2017 Shale Network Workshop

Sharing data about shale gas development: from drilling to disposal

The sixth annual Shale Network workshop will be held May 18 and 19 on the the Penn State, University Park campus and at the Atherton Hotel in State College, Pa.

The workshop facilitates a conversation about water quality in the Marcellus Shale natural gas play between academics and representatives from government agencies, gas and environmental industries, citizen science groups and more.

The theme of the workshop is “Sharing data about shale gas development from drilling to disposal.”

Date(s): May 18 and 19, 2017

Location: Atherton Hotel, State College, Pa., and Penn State, University Park campus

About the Workshop

All participants will discuss sharing and interpreting water quality and quantity data related to shale gas development.

The Shale Network is a collaborative effort between Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences Inc. (CUAHSI) to collect and analyze data on water quality in the Marcellus Shale drilling region. The workshop will provide an opportunity for nonscientists, researchers, experts, government officials, and members of the gas and environmental industries to compare lessons learned about water issues within the northeastern region of shale gas development. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is co-organizing the workshop. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) also provided funding.

Tentative Agenda

Click here for the 2017 Shale Network agenda 

Click here for walking directions between the Atherton Hotel and IST Building 

2017 Workshop Registration

It's not too late to register for the 2017 workshop. We are still accepting abstracts for the Thursday poster session. UPDATE: registration for the Thursday field trip and computer module are no longer being accepted.  

Click here to register for the 2017 workshop

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