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Scientific Drilling at the University of Otago
Monthly updates for those involved in, or interested in, Scientific Drilling at the University of Otago

ANZIC Bulletin 9 Nov 2018

In this issue:

  • Farewell Catherine Beasley
  • AGCC 2018
  • IODP Exp. 389 (Hawaiian Drowned Reefs)
  • New issue of Scientific Drilling (journal)
  • AGU IODP Town Hall and pre-proposal workshop
  • IODP in the media
  • Recent publications

ANZIC Bulletin 9 November 2018

20 Nov Deadline: Mini-Workshops at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting (including one on Hikurangi)

Registration Deadline: November 20, 2018

All mini-workshops are free of charge and open to all. However, attendance and food may be limited so register early for fullest consideration. For more information and registration visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/agu2018-registration/

* ExTerra: Evolution of arc crust
Sunday December 9, 2018 | 8:00am – 12:15pm | Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Athens Room
> More info

* Investigating subduction processes at the Hikurangi margin, New Zealand
Sunday December 9, 2018 | 1:15pm – 5:30pm | Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Athens Room
> More info
Questions? Contact the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org

Employment Opportunity: International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Marine Technicians

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is planning to hire several full-time Marine Technicians (TAMU title: Research Associate) and/or temporary Marine Technicians (TAMU title: Program Aide). IODP Marine Technicians are required to sail on the Research Vessel JOIDES Resolution, which operates worldwide on two-month long scientific drilling expeditions. Employee shifts at sea are 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for each expedition. The work is physically demanding, requiring the ability to maintain balance on a moving ship, to carry objects (e.g., core sections) weighing up to 60 lbs., and to tolerate exposure to noise and dust. The employee must be able to pass a new employee seagoing physical exam and annual seagoing physical exams, and must be able to obtain and hold a passport and appropriate visas on a continuing basis. Both positions require a Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree.

We will begin reviewing applications on 28 September 2018, but will continue to accept applications until candidates are selected for interviews. Additional details concerning these position are given in the full online job ads.

Link to the Research Associate Position: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/Research-Associate_R-010787

Link to the Program Aide Position: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/Program-Aide_R-010657-1

Monthly meeting 6 Nov 1200 AVC3

Hi all
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 6 November in AVC3 or via ZOOM following the instructions at the end of this message.

Agenda:

  1. Otago membership fee update/discussion
  2. OAR update
  3. Blog posts about: faculty positions, technician position, ANZIC Bulletin, Exp 389 call for science team members
  4. Review Action Grid (also pasted at end of this message) and update
  5. ICDP workshop at Geosciences meeting in Napier
  6. Any other business?

 

Action Grid

Task Person responsible Report back/due date
Talk to Gary about membership fee Virginia ASAP
Email Virginia 1 cool drilling photo for database website Everyone ASAP
Comment on Curation DIS-OAR document – include how your samples are typically identified

(e.g. Exp343_C0019E_25R_01_23-25 and what each of these bits means)

Everyone October 8
1-2 page summary of proposed project for ICDP incl national and international collaborations Chris November 26
Compile a plan of work that needs to be done ASAP on OAR Bob ASAP
Send email to Chris about upcoming plans for containers Bob
Email Virginia information about tech position on JR Christian Done
Ask Div Sci Comms people to design an OAR logo Virginia ASAP
Compile ideas about other Departments that could be taking advantage of Sci Drilling opportunities Virginia ASAP

 

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS:

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://otago.zoom.us/j/256789960
 
Or join by phone:
    If calling from within New Zealand, dial: 09 801 1188 or 04 831 8959 (Toll charges may apply)
    Meeting ID: 256 789 960
    If calling from outside New Zealand, please see list of available international numbers: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/zoom/phone/ 
 
Or join from a H.323/SIP room system (e.g.LifeSize, Polycom, Tandberg, Sony) dial: 162.255.37.11 or 162.255.36.11
  Then enter Meeting ID: 256 789 960 
For more info on H323/SIP room connections, please see: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/zoom/h323 
 
For more info on joining a Zoom meeting, please see our help site: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/zoom/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting-step-by-step/
 
For any questions or help with Zoom, please contact eConferencing on econferencing@otago.ac.nz or call either +64 3 479 8440 / +64 3 479 8997 during normal work hours.”

ANZIC CALL FOR SCIENTISTS Expedition 389 Hawaiian Drowned Reefs

Just a reminder to the ANZIC research community that there is a call out for participation in Expedition 389- Hawaiian Drowned Reefs in 2019. If this expedition may be of interest to you, we would encourage you to join the information webinar noted below.

