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In response to community requests and interest, UNAVCO provides an annual series of short courses focused on UNAVCO tools and data streams. These courses are for current researchers who want to refresh their skills or explore the use of new tools, and for early career scientists such as post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and upper level undergraduates who want to learn the latest geodetic techniques.

Upcoming Courses

  • Whole Student Mentoring and STEM Resource Workshop

    April 20, 2019

  • Teaching Introductory Geoscience with Data and Math in a Societal Context Using GETSI Modules (at EER)

    July 15-17, 2019

  • The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) for Geodesy

    July 22-23, 2019

  • 2019 InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR

    July 24-26, 2019

  • 2019 InSAR Theory and Processing

    August 12-16, 2019

Previous Courses

  • Communicating Science for Impact - UT Austin 2019

    This workshop paired participants with experts from improvisational theatre and Informal Science Education so that participants could gain the tools and insight needed to better communicate their own research with a public of all ages and backgrounds.

    Date:

    Location: Jackson School of Geoscience, University of Texas - Austin, TX, USA

  • Tell Me a Story: Storytelling in Science Communication

    One of the most compelling means of captivating an audience is to tell them a story. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants learned and practiced some techniques for identifying the stories in their science and telling them.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA

  • Measuring Water Resources with GPS, Gravity, and Traditional Methods: Undergraduate Teaching Module

    This short course gave instructors hands-on experience with a curricular module that features GPS/GNSS and gravity data alongside more traditional water measurement methods such a snow pillow stations and ground water wells.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA

  • Social Media 101 & 201

    This short course discussed best practices, tips, guidelines, and inspirations for multiple social media platforms as well as sharing the power of what social media can do for your science.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA

  • 2018 COMET InSAR Training Workshop

    The Centre for Observation and Modeling of Earthquakes Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) held a 3-day InSAR training workshop. The workshop was aimed at early postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers and included a combination of informal lectures and practical exercises.

    Date:

    Location: School of Earth and Environment (SEE), University of Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Social Media for Scientists - Lecture & Lab - GSA 2018

    The goal is this workshop was to give geoscientists of all levels the skills and confidence to build a social media presence for effective professional and public communication.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • InSAR Data Interpretation and Analysis for Nonspecialists

    This short course focused on the interpretation of processed InSAR data and how these data can be analyzed and modeled. Topics include: background theory and processing methodology, data errors and common issues, satellite missions and processed data repositories, time series analysis, data interpretation and ingesting data into modeling efforts.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging I: Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry short course

    This course provided faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to SfM technology, data collection and processing, and examples of science and educational applications.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • How to Network Successfully - GSA 2018

    This short workshop gave students and early career attendees from backgrounds underrepresented in the geosciences the skills and confidence to effectively network during the GSA Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • Ready to Engage: Selling Yourself at GSA 2018 and Beyond, for Students.

    This short workshop for students covered how to promote your work at GSA 2018 and beyond.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging I: Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning

    This course provided faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS—a.k.a., ground-based lidar) for research and education.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Literacy and Training Workshop

    This workshop brought together leaders in SAR fields to develop recommendations for the next generation of SAR/InSAR literacy training.

    Date:

    Location: Denver, CO, USA

  • EarthCube Research Coordination Network Workshop: Advancing the Analysis of High Resolution Topography

    This A2 HRT Workshop was organized through an NSF-funded EarthCube Research Coordination Network (RCN) to bring together the Earth science community to discuss technical challenges and cyberinfrastructure requirements to answer scientific questions, coordinate research activities, and share best practices and resources.

    Date:

    Location: Broomfield, CO, USA

  • Using kinematic and static GPS in undergraduate field courses

    The goal of this workshop was to equip instructors of geoscience courses with field components with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate high precision positioning with GPS/GNSS into their courses. The teaching resources being featured are part of the GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project’s field collection.

    Date:

    Location: Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID USA

  • 2018 InSAR Theory and Processing

    This course covered basic and advanced InSAR theories, InSAR processing with JPL/Caltech/Stanford InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE), and time-series InSAR processing with interferometric products generated by different processing centers.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2018 InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR: Sentinel-1A Time Series

    This course covered the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR.

    Date:

    Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • Communicating Science to the General Public - EER 2018

    This workshop took a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on science communication as a conversation.

    Date:

    Location: Earth Educators' Rendezvous (EER), Lawrence, KS, USA

  • Teaching with the GETSI module "GPS, Strain, and Earthquakes”

    Participants attended to improve their instruction in geoscience and geodesy, as well as meet other like-minded educators and develop networks within the geoscience education community.

    Date:

    Location: Earth Educators' Rendezvous, Lawrence, KS, USA

  • Connecting with Different Audiences: From the Podium to the Pub

    The goal of this workshop was to introduce geoscientists of all levels to effective storytelling as a science communication tool.

    Date:

    Location: IRIS Workshop, Albuquerque, NM, USA

  • Networking Skills for Early Career Scientists

    This workshop style short course took a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on effective networking.

    Date:

    Location: IRIS Workshop, Albuquerque, NM, USA

  • Communicating Science to a Broad Audience: Social Media for You and Your Students

    This webinar discussed the power of social media for science, best practices, how you can support students in effective social media use, and tips for contentious communication that can be applied in all forms of communication.

