be made by calling one of the companies below.

BAC Limo: 907-222-2600
Magic Bus: 907-230-6773
Four Seasons Transportation: 907-602-4056 

Taxis are also readily available at the airport to the Sheraton for around $30/one way.

If you're driving to the hotel from ANC: Head West on W International Airport Road for approx. 3 mi., take the Minnesota Drive N exit ramp to Downtown Anchorage, continue on Minnesota Drive/Walter J. Hickel Parkway, heading North, to W 6th Avenue, make a right on W 6th Avenue for, Sheraton hotel will be on the left. The airport is approximately 7.3 miles from the Sheraton and should take between 12-20 minutes to drive time.

PARKING:

Self-Parking ($15/night) is available at the Sheraton. See the front desk for overnight parking permits.

Day Guests (attending meetings, events or restaurant dining in JADE Restaurant, Steak & Seafood): Guests are still able to park at the Sheraton, just see the front desk to purchase a permit for the day.

Street Parking: Diamond Parking is also quite prevalent around downtown Anchorage within various lots, as is EasyPark Alaska, and several garages. Fees can range anywhere between $1.00-$1.50/hour.

Roughly half of the plenary presentations will be drawn from the contributed abstracts. For consideration as a plenary speaker, please be sure to register for the meeting and submit your abstract by Friday, April 21.

Day 0: Monday, May 15

Time Title

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Communicating Science for Impact

This workshop takes a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on science communication as a conversation. The skills practiced can be applied to all channels of communication, from a public lecture to a social media feed. You will leave this workshop with personal goals for public outreach as well as a cohort of scientists similarly working to improve communication skills. 

Instructors: Beth Bartel (UNAVCO) and Maite Agopian (ESNO)

Audience: Graduate students and researchers interested in increasing the reach of their science

Location: K'enakatnu room, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, AK, USA

For more information and to register please visit our detailed webpage. Note: you must register for the EarthScope National Meeting separately. 

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Canadian Cordillera Array; Bringing An EarthScope Influenced Program to Canada

This workshop will provide an update on the status of the Canadian Cordillera Array (CCArray), expand on the 'serendipitous' outcomes of EarthScope, explore other possible applications for telemetered Earth observation networks, solicit collaboration from the EarthScope community and continue planning for the launch of the CCArray. 

Leaders:  Katherine Boggs (Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and Thomas James (Geological Survey of Canada – Pacific Division and University of Victoria)

Audience:  Graduate students and researchers interested in learning more about and/or collaborating with the CCArray

Location: Kahtnu 1 room, Dena’ina Convention Centre, Anchorage, AK, USA

For more information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage. You must register for the EarthScope National Meeting separately. 

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Working with Strainmeter Data

If your research involves modeling strain transients, analyzing the evolution of Episodic Tremor and Slip signals, studying the Earth tides or strains induced by atmospheric pressure, seiches or seismic waves then you might be interested in this course. Students will learn how strainmeters work, study examples where the data were used to model strain transients, and gain knowledge of the basic steps involved in processing strainmeter data.

Instructors: Duncan Agnew (UCSD), Kathleen Hodgkinson (UNAVCO), Evelyn Roeloffs (USGS)

Audience: Graduate students and researchers

Location: Kahtnu 2 room, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, AK, USA

For more information and to register please visit the strainmeter short course webpage. Note: you must register for the EarthScope National Meeting separately. 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tour of the Alaska Operations Center

Instructors: Max Enders (IRIS) and Ellie Boyce (UNAVCO)

Location: Kahtnu 1 room, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, AK, USA

Please email Danielle Sumy to register and confirm attendance.

Day 1. Tuesday May 16

Time Title

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome from the EarthScope National Office

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

EarthScope Synthesis Session - Synthesis of EarthScope Observations

  • Seismology - Ved Lekic and Andrew Schaeffer, "EarthScope: Clearest images of what's beneath our feet, from sea to shining sea"
  • Geodesy - Bill Hammond and Lucy Flesch, "Eye Popping EarthScope Science: A Synthesis, Celebration and Exploration of New Horizons for Geodetic and Geodynamic Imaging"

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

Imaging the Crust and Lithosphere: Continental Evolution over Geologic Time

Topic: What is distinct and different about Cratonic crust and mantle vs. Phanerozoic lithosphere?

