If you would like to include a position on this page, please contact the IOCCG Project Scientist, Dr. Venetia Stuart (Venetia.Stuart@dfo-mpo.gc.ca)

13 June 2018: PhD Studentship at Brest University, France

Position:  Fully-funded PhD Studentship on turbidity and machine learning (3 years)

Location: Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France

Title: Data-driven assimilation of ocean colour satellite images into hydrodynamic models of turbidity

Starting date: 1 October 2018

Application closing date: 5 July 2018

Laboratories:

  1. Lab-STICC (https://www.labsticc.fr),
  2. LGO (https://www-iuem.univ-brest.fr/lgo),
  3. Shom (http://www.shom.fr/)

Supervision: Ronan Fablet (director), Christophe Delacourt (co-director), Frédéric Jourdin (supervisor)

Salary: estimated €1,900/month gross salary, funded by DGA (1/2) + BMO Brest (1/2)

Applicants: EU and Swiss MSc candidates having knowledge of machine learning and geophysical fluids.

Scientific details (in French): https://theses.u-bretagneloire.fr/sml/theses-2018/assimilation-des-dynamiques-spatio-tempo/@@download/pdf_fr/SujetThese_AssimTurbi_2018.pdf

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their application (CVs) by email to Dr. Frédéric Jourdin: jourdin@shom.fr, copying Dr Ronan Fablet: ronan.fablet@imt-atlantique.fr


12 June 2018: Post Doctoral Researcher in Ocean Color Remote Sensing, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Post Doctoral Researcher Position in Ocean Color Remote Sensing

Location: Masdar Institute, a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Salary: US$ 70K and US$ 90K per year , tax free

The UAE Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment at Masdar institute (recrema.masdar.ac.ae) along with
the Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences (https://eapsweb.mit.edu) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are looking for a
postdoctoral researcher in the field of coastal ocean color research and applications in turbid atmosphere. We are seeking an
outstanding scientist to develop improved ocean color products from the current and future ocean color satellite sensors including
SeaWiFS, MODIS, VIIRS and MERIS. The successful candidate will be based at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE).

The individual in this position will work on satellite data from various ocean color satellite sensors and field measurements from
ocean and atmosphere to develop, validate, and evaluate algorithms for the remote retrieval of the ocean color and atmospheric
products. Strong programming skills are required and demonstrated ability to develop and improve algorithms for ocean color and
aerosol products.

For further details and how to apply, see the full announcement.


8 June 2018: Post Doctoral fellow in Satellite Oceanography/Ocean Colour, CNR-ISAC, Rome, Italy

Post Doctoral fellow in Satellite Oceanography/Ocean Colour

The research activities for this position will be part of the COPERNICUS project’s CMEMS Ocean Color Thematic Assembly Centre (TAC). The winner candidate will be employed in satellite ocean color data production, validation and distribution to users, as well as the development of new ocean color algorithms for e.g., new spaceborne sensors.

Location: CNR-ISAC, Rome, Italy
Contract Duration: one year, renewable
Salary: 26.000,00 Euro per year, pre-tax pay
Qualifications and Experience:
– optical oceanography, satellite oceanography, ocean color remote sensing
– a PhD (minimum three years long) in either Matematics Physics, Biology, Geophysics, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Earth Science or Remote Sensing.
– a minimum two -year experience in either optical oceanography, satellite oceanography, ocean color remote sensing, to be documented by scientific publications
– documented experience in: satellite data processing and/or analysis marina bio-optics, ocean color remote sensing, ocean color algorithm development, satellite data validation/calibration
– documented knowledge of at least one among the following programming languages: IDL, MATLAB, python, Fortran, C, preferably in Linux environment. The knowledge SeaDAS e SNAP

Deadline for Applications: 4 July, 2018

For further details and how to apply see: http://bandi.urp.cnr.it/doc-assegni/documentazione/8025_DOC_EN.pdf


17 May 2018: Multiple Team Positions Available in Global Coral Reef Remote Sensing and Monitoring, Carnegie Institution, USA

Multiple Team Positions Available in Global Coral Reef Remote Sensing and Monitoring

Department: DGE – Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution, US

Salary: Highly competitive

Location: Stanford, CA, US

The Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology is pleased to announce the opening of multiple technical research and development positions in the area of ocean and coral reef remote sensing. Carnegie, in collaboration with Vulcan Inc., Planet Inc., University of Queensland, and University of Hawaii, will be undertaking groundbreaking scientific research to implement a new global coral reef monitoring system.  The system will utilize more than 100 Planet-Dove satellites currently in Earth orbit to map coral reefs and to monitor reef changes including bleaching events.  This multi-organizational team will be working within a challenging development schedule to produce the monitoring system.

Partnering organizations will play key complementary roles in the areas of satellite data provisioning, cloud computing, user interface technology, benthic classification mapping, community outreach, and stakeholder engagement.  Carnegie’s core roles will include processing of Planet Dove satellite imagery for sea surface and seafloor reflectance, ocean depth estimation, and coral reef monitoring for change including, but not limited to, bleaching events.  The Carnegie team will be led by Dr. Greg Asner.  Official announcement of the project, along with its primary funder, will be forthcoming, and will update this announcement.

