Faculty Openings in Geophysics (10/12/10)
The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for the Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (see http://sese.asu.edu/opportunities). SESE's core mission is to integrate science and engineering to provide a better understanding of our world and beyond. Research areas within SESE encompass astrophysics, cosmology, Earth science, climate science, planetary science, exploration systems engineering, and science education. The Exploration Fellowship Program aims to provide opportunities for conducting postdoctoral research on cutting-edge topics and to foster inter-disciplinary collaboration. Applications must include a brief research proposal that has been discussed with prospective faculty sponsors. Potential research topics span the full range of research interests of our faculty (http://sese.asu.edu/focus_areas), including key initiatives in the origin, evolution, and fate of the Universe, planetary bodies, and life; the co-evolution of Earth's surface environment and societies; and lifelong science and engineering education. We expect to make 2 awards this year with salary ($50k/yr) and full benefits. Standard awards are 2 year appointments, renewable for a 3rd year contingent on performance and availability of funding. Typically appointments will start between July 1 and September 1, 2011. Application materials (and any questions) should be submitted by email to exppd at asu.edu<mailto:exppd at asu.edu>, addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Program Committee. Complete applications are due by December 31, 2010. Letters of recommendation from 3 references must be submitted by January 5, 2011. Evaluation of applications begins January 1, 2011 and decisions will be announced in early February. The first step in the application process is to contact prospective faculty sponsor(s) to discuss potential research topics. When a topic of mutual interest is identified, the applicant prepares a 5-10 page research proposal outlining the problem and the research plan (including figures; references do not count against page limit; no budget is needed). Application packets include (1) a cover letter identifying (a) research topic, (b) prospective postdoctoral advisors, and (c) a list of 3 references with contact information, (2) CV, (3) 2-3 papers exemplary of the applicant's research, (4) letters of endorsement from the prospective postdoctoral advisors, and (5) the research proposal. Preference will be given to proposals that fuse research conducted through multiple focus areas within SESE and that will involve new collaborations among our faculty. Please request that your referees submit a letter of recommendation addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Program Committee by January 5, 2011. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to exppd at asu.edu<mailto:exppd at asu.edu> and may be submitted independently. ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.
Faculty Position in Hydrogeology University of Wisconsin Madison (9/14/2010)
The Department of Geoscience invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 2011.
Applicants should submit a vita statements of research and teaching interests and names and contact information of
For the complete announcement see http//geosciencewiscedu/geoscience/3504/open-position-for-asst-professor
Harold J Tobin
Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Meeting (08/27/2010)
To the MARGINS Community:
I am writing to call your attention to an upcoming Community Meeting to envision the next decade of the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE). The meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald Regan Building on November 3-4, 2010.
The meeting announcement and link to the application can be found at (COSEE Community Meeting Announcement http://www.cosee.net/activities/index.cfm) Meeting expenses (travel, lodging and meals) for participants not affiliated with the National COSEE Network will be covered.
We hope that you will consider applying and will help us disseminate this information to others within your professional networks. Community Meeting Overview: COSEE is a national network of Centers with the broad objective of connecting the ocean sciences research and education communities to develop innovative and catalytic activities in ocean sciences education and outreach.
In August/September 2011, the COSEE program will undergo a Decadal Review by NSF. The review will assess past accomplishments of the Network, the role that COSEE fills in the overall landscape of ocean science education, and the emerging opportunities on which COSEE can capitalize if NSF funding is continued.
With an eye toward the future, COSEE is engaging in a range of activities aimed at eliciting community input into a strategic vision for the future of COSEE or a follow-on program.
Among these activities is hosting a *COSEE Community Meeting* in which members of the science and education communities come together to contribute their perspectives and ideas about how the Network might evolve over the next decade.
NSF encourages a broad range of participants, especially individuals who are not currently involved in the National COSEE Network. A variety of disciplinary expertise is sought, including members of the ocean science research and learning science communities, cyberlearning/cyberinfrastructure experts, ocean science educators, and education/outreach specialists at major NSF-funded facilities.
The outcome of the meeting will be a strategic vision document based on the recommendations formulated during the meeting. The Community Meeting application deadline is September 10th , 2010.
Thanks in advance for your consideration at this critical juncture in the history of COSEE and ocean sciences education.
Sincerely, Cheryl Peach Chair,
COSEE Community Meeting Steering Committee
Cheryl Peach, Ph.D. Director,
Scripps Educational Alliances Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
UCSD 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0207
AGU Session S04: Toward Elucidating the Physics of Fault Tremor and Slow Slip (08/27/2010)
Convenors: Heidi Houston, Roland Burgmann
This session aims to integrate diverse seismic observations, direct imaging of the ETS environment, and proposed physical mechanisms for tremor and slow slip phenomena. We will focus on seismological and geodetic observations, such asspace-time evolution of tremor and/or slip, the distinct geometries and velocities of tremor processes (e.g., streaks and rapid tremor reversals), triggering by tides or earthquakewaves, and direct observations of the deep tremor environment (seismic or MT imaging and possible exhumed analogs). Theoretical topics include the implications of rate-and-state models, as well as physical and petrologic models that explore possible sources of pressurized fluids and the role they may play in the tremor and slow slip process.
Prof. Heidi Houston Dept. Earth and Space Sciences
Johnson Hall 070 Box 351310
University of Washington Seattle WA 98195
heidi.houston at gmail.com 206 616-7092
We would like to bring your attention to a S2S-related session at the
Hope to see you in sunny Puerto Rico this winter!
Steve Kuehl and Mead Allison
* 2011 ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting, February 13-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Co-Chairs: Steven A. Kuehl and Mead A. Allison
Sediment generation, transfer and burial on the continental margin have
The lithosphere/asthenosphere boundary (LAB), which is inextricably
Conveners: Marc Hirschmann, University of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: Study of Earth's Deep Interior
Distinguished Lectureship Program applications (08/10/2010)
Reminder: The Distinguished Lectureship Program applications are due on September 7, 2010
Apply today: http://www.nsf-margins.org/DLProgram/10-11/DLApp10.html
MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program
Application Deadline: September 7, 2010
We invite all colleges and universities in the US to apply to host a
View 2010-2011 speakers at: www.nsf-margins.org/DLProgram/10-11/
The MARGINS program will transition to the GeoPRISMS program in October
Challenges and Opportunities in Academic Marine Seismology (08/06/2010)
(Apologies for any cross-posting.)
Below is the Executive Summary of the March workshop on the future
The Steering Committee feels that this document summarizes the key
We are currently working on a more complete workshop report, which
Challenges and Opportunities in Academic Marine Seismology
• What are the exciting science goals that, over the next decade, will
These issues were discussed at the meeting through keynote
Advanced Planning Cycle:
Training the Next Generation:
Hybrid model of community-selected and PI-driven 3D and 2D programs:
Improving the Educational Footprint:
Mobile Terranes: Origins, Paths, and Role in Active Margin Deformation (T04) (08/05/10)
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL SESSION AT THE 2010 FALL AGU MEETING
TITLE: The Formation and Deformation of the Mediterranean Basins, Continental Margins and Arcs. (08/05/10)
We would like to draw your attention to the following session at the 2010 AGU Fall meeting:
The Mediterranean region contains a group of basins (Tyrrhenian, Aegean, Alboran, Ligurian, etc) and commonly paired arcs (Gibraltar, Calabrian, Hellenic) that currently display different levels of evolution.
