On January 24th and 25th, the 2017 MagIC Workshop will offer invited keynotes, short talks, and a poster session covering a wide range of topics on the geomagnetic evolution of the Earth from 4.6 Ga to the present. On day one we focus on the early Earth. When did the geomagnetic field first form? How strong was it and how did it evolve over time? On day two we focus on the more recent evolution of the Earth's geomagnetic field. Here we focus on sediments that are critical for informing knowledge about the recent geomagnetic field and its excursions and reversals in particular.
An introduction to the workings of the MagIC Database and Website will also be given, along with brief tutorials on archiving your own data and reviewing contributions in the database.
On January 26th there will be a Hands-on MagIC Data Upload Workshop. This workshop is especially targeted to those who want to walk through the process of uploading and archiving data and learn more details of how the process works (e.g. senior graduate students, post-docs, lab managers, although others are of course also very welcome). The upload process has been upgraded to an online web service. Stand-alone GUI based programs in the PmagPy software package are now available to help in formatting data for uploading. Space is limited because of the tutorial nature and we can only accommodate up to 25 people. It requires separate registration. Participants are expected to have attended days 1 and 2 of the 2017 MagIC Science and Database Workshop.
On January 27th the workshop will conclude with a day focusing on the PmagPy software system. We will work on the codebase along with discussion on the future of PmagPy. What are current contributers working on and what will be focused on in the future? We wecome anyone interesed in the PmagPy ecosystem as a user or developer to attend. Please see the PmagPy paper for information on the PmagPy paleomagnetic software suite.