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Expedition 344: Call for Scientists

Call for Scientists based in Europe and Canada
Expedition 344: Call for Scientists

Exp: 344 CRISP2

Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project (CRISP) 2
October - December 2012

Application Deadline: December 15, 2011


Scientific Aims: Based on Expedition 334 and Proposals 537A-Full5 and 537A-Add, this expedition aims to understand the processes that control nucleation and seismic rupture of large earthquakes at erosional subduction zones.

Scientific Objectives:

(1) the characterization of the lithology, texture, and physical properties of the subducting sediments and basement;

(2) the rate of subduction erosion and subsidence history of the upper plate;

(3) the fluid/rock interactions and geochemical processes active within the upper plate; and

(4) the evolution of the stress field upslope.

Application Process: Scientists interested in participating please consult the ESSAC webpage.
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 (


For more information, download the ESSAC flyer.

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