group photo of CIDER 2019 summer program participants at UC Berkeley campus with Campanile in background

CIDER 2017 pre-AGU Workshop

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:30 pm to 5:30pm
Location: Tulane University
Cowen Circle, Dinwiddie Hall, Room 102

The CIDER-II Synthesis Center proposal to the NSF/FESD program has been funded for 5 years starting in summer 2012. We are continuing the summer programs, which are now held every year, alternating "deep" and "shallow" earth themes. We are continuing other activities, among them support for multi-disciplinary working groups on targeted topics, more sustained support for student research groups formed during the summer programs, a CIDER wiki and archival of materials assembled during the summer programs, as well as an annual one day workshop held in close to the AGU venue either right before or right after the Fall AGU meeting.

This one day workshop will serve as a kick-off for the CIDER 2018 Summer Program, on the topic of "Relating geochemical and geophysical heterogeneity in the Earth" and a retrospective on past programs, in particular, the most recent 2017 summer Program

The workshop will feature 30 mn talks by 2 keynote speakers (one on themes related to the 2017 CIDER summer program and one on themes related to the 2018 CIDER summer program) as well as presentations by research groups from the 2017 and prior programs.

The workshop agenda is available here!

Keynote Speakers:

Group Presentations:

The workshop is open to all - we encourage attendance by both former CIDER junior and senior participants, and those that haven't experienced CIDER yet but would like to find out more about it.

Please note that CIDER may provide support for one hotel night, but no travel support. Details will be on the registration page.

Workshop Organizers: Barbara Romanowicz, Bruce Buffet and the CIDER ExCom.


The workshop will be held on Tulane University in room 102 of Dinwiddie Hall: Map

The campus is acessible via the St. Charles Street Car and the Freret Bus (number 15) stopping close to Audubon Park.

Thanks to Cynthia Ebinger for arranging the venue


We encourage participants to arrive early and meet for lunch in the local area prior to the workshop starting. Map

Coffee will be provided in the break between sessions