[CIG-ALL] Extensional Processes across Tectonic Settings and Timescales – Planning for the Next Decade - deadline April 30

Dear Colleagues,

Registration is now open for the upcoming virtual NSF/GeoPRISMS sponsored meeting on “Extensional Processes across Tectonic Settings and Timescales – Planning for the Next Decade”. This workshop will be held from June 7-10, 2021 and will bring together scientists from different career stages including early career scientists and students to discuss research related to rifts, rifted margins, backarcs, and spreading ridges.

The registration deadline is April 30.
Visit https://www.fort-collins-meeting-info.org/registration to register.
Tentative Meeting Schedule: https://www.fort-collins-meeting-info.org/meetingschedule

The product of the workshop will be a white paper that will describe a community vision for comprehensive studies of extension of the lithosphere We envisage that the white paper will include a strategy for future NSF-funded research and encompass the fundamental science and facilities that underpin the economic, hazard, and human impacts that are associated with extensional systems.

The workshop will focus upon developing a new initiative for community-driven research coordination and will include:
· Processes related to rifting, continental breakup, and seafloor spreading
· The structure, stratigraphy, morphology, magmatic, and geodynamic processes of extensional systems
· Societal implications of rifting: hazards, resources, coastal processes and response to sea level rise
· The identification of potential synergistic partners (NASA, NOAA, USGS, DOE, industry, NGOs, international, others), and methods for leveraging existing databases and infrastructure

Planned themes of the workshop
Grand challenges in extensional tectonics
Structural manifestations of extension
Feedbacks between extension, magmatism, fluids, landscapes, rivers, oceans, and climate
Cross-disciplinary research challenges, needs, and opportunities for the next decade
Associating processes across disciplines
Feedbacks between extension and mantle processes
Sedimentary processes and environments in extensional systems
Ridges, rifts, and biosystems
Hazards and hazard mitigation in extensional systems
Engaging young scientists and creating opportunity
Connecting with society and advancing science literacy

Organizing Committee
Dennis Harry (Colorado State University), Cindy Ebinger (Tulane University), Zach Eilon (UC Santa Barbara), Luc Lavier (University of Texas), Eric Mittelstaedt, (University of Idaho), Patricia Persaud (Louisiana State University), Tyrone Rooney (Michigan State University), Joyce Sim (Georgia Institute of Technology), Maya Tolstoy (LDEO, Columbia University), Jolante van Wijk (Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Tech), Will Wilcock (U Washington).

We are looking forward to your participation!

Best Regards,
Patricia Persaud