Modern geoscience research informs many important decisions and projects, such as geological disaster preparation, natural resource extraction, and global development. This critical research relies on technology and collaboration at state-of-the-art seismological and geodetic facilities. Currently, these facilities provide a wide variety of observation systems that support scientists' understanding of Earth and its changing environmental systems. As emerging technologies develop rapidly, seismological and geodetic facilities have new capabilities and more complex management and research communication systems. This requires a reevaluation of management structures and best practices within these facilities.
The National Academies convened a 1.5-day workshop to discuss management models of theoretical seismological and geodetic facilities of the future. Initial discussions built upon a 2015 Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology community workshop report, which identified current and future capabilities of these research facilities. Management models from other types of scientific facilities were used as a springboard for further discussions about management and decision-making models that could be applied to seismological and geodetic facilities. Workshop participants also emphasized the importance of distributing capabilities among multiple facilities. Lastly, this workshop explored complex management topics in these facilities including instrumentation, user support services, data management, education and outreach, and workforce development capabilities. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Table of Contents
|2 Current, Emerging, and Frontier Capabilities of Seismological and Geodetic Facilities||5-10|
|3 Management of Current Division of Earth SciencesSponsored Seismological and Geodetic Facilities||11-22|
|4 Other Facility Management Models||23-36|
|5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Management Models for Accommodating Seismological and Geodetic Facility Capabilities||37-42|
|6 General Comment Period||43-44|
|7 Management Models for Future Seismological and Geodetic Facilities||45-56|
|8 Observations Regarding Managing Facility Capabilities and Potential Uses for This Proceedings||57-60|
|Appendix A: Workshop Planning Committee Member Biographies||61-64|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda||65-72|
|Appendix C: Workshop Presenter and Panelist Biographies||73-76|
|Appendix D: Workshop Participant List||77-78|
|Appendix E: Transcript from Workshop General Comment Period||79-86|
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