During the workshop some changes to working groups came up several times, including actively facilitating cross-fertilization and redefining/reorganizing the working groups. I would like to start a brainstorming discussion of how we might reorganize the working groups.
Some possible goals of a reorganization:
- Facilitate cross-fertilization among disciplines.
- Align the working groups with research topics / tasks / goals.
- Facilitate interaction with partner organizations.
- Make it easier to initiate and sunset working groups.
Here is my brain dump on a possible reorganization. I doubt I have sufficiently captured the breadth of the community. Please refine and/or provide completely different alternatives!
Education and Training
Best practices for education and training. Develop teaching modules.
Best practices (software development and deployment) and standards (API, file formats) for software. Identify and develop common tools.
The Earthquake Cycle
Model the physics of the earthquake cycle (earthquake rupture and radiated seismic waves, postseismic deformation, interseismic deformation, …)
Determine the (mechanical?) properties of Earth
Modeling the physics of landscape evolution (deformation of the crust, surface processes, …)