Shale Network Workshop: Call for Abstracts

Sharing Data about Shale Gas Development: From Drilling to Disposal

A Workshop Held by the Shale Network Team in State College, PA

Abstracts are solicited for presentations at the 6th Annual Shale Network Workshop to be held in University Park, PA on May 18 and 19, 2017. Deadline for abstracts is April 14, 2017.

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Abstracts should be submitted (see​) by uploading a Word or PDF document and including the following information: 1) Title, 2) Author list with all affiliations, 3) a few sentences summarizing the proposed presentation, 4) whether you prefer giving an oral or poster presentation, or have no preference. Presentations are sought to discuss “Sharing data about shale gas development: from drilling to disposal.” The Shale Network Workshop team will choose whether participants give a talk (during the day of May 19) or a poster (posters will be presented at an evening session on May 18 and will not be available for viewing May 19).

The Shale Network team has some funds to pay for lodging for one night and for food at the workshop. Please register to be part of the Shale Network team at and fill out the form if want us to pay for lodging for one night and food costs at the meeting. Please also email Debbie Lambert ( indicating your interest in lodging and food. (If you were offered funding support but you do not want it, please let us know that too.)

The Shale Network, originally funded by the National Science Foundation, is a collaborative effort between Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, CUAHSI and the NSF to collect and analyze data on water quality in the Marcellus Shale drilling region. The workshop will provide an opportunity for watershed groups, 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. We emphasize data collection, publication, and sharing. 

Click here for a tentative workshop agenda