Expedition 347: Call for Scientists
Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment
An IODP Mission Specific Platform Expedition Organised by the ECORD Science Operator
Offshore: Spring-Summer 2013; Onshore: Fall 2013
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
Background: The Baltic Sea Basin is one of the world’s largest intra-continental basins, occupying 373,000 km2 and with a drainage area four times its size, and has served as depositional sink throughout at least the last several hundred thousand years. Its sediments comprise a unique high-resolution archive of the paleoenvironmental history of the huge drainage area, the basin itself and neighboring sea areas.
Objectives: The Baltic Sea Basin proposal addresses four over-arching themes:
- Climate and sea level dynamics of MIS 5, including onsets and terminations
- The complexities of the last glacial, MIS 4 – MIS 2
- Deglacial and Holocene (MIS 2 – MIS 1) climate forcing
- Deep biosphere responses to glacial-interglacial cycles
Specialists in the following fields are required: sedimentology, microbiology, organic geochemistry, inorganic geochemistry, benthic foraminifera, planktonic foraminifera, diatoms, ostracodes, dinoflagellates, terrestrial palynology, petrophysics/logging, stratigraphic correlation, and paleomagnetics.
Application Process: Scientists interested in participating please consult the
Required documents (PDF only) are:
- Letter of interest including your specific expertise, previous involvement in DSDP/ODP/IODP expeditions, research interest
- 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).
We request that all candidates send a copy of their application to the IODP-Canada office (). If you wish to receive feedback or assistance, please send your documents at least one week prior to the deadline.