Thursday, March 24, 2016

SEN March Newsletter

Dear Experimentalists,

We have a few important events and updates we want to let you know about.

This issue contains the following:
      1.     Joint SEN-CSDMS Meeting
      2.     SEN-CSDMS Travel Grant Contest
      3.     Upcoming Webinars
      4.     Updates to SEN Knowledge Base

CSDMS/SEN Annual Meeting
SEN will be cohosting the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System’s (CSDMS) annual meeting being held on May 17-19th, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado.  This year’s theme is Capturing Climate Change.  Keynote talks and hands-on clinics will focus on “advances in simulating the imprint of climate change on the land and seascapes, including the processes that influence them”. For more information or to register, please follow this link.

SEN Travel Grant Contest to CSDMS/SEN Annual Meeting
DEADLINE April 1st
SEN is sponsoring a data-utilization contest for graduate-student and early-career geoscience modelers who feel passionate about advancing science through experimental data sharing and reuse. The top four winners of the data-utilization contest will have all travel and registration costs paid for. For more information or to register, please follow this link.

Upcoming Webinars
We are excited to announce the next in our series of "EarthCube Tools" webinars, which will be useful for any scientists needing to manage or share their research data:

Title: CHORDS: Lowering barriers to real-time data integration

Date/time: Friday, April 1, at 2 pm EDT (1 PM CDT, 12 PM MDT, 11 AM PDT/MST, 8 AM HST)

Presenter: Dr. Mike Daniels, UCAR (EarthCube CHORDS - Cloud-Hosted Real-time Data Services for the Geosciences)

Description: This webinar will describe Cloud-Hosted Real-time Data Services for the Geosciences (CHORDS), a project developing tools to “acquire, navigate and distribute real-time data streams via cloud services and the Internet.” 

Call-in and event details are available here.

About the webinars:
The EarthCube Tools for Doing Geoscience webinar series, organized by the Science Committee of the NSF-sponsored EarthCube program, provides practical demonstrations of how EarthCube projects can help you to collect, access, share, and visualize geoscience data. Each webinar begins with a showcase of an EarthCube funded project followed by ample time for questions and conversation. Wary of EarthCube jargon? Presenters will describe their projects in plain English for scientists in all disciplines who may be unfamiliar with EarthCube. Here’s a chance for you (and your colleagues, team members, and students) to learn about EarthCube and how it can help to advance your scientific work. More information on the webinar series is available here. Archived video will be available on the website about one week after the webinar.

Upcoming webinar:
Friday, May 6, 2 pm EDT (1 PM CDT, 12 PM MDT, 11 AM PDT/MST, 8 AM HST)

Updates to SEN Knowledge Base
The SEN team is continually making upgrades to the SEN Knowledge Base to make the user experience easier.  Please visit the site to submit data, workflow, or equipment entries into the wiki or to access posted data and content from other scientists in the community.  What would you like to see in the Knowledge Base? Is there an entry you wish were available? Let us know your comments and suggestions by emailing

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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