We seek highly qualified individuals to contribute in a team-oriented environment to the development and implementation of the global coral reef monitoring system.  Specific skills required for these positions include:

– ocean and/or coral reef remote sensing science, or atmospheric remote sensing science, plus

– computational science including fluency in appropriate programming languages, plus

– strong scientific and technical communication skills.

Currently, we have four open positions to fill.  Two positions will focus on atmospheric and seawater correction of Planet Dove satellite image data streams, and the implementation of these processes in a massive cloud-compute environment.  Two other positions will focus on developing a high-performance methodology for detection and monitoring of coral reefs using Planet Dove satellite image data streams.  All four positions are technical, and will be highly interactive within Carnegie as well as with the multi-organization team.

These positions will be based at the Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, CA.  Advanced graduate degrees (M.S. minimum, Ph.D. optimal) in ocean and/or coral reef remote sensing science, or atmospheric remote sensing, are required.  Strong quantitative and English writing skills are important, and a working knowledge of computer programming for remote sensing applications is essential.

To apply, please submit a cover letter summarizing your interests, a description of previous research specific to this application, and a detailed CV/resume through the link below:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/multiple-team-positions-available-in-global-coral-reef-remote-sensing-and-monitoring/

 


20 April 2018: PhD studentship, University of Stirling (UK) in collaboration with PML (UK) and Eawag (Switzerland)

Funded PhD studentship

Optical-biogeochemical dynamics of oligotrophic lakes, University of Stirling (UK) in collaboration with PML (UK) and Eawag (Switzerland)

Supervision: E. Spyrakos – Main supervisor, P. Hunter, A. Tyler, S. Simis, D. Odermatt

This studentship provides an exceptional opportunity for an applicant to join a team with internationally recognised expertise in Earth observation. The candidate will primarily be based at Stirling, but will collaborate and spend periods of time working with scientists from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag).

Training: The applicant will have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities and will receive specialist training in radiative transfer modelling, satellite data processing, collection/processing of bio-optical data and statistical analysis. The applicant will also receive training in transferable skills through the Stirling Graduate Research School. The successful applicant must be prepared to spend short periods undertaking fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

Outputs: We anticipate that this studentship will make a significant contribution to the scientific literature including the improvement of water constituent retrieval and detection limits for mesotrophic and oligotrophic lakes. The research will contribute to the further development of satellite early warning systems. Studying these lakes will provide a better understanding of how climate change drivers may impact on these systems now and in future. The existing collaboration between USTIR and PML means that a global time series dataset (2002 – ongoing) for > 1000 lakes will be using the improved algorithms.

The studentship: The studentship is available for three-years. For the successful candidate, the studentship will cover tuition fees and provide a tax-free stipend (estimated £14,777 for Session 2017-18).  We will consider applications from UK/EU candidates (but see University of Stirling funding rules for exceptions regarding EU citizens). We also welcome applications from international students if the additional funding for the international fees and visas can be guaranteed by the applicant.

Related Subjects: Environmental Physics; Geophysics; Aquatic Sciences; Biology; Environmental Science; Geography; Remote Sensing; Marine Sciences; Limnology; Geo informatics

For more information and how to apply see: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=97327

Closing date: 31 May 2018

 


19 April 2018: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Fluxes, CSIRO, Hobart, Australia

 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ocean-Atmosphere Carbon Fluxes, CSIRO, Hobart, Australia

 The Position

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, with a background in oceanography and/or marine biogeochemistry to improve understanding and representation of air-sea CO2 fluxes at from diel to seasonal and longer timescales.  The focus is on ocean processes, in particular observations of interactions between surface and subsurface waters and their influence on biogeochemistry, ocean productivity, and air-sea gas exchange. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary supervisory team with internationally-recognised expertise in satellite remote sensing, carbon cycle modelling, marine bio-optics and ocean biogeochemistry.

 Location:      Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Reference:   4944

Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as oceanography, marine biogeochemistry or ocean remote sensing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the physical, chemical and biological oceanographic processes that influence production, carbon cycling, and air-sea gas exchange.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with numerical modelling codes and/or data visualization and statistical evaluation of oceanographic and marine biogeochemical observations (in situ or satellite).
  • Ability to handle and manipulate large data sets using software such as Matlab, R, Python.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research and to adapt to changing circumstances in order to prioritise and address problems and to deliver projects effectively and on time.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

For further details and how to apply see https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Perth%2C-WA-CSIRO-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-in-ocean-atmosphere-carbon-fluxes-observed-from-space/435413500/

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 12 June 2018

 

 


5 April 2018: Research scientist – University of Vigo, Spain

Research scientist vacancy – University of Vigo, Spain

The University of Vigo offers a research position to work in Vigo (Spain) within the H2020 project “Commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring services based on Earth observation  (CoastObsJ)”. The successful candidate is expected to start in the second quarter of 2018. Please send your application to email to jesu@uvigo.es before 30/04/2018.

