MARGINS Steering Committee (MSC) Meetings Agendas

MSC Spring 2010 Meeting - April 2010, Arlington, VA

MSC Fall 2009 Meeting - October 2009, Portland, OR

MSC Spring 2009 Meeting - March 2009, Arlington, VA

MSC Fall 2008 Meeting - October 2008, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY

MSC Spring 2008 Meeting
- April 2008, Arlington, VA

MSC Fall 2007 Meeting - November 2007, Honolulu, HI

MSC Spring 2007 Meeting - April 2007, Arlington, VA

MSC Fall 2006 Meeting - September 2006, Arlington, VA

MSC Spring 2006 Meeting - February 2006, Honolulu, HI

MSC Fall 2005 Meeting - Coming Soon!

MSC
Spring 2005 Meeting - April 2005, Arlington, VA

MSC Fall 2004 Meeting - October 2004, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY

MSC Spring 2004 Meeting - April 2004, Arlington, VA

MSC Fall 2003 Meeting - October 2003, Arlington, VA

MSC Spring 2003 Meeting - Coming Soon!

MSC Fall 2002 Meeting - September, 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii

  1. General welcome and introduction of new members (Slingerland, Wiberg and Linneman). Approval of MSC Spring 2002 meeting minutes.
  2. NSF Program managers’ report on the state of MARGINS and additional MARGINS funding since March, 2002 and the program for FY03. NSF events that potentially affect MARGINS. Revisit of MARGINS milestones.
  3. Workshop reports: “Subduction Factory Research in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) Arc”, September 8-13, 2002, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  4. Pending/proposed workshops and theoretical institutes
    i. MARGINS workshop on modeling of subduction zone dynamics and thermal structure”, University of Michigan, October 4-6, 2002.
    ii. AAPG, Cairo, October 30-November, 4, 2002.
    iii. MTEI “Revisiting the Seismogenic Zone”, March 16-21, 2003, Snowbird Utah.
    iv. MARGINS Workshop on “Rupturing Continental Lithosphere: Gulf of California – Salton Trough Region”, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 1-3, 2003.
    v. MARGINS workshop “Progress on Research into the Waipaoa Source to Sink System” New Zealand, May, 2003.
    vi. “IAVCEI (Commission on the chemistry of volcanic gases) field workshop in Nicaragua and Costa Rica”, Costa Rica, March 26-April 2, 2003.
    vii. “Sediment yield, transport and deposition of the Markham river system, Papua-New Guinea”, Lae, PNG, late summer, 2003.
  5. MARGINS Focus sites database generation: Problems, Request for Proposals and links with RIDGE2000 and NSF-MG&G.
  6. MARGINS Initiative brochures.
  7. Review of Science Plans.
  8. Interactions with NSF and Earthscope – comments on white paper.
  9. Report from July NSF visit: EAR, MG&G and ODP funding for MARGINS.
  10. Next Chairperson.
  11. Rotations. Nominations – Off: Doug Wiens and Simon Peacock. Missing representation on the MSC?
  12. Other business

Excerpts and highlights from this Steering Committee meeting were published in MARGINS Newsletter #9, Fall 2002.

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MARGINS Spring 2002 Steering Committee Meeting
13-14 March, 2002, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
Palisades, New York.

  1. Welcome and outline of events.
  2. NSF Program managers’ report on MARGINS and MARGINS funding.
  3. Feedback from the Panel and mail reviews on MARGINS proposals: Proposal statistics and discussion of funded & unfunded proposals. Discussion concerning the effectiveness of the MARGINS program, the nature of possible problems in any of the MARGINS initiatives (existing or pending) and their solutions?.
  4. Workshop reports
    i. AGU Town meetings (Costa Rica/Nicaragua SubFac and Nankai, December, 2002). Preparation of Nankai (Tobin) and Costa Rica (von Huene) IODP/Riser drilling proposals and the need for workshops. Presentation of MARGINS plans at ODP SCICOM meeting, March 19-22, 2002, Yokohama, Japan.
    ii. Community Sediment Model (Boulder, February 19-22, 2002).
    iii. SCEC Borderland Initiative Workshop (March 8-10, 2002).
  5. Pending workshops, theoretical institutes and meetings
    i. MARGINS workshop, “Modeling of Subduction Zone Dynamics and Thermal Structure”, University of Michigan, October 4-6, 2002.
    ii. MARGINS Workshop, “Subduction Factory Sesearch in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) Arc”, September 8-13, 2002, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    iii. MTEI “Revisiting the Seismogenic Zone”, March 16-21, 2002, Snowbird Utah.
    iv. GEO2002, Bahrain, April 17-19, 2002. Visit with ARAMCO and Saudi Geological Survey researchers and colleagues.
  6. MARGINS data policy statement – status. NSF-MGG database proposals for focus site construction.
  7. MARGINS research fellowships – status.
  8. Watch dogs for each initiative. Presentation of altruistic activities of MARGINS Steering committee members. A more formal “charge” for MARGINS Steering committee membership. The continuing need for MARGINS recognition on posters and publications (use of MARGINS logo) & MARGINS publication number.
  9. MARGINS publications: Columbia University Press MTEI series. Status of MARGINS Science Plans (representatives: Karner, Driscoll, Hirschmann & Dixon).
  10. Rotations. Nominations – Off: Susan Debari, Simon Klemperer and Chuck Nittrouer.
  11. Other business

Excerpts and highlights from this Steering Committee meeting were published in MARGINS Newsletter #8, Spring 2002, available in PDF format from the Newsletter page (link in left margin of this page).

