Apply to Sail on Cascadia Initiative Expedition (Summer 2015)
Opportunity for Students and Early-Career Scientists: Sail on a Cascadia Initiative Expedition
Cruise Dates: September 30 – October 14, 2015
Application Deadline: July 15th
Application is available at: http://geoprisms.org/ci-apply-to-sail-2015/
Students and early-career scientists are invited to sail on the final leg of the Cascadia Initiative (CI) Expeditions late in the 2015 field season. This expedition on the R/V Thomas G. Thompson will involve the remotely operated vehicle Jason and will recover shallow- and deep-water ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) operated by Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Berths for 6 to 8 additional students/scientists are available. The cruise is schedule for September 30 – October 14 and participants must arrive in port at least one full day prior to sailing. Travel funds will be provided to and from the port of departure (Newport, Oregon).
The goal of this call for open participation is to help expand the user base of OBS data by providing opportunities for students and scientists to directly experience at-sea acquisition of OBS data. Participants must have a strong interest in learning field techniques, be willing to work long hours at sea assisting in OBS recoveries, OBS post-recovery servicing and preliminary data processing, and have an interest in working with the data collected. Eligible applicants include graduate students and early-career scientists in fields related to seismology. Preference will be given to employees of U.S. institutions. All CI data is publically available via the IRIS DMC.
Applications should be completed online by July 15, 2015. A 2-page CV and a brief statement of interest (not to exceed 250 words) describing the applicant’s experience in geophysics and motivation for participating in this expedition are requested. Applicants who will be graduate students during summer 2015 must include a letter of support from their advisor. Participants will be ranked by the CIET and notified by July 22, 2015.
More information on the scientific goals of the CI and details of past expeditions can be found at http://cascadia.uoregon.edu.
Experiences from an earlier apply to sail participants are described in GeoPRISMS article: http://geoprisms.org/education/report-from-the-field/ciet-apply-to-sail-fall2013/