    Date:

    Location: InTeGrate webinar

  • Communicating Science for Impact - 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop

    This short course took a hands-on approach to learning the tools of science communication, focusing on communication as a conversation. It was held in conjunction with the 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • InSAR Data Interpretation and Analysis for Nonspecialists

    This short course focused on the interpretation of processed InSAR data and how these data can be analyzed and modeled. It was held in conjunction with the 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • Strainmeter Short Course

    Students learned how strainmeters work, studied examples where the data were used to model strain transients, basic processing steps and how to access the strainmeter data. It was held in conjunction with the 2018 UNAVCO Science Workshop.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • Using GPS data in undergraduate courses: from tectonic motions to water resources and climate change issues

    This short course gave instructors hands-on experience with curricular modules that feature GPS/GNSS data and other geodetic time series applied to water resources and climate change topics, as well as the more known use of measuring tectonic motions.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA USA

  • Social Media 101 & 201

    This two-hour workshop discussed best practices, tips, guidelines, and inspirations for multiple social media platforms as well as sharing the power of what social media can do for your science.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA USA

  • 2017 COMET InSAR Training Workshop

    Three-day workshop aimed at early postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers that included a combination of lectures and practical exercises covering topics including but not limited to InSAR theory, SAR data preparation and processing, and displacement field modelling.

    Date:

    Location: School of Earth and Environment (SEE), University of Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry for Earth Science Research and Education

    This short course provided faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to SfM technology, data collection and processing, and examples of science and educational applications.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA

  • High Resolution Topography and 3D Imaging I: Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning

    This short course provided faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to terrestrial laser scanning (TLS, also known as ground-based LiDAR).

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Processing and Analysis of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) Data

    This short course provided participants with instruction and hands-on experience with various tools and methods for Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) data processing and analysis.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Networking for Scientists

    This mini-workshop focused on networking tips and tricks and also practice, for scientists of all backgrounds.

    Date:

    Location: ComSciCon - Rocky Mountain West, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2017 InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR: Sentinel-1A Time Series

    This course covered the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR.

    Date:

    Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • Using high resolution topography, UAVs, and GPS in undergraduate field education

    The goal of this workshop was to equip instructors of geoscience field courses with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate analysis of high-resolution topography into their courses. The teaching resources that were featured can be found at the GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) website.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO and nearby field sites, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Communicating for the Public - IAVCEI 2017

    This short workshop exposed participants to lessons learned from experienced volcano hazards communicators in attendance; provided practice on messaging using a Single Overriding Communications Objective (SOCO) worksheet with the assitance of Jeffery Rubin, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue; and provided a venue for discussion about the challenges of and best practices for communicating volcano-related science and hazards.

    Date:

    Location: International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) 2017 Meeting, Portland, OR, USA

  • Communicating Science for Impact - IAVCEI 2017

    This workshop took a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on science communication as a conversation.

    Date:

    Location: International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) 2017 Meeting, Portland, OR, USA

  • Drones in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

    This course was part of the ESIP Education workshop "Drones, Data, and the Great American Eclipse"

    Date:

    Location: Earth Science Information Partners Summer Meeting, Bloomington, IN, USA

  • Using Recreational Drones for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Explorations

    Participants learned about drone safety and teamwork, and then tested their drones' capabilities, decided how to monitor the environment with onboard cameras and/or attached sensors, set up systems to organize data from drones, and developed STEM explorations appropriate for their situations.

    Date:

    Location: Earth Educators' Rendezvous, Albuquerque, NM, USA

  • Communicating Science to the Public - EER 2017

    This workshop took a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on science communication as a conversation.

    Date:

    Location: Earth Educators' Rendezvous (EER), Albuquerque, NM, USA

  • 2017 GPS Data Processing and Analysis with GAMIT/GLOBK/TRACK

    The workshop included a review of GAMIT and GLOBK commands and file structures, and useful Unix command-line sequences not incorporated into scripts, as well as lectures on reference frame realization, error analysis, and efficient processing of both continuous and survey-model observations. This workshop also included kinematic measurements and GPS seismology, including real-time processing.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Communicating Science for Impact - 2017 EarthScope National Meeting

    This workshop took a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on science communication as a conversation.

    Date:

    Location: EarthScope National Meeting, Anchorage, AK, USA

  • 2017 Working with Strainmeter Data

    This hands-on workshop covered the main topics involved in processing strainmeter data with the purpose to help make strainmeter data useful to a broad scientific audience.

    Date:

    Location: Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Germany

  • 2016 Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop

    Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • Hooking undergraduates into geophysics data and methods (GPS, Lidar, InSAR, SfM photogrammetry) through societally important issues

    This short course provided instructors hands-on experience with curricular modules that feature LiDAR, InSAR, GPS, and structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry data and methods for both classroom and field courses.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • 2016 Tectonic Motions of the Western United States

    Education workshop that taught education professionals about Tectonic Motions of the Western United States and Alaska.

    Date:

    Location: Colorado Science Conference, Denver, CO, USA

  • Workshop series: UAVs in STEM Education: Using drones for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) investigations

    A collaboration between education professionals at UNAVCO, NASA, NOAA, CIMMS, and other organization has resulted in the the Drones in STEM education initiative with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through data-focused activities and modules.

    Dates:

    Locations: Multiple

  • 2016 COMET InSAR Training Workshop

    This workshop was aimed at early postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers that included a combination of lectures and practical exercises covering topics including but not limited to InSAR theory, SAR data preparation and processing, and displacement field modelling.

    Date:

    Location: School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Introduction to Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry for Earth Science Research and Education

    This course provided faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to SfM technology, data collection and processing, and examples of science and educational applications.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

  • Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-Based LiDAR) for Earth Science Research and Education

    This course provided faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to terrestrial laser scanning (TLS, also known as ground-based LiDAR).

