Call for Participation in GeoPRISMS ENAM Community Seismic Experiment

Monday, November 25, 2013

Call for Participation in GeoPRISMS ENAM Community Seismic Experiment

Application Deadlines:

    January 7, 2014 for Broadband OBS Deployment Cruise
    March 1, 2014 for Explosion Seismic Shoot, Active-Source, Seismic Cruise, and Active-Source OBS Deployment Cruise, Broadband OBS Recovery Cruise

Applications are being solicited to participate in the GeoPRISMS Eastern North America Community Seismic Experiment (ENAM CSE), which will collect a suite of active and passive source seismic data along the mid-Atlantic coast. The ENAM CSE involves offshore and land deployment of seismometers that will record land and marine seismic sources and marine multi-channel seismic data acquisition. More information about the objectives and design of the ENAM CSE can be found online (http://geoprisms.org/enam/community-seismic-experiment.html). The tentative operational schedule and participation numbers are:

Broadband OBS deployment (Endeavor)
April 01 - 16, 2014
PIs: Jim Gaherty, Maggie Benoit, Maureen Long
Science Party: up to 12

Explosion seismic shoot and onshore/offshore recording (survey, deploy, recover Reftek instruments)
Early September - Early October 2014
PIs: Beatrice Magnani, Dan Lizarralde, Steven Harder
Science Party: 14

Active-source seismic cruise (Langseth)
PIs: Donna Shillington, Matt Hornbach, Anne Becel
September 15 - October 22, 2014
Science party: up to 12

Active-source OBS deployment (Endeavor)
September 12 - October 13, 2014
PIs: Harm Van Avendonk, Brandon Dugan
Science Party: 12

Broadband OBS recovery (ship TBD)
Spring 2015
PIs: Jim Gaherty, Maggie Benoit, Maureen Long
Science Party: up to 12

Research opportunities and travel funds are available for participation in any of the field activities. Selected applicants will contribute to collecting the open-access data that will be provided to the scientific community for use in addressing a wide spectrum of GeoPRISMS and EarthScope science. These opportunities are designed to expand the visibility of land and marine seismic field programs and to expand the experience pool for field-based geophysics. Applications from students and early career scientists are particularly encouraged. Applicants do not need to have experience with the type of data collection they will participate in; we hope that wide community participation in these field campaigns will provide opportunities for scientists to gain familiarity with a variety of data collection techniques.

To apply to participate, please assemble an application package (2-page CV and 2- page statement of interest and experience, identification of desired field activity or activities, and potential involvement in post-experiment science or potential use of data) and submit it electronically to Brandon Dugan (dugan@rice.edu) no later than January 7, 2014 (Broadband OBS Deployment Cruise) or March 1, 2014 (Explosion Seismic Shoot, Active-Source Seismic Cruise, and Active-Source OBS Deployment Cruise, Broadband OBS Recovery Cruise). Applications by graduate students require a letter of support from the graduate advisor. Questions regarding the field activities should be directed as follows:

Broadband OBS – Maureen Long (maureen.long@yale.edu)
Active Source OBS – Brandon Dugan (dugan@rice.edu)
Land Seismic – Beatrice Magnani (mmagnani@smu.edu)
Marine MCS Seismic – Matt Hornbach (mhornbach@smu.edu)

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