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Pre-AGU PASSCAL Users Workshop 2014

Late-stage graduate students! Postdocs! Researchers and faculty!

IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center would like to invite you to register for our PASSCAL Users Workshop to be held on Sunday December 14th, 2014 (the day before the beginning of the AGU Fall meeting). 

This year’s workshop will give an overview of the PASSCAL facility, the services we provide and how to access them.  We will have two special guest speakers, PIs who have successfully planned for an run international and large-scale PASSCAL projects.  This year's speakers are Anne Meltzer of Lehigh University (large-scale broadband deployments in Pakistan, Tibet, and Mongolia) and David Okaya of the University of Southern California (large active source projects in Taiwan, New Zealand and Japan).

But wait, there is more! The PASSCAL Program Manager, Kent Anderson, as well as the PASSCAL Director, Bruce Beaudoin, will be on hand for questions and discussion as well.  Ask questions and discuss ideas about current/future projects before AGU really starts and the talks, posters, dinners, and other meetings start clamoring for everybody's attention and time!

This workshop will be useful to anyone who has an upcoming PASSCAL supported experiment, or is planning to propose an experiment, and will be particularly useful to current graduate students and new investigators.

Tentative schedule (7:30am - 3:00pm) presentations covering:

  • 7:30-8:00 Morning coffee and sweets
  • 8-8:20 Introduction and borrowing equipment
    • Policy
    • Procedures
    • Expectations
    • Scheduling
  • 8:20 – 9:15 Introduction to equipment available from PASSCAL
    • Uses for different types of recorders and sensors
    • Strengths and weaknesses of different types of equipment
    • Power requirements and options
  • 9:15– 10:15 Planning your field effort - speakers Anne Meltzer and David Okaya
    • Time
    • Money
    • Personnel
  • 10:15-10:30 Break (snacks and coffee/tea provided)
  • 10:30-10:45 Shipping
    • Costs
    • Customs
  • 10:45-11:30 Field procedures
    • Field supplies provided by the P.I.
    • Field headquarter requirements
    • Typical field installations
    • Service cycle
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Data submittal
    • Policy
    • Procedure
    • Tools
  • 12:00-12:30 Software tools
    • Field QC
    • Data manipulation
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch (not provided)
  • 1:30-3:00 Group Discussion and Q&A: PASSCAL as a resource for your research field efforts


More details:

Where: San Francisco, Pre-AGU Fall meeting 2014 at Palomar Hotel

When: December 14th 2014, 8:00am-3:00pm

Deadline to register: CLOSED (October 23rd, 2014, 23:59 UTC)

Funding to attend: Not available

Application to register: Registration has closed. We will confirm participants via e-mail by October 27th.  If you are still interested in attending and have not yet registered, please email Mouse Reusch at mouse [at] passcal [dot] nmt [dot] edu.

In order to provide the best possible support during the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20.

A continental breakfast and snacks will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!