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2014 Community Workshop: The future of PBO in the GAGE Facility (2013-2018) and after EarthScope

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The Future of PBO in the GAGE Facility will be held in Breckenridge, Colorado, beginning on Monday, September 22 and ending at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 24.

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The GAGE Facility, which includes the PBO, builds on UNAVCO's strong record of facilitating research and education in the geosciences and geodesy-related engineering fields. Precise positions and velocities for the PBO ~1100 continuous GPS stations and other PBO data products are used to address a wide range of scientific and technical issues across North America. A large US and international community of surveyors and civil engineers access PBO data streams, software, and other on-line resources daily. In a global society that is increasingly technology-dependent, consistently risk-averse, and often natural resource-limited, communities require geodetic research, education, and infrastructure to make informed decisions about living on a dynamic planet. The western US and Alaska, where over 95% of the PBO sensor assets are located, have experienced and will continue to experience significant and potentially damaging geophysical events like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunami. UNAVCO community science provides first-order constraints on geophysical processes to support hazards mapping and zoning, and for earthquake early warning applications currently under development.

This workshop will allow informed review and possible revision to prioritization of UNAVCO resources in the GAGE Facility Cooperative Agreement used to support the ongoing operations and maintenance of the PBO in both the near-term, for the remainder of the GAGE Facility's term and EarthScope Science Plan (through 2018), and thereafter as PBO becomes a nucleus for hemispheric-scale, federated network of geodetic networks

This workshop will bring together various stakeholders, core and potential additional federal and other state sponsors, scientific and technical leaders from a wide variety of interests and communities, and representatives from the commercial sector, who either have current products or business models based on free and open access to PBO data and data products, or who may have an interest in developing new business or products based on PBO assets and streams in the future.

The workshop budget is developed to support approximately 40 participants. Participation will be determined through an application process and a 500 word abstract (with one figure or table).


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