Apply to Sail on Cascadia Initiative Expedition (Summer 2013)
Opportunity for Students and Early-Career Scientists:
Sail on a Cascadia Initiative Expedition in 2013
Application Deadline May 1st, 2013
Students and early-career scientists are invited to sail on Cascadia Initiative (CI) Expeditions during the 2013 field season. The Cascadia Initiative Expedition Team (CIET) is leading six oceanographic expeditions during 2013 that will recover and redeploy ocean bottom seismometers (OBSs) as part of the NSF-sponsored Cascadia Initiative. The scientific goals of the CI and expedition details can be found at http://cascadia.uoregon.edu. On each of the six expeditions berths for 2 to 4 additional students/scientists will be available. Cruise schedules are approximate and dates could change up to one week in either direction; applicants should possess sufficient flexibility in their schedule to accommodate this uncertainty and 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 deployment, recovery 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 on line by May 1, 2013. 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 2013 must include a letter of support from their advisor. Participants will be ranked by the CIET and notified by May 15, 2013.
Questions should be directed to Douglas Toomey drt <at> uoregon.edu
More information can be found at http://cascadia.uoregon.edu/CIET/
*Leg 1 (OC1305C), 3 June - 14 June (Fowler)
*Leg 2 (OC1306A), 17 June - 23 June (Dziak)
*Leg 3 (Atlantis), 25 June - 9 July (Trehu/Livelybrooks)
*Leg 4 (OC1307C), 1 Aug - 14 Aug (Wilcock/Toomey)
*Leg 5 (OC1308A), 18 Aug - 24 Aug (Hooft)
*Leg 6 (OC1308B), 28 Aug - 10 Sept (McGuire/Schwartz)