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The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is accepting applications for scientific participants on two expeditions aboard the JOIDES Resolution.
Expedition 361 Southern African Climates
The International Ocean Discovery Program is seeking nannofossil micropaleontologists to sail on Expedition 361 Southern African Climates aboard the JOIDES Resolution. This expedition will investigate the interaction between climate and the Agulhas Current during the Plio/Pleistocene. Six drill sites in the southern Indian Ocean and Mozambique Channel will determine the sensitivity of the Agulhas Current, the dynamics of Indian–Atlantic gateway circulation, and the connection between Agulhas Leakage and shifts of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) during major ocean and climate reorganizations of the past 5 Ma. This expedition will also include the Agulhas Current Density Profile ancillary project, which will reconstruct temperature and salinity over a depth transect during the last glacial maximum. Expedition 361 will sail from 30 January – 31 March 2016. The deadline to apply is March 12, 2015.
Expedition 362 Sumatra Seismogenic Zone
The 2004 Mw 9.2 earthquake and tsunami that struck North Sumatra and the Andaman-Nicobar Islands devastated coastal communities around the Indian Ocean. This earthquake showed unexpectedly shallow megathrust slip that was focused beneath the accretionary prism, including the distinctive prism plateau offshore North Sumatra. This intriguing seismogenic behavior and forearc structure are not well explained by existing models and by relationships observed at margins where seismogenic slip typically occurs further landward. The correspondence between the 2004 rupture location and the overlying prism plateau, and evidence for a strengthened thick sediment input section, suggests that the input materials are key to driving this distinctive slip behavior and long-term forearc structure. Expedition 362 aims to establish the initial and evolving properties of the North Sumatran incoming sediments and their potential effect on seismogenesis, tsunamigenesis, and forearc development for comparison with global examples. The expedition will occur from 31 July to 30 September 2016. Additional information on this expedition can be found here: http://iodp.tamu.edu/scienceops/expeditions/sumatra_seismogenesis.html.
Opportunities exist for researchers, including graduate students, in all specialties, including sedimentologists, structural geologists, paleontologists, biostratigraphers, paleomagnetists, petrophysicists, borehole geophysicists, microbiologists, and inorganic/organic geochemists. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.
U.S.-affiliated scientists interested in participating in these expeditions should apply to sail through the U.S. Science Support Program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Thanks to all of the scientists who have participated on past expeditions and continue to make IODP a successful research program! Read More