[ES_JOBS_NET] Drilling and Coring Summer Institute

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Mar 29 02:45:27 MDT 2017

Drilling and Coring Summer Institute

A comprehensive two-week hands-on training course for graduate students,
postdocs, and early-career researchers, especially those who will be
involved in continental scientific drilling or coring projects in the next
~five years.

*Two sessions in 2017: June 26 - July 7 and July 24 - August 4  University
of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus*

The Summer Institute is offered by LacCore and the Continental Scientific
Drilling Coordination Office (CSDCO), and is taught primarily by Dr. Amy
Myrbo <https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kuc0sF0AAAAJ&hl=en>, with
other LacCore/CSDCO staff and guest presenters.

Participants’ costs are limited to personal transportation and some meals.
Expenses for participant lodging (dorm room double occupancy), materials,
field trips, equipment use, LacCore/CSDCO personnel time, and most meals
are funded by the National Science Foundation.

*Topics in the classroom and field may include, pending availability and
participant interest:*

*Site selection and survey:* Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), CHIRP
seismics. Interpretation of geophysical data. Water chemistry profiling and

*Project planning and management:* workshop planning and execution, budget
development, personnel and time allocation, equipment and sample
import/export, contracting, preparation of NSF and ICDP proposals, field
logistics, project management software, data management, core handling and
field curation, post-field logistics, tracking, allocation.

*Broader impacts:* developing meaningful outreach, diversity, and education
activities. Teaching with cores in formal and informal education settings.

*Free and open source core software and resources:* CoreWall/Corelyzer,
PSICAT, Correlator/Feldman, TMI, Flyover Country. Geoinformatics,
databases, EarthCube.

*Coring and drilling equipment:* Ekman dredge, HTH gravity surface corer,
Griffith drive rod piston surface corer, modified Bolivia surface corer,
Livingstone/Bolivia square rod piston corers, Nesje percussion corer,
vibracorer, Kullenberg gravity piston corer, Winkie drill, diamond-bit
wire-line drilling tools for soft and hard sediments, downhole logging,
field subsampling and processing.

*Initial core description (ICD):* Multisensor core logging, core splitting,
surface preparation, digital imaging, petrographic smear slides, coarse
fractions, lithological description, core correlation and composite depth
scales, facies interpretation, subsampling, curation.

*Downstream analyses:* Scanning X-ray fluorescence (XRF), environmental
scanning electron microscopy (SEM), color analysis using digital images,
age-depth modeling using Bacon software, tours of other UMN Twin Cities

*Presentation:* Giving lightning talks and better scientific presentations.

*To apply*, fill out the form at http://z.umn.edu/dcsiapply by 11 PM
Central Time April 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance
status by April 17, 2017.

Enrollment is limited to 15 participants in each 2017 course. Additional
courses of varying lengths will be scheduled in 2018 and beyond.  *Ad hoc
individual and group training in any of the listed topics can be arranged
with LacCore/CSDCO outside of this workshop as well.*

Please contact Amy Myrbo <amyrbo at umn.edu> with questions.

Print-friendly color flyer
<http://lrc.geo.umn.edu/laccore/DCSI_flyer_20170129.pdf> (1.6 MB .pdf)

*The Drilling and Coring Summer Institute is funded by the National Science
Foundation - Instrumentation and Facilities Program as part of the CSDCO
cooperative agreement (NSF-IF-1338382).*
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