The main structural characteristics of the basins have been formed by the interaction of slab roll back with upper plate
deformation that have produced extended basins, tectonically thickened arcs (e.g. Gibraltar) and in some cases
volcanic arcs (e.g. Eolians). In addition to the slab rollback geodynamics, the area is deformed by the convergence of the African and European plates, and smaller units like the Anatolian plate, that are causing variable degrees of deformation along the margins of the region.The region thus provides a set of natural laboratories where geoscientists can test hypotheses on the formation and deformation of regional scale basins and continental margins, subduction and collision of plates, and large scale strike-slip deformation in a large complex orogen.
This session welcomes observational, numerical and experimental contributions from studies of the Mediterranean region or tectonically analogous regions.CONVENERS:
- Xavier Garcia
- Alan Levander
- Cesar R. Ranero
- Franoise SageDr. Xavier Garcia
Barcelona Center for Subsurface Imaging
Unitat de Tecnologia Marina, CSIC
Pg. Maritim de la Barceloneta 37-49
08003 Barcelona (Spain)Tel : 34 932 309 500 (switchboard) ext 6003
Fax : 34 932 309 555
e-mail : email@example.com
T38, Rifting to Rupture to Drift: Linking Lessons from Active Rifts to the Evolution of Passive Margins. (08/05/10)
We would like to call your attention to Fall AGU session T38, Rifting to Rupture to Drift: Linking Lessons from Active Rifts to the Evolution of Passive Margins.This session explores how the diversity of processes and feedbacks that drive continental rifting towards rupture, initiation of seafloor spreading affect the transition to the low rate and more distributed deformation of the passive margin. Contributions will explore the various roles of magmatism, faulting, rift obliquity, surface processes, pre-existing lithospheric structure and deep Earth processes on the 4D architecture of active rifts and rifted margins, with emphasis on how rifting processes influence subsequent passive margin development.It is anticipated that this session will draw on the results of the NSF MARGINS programme and look forward to the upcoming GeoPRISMS Rift Initiation and Evolution initiative.Please remember the abstract deadline is 2 Sept.We look forward to seeing you all in SF,Mike, Ramon and JennyMichael Oskin, University of California, Davis
Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State University
Jenny Collier, Imperial College London, UK
MARGINS-GeoPRISMS AGU special sessions (08/03/2010)
1) MARGINS-GeoPRISMS Sessions
Study of Earth’s Deep Interior (DI)
DI09: Observations and Dynamics of Subducted Slabs
Subduction zones represent a snapshot of a dynamic and evolving system, and the
ED11: New Resources, Approaches and Technologies for Teaching about Plate
Students must understand the relationships among the tectonic, structural,
Earth and Planetary Surface Processes (EP)
EP30: Source to Sink Insights into Integrated Sedimentary System Evolution
This session features integrated sedimentary systems from terrestrial source
T05: Interaction Between Magmatic and Tectonic Processes in Continental and
A key breakthrough in the last decade is recognition of the intimate linkage
T24: Recent Submarine Volcano-Tectonic Events Along Western Pacific Island-arcs,
Several regional-scale geologic events have occurred within the last year at the
T26: From Sediment Inputs to Seismogenesis at Subduction Zones
Recent research projects on subduction zones have been capturing the entire
T38: Rifting to Rupture to Drift: Linking Lessons from Active Rifts to the
This session explores how the diversity of processes and feedbacks that drive
Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology (V)
V15: The Subduction Filter: Effects on the Mantle, Arcs and Continents
Subduction zones are the place where material from the surface of the Earth is
2) Related Sessions
U03: The 12 January 2010 M7.0 Haiti Earthquake (Webcast)
Along with its Caribbean neighbors, Haiti now faces a critical need to assess
U04: The M 8.8 Chilean Earthquake of 27 February 2010 (Webcast. INVITED only.
This event will lead to many new geodynamical insights because of its size, the
U07: Frontiers in Scientific Ocean Drilling: Recent Discoveries and Future
Scientific ocean drilling has addressed fundamental problems in Earth and Life
ED22: The Future of Cyber-Education in the Geosciences: New Directions and
Rapid advances in user-friendly information technologies; growth in data
G04: The Magnitude 8.8 Chilean Earthquake of 27 February 2010
This event will lead to many new geodynamical insights because of its size, the
G05: Plate Motion and Continental Deformation
We seek geodetic, geophysical, and geologic studies of plate motion, microplate
G09: Measuring and Modeling of Active Tectonic Processes in Alaska at the
Plate subduction in the Alaska-Aleutian region results in frequent great
S04: Toward Elucidating the Physics of Fault Tremor and Slow Slip
This session aims to integrate diverse seismic observations, direct imaging of
T06: Structure, Dynamics, and Evolution of the African-Arabian Rift Systems
The Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and rifts of the Afar volcanic province have developed
T08: What Controls Strong vs. Weak Coupling on Subduction Interface Faults?
Some subduction margins have strong interseismic coupling and produce Great
T12: Characterization of the April 4, 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake and
El Mayor-Cucapah M7.2 earthquake occurred southwest of Mexicali, Baja
T13: The Accidental GeoSwath
A session on Earthscope-based geology that brings together currently/newly
T15: Latest Results From EarthScope’s San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth
SAFOD was drilled into the San Andreas Fault to study the physical and chemical
T29: Subduction-Zone Segmentation over Multiple Earthquake Cycles
Understanding controls on rupture limits and the persistence or lack of
T46: Understanding Continental Evolution From Innovative Analysis of EarthScope
Advances in data acquisition have lead to unprecedented imaging and modeling
Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology (V)
V12: Metamorphic Perspectives of Subduction Zone Evolution
This session is devoted to understanding metamorphic evolution of subducting
V20: Volatiles in Magmas: the Breath of the Deep Earth
H2O, CO2, sulfur, and other volatile elements are major players in controlling
MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program Application (06/29/2010)
Deadline: September 7, 2010
We invite all colleges and universities in the US to apply to host a speaker from the Distinguished Lecture Program. Applications are due by September 7, 2010 for visiting speakers in Fall 2010 – Spring 2011. Invitations from institutions not currently involved with MARGINS/GeoPRISMS research are strongly encouraged, including those granting undergraduate or Masters degrees, as well as those with Ph.D. programs. Institutions may request a technical and/or public lecture. The MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Office will cover airfares for speakers’ travel and will coordinate travel and off-site logistics. Host institutions are responsible for local expenses for the duration of the visit. For more information on the speakers and to apply please see the DLP web page (www.nsf-margins.org/DLProgram/). Deadline for applications is on September 7, 2010. Please direct any question to our office: margins @nsf-margins.org. View 2010-2011 speakers at: www.nsf-margins.org/DLProgram/10-11/
Apply at: www.nsf-margins.org/DLProgram/10-11/DLApp10.html
The MARGINS program will transition to the GeoPRISMS program in October 2010.
