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.

CALL: Expedition 400 NW Greenland Glaciated Margin

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Apply to participate in JOIDES Resolution Expedition 400: NW Greenland Glaciated Margin

12 August to 12 October 2023

The sea-level consequences of anthropogenic climate forcing hinge on how the polar ice sheets respond to global warming. If fully melted the Greenland Ice Sheet has the potential to raise sea-level by >7 m. We know very little of its long-term responses to past climate warming or its role in Earth’s climate system. IODP Expedition 400 seeks to address current knowledge gaps in the evolution and variability of the northern Greenland Ice Sheet (NGrIS). The key science objectives are:

(1) to determine maximum and minimum NGrIS configurations during the Pleistocene, from shelf edge glaciation to hypothesized complete ice loss, e.g. during super-interglacials; (2) test the glacial response to pCO2 across the early ice house stage of the middle Cenozoic;  (3) unravel NGrIS erosion history and sedimentary response across major transitions, e.g. Mid-Miocene Transition and Mid-Pleistocene Transition; and (4) reconstruct the Pliocene ocean circulation and northward heat advection through Baffin Bay and potential Arctic ocean gateways.

These objectives will be accomplished by transect-drilling at seven sites to depths of 300-1000 m across the northwest Greenland margin into Baffin Bay. The seven sites will provide a composite stratigraphic succession from Oligocene through the Quaternary. The key targets are: (a) a continous Pleistocene succession representing a deep water channel-drift that forms the distal part of the Melville Bay Trough Mouth Fan; (b) multiple intervals of potential interglacial deposits preserved within intra-shelf depressions; (c) contourite deposits of likely Pliocene age, accessible below a thin glacigenic cover; and (d) a hemi-pelagic basin succession of likely Miocene age exposed by glacial erosion on the inner shelf. Downhole wireline logging is planned for several sites. 

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

Application deadline: 1 June 2022

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 many shipboard specialties, including sedimentologists, biostratigraphers (microfossil and palynomorph), organic geochemists (including biomarkers and sedDNA), inorganic geochemists, microbiologists, physical properties specialists/borehole geophysicists (including downhole measurements and stratigraphic correlation), and paleomagnetists. We are especially interested in recruiting scientists keen to engage in multidisciplinary research. Good working knowledge of the English language is required.

Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB)

Two Information Sessions – No registration needed!

The IODP Science Support Office will hold two office hours focused on the Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB), the data submission system for IODP proposals. During the session, SSDB experts will be available to answer your questions about the SSDB system and the process for submitting data. Registration is not required; simply bring your questions. The first session will be held on April 14 at 07:00 PDT (April 14 at 14:00 UTC), and the second on April 14 at 19:00 PDT (April 15 at 02:00 UTC). Join either session at:

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/98347061164?pwd=dC9KTGdUTTgrOEhXNjkybnJmSThkQT09

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Communications Officer

Job no: 544552
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package:
$84,019 AUD – $96,713 pro rata annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Part-time 0.4FTE, Fixed Term until June 2023

  • Great work/life balance with dynamic team culture
  • Four weeks annual leave per year (pro rata) + a variety of salary packaging options

The Area

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, home to the largest concentration of Earth scientists in Australia. Our academic staff leads cutting-edge research that provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth sciences.

We offer our professional staff a dynamic and flexible working environment with excellent training and career development opportunities, and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, inclusive team. On campus childcare facilities are also available for staff.

The Position

Based within the Research School of Earth Sciences, the Australian and New Zealand International Consortium (ANZIC) coordinates the Australian and New Zealand participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), the world’s largest and longest lasting purely scientific geoscience program. The ANZIC Program Director leads a cohort of 20 partner institutions in relation to scientific and financial management of ANZIC’s involvement in the IODP Program. See iodp.org.au and www.iodp.org for further information. 

The main responsibilities of the Communications Officer role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Coordinating, and executing a cross-platform communications strategy, together with the ANZIC Program Manager,
  • Liaising with marketing and communications staff across ANZIC affiliated universities and key stakeholders,
  • Coordinating and managing ANZIC’s website and online material, including promoting events on the website, uploading reports, and posting to social media,
  • Participating in and providing promotional content for external ANZIC events, workshops, and/or technical support to hosting of webinars and online events, Interstate and international travel.

