White Structure

A workshop on identifying the physical and human infrastructure needs to support subduction zone field geoscience

SZ4D Field Deployment Workshop at GSA

Plan to attend this pre-GSA in-person workshop to provide input on the physical and human infrastructure resources that the field geoscience community needs to be able to address the biggest research questions in subduction zone science.  We hope for participation from all disciplines that collect or use field geoscience data in their subduction-related research.


Applications for this in-person workshop are due September 9. Applicants will be notified of the results by mid September. Funding will be available to offset the costs of lodging and travel, with priority given to early career scientists. 

Apply here!


Saturday, 8 October 2022 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Coffee, snacks, and lunch provided.


Hyatt Regency Denver at CCC, Centennial Ballroom H.  (Hotel associated with the GSA conference)


There is limited infrastructure to support field data collection. Such support is required to collect the large-scale data needed to answer SZ4D research questions, to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, to engage effectively and respectfully with local groups and scientists, and to accelerate the pace of research reliant on field data. The community has expressed needs for: 1) Support for logistical coordination, travel, and instrumentation. 2) Facilities and support for local sample processing and analysis. 3) Management of hazardous activities and emergency situations. 4) Support for the collection, archiving, and distribution of publicly available data and samples. 5) Facilitation of respectful communication and interaction with local stakeholders. 

What to expect

At this pre-GSA workshop, SZ4D seeks input from the scientific community to discuss the needs, opportunities, and challenges in developing a community-based field program, and the infrastructure needed to support such a program.  


Be prepared to discuss and provide input on questions such as:

  • What logistical challenges have you had while collecting field data, or while trying to begin field work in a new area?

  • What types of physical or human resources do field geoscientists need to collect data more efficiently, or need to be able to collect “big data” sets?

  • How well do you integrate your field-based science into the work of others in your own discipline or across disciplines? What are the existing barriers to doing this?

  • If resources were available to help you with the above items via a community research program, what would you be willing to give back to help support that program and its scientific objectives?


Click here to apply. Applications extended to September 16

Organizing Commitee

Christine Regalla (Northern Arizona University)

Nathan Niemi (University of Michigan)

Adam Kent (Oregon State University)

Heather Savage (UC Santa Cruz)



Code of Conduct

The SZ4D is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas and is dedicated to maintaining a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants, no matter their function or their background. This includes respectful treatment of everyone.


All participants are required to abide by the Code of Conduct