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, during the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

  • Navigating and Maximizing a Digital, Social World

    The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Communication, Education, and Outreach hosted an afternoon of social media discussions and media training at the SCEC Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 11th, featuring award-winning earthquake journalist for the LA Times, Ron Lin, and communications experts and scientists from IRIS, UNAVCO, and SCEC.

    Date:

    Location: SCEC Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, USA

  • Using TLS and Structure from Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry in Undergraduate Field Education

    The goal of this workshop was to equip instructors of geoscience courses with field components with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry methods and applications into their courses.

    Date:

    Location: Indiana University Geologic Field Station, Cardwell, MT, USA

  • 2016 InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR: Sentinel-1A Time Series

    This course covered the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR.

    Date:

    Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • 2016 InSAR Theory & Processing with ISCE, GIAnT, and StaMPS

    This course covered basic & advanced InSAR theories, InSAR processing with JPL/Caltech/Stanford InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE), time-series InSAR processing with Generic InSAR Analysis Toolbox (GIAnT), and StaMPS (Stanford Method for Persistent Scatterers) processing.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Imaging and Analyzing Active Faults with High Resolution Topography

    This short course provided beginner to intermediate training on airborne and terrestrial lidar, and Structure from Motion technology, point cloud and raster-based data processing, and active fault-oriented analysis.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Open Source ALS and MLS Processing Tools Short Course

    This workshop introduced the airborne and mobile laser scanning (ALS and MLS) open source tools, and provided a detailed overview of the open source workflow to process raw LiDAR observations and perform advanced analysis without the requirements for high-cost hardware specific software packages.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • Geodesy Data Teaching Modules: GETSI Short Course

    This workshop used resources from four GETSI modules, provided advice from instructors who have developed and used the materials, and facilitated a discussion with colleagues on how best to adapt/adopt materials into your educational setting.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • 2016 Working with Strainmeter Data

    Students learned how strainmeters work, studied examples where the data were used to model strain transients, basic processing steps and how to access the strainmeter data.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • "UNAVCO Early Career Geo-Resources for you & Your Teaching", presented at A Career Development Workshop for NSF Geosciences Postdoctoral Researchers

    This meeting brought together many postdoctoral researchers who work in the geosciences, including the atmospheric, Earth, ocean, and polar sciences.

    Date:

    Location: Boulder, CO, USA

  • Earthquake Science, Engineering & Preparedness Workshop

    Workshop for middle-level science teachers from Seattle-Tacoma area.

    Date:

    Location: CWU Des Moines Center on the Highline Community College campus, WA, USA

  • Imaging and Analyzing Southern California's Active Faults with High Resolution Topography

    This course featured recent research results and provided beginner to intermediate training on airborne and terrestrial lidar, and Structure from Motion technology, point cloud and raster-based data processing, and active fault-oriented analysis.

    Date:

    Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

  • 2015 Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop

    Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • 2015 Tectonic Motions of the Western United States

    Education workshop that taught education professionals about Tectonic Motions of the Western United States and Alaska.

    Date:

    Location: Colorado Science Conference, Denver, CO, USA

  • 2015 Cascadia Earthscope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP) Workshop series

    Through a grant from the EarthScope Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), CEETEP offers four-day workshops to foster community engagement of earthquake science and preparedness, and to encourage collaboration and exchange between formal and informal coastal educators and includes Pacific Northwest tectonics, earthquake and tsunami hazards, and community preparedness.

    Coos Bay, OR Workshop August 10-13, 2015

    Arcata, CA Workshop October 9-12, 2015

    Dates:

    Location: Multiple

  • How to Talk to Strangers, Selling Yourself and Your Science, For Students

    This short workshop for students covered communicating at the 2015 GSA meeting and beyond.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 2015 GPS Data Processing and Analysis with GAMIT/GLOBK/TRACK

    The workshop included a review of GAMIT and GLOBK commands and file structures, and useful Unix command-line sequences not incorporated into scripts, as well as lectures on reference frame realization, error analysis, and efficient processing of both continuous and survey-model observations. This workshop also included kinematic measurements and GPS seismology, including real-time processing.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2015 InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR

    This short course covered the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR.

    Date:

    Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • Midwest Native Science Educators Workshop

    For the benefit of teachers working in predominantly Native American schools in Minnesota and the Midwest, the EarthScope Program offered a 2 ½-day professional-development workshop in Midwest-based, cross-cultural Earth science.

    Date:

    Location: Cass Lake, MN, USA

  • Earth Science Information Partners Educator Workshop

    Workshop sessions focused on using Earth Science data to inform instruction, linking real-word scientific data to science curriculum in grades 9-14.

    Date:

    Location: Asilomar, CA, USA

  • Advanced InSAR Processing

    This short course covered advanced InSAR theory, InSAR processing with JPL/Caltech/Stanford InSAR Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE), time-series InSAR processing with Generic InSAR Analysis Toolbox (GIAnT), and StaMPS (Stanford Method for Persistent Scatterers) processing.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2015 Working with Strainmeter Data

    Students learned how strainmeters work, study examples where the data were used to model strain transients, and gain knowledge of the basic steps involved in processing strainmeter data.

    Date:

    Location: Stowe, VT, USA

  • Yellowstone National Park as a Hotbed for Inquiry - AGU 2014

    Teacher professional development session at Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops.

