GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 2019

Paper No. 108-8
Presentation Time: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM


BOGGS, Katherine, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E6K6, Canada, O'CONNOR, Kevin, Education, Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E6K6, Canada, EATON, David W., Geoscience, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N1N4, Canada and GILBERT, Hersh, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, BC T2N 1N4, Canada

Place-based Citizen Science research projects were shown by Wood Street School to be exceptionally powerful for engaging high school students (100% graduation, 60% continuing into STEM postsecondary programs). Plans call for K-16 place- and curriculum-based Citizen Science research projects as the integral component of the new Community Science Liaison (CSL) program that is being developed in collaboration with the EON-ROSE (Earth-System Observing Network – Reseau d’Observation du Systeme terrestrE) research network. EON-ROSE is an international research program, of which the Canadian Cordillera Array (CCArray), extending across the Cordillera from the Beaufort Sea to the U.S. border, is planned as a pilot phase. Both the CCArray and EON-ROSE were inspired by the U.S. EarthScope initiative. The EON-ROSE research community will support the CSLs by developing their training program, providing guidance for K-12 Citizen Science project design, assisting with data interpretation, and providing remote presentations. Representative Citizen Science project teams will be invited to the annual EON-ROSE conference, where they will present their results. Community input will also be included when designing the future EON-ROSE Earth System Observatories. The purpose of this CSL design is to create community engagement for the EON-ROSE program across Canada. The first station was installed in July 2018 at Kluane Lake Research Station in the Yukon Territories and there will be a multi-sensor deployment to monitor Mt Meager in the Garibaldi volcanic belt during the summer 2019. In the Canadian context it would be impossible to fund a repeat of the EarthScope experiment, therefore our intention is to expand the research network to permit a holistic examination of Earth Systems from the ionosphere through the Critical Zone into the core. The foundation for EON-ROSE will be >1400 telemetered and powered observatories across the Canadian landmass with broadband seismometers, GNSS receivers, infrasound and pressure sensors, weather packages, riometers, permafrost monitors, etc. that will produce real-time data that will be openly available. While the CSL program has grown out of the EON-ROSE collaboration, connections will be made with other research groups in the region (e.g. Ocean Networks Canada, ArcticNet).