ANZIC Director – Position

ANZIC Director

Apply now Job no: 544271
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level D / E
Salary package: $149,002 – $194,637 (pro rata for part-time) per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Part-time / Full-time, Fixed Term until December 2023

The Area

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is the world’s largest scientific geoscience program, providing drilling vessels capable of coring and inserting downhole observatories far below the seabed in most water depths and water conditions. The IODP also hosts giant regional core repositories located in the USA, Europe and Japan.

Australia and New Zealand form the Australia and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) within IODP and contribute to drilling platform operating costs in exchange for scientific participation on the expeditions, ability to submit expedition proposals, and priority access to sampled material and data. ANZIC is responsible for fostering and broadening national interest and participation in IODP research, and for managing and funding Australian and New Zealand researcher participation in IODP activities.

ANZIC is hosted at the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, and home to the largest concentration of Earth scientists in Australia.

The Position

The ANZIC Director provides leadership and management for ANZIC, and is accountable to and works to implement ANZIC’s strategy and directions as set by the ANZIC Governing Council. The ANZIC Director is responsible for effective and efficient operation of ANZIC (specifically for the budget, leadership, and operational management of the ANZIC office, including supervision of office staff) as well as promoting ANZIC and growing effective engagement with the Australian research community, and key stakeholders.

This position is based at the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, and is available on a part or full time appointment. The ANZIC Director reports to Director, Research School of Earth Sciences and is expected to act in accordance with the polices determined by the ANZIC Governing Council and the policies and procedures of the ANU.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have a PhD and have a track record of independent research in the field of marine geoscience and/or equivalent experience in research infrastructure management in a field that can be related to scientific ocean drilling. The ability to lead by example, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels in line with the RSES Culture Statement

The Australian National University is a world-leading academic institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here. To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Stephen Eggins on T: +61 2 6125 3420 or E: stephen.eggins@anu.edu.au

More Information: https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/544271/anzic-director

CALL – IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP)

Role background and work of the IODP EPSP

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP) is an advisory body of the JOIDES Resolution Facility Board (JRFB) which is composed of volunteer domain experts from IODP member countries. The EPSP primarily carries out a site-by-site review of proposed or scheduled IODP expeditions from the point of view of safety and environmental protection. The ECORD Facility Board and Chikyu IODP Board (non-riser projects only) also use EPSP as an advisory body.

The EPSP’s work is organized by its panel Chair, working closely with the platform Science Operators and the Facility Board Chairs. The date of the EPSP’s annual meeting is determined by the scheduling needs of the platforms.

Expedition proposal proponents are notified in advance by the IODP Science Support Office if their proposal is scheduled for EPSP review. Proponents are required to prepare and submit a Safety Review Report two months before the meeting. EPSP protocol requests that one proponent representative (usually the data lead) attend the meeting to give a presentation based on their report and interact with the panel. EPSP review often requires modification to the drilling plan (for example, relocation of sites) and submission of new Site Forms via a proposal Addendum.

Responsibilities of the ANZIC EPSP representative

The ANZIC representative’s role on the EPSP panel is of high importance within the IODP and is expected to deliver benefits to the ANZIC community not only through actively representing ANZIC, but also by providing advice to the ANZIC community who intend to or are developing proposal submissions to IODP.

The ANZIC Governing Council and ANZIC Office require a brief post-meeting report of your activities, highlighting issues of relevance to ANZIC or that may be of general advice to the ANZIC community.

Desired ANZIC representative expertise and contributions to EPSP

The ANZIC representative must have expertise relevant to the work of the EPSP and be willing to openly express their views to the EPSP. Preference may be given to individuals who have expertise in shallow hazards, hydrates, and geophysical interpretation.  

