CALL for APPLICATIONS to serve on the ECORD Facility Board from 2016 to 2018
DEADLINE: 5 December, 2014
The European Consortium of Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is now accepting applications from active leading scientists from ECORD, US associated member countries (ANZIC, Brazil, China, Korea, India) and Japan to serve as a Science Board Member of the ECORD Facility Board, the key forum for planning mission- pecific platform (MSP) expeditions operated by ECORD.
Role and composition of the ECORD Facility Board (EFB): In the new architecture of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) “Exploring the Earth beneath the Sea”, each platform provider (NSF for the JOIDES Resolution (JR), ECORD for MSPs, and MEXT/JAMSTEC for the Chikyu) uses a Facility Board to make or inform decisions on the effective use of its drilling facility in fulfilling the objectives of the IODP Science Plan (http://www.iodp.org/Science-Plan/ or here).
The ECORD Facility Board (EFB) is composed of a Science Board (currently 5 international scientists, to be increased to 6 scientists: 3 ECORD, 1 US, 1 US associated member, 1 Japan), the Executive Bureau (ECORD Executive Council Members, the EMA Director and the Chairs of ESO, ESSAC and ECORD-ILP), as well as representatives of IODP entities and funding agencies (see http://www.ecord.org/ecord-fb.html). We are specifically seeking 3 new EFB members: 1 from an ECORD member country, 1 from a US associated member country and 1 from Japan. The primary tasks of the EFB are to:
-recommend MSP expedition schedules, based on ready-to-drill, high-priority science proposals, optimal geographic distribution and costs;
-assess the Annual ECORD Plan, including operations schedule, data management, publications, core curation, and scientific technical development;
-advise on long-term planning of MSP expeditions;
-participate in ECORD reviews of completed MSP expeditions; and
-liaise with all major entities of IODP.
The EFB meets once a year, usually in early spring. The new EFB members are expected to serve for three years, starting 1 January 2016. Travel costs for EFB-related activities are fully covered by the relevant IODP national funding organizations.
Interested scientists should provide the ESSAC Office (see contact information below) with the following documents in PDF only: 1) a letter of interest, including your area of expertise, research interests and previous involvement in DSDP/ODP/IODP (if applicable), 2) a CV and 3) a list of publications. To avoid situations of conflict of interest, applicants should not be proponents on active MSP proposals that are in the review stage or have yet to be recommended for scheduling by the EFB. Please send your application directly to the ESSAC Office via electronic mail before 5 December 2014.
For further information or questions, please contact:
Gilbert Camoin (Director, ECORD Managing Agency)
CEREGE Europole Mediterraneen de l’Arbois, BP 80
F-13545 Aix-en-Provence CEDEX 4, France
Tel: +33 442 97 15 14
ESSAC Office (ECORD Science Support & Advisory Committee)
Gretchen Fruh-Green (ESSAC Chair)
ETH Zurich, Clausiusstrasse 25
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 632 3794