 Position description

The University of Vigo offers a Research Position in Vigo (Spain) to work with the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and GIS on the H2020 research project CoastObs  in validation of Sentinel 3 data in order to provide information about the relationship between environmental conditions in HABs blooms and develop of local CASE 2 chl-a models.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Master’s level candidate or Postdoc with background in marine ecosystems and excellent field, modeling, communication and team-work skills to work towards the improvement of harmful algal blooms detection for user-relevant coastal water monitoring and environmental reporting based on validated Earth Observation and in situ optical data. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of Earth observation groups around Europe and especially with University of Stirling.

Objectives:

The overall aim of CoastObs project is to develop a commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring and environmental reporting based on validated Earth Observation and in situ optical data.

The University of Vigo will:

  • Provide a comprehensive validation of the developed within CoastObs products, to complement the validation of Standard Ocean colour products generally over coastal waters and to determine the magnitude and stability of associated errors and uncertainties.
  • Improve detection of species HAB using algorithms based on neural networks and SVM for user-relevant coastal water monitoring and environmental reporting based on validated Earth Observation and in situ optical data.

Minimum Qualifications (Exclusion criteria):

At the time of recruitment the candidate:

  • Must be a graduate in computer engineering, physical, marine sciences or equivalent.
  • Master’s in any interest field or Postdoc.
  • High English level written and spoken.
  • Ability   to work in the marine environment.

Preferred Qualifications (Evaluation Criteria):

  • Experience in working with satellite space observation data and optical data in situ in marine environment for validation.
  • Development of algorithms based on neural networks, support vector machines, and work with metadata.
  • Experience in research, scientific reports, publications;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English, to contribute to reports and peer-reviewed scientific publications, deliver presentations, and translate scientific concepts for diverse audiences;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong relationships with academic, NGO and government partners and to work effectively as part of a highly collaborative research team;
  • Willingness to travel internationally, proved with international mobility and/or secondments or similar.

Salary and Benefits:

You will receive a PhD scholarship according to the general conditions at University of Vigo. The scholarship includes full social security coverage (net monthly amount starting at ± 1500 EUR/month). Possibility of research stays/visits at the University of Stirling (UK). The contract will be for 24 months and will start in the second quarter of 2018.

 To Apply: Interested candidates should send the application to University of Vigo by email to jesu@uvigo.es.  Please include in the subject “Application for COASTOBJ acronym project”. The application email should include:

  1. A letter of interest up to 1000 words (2 pages) in English, Explaining the applicant’s background and expertise, with a focus on the skills, knowledge and aptitude they would bring to the position.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae of the applicant: indicating the grade point average of the applicant bachelor’s and master’s degree, courses taken as relevant for the position, specific technical skills, and previous work related to the topic (master’s thesis, reports and others).
  3. Up to three references with their contacts. Support letters will be required only in the second step of the evaluation.

All candidates fulfilling the minimum requirements will be evaluated based on the Preferred Qualifications indicated before. Deadline 30/04/2018

 

 


28 March 2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oregon State University, USA

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) position at Oregon State University, USA

Applications are being accepted for a Research Associate (Postdoctoral) position at Oregon State University working with Dr. Michael Behrenfeld and in collaboration with Dr. Emmanuel Boss at the University of Maine.  The position is funded under the NASA Science of TERRA, AQUA, and SUOMI NPP Program.  The focus for this postdoctoral position is to improve understanding of global ocean phytoplankton through the merger of active and passive satellite remote sensing data.   Activities will include, but are not limited to, processing and analyzing global satellite data, spectral matching algorithm development, ecological analyses, and publication of results.  A position start date of summer 2018 or earlier is desired.  Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. degree by the agreed upon start date.  Desired areas of experience include satellite data analysis, proven ability to handle large datasets, applied mathematics, computer programming, bio-optics, algorithm development, and biological oceanography.

This is a full time, 12-month position, with an initial duration of 2 years.  For further information, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and apply to posting number P01961UF (quick link: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/56649 ).  Applications must be received by April 16, 2018.  Letters of recommendation are not required at this time, but please include in your application contact information for at least three people that could provide reference letters if needed.  OSU is an AA/EOE.  Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Michael Behrenfeld at mjb@science.oregonstate.edu, but applications must be submitted through http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.

 


20 March 2018: Environmental Scientist - Water Quality Remote Sensing, Zurich, Switzerland

Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH are hiring an Environmental Scientist (f/m, 80-100%)  to work in the area of  Water Quality Remote Sensing

Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH provides satellite Earth Observation services, performs research and development, and advises stakeholders in the interpretation and integration of Earth Observation products. The company offers special expertise in the field of aquatic Earth Observation and geoinformatics.

Methods to derive environmental information from satellite images have been evolving steadily in the past decades, and further development is required to exploit the growing potential of remote sensing technology. In this field of application we are collaborating with the European Space Agency, universities, research institutes and public authorities to further develop image analysis methods, and better understand the environmental processes represented by remotely sensed products. In this context we are looking for an environmental scientist to contribute to the development of a new operational water quality service.

Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH offers an attractive job in a company that attaches great importance to having an enjoyable and positive working environment, with the goal to achieve greatest customer satisfaction. The applicant’s openness, imagination, thirst for knowledge and pleasure in agile teamwork are of highest value to us.  The candidates must have:

  • An academic degree in geosciences, mathematics, physics or similar
  • Expertise in optical remote sensing and an interest in water quality applications; professional experience is an advantage
  • Good written and spoken English skills; German skills are an advantage
  • Strong communication skills

Your ability to work in a small and motivated team of international experts is very important. We offer a salary in the range of 60k-100k CHF and managerial responsibility according to the candidate’s level of qualifications and experience.

Your place of work will be Odermatt & Brockmann premises in the city of Zurich, Switzerland.

The contract is offered for a permanent position.

Please send your electronic applications to jobs@odermatt-brockmann.ch

 


12 March 2018: Postdoc or Computing Engineer in Ocean Color - LOG, France

Postdoc or Computing Engineer in Ocean Color

The Laboratoire of Oceanology and Geosciences (LOG, France) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position or a Computing Engineer Position in the frame of the EUMETSAT-IOPs project. The last two decades have been characterized by an increased interest in inverse methods dedicated to the estimation of inherent optical properties (IOPs) of natural surface waters from ocean colour remote sensing observations. The ability to retrieve IOPs from space offers particular benefits of improving the investigations of biogeochemical status of the surface oceanic layer at large basin and global scales over long periods of time. Observation of IOPs from space also allows monitoring of water quality status of coastal and inland waters at unprecedented spatio-temporal scales. The applicant will work with Hubert Loisel (LOG, France) together with colleagues from LOV and ACRI in the frame of a 12-month study aimed at developing IOP products for Sentinel-3 OLCI as part of a EUMETSAT Copernicus study. We will implement a review process as well as product validation using two kinds of semi-analytical approaches (one-step and two step algorithms). First, semi-analytical models, which aim at simultaneously estimating the backscattering and absorption components of total IOPs using reflectance data as input to the inversion algorithms, will be tested. These one-step algorithms will be developed within the GIOPs framework (Werdell et al., 2013). The second family (two-step algorithms) will assess total IOPs then estimate the components’ IOPs in a stepwise fashion. Synthetic and in situ data sets collected in open-ocean, coastal and inland waters will be used for validation, and uncertainties will be provided for each parameter. An international science team will be associated with the project to review the study.

RANK: Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Computing Engineer having an experiment in ocean color processing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in remote sensing or Master degree in remote sensing.

TO APPLY: Applications are to be sent to Hubert Loisel (hubert.loisel@univ-littoral.fr)

Starting date: as soon as possible


13 February 2018: Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Perth, Australia

Principal Research Scientist

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Principal Research Scientist to lead and conduct solutions-oriented coastal research for CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Coastal Research Group. For further information see: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Perth%2C-WA-Principal-Research-Scientist/457285200/

29 January 2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Oceanography/Remote Sensing

 

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography/Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Physical Oceanography/Remote Sensing within the SOCON Program (Sustained Ocean Color Observation with Nanosatellites –  http://www.uncw.edu/socon). UNCW has entered into a PUBLIC/PRIVATE/FEDERAL partnership funded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a technology demonstration and “proof-of-concept” for development of a low-cost, high resolution, miniaturized multispectral ocean color imager (HawkEye) capable of flight on a CubeSat (SeaHawk) as a “game-changer” in the collection and dissemination ocean color data via nanosatellites.  The incumbent will become a member of the management, flight and science teams, working closely with the NASA Ocean Color Program on processing, distribution and archival of the imagery, and will have the opportunity to use these data in support of their own research interests. The SOCON team has completed the sensor development and is in the process of construction of 2 prototype CubeSats. The first is scheduled for launch in Q3 2018 with the second to follow within 6-months to a year.  We are seeking an outstanding scientist with a recent doctorate in marine science, remote sensing, or a closely related field with a research focus on remote sensing of physical processes within the ocean and/or physical-biological interactions in coastal or mid-ocean ecosystems. Program management experience desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program and will have the opportunity to gain experience teaching within UNCW’s undergraduate and graduate programs in physical oceanography. This is a full time, benefits-earning time limited 12-month position, with an initial funding period of three years (with annual review and possibility of renewal). For further information contact Dr. John M. Morrison at morrisonj@uncw.edu or (910) 962-2333. All application materials will be accepted online at Position Number 1505 (https://jobs.uncw.edu/hr/postings/10374).

RANK: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physical Oceanography, Ocean Sciences, or a related discipline. ABD’s will be considered if degree will be conferred by June 30, 2018.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A doctorate in marine science, remote sensing, or a closely related field with a research focus on remote sensing of physical processes within the ocean and/or physical-biological interactions in coastal or mid-ocean ecosystems. Professional experience in program management.

TO APPLY: Applications are to be submitted via the UNCW online system including: letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (summary of research), contact information for three professional references, and one to three samples of published materials submitted in a combined document submitted as ‘Other A’. Documents must be submitted as PDF files. Three current confidential reference letters should also be submitted directly by your referees by email directly to  morrisonj@uncw.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Review of Applicants will begin immediately and priority consideration given to those who apply by the February 19 priority date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


24 January 2018: Research Scientist in Ocean and Atmospheric Optics, City University of New York, USA

Research Scientist in Ocean and Atmospheric Optics

The Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory of the City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) invites applicants for a Research Associate position in Optical Sensing of the Marine Environment. Candidates with an expertise in satellite ocean color (OC) data processing, OC calibration/validation, atmospheric correction and development of algorithms for the retrieval of water properties are welcome. Familiarity with the vector radiative transfer of coupled ocean/atmosphere system is very advantageous. Experience with field measurements of water parameters and/or instrument design is a significant plus.

