In this class, we will think about some of the “unwritten rules” of deep sea science, which are very different than other areas of ocean science that may be shore-based, field-station based, are less exploratory, or require less collaboration by nature.
At-sea: To get an operational view of the on-ship “rules of the road”: Chain of command, how to participate as a Chief Scientist of guest scientist on a ship, how to respectfully operate and integrate with the ship operations
Discovery: To discuss the protocol, convention, and guidance for naming new seamounts, features, sites, and species.
Collaboration: To discuss some of the hard points about collaboration in deep-sea science regarding authorship, fundraising responsibilities, and collaboration expectations
2:00-2:15 Ship’s Captain to discuss Chain of Command onboard and how to interact with the ship’s operations as a member of the science party / science lead (Speaker: Allan Doyle, Falkor).
2:30-2:45 Life on a ship: how to be respectful of crew time, meal time, someone is always sleeping, safety rules, etc (NOAA Expedition Coordinator Kasey Cantwell).
5-10 min: Break
3:05-3:20: Seamount mapping, discovery, and naming rules for sites, seamounts, and species– presentation, Q&A (Randi Rotjan)
3:25-3:40: Scientist-to-scientist collaborative understandings in the deep sea: data sharing etiquette, publication authorship etiquette, funding etiquette. Morale tips and tricks. (Randi & Jim McManus)
3:55-4:00: Wrap up, questions, prep for next week
Information for Chief Scientists, Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, NOAA
Scientist Cruise Information, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University
Chief Scientist Training Cruise, University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System, NSF
Checklist for Chief Scientists, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Chief Scientist Guidance Notes, National Oceanography Centre, Natural Environment Research Council
Principal Scientist’s Handbook, British Antarctic Survey
Antarctic Research Vessel Orientation Guide and Pre-deployment Information, Antarctic Support Contractor, National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs