SPECIAL CALL: The U.S. Science Support Program is issuing a special call for experienced scientists to apply for Expedition 369 in the following specialty: paleomagnetism. The deadline to apply is November 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is now accepting applications for scientific participants on IODP Expedition 369 Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics aboard the JOIDES Resolution.

The Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics Expedition (based on IODP Proposal 760 Full and 897 APL) aims to understand the paleoceanography and tectonics of the Naturaliste Plateau (NP) and Mentelle Basin (MB) off SW Australia. Core and log data from a series of sites in water depths between 850 and 3900 m will investigate: (1) The rise and collapse of the Cretaceous hothouse; (2) the controls on oceanic anoxic events during major carbon cycle perturbations; (3) Cretaceous paleoceanography including deep and intermediate water circulation; (4) Cenozoic to recent paleoceanography including influence of the Tasman gateway opening and Indonesian gateway restriction; and (5) the tectonic, volcanic, and depositional history of the NP and MB prior to Gondwana breakup, as well as after separation from India and subsequently Antarctica.

Expedition 369 is currently scheduled for 26 September to 26 November 2017. This is a special call for experienced scientists in the following specialty: paleomagnetism.

U.S.-affiliated scientists interested in participating in these expeditions should apply to sail through the U.S. Science Support Program. The deadline to apply for this special call is November 23, 2016.

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