Mini-Workshops


We are pleased to announce that this year we will again be able to host a few mini-workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting (December 11-15).

Mini-Workshops offer excellent opportunities to jump-start science discussions, as well as to coordinate implementation for future GeoPRISMS studies, both for primary sites and thematic studies. We encourage you to consider such an undertaking. The GeoPRISMS Office provides logistical support, a meeting room and refreshments. We do not cover any travel costs or per diem to the organizers or participants. If you would like to host a GeoPRISMS-related Mini-Workshop in association with the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting (11-15 December), we invite you to submit your proposal to the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org. The proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee (GSOC). The number of mini-workshops is limited but we expect to be able to host two to three events.

The deadline for upcoming Mini-Workshop proposals is July 1, 2017. The proposal guidelines are described below.

We encourage you to contact the GeoPRISMS Office with questions or for advice prior to submitting at info@geoprisms.org.

We look forward to hearing your ideas.

-The GeoPRISMS Office and GSOC​

Mini-Workshops offer inexpensive opportunities for small working group meetings to take place in conjunction with major meetings such as Fall AGU. Such workshops can focus on planning experiments, finalizing primary sites, defining research methodologies, developing proposals for data collection or synthesis, etc.

 icon-chevron-right More information about past GeoPRISMS sponsored Mini-Worshops

How to submit a Mini-Workshop proposal?

The GeoPRISMS Office and the GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee (GSOC) seek to support early planning activities relating to GeoPRISMS science objectives, both at the GeoPRISMS Primary Sites and for initiative thematic studies. Members of the GeoPRISMS community can apply for support to organize and fund mini-workshops to be held in conjunction with national meetings to bring together groups of interdisciplinary investigators for these purposes. Such mini-workshops can be associated with GSA, AGU or other national meetings at which the research area is well represented. Options for mini-workshops include 2-4 hour sessions in an evening, or half-day sessions before or after the meeting. Mini-workshops can bring together multiple investigators with interests in one of the Primary Sites, spanning multiple Primary Sites within one Initiative, or addressing a theme that transcends Initiatives, depending on the group’s objectives and assessment of the greatest needs.

Proposals should include the following and be no more than three pages long:

  • a scientific rationale for the workshop and the reason for its timeliness
  • sufficient evidence that a wide group of interdisciplinary researchers would be able to attend
  • the national meeting with which the mini-workshop would be associated
  • the possible meeting dates and desired meeting format (evening, half or full day, pre- or post-meeting)
  • a proposed number of attendees
  • the anticipated costs (meeting space, refreshments, A/V equipment, etc.) Note: A detailed budget is not required initially and participant travel and/or lodging costs cannot be provided.

Approved proposals will have reasonable costs associated with the meeting covered by the GeoPRISMS Office. The Office will assist with logistical arrangements. Workshop conveners are responsible for developing the science program and communicating with participants on scientific matters. Any GeoPRISMS supported mini-workshop will be open to all interested parties and will be advertised via the GeoPRISMS mailing list and website. Workshop conveners will provide a summary, including major results of the meeting for inclusion on the GeoPRISMS website and newsletter within 60 days of the meeting.

This is an excellent opportunity to jump-start science and implementation planning discussions for future GeoPRISMS studies, and we encourage you to consider such an undertaking.

If you would like to host a GeoPRISMS-related Mini-Workshop in association with a national meeting we invite you to submit your proposal to the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org. The proposals will be reviewed by the GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee (GSOC).

We encourage you to contact the GeoPRISMS Office with questions or advice prior to submitting.

We look forward to hearing your ideas.

-The GeoPRISMS Office and GSOC

 

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