GeoChronR training workshop

16.08 - 18.08.2017  
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Contact person:
Nick McKay, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The GeoChronR project was funded by NSF-Geoinformatics to facilitate broad adoption of state-of-the-art geochronologic uncertainty quantification.

Its leaders (N. McKay, NAU; J. Emile-Geay, USC) will be hosting a training workshop on the analysis, visualization and integration of time-uncertain data in the paleogeosciences on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, from 16-18 August 2017.


This workshop is intended for graduate students and early-career scientists working with geoscientific timeseries with uncertainties in the time domain.


Topics include:

- Interacting with the Linked Paleo Data format, including importing and exporting datasets
- Using available algorithms, including Bacon, BAM, BChron, and Clam to estimate age uncertainty
- Propagating age uncertainty through multiple stages of analysis, including correlation, regression, ordination, and spectral methods
- Effectively visualizing results and uncertainties
- Interpreting, discussing and disseminating results to encourage transparent and reproducible science.


Space is limited to 20 attendees, with preference given to graduate students and early-career scientists. Experience with scientific programing, especially R, will be helpful, but is not required, and the workshop and tools are designed for non-expert users.

Financial support

Travel support is available for accepted applicants and can be requested when filling out the application form.


Applications are due on or before 15 June 2017. Please apply here.

Further information

Contact Nick McKay: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.