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Marine science: Oceanography's billion-dollar baby
Nature
Oceanographers have long relied on brief glimpses of data from single research cruises or isolated buoys or moorings. A mammoth undersea U.S. project will soon start streaming data to researchers. The Ocean Observatories Initiative aims to create stream real-time data back to shore by 2015, delivering some of the first live video footage of an underwater volcano erupting, hydrothermal vents growing and clouds of microbes billowing from the sea floor.
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Director Elections begin this Friday
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Online election for four new members of the Board of Directors will open on Oct. 11 and close on Oct. 25. If you haven't done so already, please login to your member account by Oct. 9 to verify your member status and, if necessary, update your email address.

On the 2014 Slate of Officers are Laurie Reisberg and Derek Vance for Vice-President; Anton Eisenhauer and Takashi Murakami for Secretary; Chris Hawkesworth and Gert-Jan Reichart for Director; and Tomoki Nakamura and Yong-Fei Zheng for Director. These four positions will join the eleven other directors of the 2014 Board of Directors.

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The effort of preserving, accessing, and sharing research data, particularly dark data, deserves to be rewarded! The International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences, established by Elsevier and IEDA, will highlight exemplary data rescue efforts. The winner will receive a $5000 prize. Submit or nominate projects by October 31, 2013.
 


2014 Membership Drive
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The 2014 membership renewal season is underway! Thank you to the more than 2,000 of you who took advantage of our multi-year or life membership options. 2014 memberships processed before Feb. 1, 2014, receive a $5 discount (Professional $30, Student $10, Senior $15). For GNews subscribers who are not members, if you join before Nov. 15 you will also receive one free issue of Elements (December 2013) with your 2014 membership.
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Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, and Astrobiology (Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, USA)




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New in GCA (v.119, 15 October 2013)
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Maleimides in recent sediments – Using chlorophyll degradation products for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions

Sulfur biogeochemistry of cold seeps in the Green Canyon region of the Gulf of Mexico

Environmental controls on the 2H/1H values of terrestrial leaf waxes in the eastern Canadian Arctic

Thermal history of the H-chondrite parent body: Implications for metamorphic grade and accretionary time-scales

Phase equilibria in the H2O–CO2 system between 250–330 K and 0–1.7 GPa: Stability of the CO2 hydrates and H2O-ice VI at CO2 saturation

Distribution of REE and HFSE between low-Ca pyroxene and lunar picritic melts around multiple saturation points

Preservation of sub-microscopic structural relicts in micas from the Gran Paradiso Massif (Western Alps): Implications for 40Ar–39Ar geochronology

Hydrogen isotope fractionation during lipid biosynthesis by Haloarcula marismortui

Geochemical evidence for volcanic activity prior to and enhanced terrestrial weathering during the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum

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New in G-Cubed
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Constraints on past plate and mantle motion from new ages for the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain

Lithological structure of the Galápagos plume

Prolonged plume volcanism in the caribbean large igneous province: New insights from Curaçao and Haiti

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Italian earthquake scientist speaks out against his conviction
Scientific American
A year ago an Italian court sentenced six scientists and an ex-government official to six years in prison for manslaughter. More specifically, the judge found them guilty for failing to give adequate advance warning to the population of L'Aquila, a city in the Abruzzo region of Italy, about the risk of the April 2009 earthquake that caused 309 deaths.
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Scientists: New island off Pakistan's coast may be mud volcano
LiveScience via The Huffington Post
VideoBrief A new island emerged from the ocean offshore of the city of Gwadar, Pakistan, after a strong magnitude-7.7 earthquake shook the country Sept. 24. The mound appears to be 20 to 40 feet high and 100 feet wide. It rose out of the sea at a spot located about 350 feet from the coast. The news sparked lively chatter among geologists, who debated whether the hill was a landslide, a fault scarp or even a hoax. cientists are still far from consensus, but many think that Pakistan's newest piece of land may be a mud volcano.
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