Carbonate Critical Zone Research Coordination Network to hold field workshop to Shale Hills CZO

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:30 to Friday, May 1, 2020 - 11:30

n light of disruptions from COVID-19, we are considering how to navigate the network activities in the short term, in particular, our first workshop scheduled for August. We are hopeful it will proceed as planned but are simultaneously exploring alternate and innovative ways to achieve this workshop’s goals in case an in-person meeting needs to be canceled.

Regardless of how the workshop will proceed, we are still soliciting applications.  Because of the COVID disruptions, we are extending the application deadline to May 1st. Please be aware that applying to the workshop does not obligate you financially nor does it require you to attend (although we hope you will).  Applications are simply a tool that will allow us to evaluate who wants to participate and the issues related to Carbonate Critical Zones that participants wish to discuss.

Please help us spread this information among your colleagues and students and stay tuned for updates on the Workshop and other RCN activities.

-- Update from Carbonate CZ RCN Team

The National Science Foundation funded Carbonate Critical Zone Research Coordination Network is accepting applications to participate in the Pennsylvania Field Workshop which will be held August 2-5, 2020 at Temple University in Philadelphia with a field trip to Central PA and the Shale Hills CZ Observatory. The workshop aims to examine how increasing carbonate mineral content impacts CZ processes, up to and including pure carbonate CZs; identify information gaps and available data and tools and build consensus on future research needs. If you are interested in attending, please complete this application form by May 1st, 2020.

You can find the workshop objectives, outcomes, and itinerary at

Questions about the Carbonate CZ Research Coordination Network or workshop can be directed to Dr. Laura Toran (ltoran[at]temple[dot]edu) or visit

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