CALL: Education Outreach Officers for Expedition 381 (Corinth Active Rift Development)

ECORD is seeking science communication specialists (e.g. educators, science writers, bloggers, videographers etc) to sail on an upcoming IODP expedition on a mission-specific platform (MSP), working in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, during the offshore phase, and then again at the IODP Bremen Core Repository at the University of Bremen, Germany.

ECORD seeks applicants with strong educational and science backgrounds, or experience in communicating scientific topics through film, video, written word or art, who are comfortable using the web, multimedia and social media tools and have a passion for sharing the excitement of science with students, other educators and the general public. It is also advantageous be flexible, adventurous, and good at working with all kinds of people.

MSP Education Outreach Officers participate on board the ship to share the science story with students, families, and the general public. They have the opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate the exciting science happening on board through creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, live ship-to-shore video events and development of educational resources. They also have the opportunity to attend the Onshore Science Party, which is held in Bremen, Germany. This is where the whole Science Party get together and analyse, log and sample the core material.

Topics of investigations on IODP expeditions range from Climate Change to Deep Biosphere, Planetary Dynamics and Geohazards, and are defined in the IODP Science Plan Illuminating Earth's Past, Present and Future.

Please see the CALL and ECORD expedition webpage for more information. The deadline to apply is 31 May 2017.