AmeriFlux Meetings and Workshops

AmeriFlux Meetings and Workshops

AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop participants hike down from the tour of the Niwot Ridge flux towers. Colorado fall colors! September 21, 2016

AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop participants hike down from the tour of the Niwot Ridge flux towers. Colorado fall colors! September 21, 2016

With DOE, we co-sponsor annual AmeriFlux Principal Investigators Meetings, where all members of the AmeriFlux community are welcome. We also organize annual AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshops, where attendees can get practical advice and hands-on training. As the community requests, we hold workshops on special topics.


2018:

AmeriFlux Decadal Synthesis Workshop

Berkeley Lab—August 23-24
Chair Trevor Keenan; Co-Chairs Dave Moore and Ankur Desai.

Registration is now closed. If you have questions, contact Trevor Keenan.

This workshop will focus on decadal synthesis, combined with the integration of flux measurements with other data sources (remote sensing, inventories, tree rings, phenology, etc.). We will also explore priorities for future eddy-covariance research, and outline a general synthesis of advances over the past decade. We envisage that this workshop will provide opportunities for new synthesis groups to form and grow. Time for these discussions will be set aside.


AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshop—October 22-23

Bloomington IN
Organizers Deb Agarwal (Data) and Sébastien Biraud (Tech)
Registration for both Data and Tech Workshop and PI Meeting is OPEN!

AmeriFlux US-MMS flux tower     

The 2018 AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop will take place just before the 2018 AmeriFlux PI Meeting, both in Bloomington, Indiana (lodging will be in the same hotels). As in the past, the organizers promise a few talks, hands-on activities, and a poster session to share participants’ activities. The workshop will be held at the Division of Forestry’s Training Center, nestled in the middle of Morgan-Monroe State Forest, Martinsville, IN. On Tuesday 10/23, participants will visit the Morgan-Monroe State Forest AmeriFlux tower site, located approximately 20-25 minutes north of Indiana University’s campus. Our host, the Morgan-Monroe tower team, is excited to celebrate the tower’s 20th year of continuous operation by showcasing recent research results (and associated methodologies) spanning a range of topics, including tree response to drought, links between below-ground processes and above-ground dynamics, and impacts of long-term land use change on local carbon, water, and energy budgets. We will be joined by representatives from the Indiana Division of Natural Resources and Purdue University, who will provide an introduction to local forest management challenges, and ongoing research in Morgan-Monroe designed to address them. Southern Indiana usually experiences peak fall color in mid-October, so it should be a beautiful time for a walk in the woods. If you have ideas for topics, or special requests, contact Deb Agarwal (Data Team) or Sébastien Biraud (Tech Team). This workshop is free.

Lodging: Two hotel options—(1) Main Lodging: Marriott Courtyard Bloomington, 310 S. College Avenue; (2) Overflow Hyatt Place Bloomington, 217 West Kirkwood Avenue.

AmeriFlux student travel fellowships (for either or both Data-Tech Workshop or the Annual PI Meeting): We are fortunate this year that the AmeriFlux Management Project can offer two $500 student fellowships to reduce their travel costs. Decision will be made quickly, so successful applicants can make arrangements. To apply for one of these fellowships, please email Trevor Keenan (trevorkeenan@lbl.gov)—(1) Explain briefly how you would benefit from attending the AmeriFlux PI Meeting (and the AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop, if you want to attend that as well); (2) Explain briefly why you need financial assistance. DEADLINE: Monday, August 13, 2016 – midnight your local time.


AmeriFlux Annual PI Meeting—October 24-25

Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Avenue, Bloomington IN
Registration for both PI Meeting and Data and Tech Workshop is OPEN!

The agenda and speakers will be published soon. Special for Thursday 10/25 is a field trip led by Ken Davis, which will tour one of the Indianapolis Flux Experiment’s urban flux sites. This year Kim Novick, Indiana University, is acting as the local host for our PI Meeting. Other organizing committee members are: Margaret Torn, Susan Sprinkle (logistics), Trevor Keenan, Russ Scott, Housen Chu. If you have questions or suggestions for the PI Meeting organizers, please contact Margaret, Russ and/or Kim. On Thursday 10/25 participants will enjoy a special field trip, led by Ken Davis, to tour one of the urban flux towers belonging to the Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX). The Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX) aims to quantify urban greenhouse gas emissions from the entire city, with as high spatial resolution as is possible, and with 10% or better accuracy and precision. The study uses a combination of tower-based greenhouse gas measurements, aircraft data, flux-tower measurements, and emissions inventories. These elements feed into inverse flux estimates of urban emissions. The tour will visit one of the communications towers used for greenhouse gas concentration measurements, and will provide an overview of the experiment. Note: The 2018 AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshop takes place just before the Annual PI Meeting.

Lodging: Two hotel options—(1) Main Lodging: Marriott Courtyard Bloomington, 310 S. College Avenue; (2) Overflow Hyatt Place Bloomington, 217 West Kirkwood Avenue.

Registration: $150.00.

AmeriFlux student travel fellowships (for either or both Data-Tech Workshop or the Annual PI Meeting): We are fortunate this year that the AmeriFlux Management Project can offer two $500 student fellowships to reduce their travel costs. Decision will be made quickly, so successful applicants can make arrangements. To apply for one of these fellowships, please email Trevor Keenan (trevorkeenan@lbl.gov)—(1) Explain briefly how you would benefit from attending the AmeriFlux PI Meeting (and the AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop, if you want to attend that as well); (2) Explain briefly why you need financial assistance. DEADLINE: Monday, August 13, 2016 – midnight your local time.

Breakout: Land use change, disturbances, and management activity—led by Asko Noormets, Jeff Wood (2016 AmeriFlux PI Meeting)


Archive of past meetings and workshops