Apply to Sail on Cascadia Initiative Expedition – Summer 2014

Apply to Sail on Cascadia Initiative Expedition – Summer 2014

Opportunity for Students and Early-Career Scientists: Sail on a Cascadia Initiative Expedition in 2014

Application Deadlines: April 15th (Leg 1 only) and May 1st, 2014 (all other legs)

Students and early-career scientists are invited to sail on Cascadia Initiative (CI) Expeditions during the 2014 field season. The Cascadia Initiative Expedition Team (CIET) is leading six oceanographic expeditions during 2014 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 On each of the 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, 2014; except applications for Leg 1, which are due April 15, 2014:

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 2014 must include a letter of support from their advisor. Participants will be ranked by the CIET and notified by May 15, 2014; except Leg 1 participants, who will be notified by April 22, 2014.

Questions should be directed to Emilie Hooft emilie <at>

More information can be found at

*Leg 1 (OC1405A), 10 May –  May 23 (Collins)
*Leg 2 (OC1405B), 28 May – 2 June (Fowler)
*Leg 3 (R/V Thompson), 22 June – 7 July (Allen/Tolstoy)

*Leg 4 (OC1407A), 10 July – 20 July (Wilcock/Fowler)
*Leg 5 (OC1407B), 22 July – 31 July (Nabalek/Braunmiller)
*Gorda PI (OC1408A), 5 Aug – 20 Aug (Nabalek/Braunmiller)
*Leg 6 (OC1409B), 6 Sept – 25 Sept (Trehu/Livelybrooks)