[CIG-MC] ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 CIG-EarthScope Institute for Lithospheric Modeling

Lorraine Hwang ljhwang at ucdavis.edu
Mon Oct 28 14:17:30 PDT 2013

October 28, 2013

Dear CIG Community,

We are please to announce that were are now accepting applications to participate in the first CIG-EarthScope Institute for Lithospheric Modeling workshop. In partnership with EarthScope, the  workshop will be held in Tempe, Arizona at the EarthScope National Office on the Arizona State University Campus February 3-4, 2014.
This meeting will focus on geodynamic modeling of lithosphere dynamics, data integration, and the software tools that facilitate this work. The primary goal of this workshop is to establish use cases, which will facilitate the development of a list of functional specification, scientific goals and end-user criteria that will improve current and future development of lithosphere modeling software as well as enhance use of EarthScope-related observations of lithospheric structure and deformation. Discussion will also include best practices for dissemination of codes, including contribution of open-source codes to CIG, training, manual development, and how CIG can help PIs achieve their software development and data management goals.
The workshop will combine developer presentations on new advances in lithosphere modeling tools, posters and identification of science drivers and datasets that are advancing our understanding of lithosphere deformation. In depth discussions between end-users and developers will address the needs and goals of both groups and how this can be integrated into the EarthCube framework. The primary goal of these discussions is to develop a white paper that will outline a 5-10 yr roadmap for the long-term tectonics community including major scientific goals, numerical advances, and benchmarks.
Please visit the conference website for more information and to apply to attend:


Lorraine Hwang, PhD
Associate Director, CIG
ljhwang at ucdavis.edu

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