  • 9:30 AM: Emily Chin, "Perspective on cratonic and Phanerozoic deep continental lithosphere from xenoliths: geochemical, petrological, and microstructural constraints"
  • 9:55 AM: Colleen Dalton, "Seismological constraints on the nature of cratonic lithosphere and Phanerozoic lithosphere"

10:20 AM – 10:45 AM

BREAK

10:45 AM – 11:10 AM

Orogenesis and Rifting

Maureen Long, "Structure, evolution, and dynamics of the crust and upper mantle beneath the eastern North America passive margin and the effects of past orogenesis and rifting"

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM

Deep Earth Processes and their Impact on the Lithosphere

  • 11:10 AM: Brandon Schmandt, "Seismic structure beneath USArray and implications for tectonic & magmatic activity away from plate margins"
  • 11:35 AM: Lijin Liu, "Impacts of Farallon subduction on evolution of North America"

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

POSTER SESSION

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

BREAK

4:00 PM – 5:40 PM

Continental Deformation

  • 4:00 PM: Tony Lowry, "EarthScope illumination of melts, volatiles, dynamics and structure of a continent"
  • 4:25 PM: Katie Keranen, Topic: Induced Seismicity and what it tells us about the continent
  • 4:50 PM: Kaj Johnson, "Vertical Motions and the Earthquake Cycle in Southern California"
  • 5:15 PM: Julie Elliott, "Deformation Without Borders: GPS Results from Alaska and Western Canada"

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM

ADJOURN

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Evening Session:

  • 6:00 PM: DINNER
  • 6:45 PM: ESNO Presentation of VESS Awards
  • 7:00 PM: Jim Whitcomb, "The Early Days of EarthScope"

Evening Posters (must come down Wednesday night)

Day 2: Wednesday, May 17

Time Title

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The following sessions on Day 2 and 3 will be drawn from abstracts contributed by April 7, 2017.

  1. Fault systems and distributed continental deformation
  2. New EarthScope results from Alaska
  3. Fluids and melt in the crust
  4. Subduction zone structure and dynamics
  5. Stable(?) continental lithosphere
  6. EarthScope applied beyond North America
  7. EarthScope applied beyond the solid Earth
  8. E&O What have people done and what are results from EarthScope E&O activities?

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

TALKS

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

POSTER SESSION

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

TALKS

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

BREAK

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

TALKS

5:15 PM: Dong Shuwen, SinoProbe and SinoProbe 2

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Evening Poster Session

(Posters must come down Wednesday night)

Day 3: Thursday, May 18

Time Title

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The following sessions on this day will be drawn from abstracts contributed by April 7, 2017.

  1. Fault systems and distributed continental deformation
  2. New EarthScope results from Alaska
  3. Fluids and melt in the crust
  4. Subduction zone structure and dynamics
  5. Stable(?) continental lithosphere
  6. EarthScope applied beyond North America
  7. EarthScope applied beyond the solid Earth
  8. E&O What have people done and what are results from EarthScope E&O activities?

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

TALKS

12:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Meeting Ends, Field Trip Departs

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The optional field trip will take participants to see some of the iconic locations for the impacts of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, including sites of landslides and slope failures in Anchorage, a view of the accretionary complex rocks along Turnagain Arm, and the Ghost Forest at Girdwood. Lunch will be provided. Participants must wear rubber boots for the walk across the Girdwood marsh, and should be prepared for variable weather. The trip will leave immediately after the sessions are done, and we will return to Anchorage by 6 pm.

The field trip will take place on Thursday, May 18th departing at noon, and returning at 6 PM. The field trip registration fee is $40.

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Any other special considerations, such as ADA needed rooms? Please email Krystin Poitra.

Important Dates

  • Registration open:
    Wed, February 01, 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    Mon, April 24, 2017
  • Hotel Reservation deadline:
    Mon, April 24, 2017
  • Scholarship Application deadline:
    Tue, April 04, 2017
  • Abstract Submissions deadline:
    Fri, April 21, 2017

Workshop Location
Dena’ina Convention Center