Application information for researchers based in ANZIC member institutions is available on the ANZIC website.

Information Webinar:

To learn more about the scientific objectives of this expedition, life at sea, and how to apply to sail, please join us for a web-based seminar on Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 1pm GMT.
AEDT 12am 1 Nov
AWDT 9pm 31 Oct
AEST 11pm 31 Oct
NZDT 2am 1 Nov

To participate in the webinar, you will need access to the internet with a computer equipped with a speaker and microphone (optional). To register, please visit:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X3GWXKT

Please note that places are limited to 100, and the webinar link will be e-mailed to the first 100 registrants.

ANZIC Bulletin 4 Oct 2018

In This Issue:

  • Apply to sail on Exp. 389 Hawaiian Drowned Reefs
    EOIs for Alternates on JRFB and CIB are invited
    Host the ANZIC Masterclass in 2019-20
    News from the ANZIC Office
    ANZIC Legacy funding announced
    MARGO Workshop funding announced
    Expedition news

ANZIC Bulletin 4 October 2018

GeoPRISMS] Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc and Lab Manager Positions

The following positions are advertised:
1) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology – Salem State University
2) Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship – Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
3) Assistant/Associate Professor in Geodynamics and Geodesy – University of Miami
4) Rock Mechanics Lab Manager – University of Wisconsin-Madison
5) Faculty Position in Stratigraphic Paleontology – Yale University
6) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University
7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Geosciences – Towson University
8) Assistant Professor in solid Earth Geophysics – UC Santa Cruz
More details can be found here

Minutes of todays meeting + next meeting = 6 Nov same time and place(s)

Today’s meeting minutes are courtesy of Grace Duke whom I am very grateful to.
Also please review our ‘list of questions’ about the database we are having built for OAR and provide your comments on the highlight sections to me by 8 Oct.
I also need to collect some cool photos of Otago-focussed scientific drilling so please email me just one of yours.
I hope to see some of you at the next meeting – perhaps some different people to just me, C,C,C, and Bob?
Virginia

Employment Opportunity: International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Marine Technicians

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is planning to hire several full-time Marine Technicians (TAMU title: Research Associate) and/or temporary Marine Technicians (TAMU title: Program Aide). IODP Marine Technicians are required to sail on the Research Vessel JOIDES Resolution, which operates worldwide on two-month long scientific drilling expeditions. Employee shifts at sea are 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for each expedition. The work is physically demanding, requiring the ability to maintain balance on a moving ship, to carry objects (e.g., core sections) weighing up to 60 lbs., and to tolerate exposure to noise and dust. The employee must be able to pass a new employee seagoing physical exam and annual seagoing physical exams, and must be able to obtain and hold a passport and appropriate visas on a continuing basis. Both positions require a Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree.

We will begin reviewing applications on 28 September 2018, but will continue to accept applications until candidates are selected for interviews. Additional details concerning these position are given in the full online job ads.

Link to the Research Associate Position: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/Research-Associate_R-010787

Link to the Program Aide Position: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/Program-Aide_R-010657-1

ANZIC Travel Support for Participants in the New Caledonia Peridotite Amphibious Drilling Workshop

Due to the high interest and relevance to ANZIC community, the ANZIC Governing Council has made available 4 x$1500 travel support grants to participate at this pre-proposal development meeting.

ANZIC institutional members can apply for support of which two of the travel support grants will be made available for ECRs.

Details regarding the meeting are:

22-24 January 2019, Montpellier, France – website and flyer – The actual workshop application deadline is the: 15 October 2018.
Conveners: Julien Collot, Marguerite Godard, Camille Clerc, Rupert Sutherland, Juerg Matter.
Participation: Scientists who are interested to take part in a workshop should contact the convenor (see links).

To apply for ANZIC support please submit your EOI to ANZIC.programscientis@anu.edu.au by Wednesday the 3rd Oct.

Your EOI should address the following:

  • a summary of your expertise and experience (especially IODP/ICDP) relevant to the proposed objectives (max 300 words.)
  • a plan of how you would participate at the workshop and then share the outcomes with the ANZIC community (max 200 words)
  • an assessment of how attendance would benefit you professionally (please identify if you are an ECR here) (max 300 words)
  • have you received ANZIC funding/support in the last 3 years? If so please list the outcomes/outputs you have produced to date.