Applications to host a speaker for the joint 2010-2011 DLP program should be made to the MARGINS Office at the web addresses listed above.
Emily Brodsky, UC Santa Cruz;
Becky Dorsey, Univ. of Oregon;
Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State.;
Katherine Kelley, Univ. of Rhode Island;
Rudy Slingerland, Penn. State;
Paul Umhoefer, Northern Arizona Univ.;
Peter van Keken, Univ. of Michigan
Summer 2010 MARGINS newsletter (06/21/2010)
The Summer 2010 MARGINS newsletter (#24) is now available on-line:
http://www.nsf-margins.org/Publications/Newsletters/Newsletter.html This is the last newsletter to be produced by the MARGINS Office. In addition to the regular articles, highlights of this edition include: - News of GeoPRISMS - the MARGINS successor program. - GeoPRISMS Implementation Workshop announcement: Rift Initiation and Evolution. - TEI summary: Volatiles in the Subduction Factory. - Meeting reports: MSPW, and Education and Outreach. - GeoPRISMS-MARGINS Distinguished Lecture Program - New MARGINS post-doctoral fellows. Printed copies of the newsletter will be mailed shortly.
Dear Colleagues, (06/21/2010)
I'd like to bring to your attention an international workshop on geodynamics and tectonics which will be held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in La Jolla, California, from July 26-29, 2010. In particular, I'd like to advertise the fact NSF is covering the costs for PhD students to attend the workshop. This workshop is being convened in cooperation with CIG, and is supported, in part, by CIG and NSF. The meeting is being called Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth, or GLADE. The theme is "From Grains to Global Tectonics" with reflects an emphasis on expanding the dialogue and meaningful collaboration between the tectonics and geodynamics communities. It is a spectacular venue and equally spectacular scientific program with participants from all over the world. For further information, and to register, please visit: http://glade.ucsd.edu Thank you Dave Stegman Assistant Professor of Geophysics Deep Earth Virtual Laboratory Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093-0225
FESD (Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics) (06/17/2010)
The FESD (Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics) solicitation was released today (formerly known as ‘Dynamic Earth’).
Please feel free to spread the word to members of the GEO community about this opportunity. The solicitation number is NSF 10-577, and the link and program synopsis are below. Robin Reichlin (On behalf of the FESD working group: Robin Reichlin, Simone Metz, Brad Smull, Farzad Kalamabadi, Richard Yuretich, Ian Ridley) Synopsis: The Earth is often characterized as "dynamic" because its systems are variable over space and time, and they can respond rapidly to multiple perturbations. The goals of the Frontiers in Earth-System Dynamics (FESD) program are to:
(1) foster an inter-disciplinary and multi-scale understanding of the interplay among and within the various sub-systems of the Earth,
(2) catalyze research in areas poised for a major advance,
(3) improve data resolution and modeling capabilities to more realistically simulate complex processes and forecast disruptive or threshold events, and
(4) improve knowledge of the resilience of the Earth and its subsystems.
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposals: October 1, 2010 Full (Invited) Proposals: March 15, 2011 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp
Reminder: 1st July Proposal Deadline (06/17/2010)
The deadline for MARGINS/GeoPRISMS proposals, including proposals for post-doctoral fellowships, is 1st July 2010. In addition to the regular proposal solicitation, the following guidance was received from NSF program manager Bilal Haq: "We will proceed with the upcoming submission date (July 1st, 2010 for FY2011 funding) for proposals under the new program. FY2011 is to be considered a part of the period of transition and the community is encouraged to submit proposals for future planning and synthesis activities, and science proposals for areas where a considerable community consensus already exists and are in a greater state of readiness for implementation (e.g., Cascadia), as well as experimental or theoretical activities that do not require field efforts." NSF program manager letter:
NSF solicitation: http://nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.
The MARGINS Office
The Spectrum of Fault Slip Behaviors October 11-14, Portland, OR (06/10/2010)
The principle goal of this EarthScope Institute is to improve understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the spectrum of observed fault slip behaviors. The purpose of the workshop is to seed collaborations between observational efforts, numerical and theoretical approaches, and laboratory based research programs focused on Transient Fault Slip (TFS). Presentations from the workshop will be posted on the web as background for what is planned to be a continuing, on-line community effort. The Institute is intended to foster critical thinking about the underlying mechanisms and physical processes responsible for TFS and to promote broad, community-based interest in understanding TFS. For more information and to apply for the workshop, please go to: http://www.earthscope.org/workshops/fault_slip10 Conveners: Chris Marone (Penn State Un.), Jeff Freymueller (Un. of Alaska), John Vidale (Un. of Washington), Anne Trehu (Oregon State Un.) Please register by July 15. Logistics managed by the EarthScope National Office This is the first in an anticipated series of workshops to spawn virtual EarthScope Institutes that are intended to engage the scientific community on broad, emerging problems with transformative potential. To propose additional topics for workshops to initiate virtual EarthScope Institutes, please contact a member of the EarthScope Steering Committee.
