February 19, 2014
The EarthScope National Office is now accepting applications for the Interpretive Workshop in Anchorage, Alaska April 28-30, 2014. This 3-day workshop will feature presentations by prominent geoscientists and interpretive professionals to help convey the story of the magnificent landscapes, geology, and natural hazards of the Alaska-Yukon region. For more information or to apply, visit the workshop page.
January 17, 2014
Photo caption: Image shows 3D view of IRIS earthquake browser, with the Aleutian Islands in Alaska being the selected region of interest.
January 3, 2014
December 5, 2013
The SPREE project looks to study the mid-continent rift in North America. This array of seismometers is capturing nationwide attention with an article in the science journal "Nature". For more information, read the article.
Image credit: SOURCE: GRAVITY MAP, G. R. KELLER; GLOBE, C. STEIN
November 8, 2013
Recent geologic events are now highlighted on the EarthScope website as "Geo Events". These Geo Events highlight EarthScope-related science such as large earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and more. Visit the Geo Events page to see the most recent geo events!
November 1, 2013
The PBO H2O initiative is an interdisciplinary research program using reflected signals recorded by the Plate Boundary Observatory GPS network to measure snow depth, soil moisture, and vegetation water content at several hundred GPS sites each day.
October 23, 2013
EarthScope will have a significant presence as always at the GSA 125 anniversary annual meeting & exposition in Denver. For more information about the EarthScope presence at GSA, or the special "Pardee Symposium: Advances in Understanding Earth Structure and Process from EarthScope" session, visit our blog
October 16, 2013
The 2013-2014 EarthScope Speaker Series includes these six exemplary speakers, including Corné Kreemer (University of Nevada, Reno), Michael Oskin (University of California, Davis), Ken Ridgway (Purdue University), Mousumi Roy (University of New Mexico), Anne Sheehan (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Ben van der Pluijm (University of Michigan). Academic institutions are invited to apply for a Speaker visit for the 2013-2014 academic year. For more information about the EarthScope Speaker Series, including speaker biographies and an online applications form visit the Speaker Series Page.
October 1, 2013
Participate in the world's largest earthquake drill, October 17 at 10:17 AM local time. Visit our shakeout event page for more information.
July 26, 2013
The EarthScope Northeastern Regional Workshop for Interpretive Professionals will be held September 16-18 at Acadia National Park. Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2013. For more information about this workshop, or to apply, please visit the workshop page .
Photo credit: © 2013 Carpe Diem Dordogne. All Rights Reserved.
March 21, 2013
The 2013 EarthScope National Meeting was held in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Raleigh Convention Center from May 13-15. The goal of this meeting was to celebrate EarthScope's successes, share new and exciting EarthScope Science, discuss EarthScope's forward trajectory, and start planning for the Next Big Thing. For more information see our National Meeting page, which includes conference presentations.
March 11, 2013
EarthScope presented a three-day workshop at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, that featured presentations by prominent geoscientists and interpretive professionals to help convey the story of the magnificent landscapes, geological stories, and natural hazards of the Southeastern region.
Learn more about Upcoming EarthScope Workshops.
December 29, 2012
Miami University students observe the installation of a USArray seismic station. 400 seismic stations have been deployed starting in the western US. After a seismic instrument has been running for a few years it is retrieved and moved to another location. In this way the USArray “leap frogs” across the United States from west to east, allowing scientists to image the earth beneath our feet in an unprecedented level of detail.
For more please read From the Field: EarthScope Installation of TA Station P49A.
November 28, 2012
In the fall 2012 inSights Newsletter, Dr. Hersh Gilbert, Purdue University discusses the use of EarthScope seismic data collected from the transportable array USArray in achieving a greater understanding of the evolution of the North American Continent
October 27, 2012
Dr. David Simpson - IRIS President - will receive the prestigious AGU Waldo E. Smith Medal honoring his service in the geophysical sciences. David is a key leader of EarthScope. Congratulations and thank you David!
October 19, 2012
Dr. Stephen Marshak, Professor of Geology and Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, gives a nice interview on Tulsa Public radio discussing a variety of EarthScope projects underway in the mid-continent, and their scientific context.
October 18, 2012
Members of the EarthScope National Office (ESNO) participated in the “Great Arizona ShakeOut” on Oct. 18, 2012. The Great ShakeOut is the world’s largest earthquake drill, with more than 19 million people participating world-wide. 2012 was the first year that ESNO’s home state of Arizona participated in the ShakeOut drill, and Arizona had a good showing with over 62,000 people taking part in the “Drop, Cover and Hold on” drill on Oct. 18 at 10:18 AM. In anticipation for the event EarthScope held a public lecture series on Oct. 17 at ASU entitled “Earthquakes in Arizona…and beyond!” where scientists discussed everything from the historical significance of earthquakes to our current understanding of earthquake science. On Oct. 18 ESNO staff met to discuss earthquake safety and their office earthquake plan, and at 10:18 AM they practiced “Drop, Cover and Hold on” in the conference room. You can never be too prepared for a disaster!
August 29, 2012
EarthCube End-User Doman Workshop for EarthScope was held at Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona.
August 28, 2012
As part of the 2009 Stimulus or ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) spending, NSF’s Earth Sciences (EAR) and Ocean Sciences (OCE) divisions each received $5M in facility-related investment. The funds were targeted toward the creation of an Amphibious Array Facility to support EarthScope and MARGINS science objectives. The initial emphasis and deployment site was onshore/offshore studies of the Cascadia margin, with an expectation that the facility would later move to other locations.
August 13, 2012
EarthScope is a National Science Foundation program to explore the structure and evolution of the North American continent and understand the processes that cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Speakers are selected based on their outstanding research accomplishments involving EarthScope as well as their abilities to engage a variety of audiences. Each speaker presents science-based lectures on their own EarthScope-related project, and their talks include an introduction highlighting broader EarthScope objectives and accomplishments. The 2011-2012 EarthScope Speaker Series is presenting scientific results of EarthScope research to faculty and students in departmental seminars at colleges and universities.
March 8, 2008
Aseismic Slip, Non-Volcanic Tremor, and Earthquake Workshop and selected talks.