Hawaii Cruise Opportunity

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Call for Participation in Hawaii Seismic Experiment aboard the R/V Langseth 
Application Deadline: July 27, 2018 

 
We invite applications from graduate students, postdocs and early-career scientists to participate in an NSF-funded seismic research experiment aboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth focused on the Hawaii Island chain. This project will involve the collection of 2D multi-channel seismic reflection data and wide-angle reflection/refraction data along a series of profiles across and along the Hawaii Island chain to constrain the composition, volume and distribution of magmatic addition beneath the chain and to understand the response of the oceanic plate to magmatic addition. More information about the objectives and design of the project can be found online (https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~djs/hawaii-emperor_seismic_project/main.html). 
 
The research cruise is scheduled from September 12 - October 20, and it will depart from and return to Honolulu, Hawaii. Participants will contribute to collection and onboard processing of seismic data and other underway geophysical data. Applicants do not need to have previous experience with collecting or analyzing active-source seismic data; we hope that this field campaign will provide opportunities for scientists to gain familiarity with these types of data and analyses. Funds are available to cover travel and subsistence costs for US-based scientists. 
 
To apply to participate, please assemble an application package (2-page CV and ~1-page statement of interest and experience) and submit it electronically to Donna Shillington (djs<at>ldeo.columbia.edu). Applications by graduate students and postdocs require a brief letter of support from the graduate advisor/mentor. Applicants will be selected based on the broad relevance of this project and/or type of data to their current research and career objectives.