    Date:

    Location: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • Field Education and Support by the UNAVCO GAGE Facility

    This workshop brought together educators who are interested in, or are already actively using, geodesy in a field education context.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Yellowstone National Park as a Hotbed for Inquiry - GSA 2014

    This short course at GSA provided teachers with lessons and activities regarding Yellowstone’s dynamic landscape.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • The Crunching of Cascadia: Discovering Deformation with Data

    This short course at GSA provided the resources to teach about convergent plate margins with GPS data.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Hone Your Skills: Be Heard and Be Interesting

    This short course at GSA was on developing a social media campaign, based on the course materials below.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-Based LiDAR) for Earth Science Research

    This GSA short course provided faculty, students, and professionals with an introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS—aka ground-based LiDAR) and focused on TLS technology, data collection, processing and analysis, and examples of science applications.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2014 Cascadia Earthscope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP) Workshop series

    Through a grant from the EarthScope Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), CEETEP offers four-day workshops to foster community engagement of earthquake science and preparedness, and to encourage collaboration and exchange between formal and informal coastal educators and includes Pacific Northwest tectonics, earthquake and tsunami hazards, and community preparedness.

    Year 1 Share-a-thon, Newport, OR March 8, 2014

    Aberdeen, WA Workshop August 11-14, 2014

    Forks, WA Workshop October 10-13, 2014

    Dates:

    Location: Multiple

  • Mid-Continent Rift System Educator Program

    This workshop showed how geophysics is used to map the rift so that educators can better use the Midcontinent Rift System in teaching about the geologic history of the midcontinent and about plate tectonics in general.

    Date:

    Location: Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA

  • Undergraduate Research: Explore natural hazards in seismically active regions using geodetic, earthquake, and societal data

    This workshop explored the many ways that authentic research experiences can be embedded in introductory Earth Science courses. Held in conjunction with the "On the Cutting Edge workshop Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years".

    Date:

    Location: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA

  • InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications using ISCE and GIAnT

    This short course trained scientists in the methods and practices of InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), a powerful tool for measuring Earth surface deformation due to earthquakes, volcanic unrest, ground water migration, and anthropogenic activity.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2014 InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR

    This course covered the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Introduction to GPS Geodesy and High Precision Observations

    This course covered (1) the underlying principles of Global Positioning System (GPS) applications in geodesy, (2) techniques for high-precision observations, and (3) data processing with GAMIT-GLOBK.

    Date:

    Location: Institute and Observatory of Geophysics at Antananarivo (IOGA), University of Antananarivo, Madagascar, Africa

  • Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-based LiDAR) for Earth Science Research

    This course provided faculty, students and professionals with an introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS - a.k.a., ground-based lidar) and focused on TLS technology, data collection, processing and analysis, and examples of science applications.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Using Real Geodesy Data in Undergraduate Structural Geology and Geophysics Courses

    The goals of this short course were (1) to teach folks how to use the velocity data from three non-colinear GPS sites to compute average crustal strain, (2) to present the associated curricular resources that we have developed, and (3) to discuss how these curricular resources might be adapted for use in structural geology, geophysics or tectonics courses and was held in conjunction with the 3rd Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum, an On the Cutting Edge - Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty event.

    Date:

    Location: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA

  • The Next Generation of LiDAR Analysis for Critical Zone (CZ) Research

    This course was taught through the Critical Zone Exploration Network (CZEN). The goal of this workshop was to expose early career CZ scientists to new LiDAR processing techniques to develop a vision for advancing their own research and the broader CZ science using LiDAR datasets.

    Date:

    Location: University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Teacher Professional Development Workshop: Incorporating GPS, seismology, and EarthScope Data into Earth Science Courses

    Course materials:

    Date:

    Location: USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, USA

  • EarthScope Alaska-Yukon Regional Workshop for Interpretor Professionals

    This workshop featured presentations by prominent geoscientists and interpretative professionals to help convey the story of the magnificent landscapes, geology, and natural hazards of the Alaska-Yukon region. Course information on the EarthScope website.

    Course materials:

    Date:

    Location: USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, USA

  • UNAVCO events at National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference

    Geology Share-a-Thon

    Earth System Science Share-a-Thon

    Workshop: EarthScope: A Hubble Space Telescope for Earth's Interior That's in Your Neighborhood!

    Workshop: Yellowstone’s Dynamic Landscape as a Jigsaw Investigation

    Date:

    Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) Boston, MA, USA

  • Hydrogeodesy Short Course

    The course covered the basic principles of InSAR, data type, data processing, InSAR time series, and the various hydrological applications. The course also included a tutorial on using InSAR observations for studying wetland and aquifer hydrology.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • 2014 Working with Strainmeter Data

    Students learned how strainmeters work, studied examples where the data were used to model strain transients, basic processing steps and how to access the strainmeter data.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Broomfield, CO, USA

  • Using Data in Earth Science, Teacher Professional Development Workshop

    Date:

    Location: Prairie Middle School, Cherry Creek School District, Aurora, CO, USA

  • Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with Lidar

    This course highlighted recent research results and provided beginner to intermediate training on airborne and terrestrial lidar technology, point cloud and raster-based data processing, and active fault-oriented analysis.

    Date:

    Location: San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), UCSD, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • Yellowstone National Park as a Hotbed for Inquiry - GSA 2013

    This course for teachers focused on data-rich classroom-ready lessons and activities exploring Yellowstone’s dynamic landscape.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

  • Integrating GPS, LiDAR, InSAR, and Other Geodesy Data into Undergraduate Courses

    In this short course participants learned about a suite of activities that feature geodetic data investigations.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

  • Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-Based LiDAR) for Earth Science Research

    This short course provided earth science faculty, students and professionals with an introduction to the principles of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS - a.k.a., ground-based lidar). Held in conjunction with the 2013 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2013 Cascadia Earthscope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP) Workshop series

    Through a grant from the EarthScope Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), CEETEP offers four-day workshops to foster community engagement of earthquake science and preparedness, and to encourage collaboration and exchange between formal and informal coastal educators and includes Pacific Northwest tectonics, earthquake and tsunami hazards, and community preparedness.

