Expedition 338: Call for Scientists
NanTroSEIZE Plate Boundary Deep Riser - 2
September 2012 - January 2013
Application Deadline: December 15, 2011
Expedition Goals: The expedition goal is to deepen Hole C0002F to ~3300 mbsf, This riser hole, intended to access the plate boundary faults at an ultimate depth of 7000 meters, has already been drilled and cased to 856 mbsf during IODP Expedition 326.
Scientific Objectives: The main objective is to sample the deep interior of the accretionary complex in the midslope region beneath the Kumano forearc basin; using both core samples and drill cuttings, to perform downhole stress orientation/magnitude, pore pressure, permeability, and collect an extensive suite of LWD and wireline logs to characterize the formation, including a planned zero-offset vertical seismic profile. This is a major part of the long-term effort to drill a deep riser hole into the plate boundary fault system.
Application Process: Scientists interested in participating please consult the
Required documents (PDF only) are:
1) a CV
2) a letter of interest including your specific expertise, previous involvement in DSDP/ODP/IODP expeditions, research interest
3) a publication list
Young researchers must additionally provide a letter of support from their host institution including information on the post-cruise science support: How to achieve the proposed scientific objectives in the future (funding scheme and support from host institution).
Please send a copy of your application documents to the IODP-Canada office (). Please send your documents at least one week prior to the deadline if you wish to receive feedback or assistance.