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Workshop Overview

Format and goals

Field total station
Field geophysical work at Ship Rock, New Mexico. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Tewksbury.


SAR interferogram ground deformation Izmit Turkey quake
SAR interferogram of ground deformation from the 17 August 1999 Izmit, Turkey 7.6 magnitude quake. Image credit NASA/JPL/ESA. More information.
The first workshop event will take place at 7 pm on Saturday, August 11, and the last at dinner on Wednesday, August 15. Participants must attend all sessions. An optional field trip will take place on Thursday, August 16. Please note date change on the optional field trip.

Eligibility and application instructions

Applicants for this workshop must hold a faculty position at a two- or four-year college or university and either teach a geophysics course or have expertise in geophysics plus experience in integrating geophysics in a significant way into other courses in the curriculum. We welcome applications from all academic ranks. The workshop is limited to 60 participants, and the final list of participants will be established with the goal of assembling a group representing a wide range of experiences, educational environments, and specialties. Application must be made on line by February 1, 2007, and successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2007.


On-site costs. The National Science Foundation provides funding for the operational costs of the workshop plus room, board, and workshop materials for the participants. To be supported by these funds, a participant must be either a US citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a US institution. If you don't meet these requirements and are interested in participating in this workshop at your own expense, please contact the workshop conveners.

Gravity field change from Sumatra quake
Change in Earth's gravity field from the December 2004 Sumatra quake; GRACE satellite data. Image credit NASA/JPL. More information.

Travel. All participants or their home institutions must provide transportation to and from the workshop. The workshop will be held at the University of Michigan's Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station near Jackson, Wyoming. Participants must make their own way to the field station in time for the first workshop event at 7 pm on Saturday, August 11. The workshop will be over on Wednesday evening, August 15, and participants will return home on Thursday, August 16. Those who wish to go on the optional field trip on August 16 can return home on Friday, August 17. Camp Davis is about 30 miles from Jackson Hole Airport, which is served by American, Delta, Northwest, Skywest, United, United Express, Atlantic Southeast, and Big Sky Airlines. The Camp is a four-hour drive from Salt Lake City, which may offer cheaper airfares. Alltrans, Inc. offers a shuttle service from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole.

We will be able to offer small travel stipends to participants from institutions unable to cover travel costs. The deadline for application for travel stipends is February 22, 2007.


Workshop sessions will take place at the Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station. The setting is rustic but comfy. Workshop participants will share cabins and will eat meals in the Camp dining hall. Participants will need to bring a sleeping bag or blanket and sheets plus towels and a pillow, if you want one. Please note that we will not be able to provide accommodations for family members.

Further Information

Contact Barbara Tewksbury (btewksbu@hamilton.edu)

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