COSG Events


Upcoming Meetings

November 7-8, 2017
The Keck Center
500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

Contact Courtney DeVane ( if you are interested in attending.

Past Meetings


Spring 2017

May 8, 2017
The Keck Center
Washington, DC




Discussion with Sponsors and Relevant Federal Agencies


  • What are current sponsor interests?
  • What are present and future challenges?
  • Update on important agency activities since the last meeting.


Communicating the Value of Geoscience to Society

  • How do professional societies go about enticing policymakers/public value of geosciences to society?
  • What efforts are already in place?
  • How does geophysics fit within the broader role of communicating the value of geoscience?




Cascadia Subduction Zone: Science, Impacts, and Response

November 10, 2016
The National Academy of Sciences Building
Washington, DC




Kelin Wang, Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
Great Cascadia megathrust earthquakes: Past, present, and future


Panel 1: The Source: Subduction zone dynamics, earthquakes, and tsunamis

John Vidale, University of Washington
Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State University

Moderator: Maya Tolstoy, COSG

Panel 2: Cascading hazards: Earthquake and tsunami impacts

Joan Gomberg, University of Washington/USGS
Eric Geist, U.S. Geological Survey
Tim Walsh, Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Moderator: Cynthia Ebinger, COSG

Panel 2: Cascading hazards: Earthquake and tsunami impacts

Yumei Wang, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Rocky Lopes, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Richard Allen, University of California, Berkeley (Link to R. Maddow Video from Presentation)
Gerald Bawden, NASA

Moderator: Scott Cameron, BESR

Collaborative Graduate Training Initiatives in High Performance Computing for the Solid Earth Sciences

April 11, 2016
The Keck Center
Washington, DC


Artie Rodgers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
High Performance Computing in Structural and Source Seismology

Renata Wentzcovitch, University of Minnesota
High Performance Computing in Mineral Physics and Materials Science


Panel 1: HPC Graduate Training: Case Studies and Best Practices

Louise Kellogg, University of California, Davis
Thorsten Becker, University of Southern California
Heiner Igel, University of Munich

Moderator: Cynthia Ebinger, COSG

Panel 2: Future Visions and Sustaining Mechanisms

Colin Thomson, Schlumberger
Jack Wells, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Geoffrey Fox, University of Indiana

Moderator: Bill Walter, COSG

Geophysical Research Challenges in the Coastal Zone

October 26, 2015
The Keck Center
Washington, DC


Panel 1: Solid-Earth Science Crossing the Shoreline

Jennifer Wade, NSF
Ben Phillips, NASA
Julia Morgan, Rice University

Panel 2: Applications and Technology for Solid-Earth Science Beyong the Shoreline

Diego Arcas, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
David Nichols, Schlumberger
David Chadwell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Panel 3: Collaboration and Coordination of Solid-Earth Science Research Spanning the Shoreline

Rick Murray, NSF
Bob Detrick, Incorporated Research Institute for Seismology
John Haines, USGS
Carol Frost, NSF

2015 Spring Meeting

May 20, 2015

The Keck Center
Washington, DC

  Panel Discussion with Sponsors:

David Applegate, USGS
Ben Phillips, NASA
Leonard Johnson, NSF