The successful candidate will participate in several projects which include satellite, AERONET-Ocean Color and field data analysis, field experiments from the ships, ocean platforms and helicopters with the state of the art multi- and hyperspectral imagers in un-polarized and polarized mode and other sophisticated optical instruments, characterization of the ocean-atmosphere interface, development of the advanced algorithms for the retrieval of water properties and depths, particle characteristics and detection of algal blooms. Student mentoring in the above areas, participation in laboratory experiments and field cruises, preparation of manuscripts, reports, and proposals for external funding will be also part of the assignment.

Qualifications:

A PhD in Engineering or related scientific field. A combination of experimental and theoretical experience in the area of marine optics, strong simulation skills are required as is the ability to work and interact within a well-established multidisciplinary research team which includes faculty, postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

 Please send application and CV to:

Prof. Alex Gilerson
Electrical Engineering Department
City College of New York (CUNY)
gilerson@ccny.cuny.edu

For more information please see:  http://oceans.ccny.cuny.edu/agilerson/

 


22 January 2018: Research scientist vacancy – University of Vigo, Spain

Research scientist vacancy – University of Vigo, Spain

The University of Vigo offers a research position to work in Vigo (Spain) within the H2020 project “Commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring services based on Earth observation  (CoastObsJ)”. The successful candidate is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018. Please send your application to email to jesu@uvigo.es before 10/02/2018.

Position:

The University of Vigo offers a Research Position in Vigo (Spain) to work with the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and GIS on the H2020 research project CoastObs  in improving detection of harmful algal blooms using Earth observation data and prediction models.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Master’s level candidate with background in marine ecosystems and excellent field, modeling, communication and team-work skills to work towards the improvement of harmful algal blooms detection for user-relevant coastal water monitoring and environmental reporting based on validated Earth Observation and in situ optical data. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of Earth observation groups around Europe and especially with University of Stirling.

Objectives:

The overall aim of CoastObs project is to develop a commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring and environmental reporting based on validated Earth Observation and in situ optical data.

The University of Vigo will:

  • Provide a comprehensive validation of the developed within CoastObs products, to complement the validation of Standard Ocean colour products generally over coastal waters and to determine the magnitude and stability of associated errors and uncertainties.
  • Improve detection of species HAB using algorithms based on neural networks and SVM for user-relevant coastal water monitoring and environmental reporting based on validated Earth Observation and in situ optical data

Minimum Qualifications (Exclusion criteria):

At the time of recruitment the candidate:

  • We are looking for a graduate in computer engineering, physical sciences or equivalent.
  • Master’s in any interest field.
  • High English level written and spoken.
  • Ability to work in the marine environment

Preferred Qualifications (Evaluation Criteria):

  • Experience in working with satellite space observation data and optical data in situ in marine environment.
  • Development of algorithms based on neural networks, support vector machines, and work with metadata.
  • Experience in research, scientific reports, publications;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English, to contribute to reports and peer-reviewed scientific publications, deliver presentations, and translate scientific concepts for diverse audiences;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong relationships with academic, NGO and government partners and to work effectively as part of a highly collaborative research team;
  • Willingness to travel internationally, proved with international mobility and/or secondments or similar.

Salary and Benefits:

You will receive a PhD scholarship according to the general conditions at University of Vigo. The scholarship includes full social security coverage (net monthly amount starting at ± 1500 EUR/month). Possibility of research stays/visits at the University of  Stirling (UK). The contract will be for 30 months and will start in the first quarter of 2018.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send the application to University of Vigo by email to jesu@uvigo.es.  Please include in the subject “Application for COASTOBJ acronym project”. The application email should include:

      1. A letter of interest up to 1000 words (2 pages) in English, Explaining the applicant’s background and expertise, with a focus on the skills, knowledge and aptitude they would bring to the position.
      2. A Curriculum Vitae of the applicant: indicating the grade point average of the applicant bachelor’s and master’s degree, courses taken as relevant for the position, specific technical skills, and previous work related to the topic (master’s thesis, reports and others).
      3. Up to three references with their contacts. Support letters will be required only in the second step of the evaluation.

All candidates fulfilling the minimum requirements will be evaluated based on the Preferred Qualifications indicated before. Deadline 10/2/2018


19 January 2018: ESA Living Planet Fellowships

ESA Living Planet Fellowships: Call for Research Proposals 2018

On behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are pleased to invite you to participate to the Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship 2018.

The main objective of this initiative is to support young researchers who have a doctoral degree and who would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation and Earth system science.

With this call ESA plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers (supported by ESA with a ceiling price of 99K Euro per 2-years under a co-funding scheme) to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.

