High-Res Patagonia Lacustrine Seismic Cruise: call for participation

Call for Participation: High-Res Patagonia Lacustrine Seismic Cruise (May 2019)

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Cruise dates: May 1-31, 2019 (flexibility of ±5 days on either end required)

PI: M. Beatrice Magnani

Science Party: up to 5

Applications are being solicited to participate in the Argentinian Patagonia lacustrine cruise, part of the multidisciplinary GUANACO Project that will acquire ~500 km of high-resolution seismic reflection data in the proglacial region of Lago Argentino, located in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina. The data collected during the cruise will image the glacial history of the region, which today is experiencing very rapid vertical uplift (~4 cm/yr at peak) due to glacial isostatic adjustment, and provide key observational constraints on glacier fluctuations, bedrock erosion and sediment transport.

Science party responsibilities will include daily 8-hour watches to assist in deployment and recovery of the streamer, airgun and chirp equipment, collect, process and archive multi- and single-channel seismic reflection data, as well as crewing on board seismic instrumentation. Cruise activities will include reading and discussion of papers pertinent to the science goals of the experiment. We will maintain a project blog throughout the cruise and participants will be encouraged to contribute.

Applications from graduate students and early-career scientists are encouraged. Applicants need to have experience with seismic reflection data collection, either marine or land. Funds for travel to/from Patagonia will be provided for US-based researchers.

To apply, please assemble an application package (2-page CV and 1-page statement of interest and experience) and submit it electronically to M. Beatrice Magnani (mmagnani@smu.edu) no later than February 15, 2019. Applications from graduate students and post-docs require a letter of support from the graduate advisor or supervisor.