GeoPRISMS Implementation Workshop: Rift Initiation and Evolution (06/09/2010)
Santa Fe, New Mexico November 4-6, 2010 www.geoprisms.org/RIE/2010 A MARGINS/GeoPRISMS-sponsored workshop on the new GeoPRISMS Rift Initiation and Evolution (RIE) Initiative will be held November 4-6, 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This workshop will produce the implementation plan for the RIE component of the GeoPRISMS Science Plan. Participants will further refine the themes and the unanswered questions proposed in the RIE Initiative in the Draft Science Plan (www.nsf-margins.org/Planning_and_review/DSP_final.html). We will also develop the science implementation plan. Two key goals of this workshop are to resolve which themes and questions require "Primary Sites" for concentrated, collaborative investigations, and to finalize selection of one or two such Sites. The RIE Initiative addresses four broad questions: (1) Where and why do continental rifts initiate? (2) How do fundamental rifting processes (such as tectonics, magmatism, and erosion, transport, and sedimentation), and the feedbacks between them, evolve in time and space? (3) What controls the structural and stratigraphic architecture of rifted continental margins during and after breakup? (4) What are the mechanisms and consequences of fluid and volatile exchange between the Earth, oceans, and atmosphere at rifted continental margins, and between the lithosphere and the mantle? The workshop will consist of two days of presentations, poster-sessions and breakout group discussions, followed by a half-day discussion to finalize the implementation plan including decisions on Primary Sites. Workshop participants will focus on refining RIE science goals and establishing accomplishment milestones in order to answer the RIE research questions in a 5 and 10 year time period. Participants will also evaluate strategies to address these goals, including opportunities for collaboration with international and national research partners, sister organizations, and industry. On the afternoon of the third day, there will be an optional half-day field trip to various sites within the Rio Grande rift. Interested researchers from all countries should submit an application online at www.geoprisms.org/RIE/2010 by August 1, 2010. The application should include a brief statement of interest and a short C.V. All scientists interested in rifted margin studies are encouraged to apply, independent of past involvement in MARGINS or GeoPRISMS. Post-docs, senior graduate students, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to participate. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 1, 2010. Funding from NSF is expected to cover a significant fraction of travel and accommodation costs for U.S. participants. Questions or comments may be directed to the MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Office at margins at nsf-margins.org. Conveners: Mike Oskin (University of California, Davis) - Chair Ramon Arrowsmith (Arizona State University)
Peter Flemings (University of Texas, Austin) Donna Shillington (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory)
Jolante van Wijk (University of Houston)
Ion Microprobe Specialist (Research Specialist/Senior Research Specialist) (06/09/2010)
The Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/nenimf) seeks to fill the position of principal ion microprobe analyst We seek a dynamic individual with strong analytical and instrumental background, as well as excellent communication skills. A Ph.D. in geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy chemistry or physics is desirable. The successful applicant is expected to have a strong record of application of mass spectrometry, preferably ion microprobe, to one or more areas of specialty in Earth and Ocean Sciences, broadly defined, such as stable or radiogenic isotope analysis, geochronology, trace element analysis of biogenic or abiogenic materials. Willingness to participate in collaborative research, Department affairs and service on Institution and national committees is desired. The NENIMF serves a large and diverse user community, both inside and outside WHOI. It is equipped with Cameca IMS 3f and IMS 1280 ion microprobes and sample preparation equipment. The technical staff responsible for the NENIMF operation will include the principal ion probe analyst as well as an electronics engineer. Part-time administrative help will be available to support the facility operation. We envision an appointment to one of the top levels of the WHOI Technical Staff in the Geology & Geophysics Department (Research Specialist or Senior Research Specialist). Research Specialists are recognized within the Institution as an authority in his/her field of specialization or in management of complex projects. Senior Research Specialists have an international reputation for excellence and leadership, parallel in their own discipline to that expected of Senior Scientists. They are expected to play a significant role managing projects and people, staff and students, participating on national and Institution committees and providing assistance and advice to their colleagues. The level of appointment will depend on background and experience. A CV, statement of technical, research and management interests and accomplishments (up to 4 pages), and the names and addresses of at least six references should be submitted to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Human Resources Office, Box PJR230, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Review of the applications will begin August 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. WHOI is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted through the WHOI Human Resources website: http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.
Other. -- Glenn A. Gaetani Associate Scientist Department of Geology & Geophysics Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Office: (508) 289-3724 Lab: (508) 289-3744 Fax: (508) 457-2183 Mail: MS#8 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA 02543 Email: ggaetani at whoi.edu
"Do the dull things right so the extraordinary things will not be required too often." -- Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver.
Dear NOAA Ocean Exploration (OE) Constituent, 06/03/2010)
It is our pleasure to announce the FY11 exploration funding opportunity that was published in the June 1, 2007 Federal Register. Briefly, the OE Program anticipates that $1,000,000 will be available for projects in FY11. The OER program intends to provide 60 days of UNOLS Global Class ship-time for operations in the Aleutian Trench. These 60 days will focus on preliminary mapping of the East-West extent of the axis of the trench which resides in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. In addition to mapping, ship operations can include, but are not limited to, the deployment or towing of sensors and instrumentation packages. This announcement is intended to solicit proposals that can augment the survey operations of the Global Class vessel with minimal interference to the primary survey mission, or proposals for work on other vessels that can operate in conjunction with the Global Class vessel. At a minimum and depending on weather, the 60 ship-days will be comprised of two round-trip cruises of the East-West extent of the axis of the trench which resides in the US EEZ, resulting in approximately four East-West cruise tracks. Cross-axis surveys or other deviations from these tracks should be well motivated and compelling. Only exploratory proposals will be funded, any other kind of project will not be reviewed. A 2 page pre-proposal in addition to the OE Cover Sheet is required for all categories and must be submitted either by e-mail (send to oar.oe.faq at noaa.gov) or by hard-copy (send three signed hard- copies to the address below) by July 1, 2010 5:00 p.m. (EST): NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration & Research 1315 East-West Highway SSMC 3, 10th Floor (R/OER) Silver Spring, MD 20910 For full details, please go to Ocean Exploration website (http://www.explore.noaa.gov) and look under the 2011Announcement of Opportunity. Pre-proposals are required before full proposals can be submitted. Full proposals should eventually be submitted to the Federal Government grants online site (www.grants.gov). The RFA Name is "FY 2011 Ocean Exploration of the Aleutian Trench", the Federal Funding Opportunity #:NOAA-OAR-OER-2011-2002646, and CDFA# is 11.011 within the Department of Commerce. Questions and problems should be directed to Dr. Nicolas Alvarado in the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (Nicolas.Alvarado at noaa.gov) We look forward to an exciting year of ocean exploration.
Best Regards, Reg Beach and Nicolas Alvarado
NSF Cascadia Initiative Workshop (05/25/2010)
As part of the 2009 Stimulus or ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) spending, NSF Earth Sciences (EAR) and Ocean Sciences (OCE) divisions each received $5M in facility-related investment. The funds are targeted toward Facilities that support EarthScope and MARGINS science objectives, with an initial emphasis on onshore/offshore studies of the Cascadia margin. The ARRA funds are being utilized by UNAVCO, IRIS, and OBSIP to improve seismic and geodetic datasets in the Cascadia region including improvements to real-time GPS capabilities, densification of the onshore seismic networks, and the construction and deployment of an array of ocean-bottom seismometers for offshore community experiments. A two-day workshop will be held October 15 and 16 in Portland Oregon to discuss the full range of opportunities associated with this new initiative. The primary goal of the workshop is to determine a deployment plan for the fleet of ocean bottom seismometers built with ARRA funds that are to be deployed in a community experiment in Cascadia beginning in the summer of 2011. Complementary objectives of the community-based workshop and resultant report are to: -Provide updates on the new Facilities that are being constructed with the ARRA funds. -Define high priority research questions that can be addressed with the offshore-onshore facility.
-Develop recommendations for data products that will maximize the utilization of these new datasets.
-Explore opportunities to develop complementary experiments as well as linkages with Neptune Canada, OOI, and USGS efforts in the region.
The workshop will be held at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland. Partial travel support is available for approximately 55 participants.
The deadline for registering and applying for travel support is July 15th 2010.
Registration, hotel and travel information can be found at: http://www.certain.com/system/profile/form/index.
As additional information about the workshop becomes available it will be posted at: http://www.oceanleadership.org/2010/nsf-cascadia-initiative-workshop.
