SAVE THE DATE: 2019 GeoPRISMS Synthesis & Integration TEI


Please save the date and plan to attend the GeoPRISMS Synthesis & Integration Theoretical and Experimental Institute!

February 27- March 1, 2019
Hotel Menger, San Antonio, Texas
Questions should be directed to the GeoPRISMS Office at info at geoprisms.org

The 2019 GeoPRISMS Theoretical and Experimental Institute (TEI) will represent an opportunity for our community to synthesize results from the Rift Initiation and Evolution Initiative (RIE) and the Subduction Cycles & Deformation Initiative (SCD). During this meeting we will evaluate what has been accomplished so far in all GeoPRISMS themes and primary sites, and what gaps still need to be filled in the last years of the decadal program. We will also try to identify emerging new opportunities and to develop new research directions for our community after the end of the GeoPRISMS Program. The three-day meeting will be preceded by an Early-Career Investigator symposium on Tuesday February 26.

Key objectives that the workshop will try to achieve:
  • Set the stage for legacy of GeoPRISMS, develop concrete ideas for legacy products or activities in the coming 2-3 years. This should include both science and Education and Outreach.
  • The meeting program should identify the outstanding process-based questions and cross-cutting themes that engage both RIE and SCD communities. These burning science questions can help guide the integration of science results from GeoPRISMS, and it can lead to future proposals and funding opportunities.
  • The Early Career Investigator (ECI) symposium will foster cross-disciplinary collaborations among young scientists. This symposium will be led by two young scientists in our community.
  • The synthesis workshop will help position our science community for future years. We can evaluate the role that large research infrastructure will play, how science goals of the GeoPRISMS program can be met in other initiatives such as a SZ4D, and the importance of continued NSF support for cross-disciplinary and cross-shoreline research.

Organizing Committee

     Katie Kelley (University of Rhode Island)
     Harm Van Avendonk (University of Texas at Austin)
     Jessica Warren (University of Delaware)
     Kyle Straub (Tulane)
     Rob Harris (Oregon State university)
     Katie Keranen (Cornell)
     Joe Dufek (University of Oregon)
     Christie Rowe (McGill)
     Philip Skemer (Washington University, St Louis)
     Ikuko Wada (University of Minnesota)
     Ex officio: Demian Saffer (GeoPRISMS Office/Pennsylvania State University)

Early Career Investigator symposium leaders:

     Eric Mittelstaedt (University of Idaho)
     Taryn Lopez (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

Important Dates

More information will become available soon on the meeting webpage (http://geoprisms.org/tei-2019/).
Stay tuned!
 

Job Posting: PhD and Postdoctoral positions

1) PhD and Postdoctoral Positions Earthquake Geology and/or Holocene Sea Level – Singapore

2) Post-doc volcanology-fluid dynamics – School of Geosciences, University of South Florida

———————————–

1) PhD and Postdoctoral Positions Earthquake Geology and/or Holocene Sea Level – Singapore

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a fully-funded PhD and a postdoctoral scholar position in the Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.

Potential topics of focus include (but are not limited to):

  •     paleoseismology and paleogeodesy of the Sunda megathrust (in Sumatra, Indonesia)
  •     paleoseismology and paleogeodesy of the Manila trench (in Luzon, Philippines)
  •     relative sea level and neotectonics over the Holocene in Southeast Asia

For the PhD position, there are two intakes of PhD students annually, in January and in August.  The deadline for the submission of applications is 31st January for the August intake, and 31st July for the following January intake.  I will consider candidates for either intake in 2019, but preference will be given to candidates who contact me sooner rather than later.  The PhD program lasts 4 or 5 years and is fully funded with a competitive stipend for the duration.

For the postdoctoral position, interested candidates should contact me as early as possible.  The appointment will be for up to 3 years, and a competitive salary will be offered.

Prior to the formal application procedure, interested candidates are encouraged to send me their CV and a brief note (roughly 200-500 words) describing how their research interests will tie in with those of my research group.  I can be contacted at meltzner@ntu.edu.sg.

I will be at the AOGS meeting in Honolulu in June.  I would be happy to meet with potential applicants during the meeting.

