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Call for applications: UK ESSAC Alternate Delegate

UK-IODP is a major contributor to the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), that leads European (and Canadian) involvement in the International Ocean Discovery Programme and its successor, the International Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP3).

The ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) is the IODP Programme Member Office for ECORD and has a central role in coordinating and managing the participation of scientists from ECORD members in all IODP expeditions and projects. ESSAC consists of a national delegate and an alternate from each ECORD participating country appointed by their respective Member Organisation, led by the ESSAC Chair.

UK-IODP is now seeking applications from UK-based scientists engaged in scientific ocean drilling research to act as the UK’s Alternate ESSAC delegate for a three-year term from 1 June 2024 to 31 May 2027.

In this role you will be supporting Dr Kate Littler (University of Exeter), who will become the UK ESSAC delegate at the next ESSAC meeting when Prof Antony Morris (University of Plymouth) stands down from this role. It is expected that you would then, in turn, succeed Dr Littler as the full UK delegate for a subsequent three-year term starting on 1 June 2027.

Applicants should email the following documents (combined into a single PDF file) to Prof Antony Morris by 1 May 2024:

  • a letter of interest outlining your scientific expertise and previous involvement in scientific ocean drilling
  • a two-page summary CV
  • a list of publications

More Information here

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