To excel in this role you will have experience in communications or a marketing role and will demonstrate:

  • Degree in marketing and/or communications or relevant experience, with demonstrated experience in the areas of marketing, copywriting and advertising.
  • An ability to develop, write and edit marketing and communications materials, including reports, posts and social media content,
  • An ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences and create strategies to effectively engage them,
  • Experience in HTML, CSS and/or the use of Adobe DreamWeaver,
  • Experience in managing websites including monitoring performance, trends and reporting using web analytics tools.

The Australian National University 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 Dr Sarah Kachovich at E: sarah.kachovich@anu.edu.au.

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 15 Mar 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Apr 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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

IODP Call for Proposals

IODP Call for Proposals

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) explores Earth’s climate history, structure,
mantle/crust dynamics, natural hazards, and deep biosphere as described in the IODP Science Plan
(http://www.iodp.org/science-plan). IODP facilitates international and interdisciplinary research
on transformative and societally relevant topics using the ocean drilling, coring, and down-hole
measurement facilities JOIDES Resolution, Chikyu, and Mission-Specific Platforms (MSP). This notice
describes proposals that will be accepted for the April 1, 2022, deadline:

• JOIDES Resolution: The number of proposals currently in the system for the JOIDES Resolution
provide many high-quality options for scheduling the ship through the end of the current program;
therefore, new submissions are not requested. Revisions and addendums to any proposal that is
already in the system will be accepted.

• Chikyu: New Complementary Project Proposals (CPPs) are encouraged, but other new riser and
riseless proposals for the Chikyu may not be submitted at this time. Revisions and addendums to any
proposal that is already in the system will be accepted.

• Mission-Specific Platforms: MSP expeditions are planned to operate once a year to drill/core
targets that are inaccessible by the other facilities (e.g., shallow water, enclosed seas,
ice-covered seas) in any ocean basin until the end of 2024. After that date, MSP expeditions might
be implemented in all drilling environments. New and revised MSP proposals for any ocean basin are
welcomed.

For more information on the submission process, please visit:
http://www.iodp.org/proposals/submitting-proposals

Investigators are reminded that the interval from the first proposal submission to expedition scheduling is on the order of 4-5 years due to the science and safety review process and required lead time for scheduling, and that adequate site characterization/site survey data are critical for success. Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the facility’s science operator to discuss platform-specific operational and fiscal constraints before developing proposals: http://www.iodp.org/expeditions/science-operators

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2022

In memory of Professor Leanne Armand

We regret to announce to the ANZIC and IODP communities that Leanne Armand, ANZIC Director and remarkable scientific leader, passed away on January 4, 2021.

Those of us lucky enough to have worked closely with Leanne, and to know her well, have lost a truly special colleague and friend. We are heartbroken by this loss but are blessed with countless fond memories.

Leanne will be remembered as an exceptional mentor and scientific leader, who was completely and selflessly dedicated to the success of ANZIC and the IODP, and to supporting the careers of our new and emerging researchers. Leanne was tireless in her efforts to make the world a better place.

Leanne invigorated ANZIC and transformed its standing and influence in the international scientific drilling program. This will have enduring impact for generations to come, as will her contributions to the science of the Southern Ocean and diatom distributions and ecology, which will continue to guide and inspire future research.

Leanne, somehow, always managed to bring her unique good humour and indomitable spirit to the fore despite the challenges of her illness and the added difficulties imposed by the pandemic.  We were pleased to learn Leanne was able to experience Christmas and New Year surrounded by her close family. We offer our sincere condolences to all of them, especially Stephane, Leanne’s husband, and to Gaston and Maxime her two boys.

The Funeral Service for Professor Leanne Armand will be on Thursday, January 13 2022 @ 4:30pm (AEST). A virtual link is available from the IODP administrator, please contact Kelly Kenney at iodp.administrator@anu.edu.au for further details.

Professor Leanne Armand’s obituary can be found HERE.

