Thread: Apply-to-Sail on marine seismic expedition to the Galapagos hotspot

Started: 2022-09-15 16:01:50
Last activity: 2022-09-15 16:01:50

*Apply-to-Sail on*

*An Open Access Seismic Investigation of Galápagos Plume-Ridge

*March 6-April 6 2023*

*We are now accepting applications from graduate students and
early-career scientists in the geosciences from U.S. institutions to
sail on a marine expedition to deploy an array of ocean-bottom
seismometers on the seafloor northwest of the Galápagos Islands.*

The Galápagos area was among the very first locals ever to be recognized
as involving the interaction between a mid-ocean ridge and an off-ridge
mantle plume.Despite over four decades of geologic, geophysical, and
geodynamic studies of this area, we still have little knowledge of the
physical processes by which mantle plume-ridge interaction actually
occurs. To address this deficit, our team of geophysicists at the
Universities of Oregon (Emilie Hooft, Douglas Toomey, Rhode Island (Yang
Shen and Hawaiʻi (Garrett Ito, will be conducting an
ambitious experiment to tomographically image the seismic velocity
structure of the upper mantle between the Galápagos Islands and the
Western Galápagos Spreading Center.

We invite graduate students and early-career scientists to
“Apply-to-Sail” with us on a 29-day seagoing cruise to deploy 53 ocean
bottom seismometers (yellow squares shown schematically above) on the
deep seafloor between the Galápagos Islands and the Western GSC. The aim
of the Apply-to-Sail program is to provide early-career, professional
experience in marine geophysics and to promote ocean bottom seismic
research to up-and-coming generations of geoscientists.We also aim to
enhance professional access to the geosciences by minorities and other
underrepresented groups.

The cruise will be onboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth
in San Diego CA, USA 06 March 2023, and disembarking on Puerto Ayora,
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, 06 April 2023.All travel, lodging, and meal
expenses will be covered for the participates. The principal
investigators on this cruise will be ProfessorsEmilie Hooft Yang Shen

Qualified applicants are pursuing training and/or careers in geoscience
by attending graduate school, or as a researcher or a pre-tenured
professor in the U.S. To apply, please send (1) a brief cover letter,
(2) a one-page statement describing your background, professional
ambitious and interests in participating, as well as (3) a curriculum
vitae to ProfessorGarrett Ito gito<at>
<gito<at>>. Applications received by***November
1,**2022*will receive highest priority for consideration.

*Click here for more information*


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