MARGINS at Fall AGU 2007

MARGINS Student Prize MARGINS-related Sessions

MARGINS Mini-Workshops at AGU 2007

MARGINS Student and Community Reception

With comments on the MARGIN Program's status from NSF Program Managers and MARGINS Chair

AGU Fall Meeting
6:00 PM, Monday, December 10
Yerba Buena Salon 7, San Francisco Marriott

MARIGNS will host a Reception at the AGU Fall Meeting (details above). The Reception is an open event, welcoming participants in MARGINS-funded studies and all others with an interest in the program.

Student entrants for the MARGINS Student Presentation Prize are invited to present their posters and discuss their research with the scientific community attending. This will be a great opportunity for the students to further share their results and interact with a wide spectrum of MARGINS scientists. This year, poster entrants will be judged at this event in consideration for the MARGINS Student Prize, and several judges will be present (see the Student Prize web page for more details).

There will be ample time to mingle, with food and drinks courtesy of Boston Univeristy and the MARGINS Office. Among those present will be Geoff Abers (MARGINS Chair), members of the MARGINS Steering Committee, and Program Managers for MARGINS from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Chair and NSF Program Managers will use this event as an opportunity to update the community on recent MARGINS events and successes, and discuss plans for the future.

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Two MARGINS Interdisciplinary Mini-Workshops

"The Future of the NSF-MARGINS Initiative Rifting Continental Lithosphere (RCL)"
A pre-AGU activity: Sunday, December 9, 2007, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Metropolitan 3 Ballroom, The Westin San Francisco Market Street (50 Third Street)

Conveners: Paul Umhoefer (Northern Arizona University) and Roger Buck (LDEO, Columbia University)

Recent advances in understanding rifting processes have come from studies in the MARGINS-RCL focus site in the Gulf of California as well as through research in many rifts. This workshop will bring together geoscientists that work on the processes and sites of rifting continental lithosphere to discuss the status of RCL research and ideas for possible future directions of RCL within a potential successor program to MARGINS. The program will include a review of advances in research in the Gulf of California focus site, the status of research in selected rifts, and RCL-related modeling. We will consider if the focus site paradigm is the best for the future, and how best to get broader community input into the RCL planning process.

Click here to view the current meeting program.

For more information, please contact the MARGINS Office ( To RSVP to this meeting, please contact the conveners at the addresses above.

"Data Resources for the Geosciences"
A pre-AGU activity: Sunday, December 9, 2007, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
City Room, The Westin San Francisco Market Street (50 Third St.)

Conveners: Andrew Goodwillie (Marine Geoscience Data System) and Kerstin Lehnert (Geoinformatics for Geochemistry)

Join us for an informal introduction to cool, free data resources: GeoMapApp (a data visualization and exploration tool) and the on-line geochemistry database systems EarthChem, PetDB, and SedDB. Demonstrations of these systems will be given, followed by hands-on exercises. Bring your laptop! This workshop is free! Refreshments will be provided. To see these data tools, visit,,

SIGN UP TODAY for this free workshop by emailing:
Workshop attendance limited to 25 people.

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The MARGINS Office is Hosted by Columbia University

Last updated Tuesday, November 27, 2007