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MagellanPlus Workshop: Navigating the IODP Proposal System

The MagellanPlus Workshop Navigating the IODP Proposal System addresses PhD and Early-Career Researchers and will be held  from 24-26 September 2018, at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton, UK.
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Through informative introductory lectures by some of Europe’s most experienced ocean drilling scientists and active participation in group writing exercises, the early-career delegates will work together in teams to develop hypothetical drilling proposals. These will then be presented to a Science Evaluation Panel for feedback and eventual selection of a winning team. There will be opportunities for each delegate to present their science as posters and short “3 minute thesis”-style introductory pitches.
Spaces for this workshop are limited. You are invited to apply by 16 August 2018 via
Successful applicants will be notified by 10 August. This event is being sponsored by the NERC UK-IODP & ECORD/ICDP MagellanPlus programmes, who will support actual reasonable costs.


The U.S. Science Support Program, in association with IODP, is seeking a non-U.S.-based senior scientist to serve on the JOIDES Resolution Facility Board (JRFB). The new member will serve a three-year term, beginning in October 2018. Candidates should have an extensive history of participation in scientific ocean drilling.

The JRFB oversees the operations of the JOIDES Resolution, including scheduling expeditions, approving program plans, monitoring the advisory panels to ensure efficient and effective review of drilling proposals, and developing and monitoring policies for data collection, publications and core curation. Full terms of reference for the JRFB are available here.

Scientists interested in volunteering for this opportunity should send a cover letter and a two-page CV to by 20 July, 2018. Letters should clearly indicate your primary field of expertise, briefly document previous committee experience, and describe your interest in the scientific ocean drilling programs.

Deadline to apply: 20 July 2018

Serve as ESSAC Chair

The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) is now accepting applications from active leading scientists from ECORD member countries to serve as ESSAC CHAIR from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021.
See the full Call and application procedure

ECORD recruits an Outreach Officer

The ECORD Managing Agency (EMA) invites applications for the position of Outreach Officer.
This position is a full time contract for 24 months based at the CEREGE-CNRS, Aix en Provence (France), and will start on 1 January 2019.
Download the job offer for a detailed description and required qualifications.
Electronic applications  (letter of motivation + detailed CV) must be sent to Gilbert Camoin before 7 October 2018.

Rapid recovery of life in the Chicxulub Crater

In a new article published in Nature, Chris Lowery and co-authors show that life recovered in the Chicxulub Crater surprisingly quickly – For this study cores from recovered during  the IODP Expedition 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater were used.
Lowery CM et al (2018) – Rapid recovery of life at ground zero of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, Nature  – doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0163-6.

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