Monday, September 23, 2013

Applications for the Student/Early Career Scientist MLSOC program now being accepted – Deadline: October 13, 2013 (Financial support for travel is available)

Applications for the Student/Early Career Scientist MLSOC program now being accepted
   - Deadline: October 13, 2013   (Financial support for travel is available)

Please see attached announcement for application instructions.

Participate in a workshop tailored to engage students/early career scientists in marine seismic research.  The workshop is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2013 in San Francisco, CA (before the AGU Fall meeting).  Applications for travel and lodging support are being accepted through October 13th, 2013.
The Marcus Langseth Science Oversight Committee (MLSOC), a standing committee of UNOLS, has the charge to engage the community and oversee scientific operation of the R/V Marcus G. Langseth as a National Oceanographic Seismic Facility. The focus of the MLSOC is to ensure high quality geophysical images, provide oversight on state of the art seismic acquisition capabilities, lower the threshold of expertise needed to use the facility, and increase quality and accessibility of archived data. Additionally, the MLSOC is charged with maintaining and enhancing the Langseth's capabilities for general geophysical and oceanographic research.

The MLSOC fall meeting is an open forum for marine scientists to learn about scientific discoveries and technical advances, as well as to express their opinions about the National Oceanographic Seismic Facility activities.  The MLSOC meeting is held annually on the Sunday before the start of the AGU fall meeting.

The MLSOC is committed to increasing the involvement of students and postdoctoral/early career scientists.  To that end, this program was designed to: 1) expose students and early career scientists to the MLSOC, 2) engage these participants in the MLSOC advisory activities, 3) offer participants training and mentoring in the process of developing research programs that use the Langseth, and 4) enable participants to network with scientists actively involved in Langseth-supported research.  These goals will be achieved through a workshop (prior to the MLSOC meeting) with breakout sessions on ships and technical support, data, cruise planning and funding models and by directly involving participants in the MLSOC fall meeting.
The early career workshop will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm followed by an evening workshop dinner (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) featuring a guest speaker(s).  The MLSOC fall meeting will occur on Sunday, December 8th from 10 am to 5 pm (the day before the start of the 2013 AGU Fall meeting) in San Francisco, CA.

Students and early career scientists can apply for financial support to offset the cost of travel and lodging for the MLSOC workshop and meeting. Participants must attend the entire workshop, evening dinner, and MLSOC meeting.

For more information about UNOLS and the MLSOC, please visit our website at:
   o         UNOLS homepage:
   o     MLSOC webpage:

Please see attached announcement for application instructions.

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