Scientist Participation in JRSO Laboratory Working Groups
The JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO) has established Laboratory Working Groups (LWGs) to promote regular discussion of ongoing developments on the JOIDES Resolution. These teams also review cruise expedition evaluations and make recommendations to the JRSO for improving science outcomes. LWGs are standing groups that discuss potential laboratory improvements and acquisitions, changes in practice and protocols, and improvement in methods and measurement techniques. Membership includes JRSO staff and two or three representatives from the IODP scientific community for each group. Meetings are held 3-4 times per year and scientists participate via teleconference. Science community volunteers are asked to serve on a three-year rotation.