For more information see the ESA website at:  http://livingplanetfellowship.esa.int/index.php


4 January 2018: 2-year Post-doc Position in Lake Color Remote Sensing, Quebec, Canada

2-year Post-doc position in lake color remote sensing in Canada

Advisors:

Simon Bélanger, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)

Yannick Huot, University of Sherbrooke

Salary: From 35k$CAD/yr to 45k$CAD/yr depending on candidate experience.

Date: The position is available now and should start before May 2018. Application should be sent before March 1st 2018 (see below).

 

The project:

Canada has more lakes than any other country and relies heavily on them for drinking water, food, recreation, and many other economic, social, and cultural activities. Yet, the ability of lakes to deliver ecosystem services has been affected by diverse anthropogenic influences throughout the country, including domestic, agricultural and industrial pollution, land use, and climate change. This situation will likely be exacerbated in the future. Surprisingly, a pan-Canadian perspective on this issue has not been pursued and thus it is not possible to answer the pressing questions: “What is the health status of Canadian lakes, how has it changed, and how will it likely change in the future?”

To answer this question, a national initiative was launched in 2016: the NSERC Canadian Lake Pulse Network (see http://lakepulse.ca/).  As part of Lake Pulse, 680 lakes are sampled using common and integrated protocols all-over Canada for an extensive suite of physical, chemical, biological and optical parameters.  This unique in situ dataset, which will include spectral inherent and apparent optical properties along with biogeochemical parameters (TSS, chlorophyll-a, DOC, etc), will be the basis of remote sensing algorithms development and validation that will allow us to diagnose the lake optical quality across Canada beyond the sampled lakes. The main task of the post-doctoral fellow will be to take advantages of the cloud computing power now available (e.g., Google Earth Engine, GEE) to extract the water-leaving radiance of lakes across Canada from the high-resolution multispectral imagery of Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2. This involve the implementation of water-specific atmospheric correction schemes and adjacency effects correction in such cloud computing platform that will allow rapid processing of the large remote sensing data set. Thorough validation of the water-leaving radiance will be achieved using the in situ data obtained as part of the project.  Therefore, the main outcome of this project will be remote sensing tools to diagnose the Canada’s millions of lakes from space. The successful candidate is expected to participate to the fieldwork in summers 2018 and 2019. The candidate will be strongly encouraged to collaborate with the network’s students and PIs and to contribute to the network vitality.

The research environment

The Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) is a leading research university in marine sciences and northern environmental studies. Over the years, the quality of its infrastructures, education and research, the development of areas of research excellence (marine sciences and northern environmental studies) and the numerous awards won by UQAR have earned it broad recognition, both nationally and internationally. Rimouski is at 300-km east of Québec City and is blessed by its unique geographical location along the vast St. Lawrence Estuary, home to an exceptional natural environment and a rich maritime tradition. The successful candidate will benefit from the dynamic training environment and the logistical and financial supports provided by the strategic research cluster such as BOREAS (https://www.uqar.ca/recherche/la-recherche-a-l-uqar/unites-de-recherche/groupe-de-recherche-sur-les-environnements-nordiques-boreas/presentation-objectifs-et-mission-boreas), Centre d’études Nordiques (http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/) and Québec-Océan (http://www.quebec-ocean.ulaval.ca/).

Application

Please email 1) your CV, 2) a motivation letter, 3) two references and 4) your main research contribution (i.e., publications) to Dr. Simon Bélanger (simon_belanger@UQAR.ca) and Dr Yannick Huot (Yannick.Huot@USherbrooke.ca) before March 1st 2018.


19 December 2017: Research Assistant - EOMORES and CoastObs Projects, University of Stirling, UK

Research Assistant, University of Stirling, UK

Description of Duties

The University of Stirling is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral research assistant (PDRAs) in Earth observation to work across three new Horizon 2020 projects on the development and application of satellite remote sensing for monitoring water quality in lakes and coastal waters and the integration of these data with novel in situ sensor observations.

The successful candidate will work across the H2020 projects EOMORES and CoastObs. These two projects are focused on the development, application and operationalization of satellite remote sensing services for water quality monitoring in inland and coastal waters. In particular, the projects are focused on the exploitation of data from the European’s Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel satellites to develop new and improved data products and services for inland and coastal waters.

The successful PDRA will be expected to lead on the planning and execution of field sampling campaigns for the development and validation of satellite observations, the maintenance and deployment of in situ optical sensors, analysis of water samples and primary production photosynthesis-irradiance incubations in the laboratory, and the curation, processing and analysis of in situ and satellite datasets.

For further information and how to apply see the full announcement.

 


19 December 2017: Research Assistant - Monocle Project, University of Stirling, UK

Research Assistant, University of Stirling, UK

Description of Duties

The successful candidate will work across the H2020 project Monocle. This project is focused on the development, testing and commercialization of novel in situ sensors for water quality monitoring and satellite validation. The successful PDRA will be responsible for the planning, implementation and execution of laboratory- and field-based experiments to test, inter-compare and evaluate novel new sensors for in situ measurements of water quality and atmospheric properties for satellite validation. In addition, the PDRA will support the development of the Limnades database for the management, quality control and sharing of in situ data for satellite validation.

