We are pleased to share the final professionally formatted PDF (and citation with doi) of the community vision document on the future of tectonics research and societal impact:
Huntington, K.W., and Klepeis, K.A., with 66 community contributors, 2018, Challenges and opportunities for research in tectonics: Understanding deformation and the processes that link Earth systems, from geologic time to human time. A community vision document submitted to the U.S. National Science Foundation. University of Washington, 84 pp., https://doi.org/10.6069/H52R3PQ5.
Both lower and high-resolution versions are available for download at the doi link. All figures are available for community use in presentations and teaching with attribution (see Figure Credits in the back of the proposal), and can also be downloaded at the doi link.
The document is based on over a year and a half of community discussion and data gathering, funded by the National Science Foundation Tectonics program (EAR-1542001). This effort included contributions of ~90 scientists at a 3-day workshop and idea papers contributed by both participants and 43 scientists who did not attend the workshop. Extensive community input was gathered before, during, and after that workshop, at town hall meetings at the national GSA and AGU meetings, through online surveys, and through focus group discussions. The draft document was circulated for community comment in September 2017. Feedback and discussion continued through the Future of Tectonics Initiative at the GSA annual meeting in October 2017, which involved 13 sessions and nearly 270 abstracts related to the vision document themes. The result is a community document that incorporates the opinions of hundreds of scientists and includes direct contributions from nearly 70 people.
This community effort has been received with enthusiasm by the NSF, and many opportunities still exist to advance portions of this vision. What pieces resonate with YOU? This is a great time to champion a cause – and we hope this document serves as a platform to help you advance the causes you care about. Let’s not let the conversation stop here!