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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