An EarthCube Domain End-User Workshop:

Integrating the inland waters geochemistry, biogeochemistry and fluvial sedimentology communities

Workshop Dates and Location:  April 24-26, 2013. Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Post-workshop updates (May 2014)

The workshop was a great success! Thanks to everyone who participated or expressed interest in and support for this initiative. All materials in the sections below are an archive of documents and materials set up in preparation for the workshop. Please see these two reports to read about outcomes from the workshop:
In addition, in March 2014 a core group from the organizing committee submitted an EarthCube Research Coordination Network (RCN) proposal to NSF: "C4I, CyberInfrastructure for Inland-Waters". Stay tuned as we hear back from NSF!

Introduction and Goals

This workshop will bring together a diverse community of scientists with wide-ranging expertise in the geochemistry, biogeochemistry and sedimentology of terrestrial surface waters. The overall goal is to define the most critical, widespread cyberinfrastructure and data management needs shared by this community, to guide the development of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthCube cyberinfrastructure initiative and help define strategies that cross disciplinary barriers. These needs will encompass experimental, in-situ, geospatial and modeling data; and quantitative analytical and scaling approaches that enable integration of observations and process rates along flow paths across a range of temporal and spatial scales, from the sediment water interface to entire fluvial systems.

Application

The workshop will accommodate up to 70 participants. In addition, virtual, remote participation will be supported for all sessions and breakout groups.
*** Please fill out this form to register for virtual participation in the workshop ***
In-person registration is now closed.
See the Workshop Logistics and Reimbursement section below for additional information about hotel and travel arrangements.

Agenda and Additional Information

Contacts and Organizers

For more information contact the Workshop Conveners: Emilio Mayorga (mayorga@apl.washington.edu, University of Washington) and Albert Kettner (kettner@colorado.edu, University of Colorado); or other members of the Organizing Committee:
Anthony Aufdenkampe
, Stroud Water Research Center
Anne Carey, The Ohio State University
Basil Gomez, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and State of Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management
Laodong Guo, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Sherri Johnson, Oregon State University and US Forest Service
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Peter Raymond, Yale University

Description

Terrestrial surface waters represent distinct environments that are hot spots of biogeochemical storage and transformation, and conduits for material transport to the oceans and atmosphere. These fluvial, lacustrine and shallow groundwater systems are integral components of global geochemical cycles, are intertwined with human health and economic activity, and are highly sensitive to anthropogenic impacts. The study of dissolved and particulate matter is of relevance to geoscientists and ecologists and encompasses diverse landscape scales and types (from hillslopes to continental scale river systems), element and material cycles (weathering products, trace elements, carbon, nutrients, mineral particles), approaches (field-based, experimental, data synthesis, modeling), and contexts (discrete research projects, long-term research observatories, water quality monitoring) in all Earth's major climate zones.

Despite these common frames of reference, the research communities concerned with these issues remain largely fragmented. A global, interdisciplinary perspective on inland waters that includes broad community support for data management and cyberinfrastructure resources has been lacking. Data access, re-use and integration remain fundamental challenges internationally, nationally and across research efforts led by individual investigators or small groups. To address these general challenges, the NSF EarthCube initiative is sponsoring a series of workshops led by domain scientists, designed to listen to the needs of the end-user groups that make up the geosciences and to better understand how data-enabled science can help them achieve their scientific goals.

This workshop will bring together a diverse community of scientists with wide-ranging expertise in the geochemistry, biogeochemistry and sedimentology of inland surface waters. The overall goal is to define the most critical, widespread needs shared by this community, to guide the development of NSF EarthCube cyberinfrastructure and help define strategies that cross disciplinary barriers. These needs will encompass experimental, in-situ, geospatial and modeling data; and quantitative analytical and scaling approaches that enable integration of observations and process rates along flow paths across a range of temporal and spatial scales, from the sediment water interface to entire fluvial systems. Progress addressing these needs in a coordinated, interdisciplinary fashion has the potential to lead to transformative advancements in this dispersed but intersecting community of researchers.

Workshop Logistics, Travel and Reimbursement

  • The workshop will take place from Wednesday April 24, 5:30pm to Friday April 26, 3pm, at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder.
  • Registration by April 16th is required to secure your space at the meeting and your accommodations at the meeting hotel, the Millennium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder. Hotel registration must be done through us using our online registration form in order for your accommodation costs to be covered. We ask that you register as soon as possible. We will reserve your hotel accommodations based on the information you provide on our online application/registration form, and will notify you when the reservation is made. After we reserve your room, you will need to contact the hotel for changes. All meals will be provided during the workshop.
  • Participants have to arrange their own travel to Boulder (airline tickets, shuttles, etc).
  • USA-based Early Career scientists will receive full support.
  • We intend to support the greatest number of participants to attend the meeting and will strive to reimburse most of your travel expenses (economy ticket on a USA airline, for travel within the USA;  airport shuttle, mileage, etc). Towards this goal, we thank those participants who are able to fully or partially cover their travel expenses. Depending on the nature of expenses claimed, the University of Colorado will require original receipts that show proof of payment. Reimbursement instructions will be provided at the meeting.

Travel to Denver and Boulder

You will be flying into Denver International Airport (DIA). Driving time between DIA and Boulder is approximately 60 minutes. Additional information about the Denver Airport and how to reach Boulder from DIA is available.

Use of the Denver Airport SuperShuttle is recommended. Proceed to the Denver Airport SuperShuttle counter located on Level 5/Baggage Claim, adjacent to the water feature in the center of the terminal. Tell the counter staff your destination in Boulder and they will issue tickets and give directions to the appropriate blue van loading area, likely on Island 5, of the East or West side as you exit the Main Terminal. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN. If you arrive when the ticket counter is closed (between 12am and 6am), please use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to notify dispatch of your arrival. The cost of a one-way ticket to/from Denver Airport/Boulder is about $27 (without tip). Although you can purchase your tickets at the Denver Airport upon arrival, it is recommended that you reserve a shuttle in advance and pre-pay online. The shuttle will drop you off at the workshop hotel.

Hotel

If you requested lodging, your room has been booked under your name for the dates your requested. If you wish to make any changes or review your booking details, you must contact the hotel directly:
Millennium Harvest House Boulder
1345 Twenty-Eighth Street
Boulder, CO  80302-6899, United States
T. +1 303 443 3850 / F. +1 303 443 1480
boulder@mill-usa.com

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