For more information:
http://ase.ntu.edu.sg
http://ase.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/phd
http://earthobservatory.sg
http://www.earthobservatory.sg/research-group/geology-earthquakes-and-sea-level-aron-meltzner
Aron J. Meltzner
Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment
Principal Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue, N2-01a-05, Singapore 639798
meltzner@ntu.edu.sg | ase.ntu.edu.sg | earthobservatory.sg
earthobservatory.sg/people/aron-meltzner

———————————–

2) Post-doc volcanology-fluid dynamics – School of Geosciences, University of South Florida

The USF College of Arts and Sciences (Tampa campus) cordially invites candidates with a Doctoral degree in volcanology, geology, geophysics, computer sciences or a related area with research focus in computational fluid dynamics to apply for this Post- Doctoral Research Scholar position. This is a full-time position with a starting date expected no later than October 1st, 2018, that may be renewed annually depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability up to a maximum of two years. Health insurance benefits will be offered through the USF postdoctoral scholar health insurance program:

http://usfweb2.usf.edu/human-resources/benefits/post-doc-insurance.asp

The selected candidate will work in the volcanology group, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida and conduct research for the NSF CAREER Project entitled “Developing a consensual validation and benchmarking procedure for Pyroclastic Density Current (PDC) hazard models”. The tasks of the Postdoctoral Researcher assigned to the project will be (but not limited) to: (1) implement the physical/sedimentological PDC models; (2) create a database of PDC metrics/components; and (3) set up the model validation/benchmarking exercises. In addition, the selected candidate will work with the volcanology group to write and publish manuscripts, prepare and submit proposals related to the group’s current and planned research agenda, and provide support in terms of the daily activities associated with existing research. The candidate is also encouraged to develop his/her own research agenda.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in volcanology, geology, geophysics, computer sciences or a related area with research focus in computational fluid dynamics. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with research expertise or experience in one or more of the following will be reviewed favorably: volcanology, field-based studies and/or laboratory experiments of granular and/or multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics, physics and/or numerical modeling of granular and/or multiphase flows, quantitative data modeling and analysis, statistical and mathematical modeling, programming.

How To Apply:

Apply at USF Careers here:

http://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/

Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vita emphasizing research goals and past research accomplishments, and two (2) letters of recommendation.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Deadline for applications is 31st July, 2018.

For any additional information, please contact Sylvain Charbonnier at sylvain@usf.edu.

———————————–

Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Reminder: Call for GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshop Proposals at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting


Dear GeoPRISMS Community,

We are pleased to announce that this year we will again be able to host a few mini-workshops at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. (December 10-14). A mini-workshop is a research meeting that is held on the Sunday prior to the meeting. Examples of mini-workshops can be found at:
Mini-Workshops offer excellent opportunities to jump-start science discussions, as well as to coordinate implementation for future GeoPRISMS studies, both for primary sites and thematic studies. We encourage you to consider such an undertaking. The GeoPRISMS Office provides logistical support, a meeting room and refreshments. We do not cover any travel costs or per diem to the organizers or participants.
If you would like to host a GeoPRISMS-related Mini-Workshop in association with the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting (10-14 December), we invite you to submit your proposal to the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org. The proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee (GSOC). The number of mini-workshops is limited but we expect to be able to host two to three events.
The deadline for upcoming Mini-Workshop proposals is July 1, 2018. The proposal guidelines are described on the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/. We encourage you to contact the GeoPRISMS Office with questions or for advice prior to submitting at info@geoprisms.org.
We look forward to hearing your ideas.
-The GeoPRISMS Office and GSOC​

Apply to host a GeoPRISMS Distinguished Speaker


GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program (DLP), 2018 – 2019
Deadline: July 1, 2018 | APPLY NOW

Download the brochure

DLP 2018-2019

The GeoPRISMS Office is happy to announce the annual GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program for academic year 2018-2019 with an outstanding speakers list. Distinguished scientists involved with GeoPRISMS science are available to visit US colleges and universities to present technical and public lectures on subjects related to GeoPRISMS science.

Any US college or university can apply to host a DLP speaker. Applications are due July 1, 2018 for visiting speakers in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. Institutions that are not currently involved with GeoPRISMS research are strongly encouraged to apply, including those granting undergraduate or masters degrees, as well as those with PhD programs. Institutions may request a technical and/or public lecture. The GeoPRISMS Office will cover airfare for speakers’ travel and will coordinate travel and off-site logistics. Host institutions are responsible for local expenses for the duration of the visit.