The Stirling team are involved in a number funded research programmes and there may also be opportunities for the successful candidates to contribute to other projects (e.g., NERC GloboLakes www.globolakes.ac.uk, Danubius http://www.danubius-ri.eu, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project students in the field and laboratory and contribute to and lead on applications for new research funding and fellowships.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGL830/research-assistant/


6 December 2017: 18-month postdoc (RS shallow water/seagrass), Nantes University, France

18-month postdoc at Nantes University in shallow water / seagrass remote sensing

Postdoc profile
Background and publication record in at least two of the following fields:

  • Shallow water remote sensing
  • Marine optics
  • Radiative transfer in the ocean
  • Seagrass remote sensing
  • Coastal zone ecology

Dates
The position will remain opened until filled. Application is to be send before May 2018. Ideally the work should start in May 2018.

Salary
The net monthly salary is 2250€. It could be negotiated, depending on experience. Salary includes full health insurance and social benefits (i.e. unemployment benefit).

Supervisors
Laurent Barillé and Pierre Gernez, Nantes University (France)

Collaborations
Vittorio Brando and Federica Braga, CNR (Italy); Anne-Laure Barillé, Bio-Littoral (France)

The postdoc researcher will develop and validate algorithms for the remote-sensing of seagrass meadows using Sentinel2-MSI, Landsat8-OLI, and Pléiades data. Three study sites will be investigated: (i) an intertidal site with emerged beds of Zostera noltei during low tide
(Bourgneuf Bay, France), and (ii) two shallow water sites with underwater beds of Zostera marina (Glénan islands, France; Venice lagoon Italy).

Scientific context
For the remote sensing of emerged vegetation, multispectral imagery has been successfully used to detect temporal changes of seagrass beds (Mumby et al. 1997; Dekker et al. 2005; Phinn et al. 2008), and is adapted to assess the areal extent of large intertidal meadows
(Barillé et al. 2010). Deeper insight has been obtained using hyperspectral airborne remote sensing (Fyfe 2003; Fearns et al. 2011; Valle et al. 2015) using either empirical approaches or semi-analytical algorithms. However, the temporal dynamic of seagrass beds cannot be captured by the inherent limited number of hyperspectral airborne campaigns (Roelfsema et al. 2014). This prevents analysis and development of higher level remote sensing product such as seagrass phenology that can be documented by Sentinel2 due to its high temporal resolution. For intertidal beds, simple algorithms based on various vegetation indices and classification techniques can be a cost effective way to retrieve seagrass beds areal extent and biomass (Bargain et al. 2012, 2013). An adaptation of these algorithms is required for Sentinel2 with a robust field validation. Spatial resolution will probably set a limit to the detection of small and fragmented seagrass beds, and this remains to be tested. Seagrass beds may also be monitored using in situ reflectance data obtained with hand-held spectroradiometers. There is a challenge to show that as a non-intrusive technique of field radiometry can become a routine and efficient methodology to sample and quantify seagrass biomass, pigment composition, and epiphyte cover.

For subtidal beds the feasibility of accurately mapping seagrass cover will be tested by adapting the open source Sentinel2 processing chain for shallow water mapping implemented in ESA’s SNAP processor for coral reef environments (www.sen2coral.org). The Sen2Coral
processing chain for shallow water mapping includes classification techniques and semianalytical model inversions: both approaches will be tested to determine the most accurate algorithm for each of the study sites.

Project framework
The post-doc position is funded by the Horizon 2020 project CoastObs (Commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring services based on Earth Observation) led by the company Water Insight, and composed of the following partners: University of Stirling (UK), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT), University of Nantes (FR), HZ University of applied Sciences (NL), Universidade de Vigo (SP), Bio-Littoral (FR), and Geonardo Environmental Technologies (HU).

Several European directives aim at sustainable management of coastal waters, retaining or restoring a high ecological status and safeguarding ecosystem services. Increasing pressure and stricter regulations increase the need for efficient monitoring solutions. Where traditional in situ sampling is insufficient to characterize the highly dynamic coastal environments, Earth Observation (EO) provides a synoptic view and frequent coverage. With the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel satellites, operational water quality services become a business opportunity. CoastObs will develop a service platform for coastal water monitoring with validated products derived from EO. In dialogue with users from various sectors, CoastObs will develop innovative EO-based products, including seagrass and macro-algae monitoring.

How to apply
Email the following documents (in PDF) to laurent.barille@univ-nantes.fr and to pierre.gernez@univ-nantes.fr, with [Postdoc zostera] in the subject line:

  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Detailed CV
  • Motivation letter
  • One or two references
  • Two articles (your most significant contribution to this field of research)