    Newport, OR Workshop August 12-15, 2013

    Astoria, OR Workshop October 11-14, 2013

    Dates:

    Location: Multiple

  • InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications using ROI_pac and GIAnT

    The goal of this short course was to train scientists in the methods and practices of InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), a powerful tool for measuring Earth surface deformation due to earthquakes, volcanic unrest, ground water migration, and anthropogenic activity.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2013 GPS Data Processing and Analysis with GAMIT/GLOBK/TRACK

    The workshop included a review of GAMIT and GLOBK commands and file structures, and useful Unix command-line sequences not incorporated into scripts, as well as lectures on reference frame realization, error analysis, and efficient processing of both continuous and survey-model observations. This workshop also included kinematic measurements and GPS seismology, including real-time processing.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2013 InSAR Processing and Theory with GMTSAR

    This course covered the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Finite Element Modeling of Deformation at Volcanoes

    This short course describeed how to design and construct models to describe deformation observed using geodetic methods (Global Positioning System — GPS — and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar — InSAR) at volcanic systems using the finite element method (FEM).

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2013 Teacher Workshop at the National Science Teacher Association Annual Conference

    This course explored the world beneath the Pacific Northwest and discovered how new science has detected "slow earthquakes" using high-precision GPS and seismic data.

    Date:

    Location: National Science Teacher Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA

  • EarthScope Central Appalachians Interpretative Workshop

    This workshop, seventh in a series of workshops for park rangers, museum educators, and other interpretative professionals sponsored by the EarthScope National Office (ESNO), was motivated by the progress of EarthScope instrumentation into the Eastern United States and by the M5.8 central Virginia (Mineral) earthquake in the summer of 2011.

    Date:

    Location: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA

  • Laser Scanning (Ground-Based LiDAR) Methods and Applications in Geologic Research & Education

    This workshop consisted of lectures and hands-on application of TLS equipment and data processing. Held in conjunction with the 2012 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, USA

  • 2012 InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists

    The goal of this short course was to train scientists in the methods and practices of InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), a powerful tool for measuring Earth surface deformation due to earthquakes, volcanic unrest, ground water migration, and anthropogenic activity.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2012 PIRE Teacher Workshop - The Dynamics of Intraplate and Other Earthquakes

    A professional development opportunity for high school and community-college science teachers from states around the New Madrid Seismic Zone (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee).

    Date:

    Location: University of Missouri, Columbus, OH, USA

  • Static and Kinematic GPS-based Positioning Using GIPSY/OASIS

    This course covered the fundamentals of using the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL's) GIPSY/OASIS software package to perform static and kinematic precise point positioning from GPS data.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2013 Teacher Workshop at the National Science Teacher Association Annual Conference

    This short course provided hands-on experience with place-based, data-rich activities and science content to teach plate tectonics and earthquakes.

    Date:

    Location: National Science Teacher Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • EarthScope Workshop for Interpretative Professionals in the Central Appalachian Region

    EarthScope presented a workshop that featured presentations by prominent geoscientists and interpretative professionals to help convey the story of the magnificent landscapes, geological stories, and natural hazards of the Central Appalachian Region.

    Date:

    Location: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA

  • 2012 GPS Data Processing Using GAMIT/GLOBK and TRACK

    This workshop included both static and kinematic processing of GPS data with an emphasis on regional tectonics and volcano monitoring.

    Date:

    Location: Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat, West Indies

  • 2012 GPS Data Processing Using GAMIT/GLOBK and TRACK

    This workshop included both static and kinematic processing of GPS data with an emphasis on regional tectonics and volcano monitoring.

    Date:

    Location: Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat, West Indies

  • 2011 GPS Data Analysis and Modeling Using GAMIT/GLOBK and TDEFNODE at University of the Philippines, Diliman

    This workshop combined static GPS data processing and analysis with modeling of secular and time-dependent motion of GPS stations.

    Date:

    Location: University of the Philippines, Diliman

  • 2011 GPS Data Processing Using GAMIT/GLOBK and TRACK at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    This course covered intermediate and advanced issues in GPS analysis for crustal motion studies and meteorolical studies.

    Date:

    Location: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2011 Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground based LiDAR) Methods and Applications in Geologic Research & Education

    This workshop provided faculty, students and professionals with the basic principles of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), a.k.a. ground‐based LiDAR, workflows and best practices for the acquisition and processing of TLS data, an overview of various TLS platforms, and examples of science and education applications. Held in conjunction with the 2011 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA

  • 2011 GPS Data Processing Using GAMIT/GLOBK and TRACK at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

    This short course was organized by Dokuz Eylul University and led by Prof Tom Herring of MIT. It included lectures and one-on-one tutoring in static processing of both continuous and survey-mode measurements; defining, global, regional, and local reference frames; temporal and spatial filtering of time series; modeling tropospheric, antenna, and loading effects in height estimates; combining solutions to esimate post-seismic and long-term crustal deformation; handling step-displacements due to earthquakes and instrument changes; and developing an error model for velocity estimates.