Visit the GeoPRISMS website to apply and learn more about the speakers and talks available:
http://geoprisms.org/education/distinguished-lectureship-program/

Also, please review the DLP Best Practices for making the most of your visiting speaker:
http://geoprisms.org/education/distinguished-lectureship-program/best-practices/

Please direct any questions to the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org

The GeoPRISMS Office

———————————————————

2018-2019 Speakers:
Jaime Barnes (University of Texas at Austin)
Public Lecture: A geochemical glimpse into hydrothermal systems
Technical Lecture: The role of the forearc in volatile cycling through subduction zones

Anne Bécel (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Public Lecture: Imaging the source of large subduction zone earthquakes
Technical Lecture | ENAM: A new view on the deep structure of the Eastern North American Margin: Implications for continental breakup and early seafloor spreading history
Technical Lecture | Alaska: Connections between along-strike variations in seismic structure and earthquake behavior at the Alaska Peninsula subduction zone

Cynthia Ebinger (Tulane University)
Public Lecture: Recipe for continental rifting: Flavors of East Africa
Technical Lecture: Earthquakes within continental plates: How, where, and why it matters

Abhijit Ghosh (University of California, Riverside)
Public Lecture: How earthquake faults shift gears
Technical Lecture: Broad spectrum of fault slip: Fast, slow and everything in between

NSF GeoPRISMS Program Solicitation


NSF has just released the new GeoPRISMS solicitation:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18559/nsf18559.htm

Full Proposal Target Date: August 13, 2018
Important revisions this year include:
  • Large field projects that involve ship time, significant resources, or where the fieldwork is a significant fraction of the budget (>15%) are no longer accepted to the program;
  • In order to encourage synthesis and integration of multidisciplinary datasets and models, we will welcome conference proposals throughout the year, separately from the full proposal Target Date;
  • Postdoctoral proposals now only require two letters of reference
  • Postdoctoral Fellows are now called Postdoctoral Scholars
Questions should be directed to PO Jennifer Wade: jwade@nsf.gov; (703) 292-4739 or Maurice Tivey: mtivey@nsf.gov; (703) 292-7710

Student survey for U.S. crustal-scale marine seismic imaging capabilities


Dear Peers and Colleagues,

We are organizing a student response to NSF’s decision to divest from the R/V Marcus G. Langseth by 2020. If you are a student who feels that your future research and training opportunities are impacted by this decision, we ask that you complete this brief survey by Friday, May 11:

https://goo.gl/forms/qVbKJOaKZPzBCTqh2

If you are not a student, we ask that you consider sharing our survey with students who relate to the description above. Survey participants will be provided the opportunity to sign a response letter stating student interests in academic crustal-scale seismic imaging facilities.

Regards,

Dominik Kardell, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics
Bridgit Boulahanis, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Andrew Gase, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics
Hannah Mark, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Justin Estep, Texas A&M University
Ethan Williams, California Institute of Technology
Amanda Price, Washington University in St. Louis
Colin White, Stanford University
Brendan Philip, University of Washington

Job Posting: Jamstec International Fellowship Postdoc Program, Faculty Positions


1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech

———————————–

1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

JAMSTEC is recruiting 4-5 full time fixed term contract postdoctoral positions for developing their scientific excellence in any natural science or engineering field. The deadline for submission of applications is 05/28/2018.

For more details, please visit the following website:

http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/jinji_20180528.html

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Division,

Human Resources Department of JAMSTEC at

recruit-app@jamstec.go.jp

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in advance.

Sincerely yours,

Human Resources Division, JAMSTEC
E-mail: recruit-app@jamstec.go.jp

———————————–

2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, www.eas.gatech.edu) at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology, seismology, computational methods, planetary and space sciences. For the planetary and space science position, we invite candidates who will build a competitive research program that complements or extends the strengths of our ongoing planetary and space research, and who bridge connections within geophysics and ongoing and future missions through observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.

Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources, collaborations, its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of their teaching interests and their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files via Academicjobsonline.org. Requests for information should be directed to earthplanet_search@eas.gatech.edu. Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2018 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

———————————–

Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

IODP workshop on ocean drilling in the North Pacific – Sept 25-27, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider attending the upcoming USSSP-IODP workshop:

Scientific Exploration of the Arctic and North Pacific (SEA-NorP)
September 25-27, 2018; Mt. Hood, Oregon, USA
http://usoceandiscovery.org/workshop-sea-norp/

The workshop will focus on developing proposals for scientific ocean drilling in the Northern Pacific, Bering Sea and Western Arctic Ocean region, including GeoPRISMS primary site, the Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone. The drilling platform, JOIDES Resolution, is scheduled to operate in the Northern Pacific in 2023. To ensure that the ship is used to best advantage, now is the time to develop proposals that could be linked through regional drilling strategies.

