Call for application to Exp. 367/368 South China Sea Rifted Margin

Expedition Info

Expedition Information

Theme

Testing Hypotheses for Lithosphere Thinning During Continental Breakup: Drilling at the South China Sea Rifted Margin

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Scientific Prospectus>>To be published

Expedition Schedule

Exp. 367: Feb 7 – Apr 9, 2017
Exp. 368: Apr 9 – June 9, 2017

Drilling Vessel

JOIDES Resolution

Ports

Exp. 367: Hong Kong/ Hong Kong
Exp. 368: Hong Kong/ Hong Kong

Drilling Sites

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Scientific Objectives

The two South China Sea (SCS) Rifted Margin Expeditions (based on IODP Proposals 878-CPP and 878-Add) aim to understand the mechanisms of lithosphere extension during continental breakup at a non-volcanic rifted margin.

The SCS margin shows similarities to the hyper-extended Iberia-Newfoundland margins, possibly including exhumed and serpentinized mantle within the Continent-Ocean-Transition (COT). However, modeling studies suggest that there can be mechanisms of plate weakening other than serpentinization of sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Two competing models for plate rupture (in the absence of excessively hot asthenospheric mantle) have widely different predictions for development of the SCS margin.

To discriminate between these models, a series of deep-penetration sites will be drilled across a 150–200 km wide zone of highly extended seaward-thinning crust with a well-imaged COT zone. Coring and logging deep/basal sediments and the underlying basement is the primary objective.

The proposed drill sites determine the nature of crust within the COT and constrain (a) post-breakup crustal subsidence, (b) how soon after breakup igneous crust started to form, (c) timing of rifting, and (d) rate of extension. The science objectives can be effectively addressed at these drill sites because of the existing constraints on SCS formation and stratigraphy that include industry drilling, ODP Leg 184 and IODP Expedition 349 drilling, as well as due to the young (Paleogene) rifting of the margin and absence of excessively thick post-rift sediments.

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Co-chiefs

TBD

Science Party from J-DESC

Call for application

Call for application(new deadline 29 Feb 2016)

Call for application

Requested Science Field

Any field of expertise

How to apply (Apply now)

How to write application

Application Deadline

15 Jan 2016 extended
29 Feb 2016

Support for Japanese-based IODP Science Party

Invited science party is supported by J-DESC for several years, including:

  1. Pre-cruise Training:travel support for training before the cruise;
  2. Expedition:travel support for the expedition;
  3. After cruise work:analysis during the moratorium; and
  4. Post-cruise research:Research funding upto three years after the expedition

Contact

J-DESC Support
JAMSTEC
E-mail: info_@_j-desc.org
Tel: 045-778-5703

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Call for participation in J-DESC Core School

J-DESC is accepting applications to two courses of J-DESC Core School (basic core analysis and isotope analysis) from international IODP community.

Basic Core Analysis Course

Overview
  • Date: 10-13 March, 2016
  • Venue: Kochi Core Center, Nankoku city, Kochi, Japan
  • Target:
    For students and young scientists who have interest in core description and non-destructive measurements of marine sediment core.
Coordinators
  • Dr. Minoru Ikehara (Kochi Univ.) and Dr. Naokazu Ahagon (JAMSTEC-Kochi)
Lecturers
  • Naokazu Ahagon @KCC, JAMSTEC
  • Ken Ikehara @GSJ/AIST
  • Minoru Ikehara @KCC, Kochi Univ.
  • Lallan P. Gupta @KCC, JAMSTEC
  • Junichiro Kuroda@Geobios/JAMSTEC
  • Osamu Tadai @Marine Works Japan
  • Toshio Hisamitsu @KCC, JAMSTEC
  • Masafumi Murayama @KCC, Kochi Univ.
Language

Japanese (and English)

*ATTENTION*: Lectures and practical trainings will be presented basically in Japanese. Participants can ask questions in English at any time. The textbook is prepared in English.

