If you wish to join the Early Career Scientist Leadership live training sessions (details below), please sign-up by close of business on July 19th. The on-line sign-up questionnaire is available at <https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Early Career Scientist Leadership Training:
Telepresence-enabled science, multi-disciplinary projects, and Deep-Submergence Assets ALVIN, SENTRY
Dear Early-Career Scientists (ECS) and UNOLS mentors of ECS,
We invite you to tune in 26 July through 8 August to live training sessions and ship-shore science & dive plan discussions.
Mentors: Please share this email with your ECS colleagues (graduate students, post-docs, assistant professors etc) who may be especially interested in deep-submergence science and who may not yet have signed up to the UNOLS ECS list-serv.
A training leadership cruise will take place on the R/V Atlantis and at the Inner Space Center (ISC) at the University of Rhode Island this summer, working study sites in seep and other environments on the shelf-slope break off Woods Hole, MA. ECS Anne Dekas (Stanford University) and Adam Skarke (Mississippi State University) are the co-chief scientists.
The Atlantis/ISC ECS leadership effort includes telepresence-enabled training and we invite you to participate in this initial effort. Your participation and feedback can help guide future development. We are planning for the following opportunities (you will be able to pick and choose):
1) Leadership Training Workshop 26-27 July 2016 – two days of broadcast (and archived) video including presentations by and discussions with representatives of funding agencies, UNOLS, DeSSC, the National Deep Submergence Laboratory, and the project mentors. Key topics for ECS include
a. Shiptime request forms, foreign clearances, working with the State Department
b. NDSF assets and capabilities
c. Science communication
d. Enabling telepresence research
e. Data Management
2) Leadership training modules during the cruise, delivered from the Inner Space Center and Atlantis 28 July through 6 August – 30-minute live broadcasts on the internet, key topics for ECS may include
a. From proposal to post-cruise: Chief Scientist responsibilities
b. NSF: Insights from a former NSF program manager
c. Team building and effective team communications
d. Managing expectations, resolving conflict
e. Navigation: What ties it all together
3) In addition, we are planning to broadcast Mission Planning meetings, Daily Science Debriefs, outreach to the American Museum of Natural History, and a Daily newscast, in addition to live feeds from Alvin (experimental) and Sentry top-side management.
Integration of telepresence throughout the 2016 cruise aims to test modes of ship-shore coordination of the science and to expand access to the training provided, both through real-time broadcasts and archived material.
We plan to follow a daily Telepresence schedule, but to ensure up-to-date information about timing and content, these activities will be announced to participants via social media.
If you are interested in joining any of these activities, we invite you to complete a brief sign-up questionnaire for our records: <https://www.surveymonkey.com/
This effort continues UNOLS, DeSSC, and NSF continue investment in Chief-Scientist leadership training for early-career scientists, building on successful training cruises on the R/V New Horizon, R/V Endeavor, R/V Wecoma, R/V Atlantic Explorer, R/V Point Sur, R/V Thompson, and R/V Blue Heron and DeSSC ECS activities.
Your leadership program mentors,
Cindy Van Dover (Duke)
Dan Fornari (WHOI)
Adam Soule (WHOI)
Donna Blackman (Scripps)
Karl Bates (Duke)