ANZIC support provided for the EPSP representative

The ANZIC Office will support your success in the role by providing appropriate resources and insights to the work of ANZIC and more broadly the IODP, including connecting you with relevant experts in the international scientific ocean drilling network should you require help with a task. ANZIC also covers the cost of economy airfares (organised through ANZIC’s ANU travel consultant), accommodation at the EPSP nominated lodging (includes meals/wi-fi), local transfers between the airport and your residence, and meals during transit. Any additional costs are at your institution’s or your own expense.

Submission of Expressions of Interest

ANZIC community members interested in serving on EPSP should submit an expression of interest to the ANZIC Office by COB (AEDT) November 15, 2021.

Your EOI should comprise a letter that states (1) your reasons for interest in serving ANZIC on the EPSP and (2) the expertise and experience you would bring to the position, and be accompanied by a brief (2-3 page) supporting CV that summarizes and documents key achievements, attributes and relevant expertise to the role of ANZIC representative on EPSP.

RSES Seminar: Dr Carmine Wainman – Late Cretaceous turmoil in the southern high latitudes

Join ANZIC for this special hybrid RSES Seminar featuring Dr Carmine Wainman, Basin Analyst at Geoscience Australia, as he explores what we’ve learned from IODP Site U1512 in the Bight Basin. The event will be held in the Jaeger 1 Seminar Room at the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU Acton campus. Join us there at 4pm on Tuesday 11 October and connect with Dr Wainman and the ANZIC team over free pizza and refreshments, or follow the link to attend online.

Biography

Dr Carmine Wainman holds an MSci in Geology from the University of Southampton, UK and a PhD in Geosciences from the University of Adelaide. He currently works at Geoscience Australia since November 2021 as a Basin Analyst in the Advice, Investment Attraction and Analysis Branch in the Minerals, Energy and Groundwater Division and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Carmine has over nine years of industry and research experience both in Australia and the UK including with the RSK Group, Woodside Energy and the University of Adelaide. He participated on the International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 369 in late 2017, investigating Australian Cretaceous climate and tectonics.

Abstract

Five years ago, the International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 369 was in the middle of drilling at hole at Site U1512 in the Great Australian Bight. Despite the recovery of a near-complete 700 m succession of silty claystone, the core yielded few secrets as to what it represented, much to the frustration of everyone on board at the time. The core subsequently lost attention with more impressive results emanating from drill sites in the Mentelle Basin. However, subsequent multi-disciplinary analysis of the core has revealed a rich, comprehensive story of marginal marine settings in the southern high latitudes and the response of the Bight Basin to the Cretaceous Greenhouse. 

In this talk, Dr Wainman will share the latest findings of the lower Turonian to upper Santonian silty claystone succession, including what it can tell us about environmental instability in the basin and fluctuating sedimentary provenance as Australia slowly broke away from Antarctica. The talk will also explore life on board the JOIDES Resolution during the two-month expedition and the importance of continuing the scientific ocean drilling program from an ECR’s perspective.

Click here to find out more and access the live stream.

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IODP Expedition Call 402: Tyrrhenian Continent-Ocean Transition

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 December 2022

Applications are invited from scientists in IODP-participating countries to join the Science Party for IODP Expedition 402: Tyrrhenian Continent-Ocean Transition, taking place from 9 February – 8 April 2024 onboard JOIDES Resolution. View the Expedition 402 webpage

Background

Expedition 402 will investigate the temporal and spatial evolution of a continent-ocean transition (COT), from breakup to robust magmatism and subsequent mantle exhumation with closely time-related magmatism. The Tyrrhenian Basin is the youngest basin of the western Mediterranean Sea, forming in the late Miocene to recent by continental extension related to rollback of the ESE-SE migrating Apennine subduction system. Its basement has been dredged along bathymetric highs and the stratigraphy is reasonably well known from three prior drilling expeditions (DSDP Legs 13 and 42 and ODP Leg 107). 

