Session Deadline for GSA - January 15th
The sedimentary Geology Division is looking to sponsor or co-sponsor topical sessions, field trips, and short courses for the 2013 Annual GSA meeting next October in Denver, Colorado. We are happy to sponsor anything across the broad range of sedimentary geology, even when the focus is within another discipline. If you are interested, please contact Lauren Birgenheier, our representative to the technical program committee (follow link for contact information).
When you propose a topical session to GSA for the annual meeting, include a note that it is sponsored by the Sedimentary Geology Division. While you are at it, you may also considered SEPM co-sponsorship. When GSA puts together its program, we will promote your session, to our members as part of an increasingly healthy Sedimentary Geology part of GSA. You can complete a session proposal by going to the GSA website (www.geosociety.org/meetings/2013/).
Apply for an Important Workshop on EarthCube Cyberinfrastructure for Sedimentary Geology
A 2-day workshop will be held March 25-26, 2013, at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) to identify and articulate the cyberinfrastructure (CI) needs and applications specific to sedimentary geology. The effort is intended to build consensus within the sedimentary geology community (SGC) with respect to NSF's EarthCube effort (earthcube.ning.com)
The workshop will:
1) define the current nature of SGC data, workflows, and impediments to data sharing and use;
2) establish what types of data, repositories, software, and tools (analytical, modeling, and visualization) would enable collaborations within the SGC;
3) identify scientific drivers and challenges the SGC would attach given an ideal CI; and
4) create several use cases that demonstrate how the CI could address the science drivers and impact teaching and research.
The workshop will produce a report to NSF on integrating the SGC needs and science efforts with EarthCube and will outline a roadmap for the SGC to unite those efforts.
All subdisciplines of sedimentary geology are welcome to apply for the workshop. Participation from academic, industry, and government (federal and state) geoscientists is sought. Early career scientists and senior graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. All costs (travel, lodging, meals) for up to 60 participants is planned. Application to the workshop can be made at www.cugeology.org/SGCworkshop.
Read: Spring 2012 Newsletter inside SEPM Sedimentary Record
Attend: Workshop on EarthCube Cyber-infrastructure (earthcube.ning.com)
Congratulations: 2012 Laurence L. Sloss Award recipient Dr. Gail M. Ashley of Rutgers University and 2012 SGD Student Research Award recipient Erika J. Colaiacomo, graduate student at the University of Montana