The 4D Workshop will be held June 4-6, 2018 in Washington DC. Our objective is to explore ways to advance our understanding of Earth’s complex co-evolving geosphere and biosphere through the collection, analysis, and visualization of large and growing data resources.
The workshop will be convened as prelude to a potential long-term program to invent, modify, and apply emerging methods of data analysis and visualization to elucidate our planet’s past, present, and future. Earth’s evolution has been an intertwined succession of increasingly complex physical, chemical, and biological events. Therefore, our organizing principal is an integrated approach that will enable us to achieve a comprehensive picture of the co-evolution of life and rocks, while collaborating with research teams around the world.
Opportunities for transformative discoveries regarding our planet’s storied past are within reach. Keys to discovery lie in the continued integration, development, and exploitation of data, facilities, and expertise. The 4D Workshop will gather bio-, geo-, and data experts from around the world to explore pathways to a deeper understanding of the origins and evolution of our home and ourselves.