Conveners: Chris Goldfinger (OSU), Jeff McGuire (WHOI), Susan Schwartz (UCSC),
Doug Toomey (Oregon), Kelin Wang (PGC)
GeoPRISMS: From the MARGINS Steering Committee(5/21/10)
The MARGINS Steering Committee is pleased to report that NSF has decided to continue margins-related research as envisaged in the new GeoPRISMS Draft Science Plan
(www.nsf-margins.org/Planning_and_review/DSP_final.html). The letter from NSF announcing this decision is available on the MARGINS web page (www.nsf-margins.org/Planning_and_review/NSFLetter-open-GeoPRISMS-may10.pdf ). It describes several important steps to full implementation, addressed here. The letter also confirms that there will be a July 1, 2010 proposal submission date and outlines the types of proposals sought in this transitional year; we urge those who are interested to read the letter.
We welcome NSF’s decision to move forward with a GeoPRISMS program as outlined by the Draft Science Plan, and thank the many members of the community who contributed to the plan's development. At the same time, we recognize that many challenges remain to fully implement the Science Plan, and outline the steps we plan to take.
1. Over the course of the next several months, the MARGINS Steering Committee will transform into the GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee (GSOC). Around October 1, the chairmanship will pass to Julia Morgan allowing the MARGINS Office to move from Lamont-Doherty to Rice University. Also, about half the committee rotates in 2010, and the makeup of the GSOC will change to more completely reflect the new science emphases. We will continue a separate GeoPRISMS Education Advisory Committee, and will explore other ways to strengthen links to other programs, industry and other partner organizations.
2. Two Initiative Implementation Workshops are being planned to complete the science plans for the two GeoPRISMS initiatives: Rift Initiation and Evolution (RIE) and Subduction Cycles and Deformation (SCD). The organizing committees and venues are being assembled now, and more complete announcements will be made shortly, but we are tentatively scheduling the workshops as follows:
RIE – Rift Initiation and Evolution: November 4-5, 2010
SCD – Subduction Cycles and Deformation: First week in January, 2011
SAVE THESE DATES! YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL BE CRITICAL!
These workshops will produce Implementation Plans for the two initiatives; objectives will include:
• Refine the initiative themes and key unanswered questions
• Resolve which themes and questions require Primary focus sites to answer
• Prioritize the scientific objectives, themes, and questions
• Identify, justify, and select 1-2 Primary Sites per initiative
• Finalize plans for ramping down work at existing MARGINS Focus Sites
• Identify international and national collaborative agencies and industry partners
• Outline research approaches and timetables for each theme and focus site
• Elucidate multiple funding strategies for implementing the Science Plan
• Identify and charge the final Science Plan writing team 3. It is expected that several ongoing components of the program will continue, including the Distinguished Lecture Program, other education programs, web pages, newsletters, and thematic scientific meetings. Stay tuned to the MARGINS listserv and web page for announcements regarding all of these programs. 4. As described in the letter from the NSF Program Manager, this year (2010) will see a regular proposal submission date of July 1, with a somewhat different, transitional emphasis than in years past. We encourage individuals and groups to take advantage of this opportunity, and continue to submit high-quality proposals. Again, for details, see: www.nsf-margins.org/Planning_and_review/NSFLetter-open-GeoPRISMS-may10.pdf
Fall AGU Special Session proposal deadline approaching! (05/20/2010)
Over the past decade, a number of exciting Special Sessions at Fall AGU have highlighted MARGINS-related science emerging directly from the MARGINS program and from other groups working on similar problems. The sessions have had a big impact on demonstrating the success of the MARGINS program: in addition to spanning ten AGU sections, the sessions account for one quarter of all Tectonophysics presentations. In this final year of MARGINS, we encourage you to contact colleagues and make efforts to come up with compelling and exciting Special Session proposals. The deadline for submission of AGU Special Session proposals is Thursday 27th May 2010. If you submit a session proposal, please alert the MARGINS Office (margins at nsf-margins.org) with the section name, title of proposed session, and list of convenors, so that we can keep track. MARGINS Office margins at nsf-margins.org
Lecturer Position (5/17/10)
University of Rhode Island
Department of Geoscienceshttps://jobs.uri.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=137250Position begins Fall 2010, with option for annual renewal.Teach 3 courses per semester in the Department of Geosciences,
including supervision of the GEO 103 Lab Teaching Assistants. Teaching assignments will include a combination of some or all of the following courses: Environmental Geology; Understanding Earth; Geology of the National Parks; and an upper division course in support of the major.
1) Ph.D., ABD or M.S. in geology or closely-allied field;
2) Ability to teach introductory geoscience courses, possibly including all of the following: Environmental Geology; Understanding Earth; Geology of the National Parks, and an upper division course in support of the major;
3) Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, orally
and in writing;
4) A strong commitment to quality instruction.
AGU Chapman Conference on SOURCE TO SINK SYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGH TIME: (4/1/2010)
Recent Advances Understanding Production, Transfer and Burial of terrestrial and Marine Materials on the Earth SurfaceOxnard, California, USA
24 – 27 January 2011CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The general goal of this conference is to articulate the ideas that are the foundation for a holistic understanding of sediment dispersal from land origins to marine accumulation, and to explore the theoretical and observational studies that support them.This Chapman Conference will substantially expand the results of individual source-to-sink research projects, by contrasting diverse dispersal systems. An attempt will be made to resolve fundamental differences in the operation of processes that transfer mass across the Earth surface. This effort will develop a global perspective with studies from around the world, and will facilitate the synthesis and integration of S2S research as part of an inclusive international conference, a digital text, and classroom materials.
For general conference information, please see the following website:
http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/acall/For information about the scientific program, please see:http://www.agu.org/meetings/chapman/2011/acall/program/index.php or contact one of the conveners via e-mail:
Chuck Nittrouer (University of Washington) at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Steve Kuehl (College of William & Mary) at email@example.com
The deadline for abstract submissions is 30 September 2010. Details regarding online submission requirements will be posted soon.
FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
This will be a four-day meeting, with one of the afternoons on the Santa Clara River. The general plan will be for mornings to be spent in oral plenary presentations. The afternoons will be spent with posters and in smaller breakout groups discussing the daily topics, merging diverse disciplines, and considering ways to move forward. The theme for each morning will have four keynote presentations (30 min) and eight contributed talks (15 min) focused on uplands, rivers, coastal oceans, and deep margins. All other presentations will be in afternoons and will be as posters.The daily themes are:
a) Inputs to segments of dispersal systems, with emphasis on material transferred
b) Internal storage/remobilization within segments of dispersal systems, with emphasis on transformations during transfer
c) Outputs from segments of dispersal systems, with emphasis on timing of transfer
d) Special topics, ranging from numerical modeling to interdisciplinary linkages, the stratigraphic record, natural resources, extrapolation to Mars, and the research path forwardFIELD TRIP
The meeting site is near the Santa Clara River dispersal system in central California. The proximity will allow a half-day field trip for participants to head into the field and discuss source-to-sink issues outside meeting rooms. The Santa Clara River has headwaters in the San Gabriel Mountains, flows in a relatively natural condition for a moderate length (<200 km), and reaches the Pacific Ocean and its continental margin just south of Santa Barbara. It is an ideal river for the S2S community to examine during the conference.SUBJECTS OF INTEREST
We hope to attract scientists with the following range of backgrounds:
Sediment dispersal systems around the world; Terrestrial and marine environments extending from uplands to deep margins;
Observation, theory, modeling, and experimentation; Modern and ancient environments;
Interdisciplinary expertise (e.g., biogeochemical cycling); Basic and applied science; Siliciclastic and carbonate sediments;
New Guinea and New Zealand MARGINS sites.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist: Geochemistry Data Applications (4/1/2010)
The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications from qualified specialists in Geochemistry, Petrology, and/or Geoinformatics to join a dynamic team of scientists and information system developers in the Integrated Earth Data Applications Research Group in building and maintaining leading edge digital data collections for Geochemistry/Petrology such as PetDB, SedDB, and EarthChem. The successful candidate will provide scientific guidance to the development and operation of the data systems, including design and improvement of system functionality, user interfaces, data submission and ingest procedures, and data quality control routines. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for the compilation of petrologic and geochemical data from scientific publications, scientists, and other data providers, and assist the lead project scientist with outreach activities, including publications in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrations, and presentations at scientific meetings and workshops. The candidate will participate in educational activities such as short courses, lectures, and training of student interns.A PhD in the Earth Science, preferably Geochemistry or Petrology, is required. Experience with scientific databases, metadata standards, and/or analytical geochemistry is strongly preferred. Candidates should be highly organized and efficient, work as a team member, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. This is a full-time one year appointment with continuation and possible promotion contingent upon performance and funding.Position will remain open for at least 30 days and until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae (including email-address), a statement of research interests, and names and addresses of 3 referees to: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants
Please follow instructions on how to apply since we only accept online applications.
Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Call for nominations: 2010 Mineral andRock Physics Graduate Research Award (4/1/2010)
Please consider nominating your outstanding graduate students for the Mineral and Rock physics outstanding graduate student research award!
The AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Focus Group seeks nominations for its 2010Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award. This award recognizes one or more promising young scientists for outstanding contributions achieved during their Ph.D. research. Nominees may be members of any AGU section. They should be engaged in experimental and/or theoretical studies of Earth and planetary materials with the purpose of unraveling the physics and chemistry that govern their origin and physical properties. The award consists of $500 for support of travel or other professional expenses, a certificate and public recognition at the annual Mineral and Rock PhysicsReception at the AGU Fall Meeting.
Contributions by AGU members in the Mineral and Rock Physics community finance the award. In order to be considered by the selection committee, nominations should be received by before May 1, 2010.
As this award specifically recognizesscientific achievements during Ph.D. research, eligibility is restricted tocurrent Ph.D. students and those who have completed the requirements for a Ph.D. degree up to 12 months prior to the nomination deadline. Nominationsshould include a letter of nomination, a curriculum vitae, two supporting letters, and up to three reprints or preprints of the nominee's work. Please sendnominations in hard copy or electronic form to:
Heather C. Watson
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL, 60115
Recognizing the outstanding student members of the Mineral and Rock Physics Community is one of the most important things we can do for the future of our field. You are encouraged to make nominations and to support the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award by making a tax-deductible contribution. This contribution can be made at the time of AGU membership renewal or at any other time during the year. If you become a supporting AGU member, you can designate that up to 50% of your annual contribution will go directly to the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate ResearchAward.
If you make your contribution to the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award at some other time of the year, please send a check made out to AGU and designate that your contribution go to the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award Fund. Send Contributions for the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award:
Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award Fund
American Geophysical Union Washington
2000 Florida Avenue N.W.
DC 20009-1277 USA
Phone: (202) 462-6900
V05: Magmatism and the Evolution of Andean Type Crust and Lithosphere (3/18/2010)
Sponsor: Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
The AGU is involved in organizing The Meeting of the Americas, which will
be held in Foz do Iguau, Brazil, August 2010 (see: http://www.agu.org/meetings). This is a fantastic opporunity to combine summer travel with seeing one of the world's greatest waterfalls and natural wonders as well as attending an international meeting. We draw your attention to a margins related session;
Magmatism and the Evolution of Andean Type Crust and Lithospher; sponsored by the Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology Division.A description of the session is below. The abstract deadline is 31st March (see: http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/program/abstract_submissions.php ).
Note that two abstracts can be contributed at this meeting. We hope to see you at the Meeting of the Americas in August.V05: Magmatism and the Evolution of Andean Type Crust and Lithosphere
Sponsor: Volcanology, Geochemistry and PetrologyMafic to silicic Andean magmas record the thermal, mechanical and compositional state of the subducting slab, mantle wedge and crust as the modern Andes have uplifted and the subducting slab below has shallowed and steepened.
This session seeks contributions from petrologic and geochemical studies that use major, trace element and isotopic data from magmas and minerals as guides to arc magma production, the role of recycled lithosphere incorporated in the mantle wedge through lithospheric foundering and forearc subduction erosion, and the relative contributions of mantle and in situ crustal sources in Andean type magmas.Convenors - Suzanne Kay, Pablo J. Caffe, CONICET and Instituto de Geologa y Minera, Univ. Nacional de Jujuy, San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org; mailto:email@example.com.Please contact either of us with any questions. We hope to see you in Brazil.Suzanne Mahlburg Kay
William and Katherine Snee Professor of Geological Sciences
Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Ithaca, NY USA 14853
office phone - 1 607 2554701
T07 Constraining the interactions between slabs, plates, and keels (03/18/2010)
Dear friends and colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to our sessionMargins of the Americas: Constraining the interactions between slabs, plates, and keels (T07) at The Meeting of the Americas, August 8-13, 2010, Foz do Iguau, Brasil.
Some of the most spectacular geology is related to the interactions between slabs and cratonic keels. From Alaska to Chile, subduction zones exhibit varied kinematics, slab morphology, and upper plate and in-slab deformation. Slabs affect mantle flow, including upper mantle small-scale convection, and the lithosphere, such as the North and South American continental interiors. We seek contributions from seismology, geodynamics, tectonics, and geodesy that focus on, but are not necessarily limited to, studies of convergent margins of the Americas.Our distinguished keynote speakers will likely consist of
Rob Clayton (Caltech),
Muriel Gerbault (U Santiago, Chile/Nice U, France),
Vlad Manea (UNAM Mexico City), and
Stephane Rondenay (MIT).
The conference and our session promises to be an exciting venue for stimulating discussions on similarities and differences between convergent margins, along the American plates, and elsewhere. We hope that you will join us!Please note that the ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS MARCH 31.
Links to relevant sites are below, please contact us should you have any questions, and apologies for any cross-postings.
