Ocean Leadership News
IODP DEEP BIOSPHERE WORKSHOP IN FLORENCE, ITALY
The past decade of IODP has fostered a significant increase in deep biosphere investigations in the marine sedimentary and crustal environments, and scientists are well poised to continue this momentum into the next phase of scientific ocean drilling. This joint workshop, co-convened by Beth Orcutt (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences), Heath Mills (University of Houston, Clear Lake), and Jan Amend (University of Southern California) will be held in Florence, Italy on August 25, 2013, in conjunction with the 2013 Goldschmidt Conference. The goals are to evaluate recent findings in a global context, to synthesize available biogeochemical data to foster thermodynamic and metabolic activity modeling, to identify regional targets for future targeted sampling and dedicated expeditions, to foster collaborations, and to highlight the accomplishments of deep biosphere research within IODP. For more information, please email Beth Orcutt.
NATIONAL OCEAN SCIENCES BOWL SEEKS TECHNICAL ADVISORY PANEL PARTICIPANTS
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is looking for Washington D.C. metropolitan area ocean science professionals to join a NOSB Technical Advisory Panel (TAP). The NOSB takes great pride in its challenging questions and each year asks scholars, scientists, and teachers to participate in the question review process. TAPs are held each September and October to review the buzzer and Team Challenge Questions for the regional and national NOSB competitions. If you have expertise in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Marine Policy, Technology, Social Science or Geography, please help us ensure the competition questions are of the highest quality possible. Please note that this is a volunteer opportunity. If interested in volunteering by using your expertise in the marine sciences to help the next generation of ocean scientists and stewards succeed, contact Melissa Brodeur.