Shale Network Workshop: Call for Abstracts

Monitoring Communities and Their Environment

A workshop held by the Shale Network in State College, Pa.

Abstracts are solicited for presentations at the eighth annual Shale Network Workshop to be held in State College, Pa., on May 16 and 17, 2019. The deadline for abstracts is April 12, 2019.

View full details about the workshop here.

Abstracts should be submitted online by uploading a Word or PDF document here and include 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. Alternatively, they may be sent as a Word or PDF document to Shelly McCall at maf37@psu.edu. Presentations are sought to discuss “Monitoring Communities and Their Environment.” The Shale Network Workshop team will choose whether participants give a talk (during the day of May 17) or a poster (posters will be set up at an evening session on May 16 and will be available for viewing on May 17).

The workshop provides an opportunity for citizen scientists, researchers, government officials, energy company representatives, and environmental professionals to compare lessons learned about water and environmental issues within areas where shale energy development is occurring.

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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection participates in organizing parts of the workshop. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) also provides funding.