CALL: Science Communication Specialists for Expedition 379 (Amundsen Sea WAIS History)

ECORD is seeking science communication specialists (e.g. science writers, bloggers, videographers, etc.) to sail as Outreach Officers onboard the JOIDES Resolution on Expedition 379 "Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History", working in the Antarctic during the offshore drilling phase (18 January to 20 March 2019).

ECORD seeks applicants with strong science backgrounds and experience in communicating scientific topics through film, video, written word or art, who are comfortable using the web, multimedia and social media tools, and have a passion for sharing the excitement of science with the general public. It is also advantageous be flexible, adventurous, and good at working with all kinds of people.

Outreach Officers participate on board the ship to share the science story with students, families, and the general public. They have the opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate the exciting science happening on board through creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, and live ship-to-shore video events.

Please see the CALL and IODP expedition webpage for more information. The deadline to apply is 26 March 2018.

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 currently driven solely by individual researchers and their respective universities.  Canadian selection for expeditions is contingent upon Canada maintaining active membership.  All applicants should thus contact us to see how they can contribute.