Best, Meghan S. Miller and Thorsten Becker
University of Southern CaliforniaWeb links on the Information Superhighway:- Meeting web site: http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/- Abstract submission:
http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/program/abstract_submissions.php- Detailed session description:
Thorsten Becker - Department of Earth Sciences
University of Southern California, 3651 Trousdale Pkwy, MC0740
Los Angeles CA 90089-0740 - geodynamics.usc.edu/~becker
Faculty position at Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University (2/11/2010)
The Department of Geosciences at NTU is seeking active scientists to fill one faculty position starting from 1st August, 2010 or 1st February, 2011.
The position is open to all fields in geosciences, but those who have strong background in the field of geochemistry and capability of setting up and leading an AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry) lab will receive more favored consideration.
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents:
CV, list of publications, three to five reprints of refereed publications
(one of which shall be designated as representative paper and must be published after 1st August, 2007),
plans for teaching and research, and names of three potential referees to
Professor Wen-Shan Chen, Chairman of Department of Geosciences,
National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4,
Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan. Also, please email the above material to
Professor Tsanyao Frank Yang, the Convener of the searching committee,
at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Deadline for application: 28th February, 2010.
Web site: http://www.gl.ntu.edu.tw/
PhD OpportunityVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2/11/2010)
PhD Scholarship to study magma movement and time varying seismic properties-reopened.
We have been awarded a three-year grant to study time varying seismic properties related to
volcanic areas in New Zealand and several other volcanoes worldwide, including Japan, the U.S. and several island volcanoes. This project will develop new methods of monitoring volcanoes using novel sources of seismic energy: repeated explosions, repeating earthquakes and the Earth's background hum. By relating spatial and temporal changes in seismic wave properties to other indicators of stress around volcanoes and quantitatively modeling these changes, we will extend our understanding of how volcanoes work and lead the drive towards predictive monitoring tools.
We are seeking a PhD student with a background in Geophysics, Math, Physics or Geology with a strong mathematical and/or computing ability to start as soon as possible.
If you are interested in this project, please contact Martha Savage and also apply to the Victoria University of Wellington, following instructions at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/applying.aspx.
The application deadline is 1 March 2010 and the application is free of charge. Successful scholarship students from any country will receive a NZ$21,000 stipend and will not have to pay tuition fees. Further details including the grant proposal are available upon request to
Professor Martha Savage, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles A. Williams
1 Fairway Drive, Avalon
PO Box 30368
Lower Hutt 5040
ph (office): 0064-4570-4566
fax (office): 0064-4570-4600
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Tectonics Visiting Position (01/28/2010)
Visitng Assistant Professor - Tectonics The Department of Geology at Colorado College invites applications
for a one-year non-tenure track position in Tectonics, to begin in August 2010.
The faculty visitor in will teach courses in Field Analysis of Geological Structures, Physical Geology,
and subjects in the candidate's areas of specialization. Appointments will be at the assistant professor level for candidates holding a PhD. PhD or ABD is required.
Specialization in thermochronology, petrology, structural geology, and/or GIS is relevant.
CC is a liberal arts college that employs the Block System of education, in which professors teach and
students take only one course at a time for 3-1/2 weeks. The system lends itself to
field- and project-based geology teaching.
The full position announcement and descriptions of facilities is on line at http://www.coloradocollege.edu/dept/GY/.
Application deadline is February 26, 2010.
Materials may be sent to:
Christine Siddoway, Chair,
14 E. Cache la Poudre,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903,
The search will remain open until the visitor position is filled. The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups, and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin,
sexual orientation, or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.
Colorado College is committed to increasing diversity and welcomes applications from individuals who can advance that goal.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Department of Geology
Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Research Grant Opportunity (01/21/2010)
Research Grants, DOSECC Grant Program DOSECC (Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust) invites students and teachers to apply for summer 2010 grants in scientific drilling. The grants promote student involvement in projects where drilling has provided data and materials for study, and are available to college students (graduate or undergraduate) and primary and secondary schoolteachers, worldwide. Awardees can undertake research related to ongoing or past drilling efforts. Applicants do not have to be attending a DOSECC Member Institution to be considered for this award. Grant funding will be available in the summer of 2010 and budgets of $2000 to $5000 are appropriate. Applications must be received by March 1, 2010 and awardees will be announced April 1, 2010. For additional information consult www.dosecc.org/html/internship.html, or email David Zur, DOSECC's Education and Outreach Manager (email@example.com). David M. Zur Education and Outreach Manager DOSECC t: +1 (801) 583-2150 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.dosecc.org ______________________________________________________________________________
PhD position available (01/21/2010)
in the Department of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University. The objective of this thesis project is to better understand the evolution of magma in the lower and upper parts of the thick continental crust in the northern segment of the Southern Volcanic Zone of the Andes. Ongoing field work is being conducted at the Diamante Caldera Maipo Volcanic Complex on the border of Argentina and Chile. Laboratory work includes major element, trace element, and isotope ratio analysis of whole rocks, as well as in situ analysis of individual phenocrysts by EPMA, LA-ICP-MS, and micro-drilling for isotopic analysis by TIMS. The ideal candidate will possess an equal capacity for physically challenging field work and careful, detail-oriented laboratory work. Experience conducting field work at altitude is a plus. Application review has already begun, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Summer or Fall start possible. Information for prospective students, including application materials, can be found at http:// www.geosc.psu.edu/graduates/prospective.php or by contacting Maureen Feineman at email@example.com. Maureen D. Feineman Assistant Professor Department of Geosciences Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802
JpGU S-CG089 Arc evolution and continental crust (01/14/2010)
The JpGU meeting 2010 will be held at Makuhari Messe from May 23 to May 28, 2010 (http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e/). We would like to invite you to contribute to international session S-CG089 in Solid Earth Sciences (S), which is entitled: Arc evolution and continental.This session aims to draw together cutting edge multi- disciplinary studies on oceanic and mature arcs to explore the current state of understanding and to project how efforts could be focused to augment our understanding of crust development.
Topics covered will include geophysical explorations of subduction systems as well as the petrology, geology, and geochemistry of arc magmas and crust.
The abstract deadline is February 5.Sincerely,
The conveners: Yoshihiko Tamura, Shuichi Kodaira (IFREE, JAMSTEC),
Junichi Nakajima (Tohoku University) and Mark Reagan (University of
Workshop application due Jan 15th 2010 (01/11/2010)
Dear Colleagues:January 15th (next Friday) is the deadline to apply for funding (travel/lodging) to attend the June 11-12 workshop, convened on behalf of NSF's Directorate for Geosciences, to explore and provide guidance to NSF on Future directions for NSF-sponsored geoscienceresearch in Tibet/Himalaya.All current information about the workshop is at http://online.sfsu.edu/~leech/TibetGEOworkshop.html
We hope for participation from all geoscience disciplines, including those funded by the NSF Divisions AGS, EAR and OCE, within the Directorate for Geosciences.We anticipate funding 40 U.S. scientists and students to participate
(others may attend at their own expense).
Please register to attend and apply for funding at http://online.sfsu.edu/~leech/tibetGEOapp.html
As part of the application process, please help the conveners structure the meeting by letting us know your opinion of the most significant geoscience questions that are best addressed in the Himalaya/Tibet. Please contribute your ideas even if you cannot attend so that they are represented in the resultant white paper.
