This short course on shipboard sedimentology will emphasize marine sediment description, both macroscopically and microscopically, through determination of lithologic attributes during core description (e.g., color, texture, sedimentary structures, trace and other fossil content), as well as sediment composition through smear slide and coarse fraction petrography. We will also cover lithostratigraphic unit definition, preliminary interpretation, and, to some extent, integration of sedimentology data with other shipboard data sets.
The course will take place November 14-17, 2016 at the IODP Gulf Coast Repository in College Station, Texas. Graduate students, post-docs, and professionals that will or are planning to sail on future IODP expeditions are particularly encouraged to apply. The course will be geared toward training sedimentologists, but participants may also include paleontologists, paleomagnetists, geochemists, structural geologists, or physical properties scientists. Some previous experience with optical microscopy would be beneficial.
To apply for the Short Course:
1. Go to the USSSP Application Portal
2. Sign up for an account (or login to an existing account)
3. Click on “View Programs” (blue button); select the Short Course on Shipboard Sedimentology 2016 program; then click “Create Submission”. Your application will be created.
4. Complete the online application (including a two-page CV and a brief statement of interest) and demographics form, then click “Submit Application”.
Travel support will be provided for U.S.-affiliated scientists through USSSP. Limited travel support may also be available for international scientists through their IODP program member offices.
Space is limited and the deadline to apply is August 31, 2016.
Questions about applying for the Short Course? Contact Angela Slagle (USSSP).