Developing the US Initiative
in Continental Scientific Drilling
Comfort Inn and Marymount University Ballston Campus
June 2nd–3rd, 2010
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This important workshop will be on June 2 and 3 in Arlington, Virginia in conjunction with the annual membership meeting of DOSECC. The workshop will stress renewing and refocusing the US continental scientific drilling (CSD) community. Some thoughts in calling this workshop are in the attached document.
Conversations with NSF officials indicate that they have an interest in having a viable US-based effort in CSD to get good return on the historical $1.2 Million in annual baseline support of drilling for science. The meeting will be at a site where a conversation between the community and NSF officials can easily occur. I am inviting you to participate with other members of the CSD community to explore how to rejuvenate and strengthen the US CSD effort.
The June 2009 workshop in Denver identified a number of areas where fundamental geological investigations of exciting topics require drilling to gather the necessary samples and data (report at http://www.dosecc.org/Future_of_CSD_Final_
Report.pdf). This document also presented a number of recommendations concerning steps to strengthen the CSD community, plan within topics where drilling is necessary for scientific progress, develop coordination with parallel and intersecting groups, and provide the necessary facilities and support for successful operations. The 2010 workshop will focus on implementing these recommendations through collaboration between CSD community members, other interested parties, and NSF.
One of the recommendations in the 2009 Workshop Report was the institution of a community Science Planning Committee. The DOSECC Board of Directors voted to expand the existing Science Planning Committee and broaden its membership to include participants who are not employed at DOSECC member institutions. The first meeting of this committee will take place immediately before the scheduled workshop, and the new committee will take its direction partially from the results of the workshop.
While the workshop will focus on the US CSD community, it will not ignore the fact that many projects are international in scope, leadership, and funding. Furthermore, a vibrant US CSD community will strengthen the international effort.
If you wish to participate, please complete the application form (online version here) and return it to Tony Walton.
Meeting: June 2, 2010, 1:00 PM to June 3, 2010 2:30 PM.
Site: Marymount University Ballston Campus (Glebe and Fairfax, 5 blocks from NSF Headquarters).
Travel & Lodging: Click here for information on Travel & Lodging.
Workshop Statement: MS Word, 60KB; PDF, 40KB.
Sponsorship: NSF application submitted; DOSECC, Inc. will also sponsor the meeting.
Organizing Committee (Julie Brigham-Grette, John Shervais, Walt Snyder, and Tony Walton).
We look forward to seeing you in Arlington!
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