Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project - HSPDP team meeting at Biosphere 2 Jan 9-10, 2015

We had a very interesting and stimulating meeting of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project - HSPDP team at the Biosphere2 January 9 and 10, 2015. It was fun to see everyone and the venue was really great. Thanks to our hosts!

Watching the 3D movie (thanks Doug Prose)

Touring the Biosphere2 was really cool! Very impressive facility!

Friday, January 2, 2015

AGU 2014 and EarthScope Town Hall

The American Geophysical Union Fall 2014 meeting came and went. It is quite a taxing meeting. But, I saw some old friends and many colleagues. A highlight was running the EarthScope Town Hall. Our agenda was:

  • EarthScope overview, science achievements, and status (Arrowsmith)
  • Update from the National Science Foundation (Benoit)
  • Plate Boundary Observatory Futures workshop report (James Foster)
  • IRIS Science workshop report and Transportable Array update (Central Eastern US network and Alaska deployments; Bob Detrick)
  • Upcoming meetings overview (Arrowsmith)
  • Questions and discussion
Here is a copy of my talk (includes the presentations of Foster and Detrick): ppt and pdf. We did not get a lot of discussion but there were about 70 people in attendance and it seemed as if it were useful.

We also had our EarthScope Booth which was very well managed by our team (Cindy Dick, Sarah Robinson, and guest booth host Jeff Lockridge). Thanks to them for their hard work and all who stopped by. Steve Semken and I were running around with busy schedules but we enjoyed our EarthScope interactions. We also had a couple of EarthScope Education and Outreach posters lead by Sarah Robinson, Steve Semken, Wendy Bohon, and Kathy Ellins.