CALL: Expedition 378 (South Pacific Paleogene Climate)

ECORD is seeking scientists to participate in JOIDES Resolution Expedition 378: South Pacific Paleogene Climate, Heat Transport and Water Column Structure During an Extreme Warm Climate (14 October - 14 December 2018).
Opportunities exist for researchers (including graduate students) in all shipboard specialities - including but not limited to sedimentologists, micro paleontologists, paleomagnetists, inorganic/organic geochemists, petrologists, petrophysicists, microbiologists, and borehole geophysicists. 
The expedition will investigate the record of Cenozoic climate and oceanography through a drilling transect in the far southern Pacific Ocean. In particular, it will target sediments deposited during the very warm Late Paleocene and Early Eocene including the Paleocene-Eocene boundary, as well as the Eocene-Oligocene transition to investigate how the Eocene earth maintained high global temperatures and high heat transport to the polar regions despite receiving near modern levels of solar energy input. Investigation of the recovered sediments also will constrain the subpolar Pacific climate, oceanographic structure, and biogeochemical cycling of much of the Cenozoic. These sediments will be used to characterize water masses, deep and shallow ocean temperature, latitudinal temperature gradients, the strength of upwelling, and the strength of the zonal winds to study both the atmospheric and oceanic climatic subsystems.
There will be an informational webinar on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT for those interested in learning more about the scientific objectives of Exp. 378, life at sea, and how to apply. To participate in the webinar, you will need access to the internet and a computer with a microphone and speaker capability (or a telephone). Link to register
Please see the attached call and JOIDES Resolution Science Operator webpage for more information.  The deadline to apply is 15 September 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.