28 May, 2018 - Special CALL: Geochemists, Sedimentologists & Lithostratigraphers for Exp. 358

ECORD has issued a special call for geochemists and sedimentologists/lithostratigraphers to participate in IODP Expedition 358: NanTroSEIZE Plate Boundary Riser 4 onboard the Chikyu (7 O October 2018 - 21 March 2019).

ECORD seeks (1) geochemical specialists with expertise in isotopic tracer and elemental analysis as proxies for deep geological processes, and experts in the field of deep-seated fluid-rock interactions; and (2) sedimentologists and lithostratigraphers with expertise in deep-water marine clastic and hemipelagic sediments. The scientists will work closely with downhole logging data, structural geology and lithology to more fully characterize the plate boundary fault system.

The deadline to apply is 08 June 2018. Please see the attachment for more information. 

About the NanTroSEIZE Expedition

  • The NanTroSEIZE Complex Drilling Project is now reaching its penultimate phase: drilling and sampling the Plate Boundary at ~5200 mbsf, believed to be capable of seismogenic slip and locking, and where coseismic slip occurred during the 1944 Tonankai earthquake.
  • Primary objectives of Exp. 358 include continuous logging while drilling (LWD) data, analysis of mud gas and cuttings, and a regime of downhole measurements and tests. There is a limited coring program for the expected hanging wall and footwall of the plate boundary itself.

Canadian-based applicants must be NSERC-funded active researchers, or students/fellows working under the direct supervision of such researchers. All candidates must send their application to iodpcanada@gmail.com at least 5 days 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 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.