EarthScope Announcements

February 12, 2018 Last Date for Proposals for Final NSF EarthScope Funding Cycle

This National Science Foundation (NSF) solicitation primarily encourages submission of proposals that integrate and synthesize major outcomes of EarthScope research and education and outreach efforts with the goal of elucidating and documenting the advances the EarthScope program has made since its inception. This Program also accepts single investigator or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that:

1. Make use of capabilities provided through, and/or data and/or models derived from, GAGE (Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope), SAGE (Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Geosciences and EarthScope), and/or SAFOD (San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth);

2. Further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope, as described in the 2010 EarthScope Science Plan and/or EarthScope Education and Outreach Implementation Plan; and

3. Do not make use of or require access to the SAFOD Main Hole or SAFOD Pilot Hole.

For details and contact information visit the NSF website.

Education and Outreach Impacts Survey—Please Complete by February 15

The EarthScope Education and Outreach Subcommittee created a survey to gauge the impact of EarthScope Education and Outreach efforts across NSF-funded EarthScope projects. We request that Principal Investigators or Co-PIs of EarthScope projects take a few minutes to complete the online survey by February 15

The committee thanks you in advance for your participation!

April 13 Application Deadline for EarthScope Synthesis Workshop:
"Towards a 3D model of the Cascadia Subduction Zone,”June 18–20, 2018

Conveners: Anne Trehu, Suzanne Carbotte, Doug Toomey
Location: Oregon State University
Application deadline: April 13, 2018 by 11:59 PM AKST

For more information and to apply online to attend, please visit the workshop page.

Science Nuggets—Put Your Research On The Map

The EarthScope National Office is highlighting the scientific achievements of the EarthScope program. An interactive online map will feature summaries of EarthScope projects to engage both scientific and broader audiences. Want to see your research included when we launch the map? Send us your project information by February 15 through the online submission form.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact EarthScope National Office science writer Beth Grassi at or 907-474-7094.

Humans of EarthScope

Learn about the person behind the science on our website “Humans of EarthScope,” which tells the stories of how scientists using the array of EarthScope data were drawn to their fields of research. Common themes: the allure of field work and the wonder of deep time.

Visualization Challenge Returns in 2018

There will be a new round of Visualizing EarthScope Science for a broader audience (VESS) this year! The deadline will be next fall, but stay tuned for more updates in the spring. Take a look at last year’s entries to get inspired for your entry this round.

2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop, March 27–29 in Broomfield, Colorado

The five plenary sessions at the 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop will be organized around the following cross-cutting themes: Plate Tectonics, Sea-Level/Cryosphere, Subduction Zone Factory, Troposphere/Ionosphere, and Volcanoes. Be sure to check out the short courses on Monday, March 26 and field trips the afternoon of Thursday, March 29. Important dates:

Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Support Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

IRIS Workshop June 12–14, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Foundations, Frontiers, and Future Facilities for Seismology

This workshop will highlight exciting scientific advances using current facilities, and explore future frontier facilities, activities, and techniques. In part, the future of IRIS includes the expansion of the facilities to support interdisciplinary research activities among the solid Earth, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere and other surface processes, and to create a more diverse geoscience community. Important dates:

Registration Open: Monday, February 26, 2018

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2018

We Want to Share Your News!

Did you receive media coverage of your EarthScope project? We want to help you share your coverage on the EarthScope In the Press webpage and social media. Send the media story title and link to Beth Grassi at If you have questions, please email Beth or call (907) 474-7094.