Our goal is to initiate multiple proposals around GeoPRISMS-related themes such as geohazards and volatile cycling, as well as other themes including ocean gateways, ice histories at transition zones, biosphere and climate.

The workshop is open to U.S. and international participants. The deadline for U.S.-affilitated scientists to apply is June 17, 2018. A limited number of travel grants will be available. Graduate students, early career scientists and those new to IODP are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit the workshop website: http://usoceandiscovery.org/workshop-sea-norp/

Thank you,

Workshop Conveners: Lindsay Worthington (UNM), Bernard Coakley (UAF), Matthias Forwick (UiT –  Tromsø), Juliane Mueller (Alfred Wegener Institute), Summer Praetorius (USGS), and Kristen St. John (JMU)

Workshop Science Committee (partial list): Jessica Larsen (UAF), Terry Plank (LDEO), Donna Shillington (LDEO), Harold Tobin (Wisconsin)

Call for GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshop Proposals at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

 


GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at AGU 2018

Dear GeoPRISMS Community,

We are pleased to announce that this year we will again be able to host a few mini-workshops at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. (December 10-14). A mini-workshop is a research meeting that is held on the Sunday prior to the meeting. Examples of mini-workshops can be found at:

http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/

Mini-Workshops offer excellent opportunities to jump-start science discussions, as well as to coordinate implementation for future GeoPRISMS studies, both for primary sites and thematic studies. We encourage you to consider such an undertaking. The GeoPRISMS Office provides logistical support, a meeting room and refreshments. We do not cover any travel costs or per diem to the organizers or participants.

If you would like to host a GeoPRISMS-related Mini-Workshop in association with the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting (10-14 December), we invite you to submit your proposal to the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org. The proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee (GSOC). The number of mini-workshops is limited but we expect to be able to host two to three events.

The deadline for upcoming Mini-Workshop proposals is July 1, 2018. The proposal guidelines are described on the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/. We encourage you to contact the GeoPRISMS Office with questions or for advice prior to submitting at info@geoprisms.org.

We look forward to hearing your ideas.

-The GeoPRISMS Office and GSOC​

Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes, April 25-27, 2018: Invitation for remote participation


Greetings  –

The workshop focused on Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes (CTSP), April 25-27, 2018 is intended to survey both questions and state of the art numerical techniques that simulate surface processes and long term tectonic (LTT) processes in an attempt to define a framework for the development of efficient numerical algorithms that couple across multiple length and time scales. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to develop collaborations and proposal ideas and by doing so enhance and increase the impact of both the LTT and CSDMS communities. We expect a broad and diverse audience drawn from domestic and international research communities, including graduate students, post-docs, and early career scientists, who are interested in coupling landscape evolution to tectonic processes.

Although registration is now closed for onsite participation in CTSP, we invite you to participate remotely using the Zoom meeting platform. You will be able to view all plenary talks, round table discussions and participate in remote group breakout sessions each day of the workshop. Meeting information including agenda can be found on the workshop website: https://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/Form:Meetingconfirmation.

Registration is required in advance. Once you have registered, a link will be forwarded with detailed remote joining instructions.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR EACH SESSION YOU WANT TO ATTEND:

Wednesday, April 25th

Morning Session 8:30AM to 12:00PM (MDT) Registration URL:
Afternoon Session 1:00PM to 4:15PM (MDT) Registration URL:

Thursday, April 26th

Morning Session 8:30AM to 12:00PM  (MDT) Registration URL:
Afternoon Session 1:00PM to 5:00PM (MDT) Registration URL:

We look forward to your participation.

Regards,

Organizing Committee:
Mark Behn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Thorsten Becker, University of Texas – Austin
Catherine Cooper, Washington State University
Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University
Lorraine Hwang, University of California, Davis
Louise Kellogg, University of California, Davis
Luc Lavier, University of Texas – Austin
Eric Mittelstaedt, University of Idaho
Greg Tucker, University of Colorado – Boulder
Boris Kaus, Johannes Gutenberg University – Mainz

Sponsored by Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics, the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System and the National Science Foundation