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MARGINS Spring 2001 Steering Committee Meeting
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, 25-26 July, 2001

AGENDA:

1. NSF Program managers report on MARGINS and MARGINS funding (Bilal Haq).

2. Progress of the SubFac, SEIZE and RCL initiatives.

3. Workshop reports

i. Database management workshop (San Diego, 14-16 May, 2001).
ii. Gulf of California/Salton Trough workshop (Puerta Vallarta, 27-29 October, 2000)
iii. Red Sea/Gulf of Suez workshop (Sharm el-Sheik, 17-23 March, 2001).
iv. InterMARGINS meeting (GSA/GSL Edinburgh meeting, 24 June, 2001).
v. Costa Rica/Nicaragua workshop report.

4. Feedback from the Panel and mail reviews: Is MARGINS "on-track" and the nature of possible problems and their solutions? (Dick Poore).

5. MARGINS data policy statement - comments on draft document. Discussions, recommendations and implementation.

6. MARGINS research fellowships - comments on draft document (number, funding, conditions and implementation).

7. MARGINS outreach & education - exactly what do we need to do and how? Example from RIDGE2000. NSF education & outreach funding opportunities (public, education and hazards issues)

8. Watch dogs for each initiative: suggestions for future MTEI's, town meetings and workshops (SEIZE MTEI, SubFac workshop, JAMSTEC/US Nankai meeting, Central America town meeting). The need for MARGINS recognition on posters and publications (use of MARGINS logo) & MARGINS publication number. Modification of AGU key words (a proposal from Patty Fryer).

9. Earthscope workshop representation - MARGINS position. Proposal: Expansion of PBO to include Central America/EAR co-ownership in MARGINS. Earthscope representation on the MARGINS Steering Committee.

10. MARGINS publications: Columbia University Press MTEI series. Publication of science plans - revision of SEIZE document.

11. Rotations. Nominations - Gray Bebout (Lehigh University) and Gregor Eberli (RSMAS, University of Miami). Oil industry representation on the MARGINS Steering Committee.

12. Other business - MARGINS/ABYSS proposal

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MARGINS Fall 2000 Steering Committee Meeting
Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, 27 Oct., 2000

AGENDA:

1. MARGINS student research fellowships; Conditions, number & funding

2. MARGINS Initiatives: Science Plan status i. Subduction Factory ii. Source to Sink iii. Rupturing Continental Lithosphere

3. MARGINS MTEI publication series. Columbia University Press: Marketing and electronic publications

4. MARGINS Workshops, town meetings and Theoretical Institutes:

i. SubFac modeling workshop; Benchmarking and critical first-order constraints (Peter van Keklen, Simon Peacock)
ii. MARGINS annual luncheon meeting of the steering committee (and some past members, but without NSF program managers) at the fall AGU meeting, Sunday 19 Dec., 1230-1330 at the Argent hotel restaurant.
iii. AGU town meeting: Nankai Friday, 17 Dec. Moscone Center, 120, 5:30-8:00pm, sponsored by InterMARGINS and MARGINS Nankai meeting. Rooms 270 & 272.
iv. InterMARGINS meeting. Discuss rotation schedule and possible move to UK (Paul Egerton). Objectives: maximize the effectiveness of InterMARGINS, solicit new membership, facilitate closer cooperation on data/information exchange and development of unified science. UK Margins update.
v. MG&G/MARGINS data archiving and retrieving (mid-May): Participation, concerns and position.
vi. Geological Society of America/Geological Society of London: "EARTH SYSTEM PROCESSES", Edinburgh, June 24-28, 2001. Specific meeting : "Tectonic and sedimentary process interaction at global ocean margins: Future science strategies" Convenors: Paul Egerton, Garry Karner and Edward Derbyshire.
vii. RCL "Gulf of California" workshop (Convenors: Joann Stock, Michael Steckler & Arturo Martin).
viii. RCL "Central & northern Red Sea" workshop (Convenors: James Cochran, Michael Steckler & Garry Karner). Status and discussion concerning recent Middle East events.
ix. SubFac Nicaragua/Costa Rica workshop: Description and status
x. Interest in Spring AGU: Call for Special Sessions

5. Lamont MARGINS Office status: New hires (Olaf Svenningsen, Scientific Assistant; and Joan Basher, Administrative Assistant). Web pages uploaded and operational (with accolades to the Hawaii MARGINS Office).

6. Watch dogs for each initiative: Review and expectations. Preparation of web pages for present projects (SEIZE & SubFac, in particular). Future MTEI's, town meetings and workshops.

7. Rotations: Nominations? Possible replacements: Mike Gurnis (SubFac/modeling; CalTech), Rebecca Dorsey (Rifting/Gulf of California; OSU) and Greg Hirth (Rheology/Lab. Experiments; MIT).


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