Apply to Sail
The deadline to apply to sail on International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 359 Maldives Monsoon aboard the JOIDES Resolution had been extended to October 27, 2014.
Maldives Monsoon (30 September – 30 November 2015) will investigate Neogene Indian Ocean environmental change and the onset of the modern carbonate depositional system driven by fluctuations in sea level and ocean currents. Seven sites will be drilled across the Maldives carbonate system to obtain sediments from the inner-platform to the continental slope, including drifts deposits. These sediments will be used to document environmental changes in the Maldives and place the Maldives current system into the larger scale ocean current framework during Neogene global cooling and monsoon evolution, determine the onset of the modern depositional system, and constrain the pre- to post-drowning evolution of the carbonate bank by linking existing seismic stratigraphic and the new sedimentary records. This expedition will also core one site along the western Indian continental margin to obtain a Paleocene-Holocene sedimentary sequence within the proximal core region of summer monsoon precipitation to reconstruct the pre-monsoonal and monsoonal ocean salinity, erosion, weathering, and run–off in the Eastern Arabian Sea.
Opportunities exist for researchers, including graduate students, to sail as sedimentologists, paleontologists, biostratigraphers, paleomagnetists, stratigraphic correlators, petrophysicists, borehole geophysicists, microbiologists, and inorganic/organic geochemists.
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The U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling reviews and prioritizes applications from U.S. scientists prior to forwarding them to the implementing organization. Learn More
Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. university, government agency, or corporation, and if selected would be provided with salary and travel support. Learn More
A complete application includes an online application form, curriculum vitae, participation plan, preliminary budget, and (for graduate student applicants) an adviser recommendation. Learn More
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