Recent geophysical and seismic data support the presence of magmatic rocks formed during the early COT phase, and of subsequently exhumed mantle. The youth of the basin results in a modest sediment cover which facilitates sampling of the peridotitic and magmatic basement across the conjugated COT of the basin with unprecedented spatial resolution. Expedition 402 will target six sites along a west-east and north-south transect, with drill cores recovering peridotitic basement at each site, followed by downhole logging.

Scientific objectives

The recovered material and data from Expedition 402 will address five primary scientific objectives:

  1. Determine the kinematics and geometry in space and time of the extensional deformation in the basin.
  2. Establish the timing and origin of the associated magmatism.
  3. Establish the rheology, deformation patterns and timing of mantle exhumation.
  4. Determine the compositional evolution and heterogeneity of the mantle source.
  5. Test current models of continental lithosphere rifting and of COT formation.

For more information on the expedition science objectives and the JOIDES Resolution expedition schedule, see http://iodp.tamu.edu/scienceops/. This site includes links to individual expedition web pages with the original IODP proposals and expedition planning information. 

Who should apply

We encourage applications from all qualified scientists. The JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO) is committed to a policy of broad participation and inclusion, and to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all program participants. Opportunities exist for researchers (including graduate students) in all shipboard specialties, including micropaleontologists, sedimentologists, petrologists, igneous geochemists, inorganic and organic geochemists, microbiologists, paleomagnetists, physical properties specialists, and borehole geophysicists. Good working knowledge of the English language is required.

How to apply

Applications for participation must be submitted to the appropriate IODP Program Member Office. In your application, please specify if you are interested in participating offshore-onshore or onshore-only. Please note that there is no option to participate offshore-only. 

Applications should reach the appropriate Program Member Office no later than Thursday 1 December 2022

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IODP Expedition Call 401: Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateway Exchange

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 December 2022

Applications are invited from scientists in IODP-participating countries to join the Science Party for IODP Expedition 401: Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateway Exchange, taking place from 10 December 2023 – 9 February 2024 onboard JOIDES ResolutionView the Expedition 401 webpage

Background

Marine gateways play a critical role in the exchange of water, heat, salt and nutrients between oceans and seas. The advection of dense waters helps drive global thermohaline circulation and, since the ocean is the largest of the rapidly exchanging CO2 reservoirs, this advection also affects atmospheric carbon concentration. Changes in gateway geometry can therefore significantly alter both the pattern of global ocean circulation and associated heat transport and climate, as well as having a profound local impact. 

Today, the volume of dense water supplied by Atlantic-Mediterranean exchange through the Gibraltar Strait is amongst the largest in the global ocean. For the past five million years this overflow has generated a saline plume at intermediate depths in the Atlantic that deposits distinctive contouritic sediments in the Gulf of Cadiz and contributes to the formation of North Atlantic Deep Water. 

This single gateway configuration only developed in the early Pliocene. During the Miocene, a wide, open seaway linking the Mediterranean and Atlantic evolved into two narrow corridors: one in northern Morocco; the other in southern Spain. Formation of these corridors permitted Mediterranean salinity to rise and a new, distinct, dense water mass to form and overspill into the Atlantic for the first time. Further restriction and closure of these connections resulted in extreme salinity fluctuations in the Mediterranean, leading to the formation of the Messinian Salinity Crisis salt giant.

IODP Expedition 401 is one part of an amphibious drilling proposal that also includes coring on land as part of the International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP). The Investigating Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateway Exchange (IMMAGE) drilling proposal is designed to recover a complete record of Atlantic-Mediterranean exchange from its Late Miocene inception to its current configuration. This will be achieved by coring Miocene offshore sediments and borehole logging at three sites on either side of the Gibraltar Strait during IODP Expedition 401 and from the two precursor connections now exposed on land in southern Spain and northern Morocco with ICDP. 

Drilling will sample up to a subbottom depth of 1277m, recovering Miocene sediments expected to date between 5.33 and 7.2 million years old.

Scientific objectives

IMMAGE has three primary scientific objectives which will be met through drilling the three IODP holes during Expedition 401 and the two ICDP holes:

  1. To document the time at which the Atlantic first started to receive a distinct overflow from the Mediterranean and to evaluate quantitatively its role in Late Miocene global climate and regional environmental change.
  2. To recover a complete record of Atlantic-Mediterranean exchange before, during and after the Messinian Salinity Crisis and to evaluate the causes and consequences of this extreme oceanographic event, locally, regionally and globally.
  3. To test our quantitative understanding of the behaviour of ocean plumes during the most extreme exchange in Earth’s history.

How to apply

Applications for participation must be submitted to the appropriate IODP Program Member Office. In your application, please specify if you are interested in participating offshore-onshore or onshore-only. Please note that there is no option to participate offshore-only. 

Applications should reach the appropriate Program Member Office no later than Thursday 1 December 2022

ANZIC survey: supporting scientific ocean drilling proposals

Got a scientific ocean drilling proposal in mind? The ANZIC Science Committee and the ANZIC Office are committed to supporting our community in preparing and submitting new or resurrected proposals – but we need your input! 

Please take a moment to complete our short survey so we can learn more about what you’re seeking to do, how it aligns with the 2050 Science Framework, and whether you’d like us to host an informal webinar outlining the proposal process. We’d also love to hear about drilling ideas that are not yet developed so we can try connect you with collaborators or projects, or provide a workshop to develop the idea further. 

This survey is open to anyone in Australia or New Zealand who is considering a drilling project in any ocean, or international collaborators considering drilling projects in ANZIC waters. We also welcome ICDP proposal ideas. 

Call for Feedback: Science Mission Requirements for a New Riserless U.S. Drilling Vessel

Deadline: 16 September 2022

Members of the ANZIC community are invited to provide feedback on the draft report on Science Mission Requirements for a globally ranging riserless U.S. drilling vessel to address high priority scientific objectives outlined in the 2050 Science Framework: Exploring Earth by Scientific Ocean Drilling. This report has been prepared by a steering committee of the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) at the request of the National Science Foundation, and is the culmination of an extensive process that included the U.S. community survey, a series of online workshops, and an in-person workshop held in Chicago in May 2022.

Science Mission Requirements for a New Riserless U.S. Drilling Vessel

The draft report has now been posted for community feedback from U.S and non-U.S. members of the IODP community, with a submission deadline of 16 September 2022. This is an opportunity for the global ocean research community to provide input on a critical facility necessary to carry out the aims of the 2050 Science Framework.

View the full report here.

Expedition Call 389: Hawaiian Drowned Reefs – closing soon!

An IODP Mission Specific Platform Expedition organised by the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 23 September 2022

Logo for IODP Expedition 389 Hawaiian Drowned Reefs

Applications are invited from scientists in countries participating in IODP to join the Science Party for IODP Expedition 389: Hawaiian Drowned Reefs. Any scientist from an IODP member country with expertise relevant to the objectives of the proposal may apply. 

Please note that this call supersedes the previous Calls for Scientists in October 2018. We are not carrying over previous applications, and we welcome fresh applications from both new and previous applicants. 

The Co-chief Scientists for this Expedition are Prof. Jody Webster (University of Sydney, Australia) and Prof. Ana Christina Ravelo (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA). 

The proposal upon which this expedition is based was submitted as IODP Proposal #716 ‘Hawaiian Drowned Reefs’. The proposal describing the primary drill sites, as well as up-to-date expedition information, can be found on the Expedition 389 webpage. You may also find it useful to consult a science article on the expedition by the Co-chief Scientists and others in ECORD Newsletter #35 (Dec 2021) (pages 20-23).

Map for IODP Expedition 389 Hawaiian Drowned Reefs

 

Information webinar: 9 September

A special information webinar was held on 9 September for interested parties to learn more about the scientific objectives of this expedition, life at sea, and how to apply to participate. 

