Opportunity: Participate in a workshop tailored to engage new users of marine geophysics science facilities, including students, early career scientists, engineers, technicians, and scientists with little or no previous experience in seagoing seismic and/or geophysical research. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 9-10, 2023 in San Francisco, CA (before the AGU Fall meeting). Applications for the workshop, including travel and lodging support, will be accepted through Friday, September 29, 2023.
Background: The UNOLS Marine Seismic Research Operations Committee (MSROC) is a committee of scientists providing scientific oversight, asset coordination and strategic advice for NSF-supported marine seismic facilities including the seismic R/V Marcus G. Langseth, the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center, and the Portable Multi-Channel Seismic system. MSROC fulfills a role as representatives for the marine seismic research community, ensuring broad access and maximum participation in the utilization of marine seismic assets. MSROC also advises UNOLS and funding agencies on the adoption of technical advances that maintain a cutting-edge capability for the facilities that support marine seismic research.
The MSROC fall meeting, held annually on the Sunday before the start of the AGU fall meeting, is an open forum for scientists and engineers to learn about scientific discoveries and technical advances, as well as to express their opinions both with regards to marine seismic research and the facilities that support that research.
MSROC Early Career Program: MSROC is committed to increasing the involvement of students and postdoctoral/early career scientists in marine seismic and marine geophysical research. To that end, we have developed the new users program to: 1) expose students, early career scientists and other new users to MSROC, marine seismic and geophysical facilities supported through UNOLS and NSF; 2) increase familiarity with funding agencies and Federal Agency Representatives; 3) engage participants in MSROC advisory activities; 4) offer participants training and mentoring in the process of developing research programs that use seismic facilities; and 5) enable participants to network with scientists actively involved in seismic facility-supported research. These goals will be achieved through a workshop (prior to the MSROC meeting) in which more experienced geophysical/geological scientists, technicians, and federal representatives share their expertise in marine geophysical research, program funding, technology, and data management, and by directly involving participants in the annual MSROC fall
Additional suggestions for this year’s program are welcome and can be submitted on the application form.
The MSROC New Users Program will be held on Saturday, December 9 th and is tentatively scheduled from 11:45 am to 5:30 pm, followed by a dinner (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) featuring a guest speaker. The MSROC fall meeting will occur on Sunday, December 10 th from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (the day before the start of the 2023 AGU Fall meeting) in San Francisco, CA. The organizing committee for the MSROC Early Career Program includes Lindsay Worthington (University of New Mexico), Helen Janiszewski (Universityof Hawaii), Shuoshuo Han (University of Texas), and Andrew Gase (Western Washington University).
Application: Students, early career scientists, and engineers can apply for financial support to offset the cost of travel and lodging for the program. Participants must attend the entire Saturday program, dinner, and Sunday MSROC meeting. To apply for the MSROC Early Career Program, please complete the online application form at: https://docs.google.com/