Responsibilities of Science Team Members

Scientists and Science Team Members are responsible to the ANDRILL Program as well as to their respective national funding agencies.

5.1 Responsibilities of Scientists to the ANDRILL Program

Responsibilities of members of an ANDRILL Project Science Team will be described in the letter of invitation to participate. On behalf of the M-ASIC, the Co-Chief Scientists will send this invitation and request a formal acceptance of terms for involvement. The following describes the activities required of Science Team Members through the course of a drilling project. Refer to the Timeline (Section 4) for tentative schedule of the activities. As discussed previously, acceptance of an invitation to participate as an ANDRILL Science Team Member, in either project, is an implicit, non-transferable agreement to join, unless circumstances develop that would prevent your involvement.

5.1.1 Pre-Drilling Activities

All Science Team Members must propose anticipated sample requirements for the core characterization phase of the project. This sample request should be made to the SMO at the time of acceptance of a position on the Science Team, and will be considered by the Co-Chief Scientists and Curators and approved by the M-ASIC. On-ice Science Team Members will submit research equipment and materials requirements and travel-related information to the SMO, and must successfully complete medical and dental examinations for deployment to Antarctica. See Section 3.7 above for more detailed information and instruction.

5.1.2 Drilling Activities

On-ice and off-ice Science Team Members will complete initial analysis and characterization of recovered materials, contribute openly to scientific discussions with other team members, and provide results for inclusion in (1) periodic science reports that will de distributed to all Science Team Members, the M-ASIC, AOMG and National Antarctic Science Program Managers; and (2) the on-line data integration system that will store all project data and render this accessible to on-ice and off-ice Science Team Members. In addition, team members will contribute text, figures and tables, and data as appropriate, to the Co-Chief Scientists, Staff Scientist and Discipline Team Leader(s) (DTL) (see Appendix B for list of appropriate names) for inclusion in the On-Ice Science Report and initial publications to EOS, Geotimes, etc.

5.1.3 Post-Drilling Activities

Following core recovery and prior to the Core Workshop, Science Team Members from ALL nations will be required to submit a modified research plan based on the post-drilling project Science Plan (as revised by the Co-Chief Scientists) to request additional samples. U.S. scientists will request and justify the second phase of AUSSP (ANDRILL U.S. Science Support Program) funds at this time.

5.1.4 Application for Supplemental Samples and Funds for Science Documentation

Following core recovery and prior to the Core Workshop, Science Team Members from ALL nations will be required to submit a modified research plan based on the post-drilling project Science Plan (as revised by the Co-Chief Scientists) to request additional samples.

5.1.5 ARISE (Antarctic Research Immersion for Science Educators

ANDRILL has established an immersion experience for science educators to facilitate development of mechanisms and materials to effectively connect the ANDRILL Program with the public. The ARISE Program provides science educators with an inside view of ANDRILL, will engage participants in authentic Antarctic geoscience, and will utilize their expertise as educators to develop and implement innovative approaches to geoscience education and public outreach. Elements of the program include: full integration into the MIS Science Team with on-ice and off-ice research experience, participation in an Antarctic geoscience course and in an educational working group.

During MIS, six international science educators will be a part of the Science Team in Antarctica. Each educator will become a member of the science discipline teams and contribute to the scientific investigation of the core, as well as agree to, or accept, all responsibilities of the Science Team Members. Off-ice, ARISE participants will maintain communication an collaboration with their discipline team members and continue their own study of data and material collected during the MIS drill season. ARISE participants will also participate in the Core Sampling Workshop at FSU.

Selected ARISE participants should familiarize themselves with this document as members of the Science Team; as well as contact the SMO for further information and instruction as related to their involvement with the ARISE Program. It is imperative that ARISE participants contact the SMO as soon as possible with any particular equipment needs or requests and information regarding cargo or shipping. Otherwise, ARISE participants are bound to the same instructions set forth in Section 3 "ANDRILL International Science Participation" of this document. Please contact the SMO with any questions or to seek clarification, if needed.