CALL – IODP EXPEDITION 399

Opportunity for ANZIC Members to apply to participate in JOIDES Resolution Expedition 399:  

Building Blocks of Life, Atlantis Massif

7 April to 7 June 2023

The Atlantis Massif (AM) Oceanic Core Complex (30°N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge) is one of the earliest sites recognized for the extensive exposure of ultramafic and mafic rocks at the seafloor caused by an oceanic detachment fault, and has been the focus of four IODP Expeditions (304, 305, 340T, and 357). The Lost City Hydrothermal Field (LCHF) is hosted in peridotite on its southern wall and vents alkaline fluids rich in H2 as a by-product of serpentinization. The AM is therefore an ideal natural laboratory for studying tectonics, magmatism, and the interaction between the ocean and lithosphere, as well as their combined influence on ocean chemistry and the subseafloor biosphere.

Expedition 399 has three main scientific objectives:

1. Characterizing the life-cycle of an oceanic core complex including links among igneous, metamorphic, structural, and fluid flow processes.

2. Accessing the chemical kitchen preceding the appearance of life on Earth, including the formation of organic molecules of prebiotic interest at high and low temperatures.

3. Identifying the extent of the deep biosphere and limits for life, including how they are influenced by lithological substrate, porosity and permeability, temperature, fluid chemistry, and reactive gradients

A principle aim of the expedition is to sample fluids and rocks in a stable regime where active serpentinization may be occurring, creating the conditions where the building blocks for life (H2, CH4, and more complex organic compounds form abiotically. IODP Hole U1309D, located 5 km north of the LCHF, is the deepest (1415 m) hole drilled so far in young (<2 Ma) ocean crust, and recovered a primitive series of gabbroic rocks interpreted in part to be metasomatised peridotite. Expedition 399 will sample fluids in the existing Hole U1309D using newly developed temperature-sensitive sampling tools. It will also deepen Hole U1309D to ~2060 mbsf, where temperatures up to 220°C are predicted, and leave it available for future logging and fluid sampling once thermal equilibrium has returned. The proportion of ultramafic rocks is expected to increase with depth, and at these temperatures serpentinization and hydrogen generation by redox reactions should be actively occurring. Volatiles and organic molecules will be sampled in fluid inclusions to identify the physicochemical conditions that lead to their formation.

A second shallow (~200 mbsf) hole will be cored close to the LCHF to obtain a complete section through a detachment fault zone in serpentinized peridotite, extending the findings of Expedition 357. It targets zones of higher porosity that may facilitate geochemical and microbial processes. A re-entry system will be installed to allow for future deeper drilling, logging, fluid sampling, and a borehole observatory. The thermal structure of this Hole will place important constraints on the Lost City circulation system, and there is a possibility of intersecting Lost City fluids pathways

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.

Application deadline: 1 February 2022


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 petrologists, structural geologists, geochemists interested in igneous processes, fluid-rock interaction, gases and organic geochemistry, microbiologists, physical properties specialists, paleomagnetists, and borehole geophysicists. Good working knowledge of the English language is required.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOU APPLY

Australian ANZIC member applicants :

  1.  All applicants 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 port of departure and arrival.
  2. It is agreed that Institutions will cover any additional cost related to delays to a return or additional quarantine costs.
  3. ANZIC will cover:
  • flights and ground transport/incidentals to/from the ship, any pre-departure mandatory quarantine period (up to ~A$3000 for Australian members (accommodation and hotel meals); the cost of a pre-flight COVID test (if required, and as outlined in the IODP COVID policy)
  • will continue to support the selected expeditioner with coverage of required pre-cruise medicals (Aust only; NZ to detail)
  •  up to $40K (over 2 years, Australian members) is available to conduct the expected research related to the international expedition.
  • Visa expenses will be covered by ANZIC  but organised by the expeditioner in consultation with the JRSO if an ANZIC candidate is selected to sail.

Without this sign off an applicant will not be assessed by ANZIC for the expeditioner role advertised and, therefore, will not be forwarded to the JRSO for consideration as an expeditioner

New Zealand ANZIC Member Applicants: Please contact Stuart Henrys (nzodp@gns.cri.nz) prior to submitting your application to inquire about the prerequisites that will apply.


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.