    Date:

    Location: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

  • 2011 InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists

    The goal of this short course was to train scientists in the methods and practices of InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), a powerful tool for measuring Earth surface deformation due to earthquakes, volcanic unrest, ground water migration, and anthropogenic activity. This short course also helped prepare scientists for the upcoming NASA InSAR mission, now called DESDynI (Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice).

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2011 PIRE Teacher Workshop - The Dynamics of Intraplate and Other Earthquakes

    A professional development opportunity for high school and community-college science teachers from states around the New Madrid Seismic Zone (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee).

    Date:

    Location: University of Missouri, Columbus, OH, USA

  • Exploring Geology and Geophysics through EarthScope

    Date:

    Location: University of Texas Institute of Geophysics, Austin, TX, USA

  • Post-processing and Real Time Kinematic GPS data analysis with track and trackRT

    This workshop featured kinematic processing using TRACK and it's real-time counterpart TrackRT.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • EarthScope New Madrid-Central US Interpretative Workshop

    Workshop for park rangers and museum educators sponsored by the EarthScope National Office. Participants learned how to use EarthScope data and science results, and developed and presented interpretative programs on the evolving landscape and its connections to aspects of the natural and cultural history of theNew Madrid region.

    Date:

    Location: Fogelman Executive Conference Center, Memphis, TN, USA

  • 2011 GPS Data Processing Using GAMIT/GLOBK and TRACK at Lima, Peru

    This workshop was organized by Instituto Geofisico del Peru (IGP) and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) and covered static processing of both continuous and survey-mode measurements: defining global, regional, and local reference frames; temporal and spatial filtering of time series; modeling tropospheric, antenna, and loading effects in height estimates; combining solutions; handling step-displacements due to earthquakes and instrument changes; and developing an error model for velocity estimates.

    Date:

    Location: Lima, Peru

  • 2010 GPS Data Processing Using GAMIT/GLOBK and TRACK

    This workshop combined GPS data processing and analysis using the GAMIT/GLOBK software with modeling of secular and time-dependent motion of GPS stations using DEFNODE.

    Date:

    Location: University of Miama, FL, USA

  • 2010 Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground based LiDAR) Methods and Applications in Geologic Research & Education

    This workshop provided faculty, students, and professionals with the basic principles of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), aka ground-based LiDAR, workflows and best practices for the acquisition and processing of TLS data, an overview of various TLS platforms, and examples of science and education applications. Held in conjunction with the 2010 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

  • EarthScope Yellowstone Interpretative Workshop

    Workshops for park rangers and museum educators sponsored by the EarthScope National Office. Participants learned how to use EarthScope data and science results, and developed and presented interpretative programs on the evolving landscape and its connections to aspects of the natural and cultural history of the Yellowstone region.

    Date:

    Location: Teton Science School, Jackson, WY, USA

  • 2010 Getting Started with PBO Strainmeter Data

    This workshop covered the basic concepts of strain and gave a background in instrumentation for monitoring crustal deformation.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists

    This workshop introduced InSAR processing and applications to new users.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Teachers on the Leading Edge (TOTLE) 2010 Summer Workshop for Washington State Middle Level Earth Science Teachers (5-9th grade)

    Teachers on the Leading Edge (TOTLE) is a professional development program for Earth Science teachers in the Pacific Northwest. Through a problem-solving approach to active continental margin geology, teachers learned how geoscientists developed our current understanding of Pacific Northwest plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes and how EarthScope research is advancing frontiers of knowledge.

    Date:

    Location: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, USA

  • Teaching Geodesy in the 21st Century – an ‘On the Cutting Edge’ Follow-on Workshop

    The Follow-On Workshop Program was designed to bring Cutting Edge workshop results and resources to new audiences, while providing opportunities to develop new Cutting Edge workshop leaders. Held in conjunction with the 2010 UNAVCO Science Workshop.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO Science Workshop, Boulder, CO USA

  • Central Texas Earth Science Teacher Workshop

    GPS Geodesy as Windows on Earth: New Discoveries using GPS and other Geodetic Techniques.

    This course was taught remotely via WebEx.

    Date:

    Location: Waco, TX, USA

  • Planning for the Future of Geo-cybereducation Workshop

    The purpose of the Geo-Cyberlearning Workshop was to examine the components in existence in terms of NSF programs, datasets, and users.

    Date:

    Location: Arlington, VA, USA

  • EarthScope Colorado Plateau-Rio Grande Rift Workshop Interpretative Workshop

    Fourth in a series of workshops for park rangers and museum educators sponsored by the EarthScope National Office. Participants learned how to use EarthScope data and science results, and developed and presented interpretive programs on the evolving landscape and its connections to aspects of the natural and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau-Rio Grande Rift region.

    Date:

    Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM, USA

  • Which Way Are We Going? A Short Presentation on Online Mapping Tools to Help Students Visualize Plate Motions with GPS Data

    This presentation provided an overview of UNAVCO's visualization tools and how they are used in our learning modules. Held in conjunction with the 2009 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Porland, OR, USA

  • INTERFACE Workshop: Recent Developments in the Methods and Applications of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-based LiDAR) in Geologic Research and Education

    This workshop provided faculty, students, and professionals with the basic principles of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), aka ground-based LiDAR, workflows and best practices for the acquisition and processing of TLS data, an overview of various TLS platforms, and examples of science and education applications. Held in conjunction with the 2009 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Porland, OR, USA

  • Exploring Southwest Geology and Geophysics through the EarthScope Program

    Through an exploration of EarthScope learning activities as they relate to the geology and geophysics of the American Southwest, participants will: (1) be able to describe why EarthScope is investigating the geophysics of the Southwest, how understanding the past can help us understand the present and future & how present day geologic phenomena can help us understand the past, (2) improve their foundation in geophysics, and (3) be able to implement selected EarthScope activities in their classrooms.

