Integrating Science Needs with Advanced Seafloor Sensor Engineering to Provide Early Warning of Geohazards: Visioning Workshop and Roadmap for the Future

July 12-13, 2018
Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, Oregon

This two-day workshop will chart the future for instrumenting the seafloor to provide real-time data. One key focus will be to develop strategies to enable early warning of geohazards. Topics to be explored include the development of sensors to measure seafloor deformation, temperature and fluid flow with high resolution over broad areas, strategies for transmitting the data to land quickly and efficiently, and methods for obtaining energy from the environment. The workshop will bring together experts in marine geology and geophysics, oceanography, sensors, communications, visualization, computer science, robotics and geotechnical engineering.  The overall goal of the workshop is to develop a plan for addressing the challenges faced in the deep-sea environment and to map a way forward toward widespread deployments of small, intelligent, energy efficient sensors in the next decades.


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A limited amount financial assistance is available to participants based on need. Please indicate on the online registration form if you are requesting lodging support. Registrants approved to have their lodging covered will generally be in double-occupancy rooms. The workshop organizers will make the lodging reservations for attendees receiving lodging support. Recipients of support will not be permitted to make their own reservations. To be considered for lodging support, register by May 15.

Participant Regsitration Form

Exhibitors: Please use the Exhibitor Registration Form


Christopher Parrish - Oregon State University (
John Selker – Oregon State University (
Anne Trehu - Oregon State University
Ben Mason - Oregon State University
Geoff Hollinger - Oregon State University
Eugene Zhang - Oregon State University


Registration: Participants are expected to attend both days. To reserve a space, fill out the participant registration form, or contact Annie Ingersoll (541-737-2041 or Limited to 75 participants; by order of registration. Registration closes at 5:00 pm PST on June 10.

Exhibitors: Please use Exhibitor Registration Form.

Cost: Breakfast, lunch, and coffee/snacks will be provided to attendees, and transportation to the workshop from the Portland and Eugene airports will also be provided. In addition, a limited amount of lodging support will be provided based on need (see details above). To be considered for lodging support, register by May 15.

Details: Participants are expected to attend both days. Light breakfasts, lunches, and light snacks included.

Location: Salishan Resort, 7760 North Hwy 101, Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

Travel: Carpools/van shuttles will be provided from the Portland and Eugene airports, and from the OSU campus in Corvallis. If you would like to join a carpool, please indicate this in your registration form and we will follow up with carpool information closer to the workshop date.

Lodging: A limited number of rooms for Wednesday and Thursday nights are being held at the Salishan Resort for workshop participants. These rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis until all have been reserved or until the end of the day on June 13, whichever comes first. Participants who make their own room reservations at the Salishan can obtain the workshop rate, but will responsible for their own lodging costs. (If you are receiving lodging support, you will not be able to book your own room.) If you would like to make a reservation to check in on Wednesday the 11th, and check out on Friday the 13th, then you can make your reservation HERE, using the group code BIOECO18. If you need a reservation that does not match these dates, then you must make your reservation by calling the reservation desk at 541-764-3600, and to receive the workshop rate, be sure to let them know you are part of the Oregon State University Workshop Group, Group Code BIOECO18. There are some other hotels a few miles north of Gleneden Beach, if you are interested in lower rates. If you will be traveling with a group and require lower lodging rates, then vacation rentals (a house or multi-room condo, for example) are often more economical than hotels.

Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi is available at the Salishan Resort.