This site is under construction.
Below is a sample of the kinds of services that will be provided by STEPPE. Look for a rollout of the new website before January 1, 2014! For more information, please contact Dr. Judy Parrish, STEPPE Executive Director, .
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We are seeking proposals for workshops on deep-time sedimentary crust research.
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STEPPE offices and administrative support will be located at GSA in Boulder, Colorado, but applicants may propose an alternative location for this position.
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ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Responsible for overall look of the STEPPE, SEPM and SEPM STRATA websites including user interface and navigation as well as routine Web site maintenance.
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STEPPE will support the community to advance the study of the Earth’s sedimentary crust and the record of life and climate it archives by:
- Focusing efforts on activities that will increase funding for research on the sedimentary crust through infrastructure development and improving access to data, information, and models
- Advancing understanding and communication of the central role that the diverse data extracted from ancient sediments play in maintaining the global economy, a healthy environment, and societally critical ecosystem functions
- Articulating priorities for community-level research and observations on the sedimentary crust
- Facilitating communication and interactions among the diverse components of the community of researchers on the sedimentary crust
- Promoting interdisciplinary education and workforce development centered in sedimentary crustal research domains
- Translating scientific advancements into effective tools for energy, climate, ecosystem management, and policy.
- Geological Society of America (GSA)
The Geological Society of America (GSA), founded in 1888, is a scientific society with over 25,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA advances the geosciences, enhances the professional growth of its members, and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geologic issues, and supports all levels of earth-science education.
- Paleontological Society (PS)
The Paleontological Society (PS), founded in 1908, is a national and international society promoting study of the history of life through geological time. The society publishes professional journals for dissemination of research results, supports student research, and provides outreach to schools for the public understanding of science.
- Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), founded in 1926, is an international scientific society. Through its network of international members from academic, industry and governmental careers, the Society is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties. The Society supports the science, its members and the public by the publication of scientific journals, sponsoring research conferences.
- Sandy Carlson, University of California, Davis, President, PS
- Philip Gingerich, University of Michigan, Past President, PS
- Howard Harper, Executive Direction, SEPM
- Jack Hess, Executive Direction, GSA
- David Mohrig, University of Texas, Austin
- Isabel Montanez, UC Davis
- Tom Olszewski, Texas A&M University
- Judy Parrish, STEPPE Executive Director, University of Idaho
- Marty Perlmutter, Chevron
- Shanan Peters, Univ. of Wisconsin
- Brad Singer, Univ. of Wisconsin