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GSA 2017 Annual Meeting
October 22, 2017 - October 25, 2017
There will be something for everyone, from hypothesis-driven basic and applied research to geoscience education, information, and communication to the public policy implications of our science. Especially important this year is how geoscience research and communication must respond to, adjust, and perhaps pursue new opportunities in a world and nation demanding a greater scientific understanding of what we do, why we do it, and the long-term impacts and implications of our work.
Field trips for the meeting will radiate outward from the downtown convention center to visit bedrock terranes in the North Cascades, the course of the Missoula Floods, and tsunami deposits from Cascadia earthquakes. Field trips will also inspect the puzzling Mima mounds south of Seattle and tour the wine districts of south-central Washington. A special opportunity will be a trip into one of the tunnels being dug under the city to add new light-rail routes or to replace the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct along the waterfront.