You may also be interested in attending the 25th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet meeting in San Francisco
http://online.sfsu.edu/~leech/hkt25sf that immediately precedes the NSF-sponsored workshop
(transport between the two venues wil be provided by the organizers).
Sincerely, the NSF GEO Workshop conveners
Simon Klemperer, Stanford; Lucy Flesch, Purdue; Carmala Garzione, Rochester;
Kip Hodges, Arizona State; Eric Kirby, Penn State; Mary Leech, SF State; Anne Meltzer, Lehigh.To communicate with the NSF-GEO Workshop, please e-mail
1a & b. 2010 EGU South and Central subduction zones and 2010 EGU Lesser Antilles convergent margin sessions
2a & b. SSA Special Session Announcement and SSA session on Cascadia (and other) Subduction Zone Earthquake (01/07/10)
1a. 2010 EGU South and Central subduction zones SessionWe invite you to submit abstracts related to *South and Central subduction zones *at the EGU meeting *2-7 May 2010 in Vienna*.
Please find a session description in the following.
The Dead-line for abstract submission is 18 January 2010TS8.7/GD5.7/SM3.4Seismogenesis and neotectonics along the South and Central American subduction zonesIn subduction zones, structure, kinematics and physical parameters affect the margin tectonics as well as the strain loading in the seismogenic zone. Investigating the structural styles and seismogenesis in subduction zone thus requires multidisciplinary observations and modelling.South and Central American subduction zones show a wide range of interrelated structural, tectonic and seismic characteristics, which vary tremendously across individual margin segments. These segments undergo subduction erosion or accretion, transient and permanent deformation, uplift or subsidence, great subduction earthquakes, slow-slip events or creep, and are associated with various orogenic styles. This high variability and the numerous recent offshore and onshore geoscientific studies conducted along the South and Central American subduction zones provide a great opportunity to investigate processes and parameters that control the seismogenic, tectonic and kinematic behaviour. Scientists working on all these aspects through observation and/or modelling approaches are welcome to this session.*Conveners*: Boris Marcaillou, Jean-Yves Collot, Paola Vannucchi, Alcinoe Calahorrano*Contact* : firstname.lastname@example.org
1b. 2010 EGU Lesser Antilles convergent margin sessionWe invite you to submit abstracts related to Lesser Antilles convergent margin at the EGU meeting 2-7 May 2010 in Vienna. Please find a session description in the following.
The Dead-line for abstract submission is 18 January 2010.*TS6.8/GD5.6/NH4.14/SM3.6*Lesser Antilles convergent margin: subduction processes and resulting tectonic deformation, platform evolution, seismogenesis, and tsunamogenic hazards.Caribbean-Atlantic plate convergence at the Lesser Antilles Arc resulted in a heterogeneous arc and fore-arc tectonic evolution but lacks large subduction earthquakes in the historical record. Similar poor records previously led to dramatically underestimate the earthquake and tsunami hazard at other convergent margins. The varying obliquity of the convergence, subducting topographic heterogeneities and compositional differences of the subducted material along the arc generates significant along-strike variations in the stress and strain regime, fore-arc tectonics, and paleoenvironmental evolution of carbonate platforms.Several geoscientific marine cruises and onland campaigns could be recently carried out. Presentations of their first observational results and interpretations may provide the broader community with new insights. This session raises the opportunity, by confrontation to current knowledge and models, to advance our understanding of the complex interplay between interplate coupling, oceanic plate and margin structure, seismic and aseismic deformation, in the evolution of subduction zones, fore-arc and platforms sedimentation and tectonics and associated seismic and tsunamogenic hazards.Our session calls together scientists working on aspects of the geophysics and geology of the Lesser Antilles with a focus on subduction processes and structures, tectonic and neotectonic deformation patterns, carbonate platform evolution and earthquake and tsunamis hazards.*Conveners*: Boris Marcaillou, Alfred Hirn, Ernst Flüeh*Contact* : email@example.com_
2a. SSA Special Session AnnouncementThe 2010 Seismological Society of America meeting abstract submission deadline looms (January 12, 2010). The meeting is in Portland, Oregon on April 21-23, 2010. There have been a large number of recent seismic studies in the Pacific Northwest and many interesting scientific results so please consider presenting your research in the following session:Seismic Structure and Geodynamics of the High Lava Plains and Greater Pacific NorthwestDescription:The High Lava Plains (HLP) of Oregon has long represented an enigmatic region of massive tectonomagmatism in the Pacific Northwestern United States with poorly understood relationships to the Columbia River Basalt sequence and the time-progressive tracks of both Newberry and Snake
River Plain / Yellowstone rhyolitic volcanism. These events also tie directly to broader-scale mantle dynamics, including ongoing subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate system, extension across most of the Great Basin, and regional instability of lithosphere over a range of spatial scales. To provide new constraints on the structure and dynamics of these terranes, the area has been assaulted over the past 5 years by a host of high-density temporary broadband seismic networks, including EarthScope=92s USArray Transportable Array, the High Lava Plains Broadband seismic experiment, and several USArray Flexible Array experiments. We encourage contributions to this session that not only
address HLP-centered investigations, but also examine the structure and dynamics of the broader Pacific Northwestern United States and surrounding regions.See details about the the abstract submission process at: http://www.seismosoc.org/meetings/2010/Feel free to contact conveners Matt Fouch (firstname.lastname@example.org), David James (email@example.com), or Randy Keller (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
2b. SSA session on Cascadia (and other) Subduction Zone Earthquake
We would like to encourage you to submit an abstract to the SSA special session entitled, "Characterizing the Next Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami.
Next week's deadline, Tuesday Jan 12th, is fast approaching.
The SSA 2010 Annual Meeting will be held April 20-23 in Portland, OR.Abstract submission guidelines and meeting information can be found here: http://www.seismosoc.org/meetings/Session description:
New insights into the Holocene rupture history of the Cascadia subduction zone, the structure of its forearc, and episodic tremor and slip events located down-dip of the seismogenic zone are redefining source models aimed at characterizing the next megathrust earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific Northwest.
We also encourage submissions from those addressing similar issues in other subduction settings, and
encourage comparisons with Cascadia. This session will feature new research in the fields of geology, seismology and geodesy that have led to improvements in understanding the seismic potential of the Cascadia megathrust.
Of particular interest to this session are studies that provide better constraints on the width of the rupture zone, the
magnitude of slip, potential fault segmentation and highlight remaining uncertainties. We also encourage submissions that address how new findings can be used to reduce human losses from future megathrust
earthquakes and tsunamis, in particular, assessments of seismic and tsunami hazards for mitigation purposes.
Please consider submitting an abstract to this special Subduction Zone session. Don't hesitate to contact one of us with questions of if you need assistance.
Rob Witter and Chris Goldfinger
Dr. Chris Goldfinger
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
1+ 541 737 5214 fax 1+ 541 737 2064
Last updated Wednesday, October 20, 2010