June 2021 Workshop Advancing Scientific Ocean Drilling Impact through Public Engagement

Advancing Scientific Ocean Drilling Impact through Public Engagement

Meeting: June 22 and 24 via Zoom

Great knowledge comes from the deep. People around the world recognize the wonders and ponder the mysteries that lie beneath the the ocean floor. As an expert in your community, we encourage you to apply to participate in a two-day virtual workshop. Join us in discussions that will help shape the future of ocean discovery and scientific outreach. It is important that people with a wide range of perspectives and from many different communities participate in these discussions, whether or not you are currently familiar with scientific ocean drilling. We will all emerge with a better understanding of how knowledge and discovery of the ocean floor (as well as what lies below the ocean floor!) affects different communities, directions we need to move in for future exploration, and potential exciting partnerships between seafloor scientific exploration and organizations in your part of the world. No matter where you live, discover the ocean in you!

Want to know more? Read the workshop overview page.

Application deadline: May 17. Apply to participate in this workshop.

Workshop Conveners

Sharon Cooper, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, USSSP

Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology

Jonathan C. Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Geoscience Department

Randi Wold-Brennon, Texas Tech University/Hawai’i Academy of Arts & Science

Invitation to MCS-RCN Townhall – Thursday, May 13

Dear friends and colleagues,

You are invited to the Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction (MCS) RCN Townhall, to be held virtually Thursday, May 13, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (CDT).

The goal of the Townhall is to engage the subduction zone and wider geodynamics community (both modelers and observationalists) to review the current state of affairs of the MCS-RCN and MCS planning and get feedback on emergent plans for a potential MCS implementation. Specifically, we want to evaluate which of the envisioned MCS’s core capabilities are of the highest priority to the community and start the discussion of a proposed organizational structure for a future Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction Zone Science.

Register for the MCS Townhall here.

The Townhall will consist of a 30-minute presentation (with draft slides already available on our MCS Townhall website), breakout discussions of the four questions listed at the end of the slides, and a summary discussion.

Anyone can provide feedback on the MCS-RCN, MCS implementation, and general comments before, during, and for a few weeks after the Townhall through our feedback form.

We hope to see you there,

The MCS-RCN Team

Job Posting: NSF MGG Program Director opportunity

Permanent Program Director NSF Marine Geology and Geophysics Program – NSF Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

Dear Colleagues

The Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program within the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) has announced a nationwide search for a permanent Program Director with experience and expertise in marine geophysics.

The MGG Program supports research on all aspects of the geology and geophysics of ocean basins and margins and those of the Great Lakes. The person selected for this position will work with the other Program Directors who oversee the MGG Program to balance the award portfolio across the broad range of disciplines supported by the Program. The Program Director’s core duties and responsibilities will be administering the merit review process, proposal recommendations, and coordinating and working with other programs in NSF and other Federal agencies and organizations.

More information about the position and instructions for applications can be found at the following link:


The deadline for applications is 28 May 2021.

Questions about the position may be sent to any of the Program Directors in MGG:

Deborah Smith, dksmith@nsf.gov

Daniel McCorkle, dmccorkl@nsf.gov

Steven Hovan, shovan@nsf.gov

Kevin Johnson, ktjohnso@nsf.gov

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