Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SEN Fall Newsletter

Dear Experimentalists,
We hope everyone had a productive summer and are getting geared up for an exciting fall with the Sediment Experimentalist Network.
This issue contains the following:

  1. Graduate Student/Early Career AGU Travel Grant Contest
  2. Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium Update
  3. EC3 Field Trip Report
  4. New Features and Updates on
Graduate Student/Early Career AGU Travel Grant Contest
The Sediment Experimentalist Network (SEN) is sponsoring a data-sharing contest for graduate students and early career scientists who feel passionate about making their data public. The top three winners will be awarded travel grants in the amount of $1000 for use towards the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.  The deadline for entries has been extended to October 15, 2015.
Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium Update
This September, SEN attended the 46th annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium hosted by the University of Buffalo.  This year’s theme was Experiments in Geomorphology and featured tours of various lab facilities and talks covering a wide range of experiments (photos).  SEN’s own Brandon McElroy presented a talk on our recent Geomorphology paper.  Wonsuck Kim, Raleigh Martin, and Kim Miller presented posters, which can be viewed here.
EC3 Field Trip Report
SEN team member, Raleigh Martin, recently attended a field trip hosted by EarthCube Building Block EC3, Earth-Centered Communication for Cyber-infrastructure, which focuses on the challenges of field data collection, management, and integration.  Check out the blog post to read about what we as experimentalist can learn from the field about data sharing.

New Features and Updates on
The Knowledge Base/Wiki at now has an entry category for “Lab Facility”, which can be linked to equipment entries.  Use these entries to promote your lab or find other lab facilities for collaborations. 
Also, there have been several new entries over the last month including: Erosional landscape topography by Kristin Sweeney, Field saltation observations by Raleigh Martin, and Data for experiments in high-intensity bedload transport by Ricardo Hernandez.
For up to date information about SEN, please check out our blog at and follow us on Twitter (@sedimentexp).
Happy experimenting,
The Sediment Experimentalist Network

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