Going to GSA in October?

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This is a friendly reminder that the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle is coming up (October 22nd to 25th) and the abstract deadline is fast approaching (August 1st).

The Washington Geological Survey (WGS) is hosting a number of sessions that we’d love for local geologists and science enthusiasts to attend.

See you in Seattle!

WGS-sponsored sessions:

T72. Geology, Resilience, Policy, and Preparedness: How Are Government and Private Industry Preparing for Geologic Disasters (such as Cascadia Rising)

Dave Norman, Maximilian Dixon
Washington Geological Survey; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division
Earthquake resilience is becoming prominent in the government policy arena. With the Washington governor’s directive highlighting steps to a Resilient Washington and the Cascadia Rising exercise, there has been a spotlight on policy and preparedness.
Geoscience and Public Policy | Engineering Geology | Quaternary Geology | 
Submit an abstract to this session

T74. Integrating Geohazards Data into Planning and Land-use Management Decisions

Katherine A. Mickelson, Dave Norman, Gregory R. Wessel, Stephen L. Slaughter
GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; Washington Geological Survey; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Karst Division
This session focuses on the integration of geohazard data into land-use policy, the enhancement of public awareness, and improving communication.  Examples of long-term and sustainable development, incorporating existing/future datasets, and information dissemination will be presented.
Geoscience and Public Policy | Engineering Geology | Geoinformatics | 
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T80. Geothermal Energy

Corina Forson, Dave Norman
Washington Geological Survey; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
This session highlights recent geothermal exploration and development projects. Share the innovative techniques that help us find and harness geothermal resources, generating energy when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine.
Energy Geology | Tectonics/Tectonophysics | 
Submit an abstract to this session

T139. Lidar Programs: Data Collection, Data Sharing, and Applications

Abigail Gleason, Tom Carlson
GSA Geoinformatics Division; Washington Geological Survey; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division
Lidar data is fast becoming an essential part of geologic mapping and research. This session will cover ways agencies are working to collect and provide that data as well as some unique applications.
Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience and Public Policy | Geoinformatics
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T140. New Tools in the Geologist’s Toolbelt: Using Technology to Educate and Inspire Others about Geology

Dave Norman
Washington Geological Survey; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division
Expanding capabilities in technology—interactive portals, web scripts, mobile apps, social media, video, UAVs—create effective platforms by which geologists may share geologic information with both their peers and the uninitiated.
Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoscience Education | History and Philosophy of Geology
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T142. What Lies Beneath: How to Build Digital Datasets and Visualize Subsurface Geology through GIS and 3D Modeling

Daniel W. Eungard, Kathy Goetz Troost
GSA Geoinformatics Division; Washington Geological Survey; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division
This session seeks to provide a forum in which geologists, GIS experts, and non-specialists can share experiences creating, distributing, and interpreting subsurface geologic datasets and concepts through 3D models and other tools.
Geoscience Information/Communication | Geoinformatics | Engineering Geology | 
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T175. Earthquakes, Faults, and Fault Systems in the Pacific Northwest

Timothy J. Walsh, Corina Forson
Washington Geological Survey; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
New insights into active faults of the Pacific Northwest are fostered by mapping tools such as LiDAR, InSAR, temporary seismometer deployments, geologic mapping, potential field studies, and paleoseismic trenches.
Quaternary Geology | Tectonics/Tectonophysics | 
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T212. Geologic Mapping in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond: Recent Maps, Advances, and New Insights (Posters)

Michael Polenz, Dave Norman
Washington Geological Survey; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Geologic mapping in the Pacific Northwest and beyond: recent maps, advances, and new insights.  This session presents new geologic mapping, approaches to geologic mapping, and insights from geologic mapping, mainly in the Pacific Northwest.
Structural Geology | Quaternary Geology | Stratigraphy | 
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T251. Tsunami Hazards: Innovations in Mapping, Modeling, and Outreach

Corina Forson, Timothy J. Walsh
GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; Washington Geological Survey; GSA Geoinformatics Division
In Washington and Oregon there is new tsunami-inundation modeling, evacuation mapping, and the first vertical-evacuation structure. Additionally, there are new regulations on designing for tsunami inundation and how to build accordingly.
Marine/Coastal Science | Engineering Geology | Geoscience Information/Communication |
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