2019 SAGE/GAGE Workshop: Earth in 4D: Bridging the Timescales in Dynamic Earth Processes
Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, OR

Our understanding of fundamental Earth processes requires multifaceted investigations that span a large range of temporal and spatial scales. This workshop will focus on cutting edge geophysical results of processes in the solid earth, cryosphere, oceans and atmosphere and will highlight synergies between the SAGE and GAGE communities.

Science Planning Committee:

  • Bill Barnhart, University of Iowa
  • Colleen Dalton, Brown University
  • Donna Shillington, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Cliff Thurber, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Laura Wallace, University of Texas Institute of Geophysics and GNS Science, New Zealand
  • Terry Wilson, Ohio State University

IRIS/UNAVCO Planning Contacts:

  • Danielle Sumy, IRIS
  • Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO

Have questions? Please contact Danielle Sumy (danielle.sumy@iris.edu) and Donna Charlevoix (donnac@unavco.org) for more information.

Code of Conduct: Please take a moment to review our Code of Conduct.

Plenary Sessions

Bridging the Observational Gap in Time: Processes Today and their Relationship to the Past

Recent advances in geodesy, imaging and earthquake seismology, geodynamic modeling, paleoseismology and other fields have opened new opportunities to link observations of incremental deformation events occurring on timescales of seconds to thousands of years with the integrated deformation record locked into geology and the landscape. These advances hold the potential to more completely describe how plate boundary deformation processes evolve over single to multiple earthquake cycles, and to test how well the past can inform the future. This session highlights current advancements (across a range of disciplines) in linking timescales in active deformation and will discuss future directions for bridging the diverse timescales of earth deformation processes.

Advances in Geophysics in Extreme Environments

Advances in instrumentation and creative new studies have recently led to an increase in observations in previously under-sampled or inaccessible areas, such as polar regions, ocean basins and other extreme environments, yielding fundamental new insights into Earth structure and processes. With the recent deployment of a seismometer and other sensors on Mars, another frontier area in planetary geophysics is opening. This session will showcase new results from seismological, geodetic, and other geophysical studies in extreme environments that are important to addressing fundamental questions in Earth and planetary science.

Subduction Zones through the Lens of Seismology, Geodesy, and other Geophysical Methods

Understanding the diversity of interrelated processes that occur at subduction zones requires highly interdisciplinary approaches, including a range of seismological, geodetic, electromagnetic, and geological techniques. The development of new instrumentation, new observations from several recent large, geophysical experiments, and improvements in onshore and offshore geodetic and seismic monitoring networks have begun to transform our knowledge of subduction plate boundary and volcanic arc processes over the last decade. This session will address major advances in our understanding of subduction zones that have come from seismological and geodetic investigations. We will also focus on new frontiers for combining seismology and geodesy to improve understanding of subduction processes at a range of timescales, over multiple seismic and eruptive cycles.

Earth Rheology and Structure: New Approaches, Applications, and Implications for Dynamics

Seismological and geodetic observations provide crucial constraints on the rheology and dynamics of the crust and mantle. A comprehensive picture of Earth rheology requires diverse observations made at different time scales and length scales, including: models of seismic velocity, attenuation, and its anisotropy; electrical resistivity and its anisotropy; post-seismic relaxation; glacial isostatic adjustment; solid earth tides; seasonal deformation cycles; and groundwater withdrawal. Field and experimental data also contribute important information. This session will highlight recent advances in determining the rheological properties of the Earth’s interior and applications of seismological and geodetic studies to phenomena ranging from mantle dynamics to ice-sheet stability and sea-level rise to grain-scale deformation.

New and Exotic Approaches for Acquiring, Analyzing and Modeling in Geophysics

The SAGE-GAGE communities commonly conduct research and educate at the forefront of Earth science disciplines. These activities often encapsulate embracing, leading, and innovating new analysis and modeling approaches, exploring novel uses for well-established observations and instruments, and training the next generation of Earth scientists in these tools. This session highlights new approaches to acquire, analyze, model, and teach on and about these rich geophysical datasets and techniques that are hallmarks of the SAGE-GAGE community.

TRAVEL SUPPORT FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

Undergraduate and Graduate Students & Postdocs are eligible to apply for scholarships. Please see the Scholarship tab to apply.

If selected, you will receive three (3) nights double-occupancy lodging (for the nights of October 8-October 10), and up to $500 for travel. You are required to pay the $150 registration fee. You will need to submit all travel receipts for reimbursement, excluding the hotel which will be booked for you. If you apply for the scholarship, please wait until decisions are made, as IRIS will then book your hotel room.

AIRPORT:

The SAGE/GAGE Workshop will be held in Portland, Oregon. The nearest airport is Portland International Airport (PDX). The airport is located 13 miles (25 minutes) from the hotel.

