AGU Town Halls of interest to the GeoPRISMS Community


Please see below for several town halls of interest to the GeoPRISMS Community taking place at AGU.

New Opportunities for Collaborative Marine Scientific Research in the Pacific and Indian Ocean with the Launch of New Global-Ocean-Class Research Vessel, Isabu

Monday, 12 December 2016: 12:30 – 13:30 | Moscone West, 2007

Future of Tectonics Report

Thurs 12/15, 12:30-1:30 pm | Moscone West 2011

And of course, don’t forget to join us for the GeoPRISMS Townhall Meeting and Community / Student Forum at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting! The event is open to all with interests in the GeoPRISMS Program and GeoPRISMS (or MARGINS) research. Come hear updates about the GeoPRISMS Program, the latest GeoPRISMS research projects & study areas, and ongoing GeoPRISMS research from student presenters.

Monday December 12 at 6:00 PM | The Park Central Hotel 50 Third Street – Franciscan Ballroom

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New Opportunities for Collaborative Marine Scientific Research in the Pacific and Indian Ocean with the Launch of New Global-Ocean-Class Research Vessel, Isabu

Monday, 12 December 2016: 12:30 – 13:30 (45 min. for talks plus 15 min. for Q&A tentatively)

Moscone West, 2007

In November 2016, Korea will unveil a new global-ocean-class research vessel, Isabu (a 5900-ton, the state-of-the-art vessel, 100-m long and 18-m wide, carrying 22 crews and 38 scientists for 60 days). The launch of R/V Isabu marks an important turning point in Korean marine scientific priorities, from top-down applied research to bottom-up basic scientific topics including global ocean circulation, tropical cyclone-ocean interaction, climate change, tropical oceanography, underwater volcanoes and earthquake-tsunami problems. While the government-led efforts will continue, this is the first time that opportunities have been given to the Korean academic community to utilize the research vessel more or less independently, supported by the new set of funding selected on scientific merits. In this town hall meeting, we would like to explain our long journey to this historic point and present our new commitment in global ocean research for new scientific discoveries and for the sustained growth of humanity and expansion of knowledge to the world community. Explanation on some new projects planned to begin in 2017 will be given as well as information on how to link up with the existing projects and propose new ones together with local scientists. Those with interest in the Pacific and Indian Ocean are welcomed.

Speakers: Sang-Mook Lee, Gi-Hoon Hong, Yun-Ho Lee, Sok Kuh Kang, SungHyun Nam

Lunch (sandwich) will be provided for the first 120 people.

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Future of Tectonics Report

Thurs 12/15, 12:30-1:30 pm

Moscone West 2011

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for a town hall at AGU to learn about and participate in a community effort to draft a report on “Future Directions in Tectonics”. All members and fans of the tectonics community, broadly defined, are welcome.

The town hall is on Thursday December 15 in Moscone West 2011, 12:30-1:30 pm. Please join for as much of it as you can.

The goal of the town hall is to share the status, timeline, process, and goals of a community-wide effort to draft a report that will describe research opportunities and needs in the broad field of Tectonics.  The report, which will be completed by May in 2017, will communicate the goals, needs, and relevance of Tectonics research to funding agencies, colleagues, and non-specialist audiences.  It’s overarching goal will be to benefit the entire community while avoiding being prescriptive of any particular branch of Tectonics.  To do this it will: (1) identify some key challenges and opportunities for significant advances in this broad field; (2) define and prioritize the resources, technologies, partnerships, and infrastructure our community needs to make scientific progress; and (3) develop a vision to build and strengthen our community, including finding new ways to maximize the educational and societal benefits of our work and to communicate and enhance our impact.

 

The AGU town hall is one of several public forums and opportunities that will continue the conversation over the next few months (another Town Hall was held at GSA in September, followed by an online survey).  After a summary of the process and our progress to date we will ask you to participate in a focused group activity designed to gather input on what is needed to advance our community’s intellectual, educational and societal goals.

Please be part of this effort to advocate for our community!

You are invited to learn more and view an early draft framework for the report on our website: https://sgtfuturedirections.wordpress.com

You can also join our Listserv through the website.

Similar to GSA, following AGU we will be posting the Town Hall materials on the website, and will also follow up with an online survey advertised via email, the website and the Listserv.

Sincerely,

Writing co-chairs Kate Huntington (U of Washington) and Keith Klepeis (U of Vermont)

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