    This workshop was a collaboration between UNAVCO, Arizona State University, and Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, and is funded by the National Science Foundation through EarthScope.

    Date:

    Location: Flagstaff, AZ, USA

  • Workshop & Science Planning for the Evaluation, Monitoring and Communication of Volcanic and Seismic Hazards in East Africa

    A workshop and business meeting that convened for US, African, and European scientists to develop and enhance plans for investigations of processes leading to volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes in continental rift zones, with emphasis on the evaluation, monitoring and communication of volcanic and seismic hazards in East Africa.

    Date:

    Location: ICTP - Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall, Trieste, Italy

  • 2009 InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists

    A three day workshop that introduced InSAR processing and applications to new users.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Teachers on the Leading Edge (TOTLE) 2009 Summer Workshop for Washington State Teachers

    Teachers on the Leading Edge (TOTLE) is a professional development program for Earth Science teachers in the Pacific Northwest. Through a problem-solving approach to active continental margin geology, teachers learned how geoscientists developed our current understanding of Pacific Northwest plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes and how EarthScope research is advancing frontiers of knowledge.

    Date:

    Location: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, USA

  • Exploring the Yellowstone Hotspot Using EarthScope Data: A One-day Workshop for Teachers

    This workshop was designed to provide information, activities, and materials that teachers can use in their classrooms to teach Earth and physical sciences. Held in conjunction with the 2009 EarthScope National Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: EarthScope National Meeting, Boise, ID, USA

  • 2009 Getting Started with PBO Strainmeter Data

    This workshop described how the strainmeters work, presented examples of tectonic strain transients recorded by PBO strainmeters, and outlined how to access and work with the data. Held in conjunction with the 2009 EarthScope National Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: EarthScope National Meeting, Boise, ID, USA

  • New Data and Data Tools for EarthScope Data at UNAVCO and Other EarthScope

    EarthScope witnessed an explosion of new data and data access tools in 2008. The focus of this workshop was a hands-on introduction to these data and tools.

    Date:

    Location: EarthScope National Meeting, Boise, ID, USA

  • Methods for Estimating Western US GPS Velocity Field

    The purpose of this workshop was to present and discuss methods for determining a GPS velocity field that unifies all available campaign and continuous GPS into a single solution with a common reference frame. Held in conjunction with the 2009 EarthScope National Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: EarthScope National Meeting, Boise, ID, USA

  • EarthScope San Andreas Interpretative Workshop

    Third in a series of workshops for park rangers and museum educators sponsored by the EarthScope National Office. Participants learned how to use Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and EarthScope data and science results, and developed and presented interpretative programs on the evolving landscape and its connections to aspects of the natural and cultural history of the San Andreas region.

    Date:

    Location: San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA, USA

  • 2009 Explore Plate Tectonics Using GPS Data

    TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution workshop.

    Date:

    Location: Austin, TX, USA

  • The Use of GPS, LiDAR, and InSAR Data to Learn about Plate Tectonics, Crustal Deformation, Isostasy, and Ice Flow: A Short Course for Faculty at Two- and Four-Year Institutions

    This course was geared toward faculty at two- and four-year colleges who teach earth science or a science course in which plate tectonics is a topic. Participants were introduced to place-based, data-rich educational materials about GPS and plate tectonics to use in their classrooms, received an introduction to high-precision GPS, and had the opportunity to discuss pedagogical strategies for classroom implementation. Held in conjunction with the 2008 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, USA

  • Introducing GPS and its Applications in Earth Science to Students and Educators of Puerto Rico

    An exploration of UNAVCO learning activities as they relate to the Caribbean geology and geophysics.

    Date:

    Location: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

  • 2008 Processing and Analysis of GPS Data with GAMIT/GLOBK/TRACK

    This course provided group and (some) individual instruction in GPS data analysis.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Explore New Mexico Geology and Geophysics through the EarthScope Program

    EarthScope was a national, decade-long geoscience program to understand the North American continent. Geophysical instruments moved across the continent, acquiring new information about continental evolution and structure; and laboratories were set up in regions of special interest, including our own Rio Grande rift. In 2008, instruments were fully operational throughout New Mexico, allowing us to better understand our state’s volcanoes, mountains, seismic activity, and the development of the rift.This workshop was offered by EarthScope, IRIS, and UNAVCO and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) and was a great opportunity to learn about new and ongoing geological research that directly relates to New Mexico.

    Date:

    Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albequerque, NM, USA

  • Teachers on the Leading Edge (TOTLE) 2008 Summer Workshop

    Teachers on the Leading Edge (TOTLE) is a professional development program for Earth Science teachers in the Pacific Northwest. Through a problem-solving approach to active continental margin geology, teachers learned how geoscientists developed our current understanding of Pacific Northwest plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes and how EarthScope research is advancing frontiers of knowledge.

    Date:

    Location: Portland, OR, USA

  • 2008 InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists

    This workshop included an overview of the technology and its application to Earth Science, an introduction to a common processing package, and an overview of different processing packages.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Explore Central Great Plains Geology and Geophysics through the EarthScope Program

    Through an exploration of EarthScope learning activities as they relate to the Central Great Plains geology and geophysics, participants were able to describe why EarthScope is investigating the geophysics of the Great Plains, how understanding the past can help us understand the present and future & how present day geologic phenomena can help us understand the past. They were also able to improve their foundation in geophysics and able to implement selected EarthScope activities in their classrooms.

