EarthScope National Meeting 2017

May 15, 2017
- May 18, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
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The 2017 EarthScope National Meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska from May 16-18, 2017. Conference highlights include the opportunity to showcase research in oral and poster sessions, hear firsthand results of pioneering EarthScope studies and a synthesis of findings to date, and the option to participate in a post-meeting field trip led by local EarthScope scientists. Early career scientists are strongly encouraged to attend! Please apply for the student and postdoc scholarship, deadline of April 3rd. A total of fifty (50) applicants will be chosen, and if selected, you will receive up to four (4) days of lodging (double occupancy), a registration fee waiver, and $600 to cover travel. Please apply on the main website page:

Alaska Airlines is offering EarthScope attendees a discount on flights between the US, Canada and Mexico to Anchorage, Alaska for travel between May 12-22, 2017. The discount code for bookings is ECMX720. Please visit  We have also partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to Anchorage. Visit and enter ZYDW549728 in the Offer Code box. You may also call United Meetings Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122. Travel must be booked between May 12-21, 2017 in order to receive the United discount.

Important Dates:
Scholarship Application Deadline: April 4
Registration, Hotel, and Abstract Deadline: April 21

May 15 Workshops:

You must register for the Workshops and the EarthScope National Meeting separately!

1. The Canadian Cordillera Array; Bringing An EarthScope Influenced Program to Canada

This workshop will provide an update on the status of the Canadian Cordillera Array (CCArray), expand on the 'serendipitous' outcomes of EarthScope, explore other possible applications for telemetered Earth observation networks, solicit collaboration from the EarthScope community and continue planning for the launch of the CCArray. 

Leaders:  Katherine Boggs (Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and Thomas James (Geological Survey of Canada – Pacific Division and University of Victoria)

Audience:  Graduate students and researchers interested in learning more about and/or collaborating with the CCArray

Date:  May 15, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Kahtnu 1 room, Dena’ina Convention Centre, Anchorage, AK, USA

For more information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

2. Working with Strainmeter Data

If your research involves modeling strain transients, analyzing the evolution of Episodic Tremor and Slip signals, studying the Earth tides or strains induced by atmospheric pressure, seiches or seismic waves then you might be interested in this course. Students will learn how strainmeters work, study examples where the data were used to model strain transients, and gain knowledge of the basic steps involved in processing strainmeter data.
Instructors: Duncan Agnew (UCSD), Kathleen Hodgkinson (UNAVCO), Evelyn Roeloffs (USGS)
Audience: Graduate students and researchers 
Dates: May 15, 2017 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Kahtnu 2 room, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, AK, USA
For more information and to register please visit the strainmeter short course webpage.


3. Communicating Science for Impact

This workshop takes a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on science communication as a conversation. The skills practiced can be applied to all channels of communication, from a public lecture to a social media feed. You will leave this workshop with personal goals for public outreach as well as a cohort of scientists similarly working to improve communication skills. 
Instructors: Beth Bartel (UNAVCO) and Maite Agopian (ESNO)
Audience: Graduate students and researchers interested in increasing the reach of their science
Dates: May 15, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: K'enakatnu room, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, AK, USA

For more information and to register please visit our detailed webpage. Note: you must register for the EarthScope National Meeting separately. 

Have any questions? Please email Krystin Poitra (

See you there!