FLIGHT DISCOUNT:

Workshop attendees can access a flight discount through Alaska Airlines. To use this discount (which may not be applicable to all flight classes):

  • Go to: www.alaskaair.com
  • Enter in the discount code: ECMC494 when searching for flights
  • The discount will be applied to any flights meeting contract parameters

Workshop attendees may also use the discount code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk (800-445-4435), however, a $15.00/per person ticketing fee will apply. The Group Desk hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6am-6pm PST, Saturday 7:30am-6pm PST, closed Sunday.

HOTEL:

Note: If you are a student scholarship recipient please do not book your hotel room. A double occupancy hotel room will be booked on your behalf by IRIS.

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
(503) 226-1611

Reservation Website

The reduced group room rate is $229/night USD.  In addition, a 13.3% hotel occupancy tax and a 2% Tourism Improvement District (TID) will be billed to each room night charge; there is a State of Oregon sales tax rate of 0%. The cut-off date to make room reservations is Monday, September 9, 2019. Please visit this website to make your reservations. If you prefer to call-in and make your reservation, you can call 800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and mention the Group Code: IRI. Reservations made after the cut-off date will not be offered the group rate. Additionally, the group rate is first come first serve; reservations made after the block is filled may need to pay the regular hotel rate.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

  • Reservations for SuperShuttle service can be made online. They charge $14/one way.
  • Uber ranges between $26-$30/one way.
  • Taxis are also readily available at the airport to the Hilton for around $35/one way (not including gratuity).

If you're driving to the hotel from PDX: Airport Way: Right on HWY 205 South; Right on I-84 West; Approximately 4 miles, Follow signs to City Center/Morrison Street. Go over Morrison Bridge; Go straight 5 blocks; Left on SW Broadway; Left on Salmon; Left on SW 6th Avenue. Front doors will be on the left.

PARKING:

Overnight Hotel Guests: The hotel does not offer Self Parking. Secured and covered Valet Parking is at a rate of $52/night, with in/out privileges. The hotel is unable to accept oversized vehicles.

THINGS TO DO IN PORTLAND, OR:

Sunday, October 6

Time Title

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Communicating Geohazards
Communicating hazards can be, well, hazardous. Communicating geohazards is critical for public safety, and can be detrimental to preparedness and response efforts when not done responsibly. This two-day short course will cover responsible communication of geohazards for both journalism and geoscience graduate students. 

For more information, please look at the website here.

Registration will open July 15.
 

Day 0: Tuesday, October 8th

Time Title

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Communicating Geohazards Short Course

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

InSAR Data Interpretation and Analysis for Nonspecialists

Room: Broadway I (Plaza Level)

Description: The expansion of cloud-based routine processing efforts accompanying the Sentinel-1 mission, and in anticipation of the forthcoming NISAR mission, have dramatically expanded the volume of processed InSAR data in the public domain, providing access to InSAR data products without the need to learn InSAR processing. This workshop is targeted at researchers who would like to use these processed products effectively. In this full-day short course, we will focus on the interpretation of processed InSAR data and how these data can be analyzed and modeled. Topics to be covered include: background theory and processing methodology, data errors and common issues, satellite missions and processed data repositories, time series analysis, data interpretation and ingesting data into modeling efforts.

To register or ask questions, please contact Kristy Tiampo at kristy.tiampo@colorado.edu

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Strainmeter Short Course

Room: Park (Plaza Level)

To register or ask questions, please contact Kathleen Hodgkinson at: hodgkinson@unavco.org

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

IRIS Instrumentation Short Course

Rooms: Broadway III & IV (Plaza Level)

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

New Tools and More Data from the IRIS DMC and Beyond

Room: Broadway II (Plaza Level)

Description: IRIS Data Services will conduct a short course in conjunction with the Workshop. The discussion will be informal, but we will demonstrate and discuss a variety of topics including the latest developments and tools that DMC's users should know about.

Please register at here. Questions? Please contact Chad Trabant at chad@iris.washington.edu

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Early Registration and Poster Session #1 Set-Up

Day 1: Wednesday, October 9th

Time Title

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Beverage Service - Coffee & Tea

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

WELCOME

  • Science Program Committee
  • Bob Detrick and Meghan Miller, IRIS and UNAVCO Presidents
  • National Science Foundation

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

PLENARY SESSION: Bridging the Observational Gap in Time: Processes Today and their Relationship to the Past

Plenary Session Organizers: Roland Burgmann (UC-Berkeley) and Danny Brothers (USGS - Santa Cruz)

Session Description: Recent advances in geodesy, imaging and earthquake seismology, geodynamic modeling, paleoseismology and other fields have opened new opportunities to link observations of incremental deformation events occurring on timescales of seconds to thousands of years with the integrated deformation record locked into geology and the landscape. These advances hold the potential to more completely describe how plate boundary deformation processes evolve over single to multiple earthquake cycles, and to test how well the past can inform the future. This session highlights current advancements (across a range of disciplines) in linking timescales in active deformation and will discuss future directions for bridging the diverse timescales of earth deformation processes.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Technical Topic Sessions/Special Interest Groups

