The Chikyu IODP Board (CIB) is now accepting applications from active leading scientists to serve as one of two Science board members (one slot each for U.S. and Japan) from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2021.
Role of the Chikyu IODP Board: The Chikyu IODP Board primarily recommends and advises JAMSTEC on: (1) the annual and the long-term Chikyu operations plans, based upon scientific advice from the IODP science advisory panel, (2) IODP-related activities such as data management, publications, core curating, capacity building and outreach programs, (3) activities regarding promotion of future drilling projects such as workshop organization and project coordination, and (4) other activities as needed.
Composition of the Chikyu IODP Board: The Chikyu IODP Board is comprised of: (1) six leading members of the international scientific community (including the chair), (2) representatives from funding agencies, research organizations, and industries contributing above certain levels to Chikyu operations, and (3) representatives from CDEX/JAMSTEC.
The CIB will have liaisons and observers from all the major entities in the program.
The chair of the Chikyu IODP Board will be a Japanese scientist selected according to his or her scientific and managerial leadership. Science board members are expected to advise JAMSTEC from science and research perspectives. The term of the chair is two years while other science representatives will serve for three years. The chair and board membership can be renewed.
The Chikyu IODP Board will meet at least once per year. The next meeting will be held in Japan in June 2019. Costs incurred by the CIB members will be covered by JAMSTEC.
Application Process: Interested scientists should provide the CIB Nominations Committee Secretariat with the following documents: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of interest including your specific expertise and previous involvement in DSDP/ODP/IODP/ICDP/other scientific drilling programs, and, (3) a list of scientific publications.
The deadline for applications is 25 June 2018. The final selection will be completed by mid-August 2018.
For further information or questions please contact:
CIB Nominations Committee Secretariat
JAMSTEC Yokohama Institute
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, 236-0001 JAPAN