2018 Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes

Boulder, Colorado

CTSP: Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes

April 25-27, 2018

Boulder, Colorado

A workshop focused on Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes (CTSP) will be held from April 25-27, 2018 and is intended to survey both questions and state of the art numerical techniques that simulate surface processes and long term tectonic (LTT) processes in an attempt to define a framework for the development of efficient numerical algorithms that couple across multiple length and time scales. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to develop collaborations and proposal ideas and by doing so enhance and increase the impact of both the CIG and CSDMS communities. We expect a broad and diverse audience drawn from domestic and international research communities, including graduate students, post-docs, and early career scientists, who are interested in coupling landscape evolution to tectonic processes.
The workshop will occur over 2 ½ days at the University of Colorado (Boulder). The first two days will be dedicated to a survey of existing questions and numerical techniques and challenges through a combination of breakout discussions and presentations by leading experts in the field. The last ½ day will be dedicated to developing a white paper that outlines different mechanisms through which the LTT and surface processes communities can collaborate to tackle the science questions and the numerical challenges defined over the first two days. The hope is that such a white paper will serve to set the stage for new educational and method development efforts, including the submission of a NSF Research Collaboration Network proposal. 

Workshop Whitepaper

CTSP: Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes 

Organizing Committee

Mark Behn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Luc Lavier, University of Texas, DGS/IG
Thorsten Becker, University of Texas, DGS/IG
Phaedra Upton, GNS New Zealand
Eric Mittelstaed, University of Idaho
Catherine Cooper, Washington State University
Greg Tucker, University Colorado, Boulder
Louise Kellogg, University of California, Davis
Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University
Boris Kaus, University of Mainz


This workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Earth Sciences Division. There is no registration fee. We will be able to cover most on-site expenses (venue costs, hotel expenses based on double occupancy, and breakfast & lunch) for approximately 70 participants. Most participants will have their travel to and from the meeting covered. We will not be able to provide dinners on-site, but there are several restaurants nearby. Confirmed participants whose on-site expenses are covered are expected to arrive on Tuesday evening and leave on Friday morning. 

To register


Please to to the workshop website for up to date information [website].

Important dates

Late November: Applications are now open
January 15th: Application deadline
February 1: Successful applicants are invited to confirm participation
February 15: Deadline for confirmation of attendance
Late March: Final meeting agenda is released

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