The workshop objectives are threefold, with one day of the three-day workshop dedicated to each objective:
1. Produce an integrated overview of the science objectives of the drilling proposals currently in the IODP system, with particular focus on what each objective can contribute to understanding Antarctic ice behavior in the past, and future. We will identify sites and age windows that can best provide insight into Antarctica’s past, provide ground-truth for ice sheet modeling work, and create a roadmap for new drilling proposals.
2. Examine classic Antarctic sediment cores housed in the IODP Gulf Core Repository that illuminate Antarctica’s past environments and marine glaciological history. This will provide an opportunity for seasoned Antarctic scientists to share experience and knowledge with the next generation of Antarctic scientists.
3. Establish how best to use satellite images and weather data to assess sea ice, iceberg, and weather hazards for expedition planning and for at-sea decision making. We will also discuss possible collaborations with national and international facilities to support IODP operations in Antarctic waters.
The workshop is planned for three full days, from Monday through Wednesday (May 9-11, 2016) at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (Integrated Ocean Discovery Program and Gulf Coast Core Repository).
Please download the following document(s) for additional information:
- Workshop Logistics: Includes travel details, maps, venue and local hotel information (updated 4/5/16).
- Workshop Agenda: Includes agenda, speaker list, and participant roster (updated 5/3/16).
Participation support is available from the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) for a limited number of participants from U.S. institutions and organizations. U.S. scientists who are interested in participating in the workshop should send: (1) a 2-page CV or biographical sketch (NSF-style); and (2) a 1-page statement of interest to Trevor Williams no later than March 7, 2016. Students, please include a letter of support from your advisor. We will review applications and send invitations by the end of March 2016.
Invited participants include the lead proponents of the Antarctic IODP proposals currently in the system. We also encourage graduate students and early career scientists to apply to attend the workshop and become involved in the next generation of drilling proposals. International participation is primarily by invitation; please contact the workshop organizers if you are an international researcher and would like to attend.
Questions about the workshop: contact Trevor Williams (TAMU)
Questions about applying for U.S. support: contact Angela Slagle (USSSP)