Meetings & Conferences
ENGAGING EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS IN FUTURE SCIENTIFIC OCEAN DRILLING WORKSHOP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Planning for the next scientific ocean drilling program is underway, and an ambitious science plan focusing on a suite of urgent, fundamental, and societal-relevant scientific problems will be published in early 2011. This workshop, specifically aimed at early career scientists in Earth, Ocean and Life Sciences, will provide an opportunity to share ideas for new projects and experiments that fit within the new science plan. Through presentations, small group discussions, and a tour of the Gulf Coast Repository, participants will begin the process of forming research collaborations and learn how to become active members of the drilling community.
The workshop will take place March 30-April 1, 2011, in College Station, Texas. Applicants may be a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or early career scientist (completed Ph.D. within the past ten years). Selected participants will receive full participation support. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2011. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.oceanleadership.org/usssp/earlycareerworkshop.
UNOLS AND THE NATIONAL DEEP SUBMERGENCE FACILITY SPECIAL EVENTS AT AGU
A series of events are planned at this year’s AGU conference to showcase the upgraded Alvin project (including a life-size mock-up of the sphere!), the National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF) vehicle accomplishments, and the new NDSF capabilities that are planned.
Sunday, Dec 12th: DESSC – Open Science Meeting – Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate Salon A, 55 Fourth Street - The week will kick off with the annual Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC) open meeting starting at 9am. This is a great opportunity to meet the DESSC members, the NDSF team, and program managers for deep submergence science. The meeting agenda is available at http://www.unols.org/meetings/2010/201012des/201012desag.html
Monday, Dec 13th beginning at 1:40 pm: AGU Poster Session – OS13C, Ocean Exploration II, Poster Hall Moscone South – Susan Humphris will present a poster titled, “A Major Upgrade for the U.S. Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin.”
Tuesday, Dec 14th –Friday, Dec 17th – Visit the Alvin Mock-up Sphere at the NDSF Booth, Moscone West, Booth 755 – With the support of NSF, the National Deep Submergence Facility team has set up a special booth at AGU to spotlight a life-size mock-up of the new 6500m-rated Alvin sphere. The mock-up showcases the new sphere’s improved interior ergonomics and expanded fields of view. Opportunities will be offered throughout the week for visitors to climb inside the sphere and experience the new design elements first-hand. Mock-up tour space is limited and sign-ups are required in advance. Attend the Sunday DESSC meeting for more details and to sign-up for a tour. Unique NDSF-related souvenirs will be offered to booth visitors and one lucky person will become the owner of a rare used Alvin viewport. This will be the only time a viewport will be raffled off to the public, so stop by and see the exhibit.
The booth will also feature information about the NDSF’s remote and autonomous vehicles (
Jason and Sentry) along with recent footage (from Alvin and Jason expeditions) from the Gulf of Mexico and other environs. UNOLS literature on the academic research fleet and how to access the vessels that support the NDSF vehicles will be on hand. Experienced operations personnel and NDSF science users will be available to discuss the performance and capabilities of the three different vehicles and to assist with any ideas for upgrades or future research proposal planning.
2011 ASLO AQUATIC SCIENCES MEETING IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
From February 13-18, 2011, the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) will convene its biennial ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Scientists from around the world will converge on the island of Puerto Rico to discuss emerging science on Limnology and Oceanography in a Changing World. The goal of this conference is to bring together an international group of freshwater and marine scientists to meet the challenge of global change, exploring diversity and connections across the range of aquatic systems impacted by humans. The ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting is a widely recognized venue for scientific exchange across all aquatic disciplines.
For more information on the 2011 ASLO Meeting, address all correspondence and questions regarding registration, conference logistics, and hotel accommodations to:
Helen Schneider Lemay
ASLO Business Office
5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680
Waco, Texas 76710-4446
800-929-ASLO: within the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean
254-399-9635: all other countries
Or log on to http://www.aslo.org/meetings/sanjuan2011/index.html.
COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has released the first Call for Papers for a major scientific conference, CTBT: Science and Technology 2011, which is being held in Vienna in June 2011. To view this opportunity, please visit http://www.ctbto.org/specials/ctbt-science-and-technology-20118-10-june-2011-vienna-austria/.
DISCCRS VI INTERDISIPLINARY CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
As our understanding of climate change and its far-reaching ramifications continues to grow, it is imperative for climate change researchers to form strong collaborative bonds that reach across disciplines and other boundaries. Every year the DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts a symposium for early-career climate change researchers, Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collaboration, while laying the foundation for dynamic, communicative collegial networks that are better-equipped to understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.
During the week-long symposium, the 30 invited DISCCRS Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and teambuilding skills, and discuss emerging research and trends. Scholars will also have the chance to talk about the societal and professional challenges involved in climate change research, with each other and with established researchers invited to serve as mentors.
Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between April 1, 2008 and February 28, 2011. Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of research scientists. The selection committee will favor applicants who plan to engage in interdisciplinary research careers in any subject relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts or its solutions. We encourage applicants from the natural and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields, so long as their research focus relates to climate change, its impacts or solutions. Although the emphasis is on the U.S. research system, we welcome applicants from all countries who are interested in learning about the U.S. research system or connecting with U.S. researchers. Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA. The symposium is from 22-29 October, 2011 at La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA – http://disccrs.org.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2011. Symposium application instructions are at http://disccrs.org/application_instructions.
NCSE TO HOLD SYMPOSIUM AT OUR CHANGING OCEANS CONFERENCE
NCSE will be holding a special one day symposium on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster, exploring what is necessary for ecological and economic recovery, as well as the broader issues of off shore oil drilling. It will kick off NCSE’s 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Our Changing Oceans, January 19-21, 2011 in Washington, DC. Former EPA Administrator William Reilly and Senator Bob Graham, Co-chairs of National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, will keynote the symposium. Register today, space is limited. For more information, visit www.ourchangingoceans.org.
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