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Contact: Perle Dorr
dorr@iris.edu
202-682-2220 x208
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

EarthScope's Transportable Array Symposium in Woods Hole

A half-day symposium of scientific accomplishments and results

Journalists are invited to attend a symposium focused on scientific accomplishments of EarthScope's Transportable Array on Sept. 30, 2013, in Woods Hole, Mass. The event will feature short talks from members of the research community discussing the motivations, scientific highlights, and future directions of this seismic component of EarthScope.

Date: Sept. 30, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – Meet the Scientific and Technical Team
12:30 pm – Symposium

Place: Redfield Auditorium
45 Water Street
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543

RSVP: Perle Dorr, dorr@iris.edu, 202-682-2220 ext. 208

As EarthScope's Transportable Array completes its 10-year traverse across the US, journalists are invited to join scientists at a half-day symposium highlighting a decade of scientific accomplishments. The event will feature short talks from members of the research community discussing the motivations, scientific highlights, and future directions of this seismic component of EarthScope. We will also reflect on the planning and advocacy that enabled the Transportable Array, as well as look ahead to ongoing and future Transportable Array activities and other similar science opportunities.

Beginning at 10:00 am, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the project's scientific and technical staff and to look inside a Transportable Array demonstration seismic station.

EarthScope, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a set of integrated and distributed multipurpose geophysical instruments that provide observational data to significantly enhance our knowledge of the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the processes controlling earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The Transportable Array is a network of 400 high-quality seismic stations that have rolled across the US from west to east. Placed in temporary sites 70 km apart in a regular grid pattern, more than 1700 sites have been occupied during this 10-year period.

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