The succesful candidate will work at the research units “Physical Oceanography” and “Marine Meteorology” of the research division “Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics”
The position offers the possibility to attain a doctoral degree in natural sciences.
The successful candidate will study warm events in the southeastern tropical Pacific Ocean by means of climate model simulations within the DFG-funded project “Pacific Coastal Niños – the role of Equatorial Heat Content and relation to SST phase propagation”. Performing targeted climate model experiments, the importance of equatorial heat content in determining whether a coastal warming event off Peru further develops into an equatorial El Niño will be investigated. An additional focus lies on the multi-decadal variations in the propagation direction of El Niño-related SST anomalies.
This position is hosted in the Climate Prediction Group within BSC’s Earth Science Department. The Climate Prediction Group which undertakes advanced research to forecast climate variations from one month to several years into the future (also known as seasonal-to-decadal predictions) and from regional to global scales, including near-term predictions of the global carbon cycle components.
The successful candidate will be in charge of analyzing numerical Earth System model experiments, including simulations performed with EC-Earth3-CC: the CMIP6 version of the European Community model EC-Earth that includes a representation of the global carbon cycle, and that has been developed with major contributions from the BSC. The suite of experiments that will be available include: retrospective decadal predictions, perfect model predictions, historical simulations and so-called Pacific- and Atlantic-Pacemaker experiments in which the tropical Pacific and the North Atlantic ocean surface are constrained to follow the chronology of the observed temperatures. The main focus of the candidate’s research will be on characterising the physical atmospheric mechanisms driving the teleconnections between ocean surface anomalies and land surface variations, including their impact on air-sea CO2 fluxes variability. The candidate will also have the opportunity to implement additional experiments and analyses to further investigate the underlying mechanisms explaining the predictability in the Earth system components.
Deadline: review of applications will start on 15 July 2021. The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
The Graduate Program in Oceanology (PPGO) at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) is selecting candidates for its Master and PhD courses.
This selection process will be carried out remotely and students will start course work in August 2021. Applications are open until June 18.
PPGO has a diverse faculty with expertise in different themes of Oceanology. PPGO is rated 6 at CAPES (7 maximum), and in this selection several interesting projects are available for students interested in a Master or Doctorate degree. Further information about PPGO can be obtained on its portal or on facebook.
The Graduate Program in Biological Oceanography (PPGOB) at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) has opened application for its PhD and MSc programs.
This selection process will be carried out remotely and students will start course work in August 2021. Applications are open until June 20.
PPGOB has covers expertise in different themes of Biological Oceanography. PPGOB is rated 7 at CAPES (7 maximum), and in this selection several interesting projects are available for graduate research. Information about PPGOB can be obtained on its portal or on facebook
The International Ocean Institute – CANADA (IOI-CANADA) launch free online course on Ocean Governance: Sustainable Development in the Decade of Ocean Science from 7th May to 29th June 2021.
This free course will challenge participants to explore key issues in four core areas of ocean governance – Law of the Sea, Ocean Sciences, Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management, and Fisheries and Aquaculture – through a mix of lectures, discussions, videos and readings.
With options for both live participation and self-paced study, the training consists of around 30 hours of presentations and Q&A, plus background readings. The 16 live sessions take place twice per week from 7th May to 29th June. Check the detailed schedule here. Participants who complete all four modules are eligible for a certificate.
Full details and the application form are available here. Class size for live sessions will be capped, but the self-paced option will be generally available. Completed forms and any questions should be e-mailed to email@example.com