CONVERSE US Volcano Seismology Preliminary Survey

CONVERSE is an NSF-funded initiative aimed at supporting coordination between USGS and academic scientists in the US to collect high-quality data during future key US eruptions, and involves multiple sub-disciplinary groups developing plans to this end. You can find more information at volcanoresponse.org.

This survey is the first step towards producing a community-driven report outlining protocols for rapid response by the volcano seismology community to key US eruptions. The report will include the following sections:

- Summary of target science questions
- Eruption scenarios and detailed response plans (network configuration/timing/etc)
- Coordination of RAPID funding effort
- Permitting coordination
- Instrument procurement
- Fieldwork coordination
- Data sharing/archiving protocol
- Protocol for sharing and publishing results

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* 1. What key scientific questions/hypotheses do you want to address with high-quality volcano-seismic observations made during a major US eruption?

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* 2. What type of data are needed for this (e.g., number/type of instruments, network configuration/duration, ancillary observations (acoustic, tilt, cGPS, other?))

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* 3. What type of eruption(s) or unrest episodes (e.g., Plinian, effusive, phreatic) are most appropriate for the above? Which are not appropriate?

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* 4. Do you own seismic instruments that could form part of a 'virtual' rapid response pool? If so please give details (e.g., number, type).

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* 5. What is an appropriate timeline for open data access following data collection? In other words, what is a reasonable moratorium to allow observatory personnel to conclude monitoring activities, or to allow the scientists who installed the instruments to conduct initial analysis? How should authorship of publications resulting from coordinated rapid response efforts be handled?

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* 6. How remote is too remote for a coordinated response effort? E.g., Western Aleutians, Marianas? Or should the community plan for a response to any volcano in the U.S. or its territories?

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* 7. What funding sources (besides NSF RAPID grants) might be available to support a coordinated rapid response to collect high-quality volcano-seismic data during a key US eruption?

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* 8. Please provide any thoughts or feedback on other issues that should be addressed in a report outlining protocols for coordinated rapid response by the US volcano seismology community. 

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* 9. Please provide your name/position/affiliation, and indicate whether you would be interested in joining the steering/writing committee for the volcano seismology component of the CONVERSE RCN.

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