CALL: Expedition 380 (NanTroSEIZE Stage 3)

ECORD is seeking observatory specialists and downhole logging specialists to participate in IODP Expedition 380: NanTroSEIZE Stage 3 - Frontal Thrust Long-Term Borehole Monitoring System (LTBMS) aboard the Chikyu (23 October - 25 December 2017).

*Updates (13 July 2017)*:

  • The expedition dates have been updated: 12 January - 24 February 2018.
  • The application deadline has been extended to 17 July 2017 for observatory specialist applicants.
  • Link to updated CALL

The IODP Complex Drilling Project (CDP) known as the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (NanTroSEIZE) comprises multiple expeditions over a several-year period aimed at sampling and instrumenting the up-dip transition into the subduction seismogenic zone. Site C0006 will be the site of the third LTBMS installed for the NanTroSEIZE project.

The main expedition goal is to install an LTBMS in the accretionary toe region near the trough axis. This is mainly an engineering expedition; there are no plans at this time to collect any logging-while-drilling (LWD) data or core samples during this expedition. However, logging data and cores from previous expeditions will be available for sample requests, with the goal of producing original research.

Please see the CALL for more information.  The deadline to apply is 25 April 2017.

Canadian-based applicants must be NSERC-funded active researchers, or students/fellows working under the direct supervision of such researchers.  Candidates may request support and feedback on their application from the CCOD Coordinator.  All candidates must send their application to at least 1 week before the deadline (before submission to ECORD) for approval by the CCOD Executive Committee. 

Please note that the way in which Canada participates in IODP has recently changed.  Funding for our membership in ECORD is now solely driven by the members of the CCOD and their respective universities, and is guaranteed until December 31, 2017.  Canadian selection for expeditions is contingent upon Canada maintaining active membership.  All applicants should thus contact us to see how they can contribute.