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

GROUP PHOTO & LUNCH

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION: Advances in Geophysics in Extreme Environments

Plenary Session Organizers: Andrew Newman (Georgia Tech) and Nicholas Schmerr (Univ. of Maryland)

Session Description: Advances in instrumentation and creative new studies have recently led to an increase in observations in previously under-sampled or inaccessible areas, such as polar regions, ocean basins and other extreme environments, yielding fundamental new insights into Earth structure and processes. With the recent deployment of a seismometer and other sensors on Mars, another frontier area in planetary geophysics is opening. This session will showcase new results from seismological, geodetic, and other geophysical studies in extreme environments that are important to addressing fundamental questions in Earth and planetary science.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

BREAK

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

POSTER SESSION #1

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Celebration of Tim Ahern's (IRIS) and Meghan Miller's (UNAVCO) Achievements and Retirements

Day 2: Thursday, October 10th

Time Title

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Beverage Service - Coffee & Tea

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

Daily Announcements

8:05 AM – 10:05 AM

PLENARY SESSION: Subduction Zones through the Lens of Seismology, Geodesy, and other Geophysical Methods

Plenary Session Organizers: Geoffrey Abers (Cornell Univ.) and Noel Bartlow (UC-Berkeley)

Session Description: Understanding the diversity of interrelated processes that occur at subduction zones requires highly interdisciplinary approaches, including a range of seismological, geodetic, electromagnetic, and geological techniques. The development of new instrumentation, new observations from several recent large, geophysical experiments, and improvements in onshore and offshore geodetic and seismic monitoring networks have begun to transform our knowledge of subduction plate boundary and volcanic arc processes over the last decade. This session will address major advances in our understanding of subduction zones that have come from seismological and geodetic investigations. We will also focus on new frontiers for combining seismology and geodesy to improve understanding of subduction processes at a range of timescales, over multiple seismic and eruptive cycles.

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Technical Topic Session/Special Interest Groups

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

PLENARY SESSION: Earth Rheology and Structure: New Approaches, Applications, and Implications for Dynamics

Plenary Session Organizers: Karen Fischer (Brown Univ.) and Erik Ivins (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Session Desciption: Seismological and geodetic observations provide crucial constraints on the rheology and dynamics of the crust and mantle. A comprehensive picture of Earth rheology requires diverse observations made at different time scales and length scales, including: models of seismic velocity, attenuation, and its anisotropy; electrical resistivity and its anisotropy; post-seismic relaxation; glacial isostatic adjustment; solid earth tides; seasonal deformation cycles; and groundwater withdrawal. Field and experimental data also contribute important information. This session will highlight recent advances in determining the rheological properties of the Earth’s interior and applications of seismological and geodetic studies to phenomena ranging from mantle dynamics to ice-sheet stability and sea-level rise to grain-scale deformation.

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

POSTER SESSION #2

  • NOTE: We will discard any poster not removed by 6 PM

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Technical Topic Session/Special Interest Groups

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

BREAK

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DINNER with Guest Speaker, Dr. Michael Poland, Scientist-in-Charge, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Day 3: Friday, October 11th

Time Title

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Beverage Service - Coffee & Tea

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

Daily Announcements

8:05 AM – 10:00 AM

Technical Topic Session/Special Interest Group SUMMARIES

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM – 12:10 PM

PLENARY SESSION: New and Exotic Approaches for Acquiring, Analyzing and Modeling in Geophysics

Plenary Session Organizers: Rowena Lohman (Cornell Univ.) and Jonathan Ajo-Franklin (Livermore Berkeley National Laboratory)

Session Description: The SAGE-GAGE communities commonly conduct research and educate at the forefront of Earth science disciplines. These activities often encapsulate embracing, leading, and innovating new analysis and modeling approaches, exploring novel uses for well-established observations and instruments, and training the next generation of Earth scientists in these tools. This session highlights new approaches to acquire, analyze, model, and teach on and about these rich geophysical datasets and techniques that are hallmarks of the SAGE-GAGE community.

12:10 PM – 12:10 PM

Formal Conclusion of Workshop

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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEES

  • Attendee: $300
  • Students and Postdocs: $150
  • Guest (age 16+): $50

LATE REGISTRATION (AFTER SEPTEMBER 6TH)

  • Attendee: $350
  • Students and Postdocs: $175

REFUNDS

  • 100% refund until the September 6th registration deadline
  • 50% refund until September 23rd
  • No refunds issued after September 23rd
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Important Dates

  • Registration open:
    Wed, April 03, 2019
  • Registration deadline:
    Fri, September 06, 2019
  • Hotel Reservation deadline:
    Mon, September 09, 2019
  • Scholarship Application open:
    Wed, April 03, 2019
  • Scholarship Application deadline:
    Wed, July 31, 2019
  • Abstract Submissions deadline:
    Fri, September 06, 2019

Workshop Location
Hilton Portland Downtown