 

Background and objectives 

The overall goal of the drilling campaign is to sample a unique succession of drowned coral reefs around Hawaii now at -134 to -1155 m below sea level. As a direct result of Hawaii’s rapid (2.5-2.6/kyr) but nearly constant subsidence, a thick (100-200 m) expanded sequence of shallow coral reef dominated facies is preserved within the reefs. These reefs span important periods in Earth climate history, either not available or highly condensed on stable (Great Barrier Reef, Tahiti) and uplifted margins (Papua New Guinea, Barbados) due to a lack of accommodation space and/or unfavourable shelf morphology. Specifically, these data show that the reefs grew (for ~90-100 kyrs, albeit episodically) into, during and out of the majority of the last five to six glacial cycles. 

Therefore, scientific drilling through these reefs will generate a new record of sea-level and associated climate variability during several controversial and poorly understood periods over the last 500 kyr. 

The project has four major objectives: 

1) To define the nature of sea level-change in the central Pacific over the last 500 kyr, we will construct a new, more complete sea level curve from the drowned Hawaiian reefs that will allow: a) more detailed testing of Milankovitch climate theory predictions and; b) improved constraints on millennial-scale sea-level changes over the last 500 kyr. 

2) To identify critical processes that determine paleoclimate variability of the central Pacific over the last 500 kyr, we will: (a) reconstruct the mean and seasonal/interannual climate variability from massive coral samples; and (b) use these records to investigate how high latitude climate (e.g., ice sheet volume), pCO2, and seasonal solar radiation impact subtropical Pacific climate. This approach can be used to test theoretical predictions of climate response and sensitivity to changes in boundary conditions and climate forcing. 

3) To establish the geologic and biologic response of coral reef systems to abrupt sea-level and climate changes, we will: (a) establish the detailed stratigraphic and geomorphic evolution of the reefs in response to these changes; (b) test ecologic theories about coral reef resilience and vulnerability to extreme, repeated environmental stress over interglacial/glacial to millennial time scales; and (c) establish the nature of living and ancient microbial communities in the reefs and their role in reef building. 

4) To elucidate the subsidence and volcanic history of Hawaii, we will: (a) refine the variation through space and time of the subsidence of Hawaii, and; (b) improve the understanding of the volcanic evolution of the island. 

Timing 

Until the platform and drilling services are confirmed (estimated late summer 2022) all timings are provisional. It is envisaged that the offshore phase of the expedition will last a maximum of 60 days within a window from mid-August to end October 2023, with only a subset of the Science Party participating. Offshore activities will focus on core recovery, curation, sampling for ephemeral properties, microbiology, ancient DNA (aDNA), biostratigraphy, physical properties, preliminary lithostratigraphy (whole core observed at core ends and through plastic liners), and downhole logging. The cores will not be split at sea. 

Subsequently, an Onshore Science Party (OSP) will be held at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany, in early 2024 (exact dates to be confirmed), where the cores will be split. The OSP will be a maximum of 4 weeks long, the exact length dependent on core recovery. All members of the Science Party must attend the Onshore Science Party. Please see http://www.ecord.org/expeditions/msp/ (and linked pages within) for an overview of Mission Specific Platforms in IODP. 

Successful applicants will be invited either as an offshore-onshore participant, or as an onshore-only participant. Please note that there are no opportunities for offshore-only participation. 

Expertise sought 

Opportunities exist for researchers (including graduate students) in all specialties. While other expertise may be considered, specialists in the following fields are required: carbonate sedimentology, corals, sedimentology, paleontology, palynology, organic geochemistry, inorganic geochemistry, structural geology, paleomagnetics, microbiology, ancient DNA (aDNA), physical properties, geophysics, geodynamics, glacial isostatic adjustment, stratigraphic correlation and downhole logging. For the offshore phase of the expedition, we are particularly looking for the following fields: carbonate sedimentology, corals, sedimentology, paleontology, organic geochemistry, inorganic geochemistry, microbiology, ancient DNA (aDNA), physical properties, and petrophysics/downhole logging. 

