Apply to Sail with the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment


Apply to Sail with the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic ExperimentApplications now being accepted

Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

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Cruise Dates (+/- 3 days):

  •   Leg 1: May 9 – May 29, 2018 (arrive three days before departure)
  •   Leg 2: July 11 – July 25, 2018 (arrive two days before departure)

Graduate students and scientists at all career stages are invited to sail with two OBS deployment legs of the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (AACSE) during the late spring and early summer of 2018.  The AACSE is major shoreline-crossing community experiment focusing on the subduction zone offshore the Alaska Peninsula, which has been the site of North America’s largest recorded earthquakes as well as major volcanic hazards.  Data will be collected during the 15-month experiment using 75 broadband ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) and 30 land stations.

OBSs will be deployed in two legs in May and July of 2018 from the Global-Class R/V Sikuliaq. The PI team anticipates that berths for 5 to 7 additional students or scientists will be available on each leg.  Participants should be willing to work long hours at sea, in close quarters, and in challenging conditions. Duties of participants will include assisting in OBS deployments, documentation of the expedition, preparation of cruise reports, and documenting the cruise via social media.  Travel costs to the departure port (Seward, AK) will be paid for Apply to Sail participants, but no stipend is included.

To apply to sail with the AACSE deployment, each applicant should submit a 2-page CV, a brief statement of interest, and a statement of relevant experience.  Applicants who will be graduate students during the summer of 2018 should also submit a letter of support from their graduate advisor.  Applications should be submitted at the AASCE Apply to Sail website by January 22, 2018. Please direct any questions about the Apply to Sail program to Aubreya Adams (aadams@colgate.edu).

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