Schedule
Date Content
10th March (Thu): 1pm-6pm IODP and D/V Chikyu updates (L. Gupta)
Introduction to Visual Core Description (VCD) (K. Ikehara)
Introduction to Smear Slides (J. Kuroda)
Introduction to Non-destructive measurements (T. Hisamitsu)
11th March (Fri): 9am-6pm Practice in visual core description and non-destructive measurements
12th March (Sat): 9am-6pm Practice in visual core description and non-destructive measurements
13th March (Sun): 9am-12am Summary meeting of core school
Practice items
  • X-ray CT scanner
  • Visual core description
  • Smear slides
  • Multi-Sensor Core Logger (MSCL)
  • Spectrophotometer
Participation fee

Approx. 9,000 Japanese Yen
(including registration, banquet, and dormitory charges for 3 nights)

Travel support

Please ask to your appropriate IODP Program Member Offices.
http://www.iodp.org/program-member-offices

Contact

If you are interested in this International Core School, please feel free to contact with Dr. Minoru Ikehara (ikehara_at_kochi-u.ac.jp), a coordinator of this core school.

Isotope Analysis Course

Overview
  • Date: 14 –16 March, 2016
  • Venue: Kochi Core Center, Nankoku city, Kochi, Japan
  • Isotope Course contains lectures (e.g., principle of isotopes, vacuum technique, mass-spectrometer basics) and laboratory exercise of stable isotope measurements for carbon and oxygen in carbonate samples.
Coordinators

Dr. Naokazu Ahagon (JAMSTEC) and Dr. Minoru Ikehara (Kochi Univ.).

Lecturers

Dr. Minoru Ikehara (Kochi Univ.), Dr. Mayuri Inoue (Okayama Univ.), and Dr. Tatsuya Kawai (Marine Works Japan, Co. LTD.)

Language

Japanese (and English)
*ATTENTION*: Lectures and practical trainings will be presented basically in Japanese. Participants can ask questions in English at any time. The textbook will be prepared in English.

Target

Graduate students in Earth Sciences

Tentative Schedule
Date Content
14th March (Morning) Registration, Introduction, and Lectures for isotope analysis
(Afternoon) Practice on sample preparation
15th March (Morning) Practice on mass-spectrometer (IsoPrime); (Afternoon): Continued
(Afternoon) Continued
16th March (Morning) Data-reduction and wrap-up report
(Afternoon) Presentation
Participation fee

Approx. 8,000JPY
(including registration, banquet, and dormitory charges for 2 nights)

Travel support

Please ask to your appropriate IODP Program Member Offices.
http://www.iodp.org/program-member-offices

Contact

If you are interested in this course, please feel free to contact with Dr. N. Ahagon (ahagon_at_jamstec.go.jp), a coordinator of this course.

How to apply

Send an email to J-DESC Support (info_at_j-desc.org) with your

  1. Which course would you like to participate, basic or isotope?
  2. Full name
  3. Institution
  4. Position (grade)
  5. Email address
  6. Field of expertise
  7. Motivation for participation
Application deadline

30 January, 2016 (JST)
Please do not hesitate to contact with J-DESC Support if you have any questions.

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35th International Geological Congress IODP Symposium

Call for abstracts for IODP Symposium in the 35th International Geological Congress

Overview

35th International Geological Congress will be held from  in cape town of South Africa, and there would be IODP Symposium under the Marine geosciences and Oceanography theme. Abstracts deadline will be Jan 2016, so please use this opportunity presenting your IODP related accomplishment.

Dates: 27 Aug to 4 Sep, 2016 (Next year)

Detailed information

This symposium appears under the ‘Marine Geosciences and Oceanography’ theme.
The abstract submission is now open until January 2016. See detailed information at the website.

Please feel free to circulate this information widely to interested colleagues.
We look forward to hearing from you soon on that matter and to meeting you in Cape Town next year.

Best regards,

  • Gilbert CAMOIN, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • James AUSTIN, UTIG, Austin, USA
  • Keir BECKER, RSMAS, Miami, USA
  • Yoshi TATSUMI, Kobe Unversity, Japan

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) provides unique opportunities to investigate the workings of the interior of our planet, Earth’s cycles, natural hazards and the distribution of subsurface microbial life. The past and current scientific drilling programs have brought major advances in many multidisciplinary fields of socio-economic relevance, such as climate and ecosystem evolution, palaeoceanography, the deep biosphere, deep crustal and tectonic processes, geodynamics and geohazards. This session invites contributions that present and/or review recent scientific results from deep earth sampling and monitoring through ocean drilling projects.
Furthermore, we encourage contributions that outline perspectives and visions for future drilling projects, in particular projects using a multi-platform approach.

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