CALL: Core-Log-Seismic Integration Investigation at Sea aboard the Chikyu

IODP is seeking scientists to participate in Core-Log-Seismic Integration Investigation at Sea: What is the role of the Nankai frontal prism in tsunamigenic earthquakes and slow slip, on-board the Drilling Vessel Chikyu (12 January - 24 February 2018). Preference will be given to graduate students, early career investigators, and researchers new to IODP science.

This investigation at sea will allow scientists to examine the role of the Nankai frontal prism in past tsunamigenic earthquakes and slow slip, using logging-while drilling data from Site C0006 and cores from Sites C0006 and C0007. It will be held onboard D/V Chikyu, concurrently with IODP Expedition 380, NanTroSEIZE Stage 3: Frontal Thrust Long-Term Borehole Monitoring Systems (LTBMS).

Participants will build on existing knowledge and address emerging science questions by conducting high density sampling and focused integration of core-log-seismic data under the guidance of experienced NanTroSEIZE scientists and technicians, with the opportunity of sampling for additional new shore-based analyses. Specific target intervals are likely to include: (1) shallow turbidite sequences that record uplift in the upper prism, (2) fault gouges and zones of extensive fractures in the middle section of imbricate thrusting, and (3) accreted hemipelagic sediments in the basal hanging wall to the décollement.

There are two options for participation: short vs. full session.

  • The full session will be for the length of the expedition (ca. 40 days); the short session will last ca. 2 weeks.
  • Participants choosing the 2-week program will require helicopter underwater escape training (HUET) certification from an approved OPTIO training center. The HUET must be organized by the applicants themselves, costs for this certification would be a responsibility of the participant’s National IODP Office and ESSAC, where applicable.

For more information about the expedition science objectives and the RV Chikyu, please see the Expedition 380 mini-prospectus and attached call

The application deadline is 31 August 2017.

Canadian-based applicants must be NSERC-funded active researchers, or students/fellows working under the direct supervision of such researchers.  Candidates may request support and feedback on their application from the CCOD Coordinator.  All candidates must send their application to at least 1 week before the deadline (before submission to ECORD) for approval by the CCOD Executive Committee.  
Please note that the way in which Canada participates in IODP has recently changed.  Funding for our membership in ECORD is now solely driven by individual researchers and their respective universities, and is guaranteed until December 31, 2017.  Canadian selection for expeditions is contingent upon Canada maintaining active membership.  All applicants should thus contact us to see how they can contribute.