SPECIAL CALL: The U.S. Science Support Program is issuing a special call for experienced scientists to apply for Expedition 371 in the following specialties: sedimentology, Cenozoic calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy, and Cenozoic radiolarian biostratigraphy. The deadline to apply is November 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is now accepting applications for scientific participants on IODP Expedition 371 Tasman Frontier Subduction Initiation and Paleogene Climate aboard the JOIDES Resolution.

The Tasman Frontier expedition (based on IODP Proposals 832-Full2 and 832-Add) will investigate the Eocene Tonga-Kermadec (TK) subduction initiation (SI) and evaluate whether a period of high-amplitude long-wavelength compression led to initiation of TK subduction or determine if alternative geodynamic models were involved. Core and log data from boreholes in the Norfolk Ridge, New Caledonia Trough, Lord Howe Rise and Tasman abyssal plain will provide constraints on seismic stratigraphic interpretations and the timing and length scale of deformation and uplift associated with the largest known global SI event and change in plate motion. The Paleogene and Neogene sediments will also constrain paleoceanographic changes caused by SI as well as tropical and polar climatic teleconnections and the transition from greenhouse to icehouse climate states in a region with large meridional variations in surface water properties in a strategic ‘Southern Ocean Gateway’ setting.

Expedition 371 is currently scheduled for 27 July to 26 September 2017. This is a special call for experienced scientists in the following specialties: sedimentology, Cenozoic calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy, and Cenozoic radiolarian biostratigraphy.

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 7, 2016.

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