The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory has numerous data sets and a transect of field sites available for outside researchers to collaborate.
We are always seeking students interested in Critical Zone science to join our team. Check out our infrastructure and research pages for additional details.
New empirical techniques in the field or laboratory are welcome, as well as theoretical models for the data.
Read our guidelines for collaborative research, Precepts for Collaboration
12 Jul 2018 - NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) for Driving Convergent Science in the Critical Zone
12 Jun 2018 - Abstract submissions are due by 1 August 2018 at 23:59 ET (11:59 P.M. EST).
01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
17 Oct 2017 - This year’s cohort of TeenShale Network consists of eight returning participants (10th – 12th graders) and eight new team members (8th...
05 Oct 2017 - Just under 250 geologists from across the state of Pennsylvania spent three days (Oct 5-7) exploring outcrops and research sites in Blair, Centre...
29 Aug 2016 - Investigators and students traveled to the Cole Farm yesterday afternoon, downstream of Shale Hills proper, to explore the topography of the...
15 Aug 2016 - Investigators Ashlee Dere, University of Nebraska – Omaha, and Sam Nath, University of Oregon, begin field installations for two new erosion...
24 Jun 2016 - Organized by Rutgers and based at both Shale Hills and Garner Run catenas, the 2016 Hydrogeophysics Workshop took place on June 23rd and 24th. ...
27 May 2016 - To kick off the CZO summer display in the Lower Classroom at Shaver’s Creek, the Environmental Center hosted a poster session to learn about...
16 Apr 2013 - Watch our video to learn about research in the catchment. 4 down-hole camera (operated by Oscar De Armit) videos -...
06 Feb 2013 - Drillers arrived onsite this afternoon to begin the "Drill the Ridge" campaign for the Shale Hills catchment. To complement the 80ft well...
14 Dec 2012 - Educators and researchers are encougaged to submit proposals for collaborative research within the CZO. We are pleased to be able to offer...
29 Oct 2012 - The SSHCZO is pleased to announce the opportunity for researchers and educators to submit proposals for research within the CZO.
Seed Grant Proposals
The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHO) is pleased to be able to offer 1 year grants to facilitate scientific investigations within the SSHO. This program is designed to foster participation from researchers and educators who are not presently funded within the CZO – and especially from outside Penn State -- to accomplish work that complements ongoing research. We are especially interested in proposals that facilitate cross-site investigations between SSHO and other CZO programs.
2015 CZO II RFP
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Lead-PI, PI Committee Chair
Lead-PI of Shale Hills
Program and Data Coordinator