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Save the date: EarthScope National Meeting convenes for the last time, May 2017

Final meeting for one of the largest Earth science investigations projects ever

EarthScope National Office

Geoscientists from all over the country will soon gather in Anchorage, Alaska, for the final EarthScope National Meeting held May 16-18, 2017, at the Dena'ina Convention Center.

Come discover frontier Earth science emerging in the final stages of the EarthScope program! The meeting will open with an EarthScope Synthesis session, focusing on main results from the EarthScope project. Scientists will also showcase the results of pioneering EarthScope studies in oral and poster sessions. Special session topics on the agenda include the following:

  • Fault systems and distributed continental deformation

  • New EarthScope results from Alaska

  • Fluids and melt in the crust

  • Subduction zone structure and dynamics

  • Stable continental lithosphere

  • EarthScope applied beyond North America

  • EarthScope applied beyond the solid Earth

  • E&O: What is being done and what are the results from EarthScope E&O activities?


More details regarding the program are available here:

A post-meeting field trip led by local EarthScope scientists will visit iconic locations impacted by the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake, the second-largest magnitude quake ever recorded. Sites include the ghost forest and the rolling-hill liquefaction scarps of Turnagain Heights.

EarthScope is also hosting its first-ever visualization challenge "Visualizing EarthScope Science (VESS)" to encourage scientists to contribute artistic renderings of their research. The winners will be announced at the meeting, which will showcase entries from the competition. (Learn more about the visualization challenge on

Don't miss out! Register now to attend the final EarthScope National Meeting!

About EarthScope:

EarthScope is a program funded by the National Science Foundation whose goal is to decipher the structure and evolution of the North American continent. In 2011, the project topped Popular Science " The 10 Most Ambitious Experiments in the Universe Today." The 15-year project will draw to a close in 2018, with this May marking its seventh and final national meeting. Find more information about EarthScope on the web:

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