Where to apply

Applications for participation must be submitted to the appropriate IODP Program Member Office. In your application, please specify if you are interested in participating offshore-onshore or onshore-only. Please note that there is no option to participate offshore-only. 

Applications should reach the appropriate Program Member Office no later than Friday 23 September 2022; candidates shortlisted by the Program Member Offices will be considered by ESO and the Co-chief Scientists in autumn 2022. 

For further details from ESO, please contact: David McInroy, ESO Science Manager, dbm@bgs.ac.uk 

The Leanne Armand Travel Fund

Leanne Armand. Photo credit: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2022.102095

Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA)

The Leanne Armand Travel Award

This award was set up in honour of the Late Professor Leanne Armand (Feb 1968 – Jan 2022). Leanne was Director of the Australian and New Zealand Consortium [ANZIC] and was also Professor of Micropalaeontology at The Australian National University [ANU]. Leanne was a world leader on marine diatoms which she successfully used to reconstruct the waxing and waning of sea ice in the Southern Ocean. She was passionate about training up the next generation of scientists and was an advocate for diversity and inclusion.  Funds were donated towards this award by family members, colleagues and friends of Leanne to help train up the next generation of microfossil experts. An obituary for Leanne is available on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2022.102095

The award is set for postgraduate and Early to Mid Career Researchers based in Australia and is to be administered by the Australasian Quaternary Association [AQUA].

The award consists of a travel stipend to the maximum of A$3000 and is offered at most once a year to a single candidate.  Preference will be given to travel where the applicant is seeking to learn microfossil identification or advanced characterization techniques from an expert(s).

Applicants for the award must provide a document up to three pages containing; (1) a brief research biography including details of their current research project; (2) the benefits of the travel grant for their research; (3) details of the opportunity (e.g. workshop or specialist conference) or expert(s) willing to host the applicant; and (4) a budget listing anticipated expenses. In addition, a letter of support is required from the applicant’s supervisor Application for this award is on condition of travel insurance being provided by the applicant’s institution.

A successful awardee must provide a letter of acceptance by the expert offering assistance and the proposed timing and duration of the visit.

Upon completion of the award, the applicant is to submit a report to be published in the AQUA newsletter.

Up to three official members of the AQUA committee, as well as two members of the Research School of Earth Sciences [RSES] at the ANU to be designated by its Director, are to oversee the applications once a year set by a date advertised on the AQUA web site as well as the RSES web site.

Conditions of the funds:

  • The funds are to be spent within a year of them being awarded.
  • The funds are to be administered by the AQUA Treasurer.
  • Once the funds have expired, this travel award will no longer be offered.

Applications for this year close on September 1, 2022 and are to be sent directly to AQUA’s President.

Applications to: president@aqua.org.au

Application close: 1 September 2022


Painting by Sarah Kachovich

Donations

If you would like to donate to The Leanne Armand Travel Fund, please contact the ANZIC Office for further details: iodp.administrator@anu.edu.au or alternatively +61 2 6125 3420.

SPECIAL CALL – Expedition 395 Reykjanes Mantle Convection & Climate

Special Call for: Physical Properties Specialist, Stratigraphic Correlator/Cyclostratigrapher, Micropaleontologist (nannofossils, diatoms, or radiolarians)

 Deadline for applications to ANZIC: 18 July

Reykjanes Mantle Convection and Climate (Expedition 395) will investigate mantle upwelling beneath Iceland, which supports the regional bathymetry and has led to changes in the height of oceanic gateways that control the strength of deep-water flow over geologic timescales. This drilling program contains three objectives: (1) to test contrasting hypotheses for the formation of V-shaped ridges that are the result of interaction between the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Iceland plume; (2) to understand temporal changes in ocean circulation and explore connections with plume activity; and (3) to reconstruct the evolving chemistry of hydrothermal fluids with increasing crustal age, varying sediment thickness, and crustal architecture.

