The following comes from W. Steven Holbrook at the University of Wyoming. Three alumni of our program are currently enrolled in the department (Austin Andrus 09', Eric Everson 07' & Katie Foster 09') as graduate students.
We announce an opportunity for students and early-career scientists to sail on the R/V Marcus G. Langseth in July 2012 on a 10-day cruise on the Cascadia continental margin off Grays Harbor, Washington. We will collect approximately 1000 km of 2D seismic reflection data, with the goal of improving knowledge of subduction processes and the location of the downgoing plate boundary. Berths for approximately 12 additional students/scientists will be available. The cruise is scheduled for July 12-23, 2012, though these dates could change up to one week in either direction; applicants should possess sufficient flexibility in their schedule to accommodate this uncertainty and must arrive in port at least one day prior to sailing. Travel funds will be provided to and from the port of departure (Astoria, Oregon).
The goal of this call for open participation is to help expand the Langseth user base by providing opportunities for students and scientists to directly experience at-sea acquisition of marine seismic data. Participants must have a strong interest in learning field techniques in reflection seismology and be willing to work long hours at sea assisting in data acquisition and processing. Eligible applicants include graduate students and early-career scientists in fields related to marine seismology; in rare cases, senior-level undergraduates may also be eligible. Preference will be given to employees of U.S. institutions. All seismic reflection data will be made publicly available shortly following the cruise.
Applications should be sent electronically by Jan. 31, 2012, to Dr. W. Steven Holbrook (email@example.com) and should include a 2-page CV and a personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) describing the applicant's experience in marine geophysics and motivation for participating in this expedition. Applicants who will be graduate students during summer 2012 must include a letter of support from their advisor. Participants will be ranked by the Marcus Langseth Science Oversight Committee, in consultation with the project PI's (listed below). Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2012.
W. Steven Holbrook, University of Wyoming
Graham Kent, University of Nevada
Anne Trehu, Oregon State University
Katie Keranen, University of Oklahoma
Paul Johnson, University of Washington