    Date:

    Location: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

  • Working with Strainmeter and Tiltmeter Data: A Short Course for New Users

    This workshop covered the main topics involved in processing strainmeter data with the purpose to help make EarthScope data useful to a broad scientific audience. The target audience was graduate students and practicing scientists interested in studying plate boundary, earthquake, and volcano deformation.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Processing and Analysis of GeoEarthscope and Other Community LiDAR Topography Datasets

    Participants in this course learned about LiDAR technology, access to publicly available datasets, software and hardware considerations for working with the data, data processing (raw or classified point clouds, digital elevation models, other derived products), and approaches for analyzing the data to answer their research questions.

    Date:

    Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

  • EarthScope Cascadia Interpretative Workshop

    This workshop combined presentations by EarthScope scientists with interpretive methods to convey the story of the ongoing deformation of the edge of the North American continent. Participants learned how to use EarthScope data and science results, and developed and presented actual programs and exhibits during the workshop. The goal was to help interpreters create opportunities for the public to form their own intellectual and emotional connections to the dynamic landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

    Date:

    Location: Mount Rainier National Park Education Center, Tahoma Woods, WA, USA

  • 2008 Explore Plate Tectonics Using GPS Data

    TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution workshop.

    Date:

    Location: Austin, TX, USA

  • 2008 Explore Plate Tectonics Using GPS Data

    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference workshop.

    Date:

    Location: Boston, MA, USA

  • Using GPS Data to Study Crustal Deformation, Earthquakes, and Volcanism: A Workshop for College Faculty

    This course was geared toward faculty at two- and four-year institutions who teach general science education and introductory or lower level geoscience courses in which plate tectonics is a topic.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Cordilleran / Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

  • Using GPS Data to Study Crustal Deformation, Earthquakes, and Volcanism: A Workshop for College Faculty

    This course was geared toward faculty at two- and four-year institutions who teach general science education and introductory or lower level geoscience courses in which plate tectonics is a topic.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Cordilleran / Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

  • Using EarthScope Data in the Classroom - 2007 Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching

    Teachers learned how their students can access GPS and seismic data over the Internet from the largest ever Earth science experiment. The data can be used in the classroom to discover the processes underlying tectonic plate motions and to understand Earth structure.

    Date:

    Location: Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Austin, TX, USA

  • Explore Plate Tectonics Using GPS Data - NSTA Western Area 2007

    Teachers explored techniques to study plate tectonics and plate movement and discuss strategies for integrating modern research into their teaching.

    Date:

    Location: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Western Area Conference, Denver, CO, USA

  • Using GPS Data to Learn about Tectonic Plate Movement, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and other Applications: A Workshop for Educators in Secondary Education

    This course was geared toward educators in middle and high schools who teach earth science or a science course in which plate tectonics is a topic. Held in conjunction with the 2007 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

  • Processing and Analysis of GeoEarthscope and Other Community LiDAR Topography Datasets

    Participants in this course learned about LiDAR technology, access to publicly available datasets, software and hardware considerations for working with the data, data processing (raw or classified point clouds, digital elevation models, other derived products), and approaches for analyzing the data to answer their research questions. Held in conjunction with the 2007 Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA

  • Explore Plate Tectonics Using GPS Data - TIE 2007

    Workshop for secondary education teachers: Through computer-based, hands-on, and kinesthetic exercises, teachers joined in exploring how to make plate tectonics come alive for students.

    Date:

    Location: 21st Annual Technology in Education (TIE) Conference, Copper Mountain, CO, USA

  • Exploring Plate Tectonics Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) - NSTA 2007

    Short course for secondary education teachers who learned how earth scientists use Global Positioning System (GPS) to measure deformation.

    Date:

    Location: National Science Teachers Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA

  • Using EarthScope Data in the Classroom - 2007 EarthScope National Meeting

    Workshop (Middle and high school teachers): This professional development session focused on the use of EarthScope data in the classroom for middle and high school teachers. The session included the presentation of EarthScope science content and modeling of classroom activities by UNAVCO and IRIS staff and consortium members.

    Date:

    Location: EarthScope National Meeting, Monterey, CA, USA

  • 2006 Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop: Earthquakes And Tsunamis

    This workshop targeted K-12 teachers in conjunction with the GIFT (Geophysical Information for Teachers) program. Held in conjunction with the 2006 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

  • Using Data-Rich Activities to Teach About Plate Tectonics, Earth Structure, and Earthquakes

    This workshop was held at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Meeting (K-12 teachers).

    Date:

    Location: Tampa, FL, USA

  • Using GPS Data to Study Crustal Deformation, Earthquakes, and Volcanism: A Workshop for College Faculty

    A half-day workshop for college faculty who teach introductory/general education Earth science courses. Held in conjunction with the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.

    Date:

    Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 2006 Working with Strainmeter and Tiltmeter Data: A Short Course for New Users

    This workshop covered the main topics involved in processing strainmeter data with the purpose to help make EarthScope data useful to a broad scientific audience.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • GPS Data Analysis (GAMIT/GLOBK): A Short Course for Intermediate and Experienced Users

    An intermediate-level short course in GPS analysis using the GAMIT/GLOBK software for crustal motion studies.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

  • 2005 Working with Strainmeter and Tiltmeter Data: A Short Course for New Users

    This workshop covered the main topics involved in processing strainmeter data with the purpose to help make EarthScope data useful to a broad scientific audience.

    Date:

    Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, USA

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