Expedition 395 is based on IODP Proposal 892-Full2 (Mantle Dynamics, Paleoceanography and Climate Evolution in the North Atlantic Ocean) and will target the sediments and igneous basement along with downhole logging at sites east of the Reykjanes Ridge. Five sites have already been visited during Expeditions 384 and 395C, in support of Expedition 395. For more information on Expeditions 395 and 395C refer to the Expedition website: https://www.iodp.tamu.edu/scienceops/expeditions/reykjanes_mantle_convection_and_climate.html

The proposed sites intersect V-shaped ridges/troughs pairs and sample the Bjorn and Gardar sediment drifts. Millennial-scale paleoclimate records are contained within rapidly accumulated sediments of contourite drifts in this region. The accumulation rate of the sediments is a proxy for current strength, and the sediments also provide constraints for climatic events including Pliocene warmth, the onset of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation, and abrupt Late Pleistocene climate change. Major, trace and isotope geochemistry of basalts will allow us to observe spatial and temporal variations in mantle melting processes. This combined approach will explore relationships between deep Earth processes, ocean circulation, and climate.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: We encourage applications from qualified scientists (including graduate students) in: (1) physical properties; (2) stratigraphic correlation with an emphasis in cyclostratigraphy; and (3) and biostratigraphers specializing in Neogene nannofossils, diatoms, or radiolarians.

The JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO) is committed to a policy of broad participation and inclusion, and to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all participants. Good working knowledge of the English language is required.

COVID-19 Protocol: The JRSO has created a protocol to safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. If pandemic conditions have not improved by summer 2023, the expedition may need to sail with a reduced shipboard contingent. However, all participants will maintain their designation as science party members regardless of whether they sail or not, and will have equal access to all expedition data and core materials. The protocol is available here: http://iodp.tamu.edu/scienceops/JR_COVID-Mitigation-Protocols.pdf.

ECORD Summer School Support

ANZIC is excited to announce that we will be supporting an an Australia/New Zealand ANZIC member applicant to attend the ECORD Summer School – Sea level, climate variability and coral reefs program, September 5-16 2022 at the MARUM – center for Marine Environmental Sciences and IODP Bremen Core Repository, University of Bremen, Germany.

ECORD website/information: https://bit.ly/3ji7sFW

ECORD Summer School flyer:https://bit.ly/35Pq50C

Eligibility

  • To be eligible to apply you must be affiliated to an ANZIC member Institution or partnered organisation.
  • To be eligible for this support you must be an honour student, Masters, PhD or a Postdoc.
  • Successful applicant must have their sign off by their institution DVC-Research or other appropriate institutional level, that their institution approves their travel and will insure them for that travel to and from the destination.
  • It is agreed that Institutions will cover any additional cost related to delays to a return or additional quarantine costs.
  • You will have a valid passport. Visa expenses will be covered by ANZIC but organised by the applicant and reimbursed.

Application & Selection Process

Applications are now being accepted and we would encourage you to apply if you are a Honours student, Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral.

Online Application Form.

The deadline for applications is on 31 May 2022.

Suc­cess­ful ap­p­li­cants will be no­ti­fied by e-mail about ad­mis­si­on in June 2022. Af­ter re­cei­ving the ac­cep­tan­ce let­ter, admitted participants will be required to notify ANZIC of their acceptance. The ANZIC science committee will determine who will be the successful candidate for participation support. ANZIC will confirm your participation via email with ECORD and payment will be made for the course fee.

Travel Support

ANZIC provides travel support for the successful ANZIC participant;

  • Travel to and from Bremen, Germany
  • Accommodation and Breakfast for the duration of the course
  • Transfer to and from airport (reimbursement)
  • Course fee
  • Any visas if required (you must have a valid passport)
  • Cost of any pre-flight COVID-19 tests (reimbursement)

NOTE: Travel support will only be provided once you have met all the eligibility requirements and approved by the ANZIC Science Committee.