Professional Development

JOIDES Expedition Due March 5th, 2018

Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:44 PM

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) in the U.S. is now accepting applications to sail as an as Onboard Outreach Officer on the JOIDES Resolution for 2 upcoming expeditions: 

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Sail on board the ship, be a part of a 30-member science party, conduct live ship-to-shore events to classrooms around the world, and come up with creative educational/outreach products! We welcome applications from classroom teachers, informal science educators, artists, videographers, writers, social media experts, and any who can make a good case for themselves. Selected applicants will have an opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate the exciting science happenings to the general audience. Successful applicants will be creative, flexible, friendly, and hardworking. Some geoscience background is helpful. All expenses for U.S. Onboard Outreach Officers for travel to and from ports of call, and a $10,000 stipend are paid by the U.S. Science Support Program for IODP.

Onboard Outreach Officers are selected through a competitive application and interview process. The selected individual(s) will also be flown to a 3-day training session prior to their expedition. Non-U.S. applicants will be directed to their country IODP office but are still encouraged to apply.

To apply, you will need to complete the application through our on-line application portal. During the application process, you will be asked to rank the expeditions in which you are interested. Our application has the following components:


  • A completed application form

  • An up-to-date C.V.

  • A recommendation letter

  • Contact information for 2 additional references

  • A one-page proposal for what projects you would like to do while on-board

  • Answers to 3 short essay questions

  • A letter of support from your administrator, if needed


 Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

 For more information, visit

 Feel free to ask questions!


Nicole Kurtz
Outreach Coordinator
U.S. Science Support Program, IODP
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964[/font][/size][/color]

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
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