Bibliographic references
Bargain et al (2012) Spectral response of the seagrass… Aquatic Bot. 98, 45-56.
Bargain et al (2013) Seasonal spectral variation Zostera… J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 446, 86-94
Barillé, et al (2010) Increase in seagrass distribution… Aquatic Bot. 92, 185-194
Dekker et al (2005) Retrospective seagrass change… Remote Sens. Environ. 97, 415-433
Fyfe (2003) Spatial temporal variation in spectral… Limnol. & Oceanogr. 48, 464-479
Fearns et al (2011) Shallow water substrate mapping… Cont. Shelf Res. 31, 1249-1259
Mumby et al (1997) Measurement of seagrass standing… Remote Sens. Environ. 159, 51-60
Phinn et al (2008) Mapping seagrass species… Remote Sens. Environ. 112, 3413-3425
Roelfsema et al (2014) Multi-temporal mapping of seagrass… Remote Sens. Environ. 150, 172-
187
Valle et al (2015) Mapping estuarine habitats… Estuarine Coast. Shelf Sci. 164, 433-442


22 November 2017: Two job opportunities for Earth Observation scientists, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK)

The Plymouth Marine Laboratory has two new job opportunities for Earth Observation scientists ranging from junior to senior scientist grade. For the full job listing see http://pml.ac.uk/Working_with_us

Earth Observation Research and Development Support

Grade: Scientist (£29,874 – £35,346) or Junior Scientist (£22,404 – £27,165)
Appointment: 3 year Full Time Appointment with anticipation of extension to open-ended
Closing Date 15 Dec 2017
Location: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK)

PML is looking for a dynamic, remote-sensing scientist to work on a number of new international research and development projects in the PML Earth Observation science group. The projects focus on developing satellite data analysis and processing methods for monitoring water quality in inland, coastal and transitional water bodies from the regional up to the global scale, for operational data processing for research (e.g. climate change studies) and applications (e.g. aquaculture, global monitoring of lakes and coastal seas). The work involves using medium (300m) and high-resolution (10m) optical satellite data in a high-performance computing environment. As part of a team working on inland and coastal water quality remote sensing you will contribute to comparative analysis of Earth Observation scientific methods including different sensors, configurations, and atmospheric and biogeochemical retrieval algorithms for water, data processing, data management, statistical analysis, scientific reporting (oral, written) and presentation of results.

For more information see https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=20265

 

Earth Observation Scientist

Open-ended Appointment
Senior Scientist (£37,183 – £42,625) or Scientist (£29,874 – £35,346)
Closing Date 15 Dec 2017
Location: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK)

PML is looking for a dynamic, mathematically-inclined remote-sensing scientist who will work on developing, testing and implementing novel algorithms for using satellite data to study pools and fluxes of carbon in the ocean. The post-holder will also interface with ecosystem modellers to compare satellite products with model outputs. The scientist will be working on a major international project dedicated to the study of biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, in the context of climate change. The scientist will work in a team led by Shubha Sathyendranath and Trevor Platt.

For more information see https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=20267

 


13 November 2017: Full-time research positions, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Full-time research positions at postdoctoral scholar, distinguished research fellow, and distinguished associated research fellow levels at the School of Marine Sciences (SMS), Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Positions

Applications are being accepted for full-time research positions at postdoctoral scholar, distinguished research fellow, and distinguished associated research fellow levels at the School of Marine Sciences (SMS), Sun Yat-sen University, China. The successful applicants will work with Dr. Jun Zhao focusing on remote sensing of the marine environment and collaborate with researchers from different marine-related disciplines. The duties include proposal and project report writing, field investigation, data analysis, paper publication in highly-ranked journals, and presenting results at international conferences. Positions are available immediately and will be funded for an initial period of three years with a possibility for extension pending acceptable performance.

Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree in remote sensing, oceanography, or closely relevant fields.
  • Familiarity with satellite data processing using both software and self-written codes, and algorithm devleopment.
  • Great programing skills with Matlab, IDL, Python, Perl, or shell scripts.
  • Capability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary research circumstance, plus motivation to conduct autonomous research.
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills.
  • Post-doctoral experiences are required for distinguished (associate) research fell

Salary:

Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualification.

Postdoctoral scholar level: 200,000 RMB + allowance at the Zhuhai campus between 30,000 – 36,000 RMB. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for other programs for postdoc, such as “International Exchange Program for Postdoc”, “Innovation Talent Program for Postdoc”, “Xiangjiang Scholar Program” and “Zhujiang Talent Program”.

Distinguished associate research fellow: 190,000 – 250,000 RMB + allowance at the Zhuhai campus between 30,000 – 36,000 RMB.

Distinguished research fellow: 300,000 – 360,000 RMB + allowance at the Zhuhai campus between 30,000 – 36,000 RMB.

Promotions to faculty levels of associate and full professor are possible pending excellent performance and qualification.

For details, please check the link http://marine.sysu.edu.cn/Detail4295.html.

Application:

To apply, please submit the following materials to Dr. Jun Zhao at zhaojun28@mail.sysu.edu.cn:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae with an up-to-date publication list;
  3. Statement of research interest;
  4. Three recommendation letters with at least one from your present employer.

The positions will remain open until filled. Interested candidates may address questions for the positions to Dr. Jun Zhao (zhaojun28@mail.sysu.edu.cn).

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, SYSU has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. With five campuses in three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals, the university is striving to become a world-class university and global center of learning.

SMS at SUSY stands on beautiful coast in Zhuhai bordering Hong Kong and Macau. Zhuhai Campus (covering an area over 3.3 square kilometers) has been designated to receive the priority of developing big marine science groups. SYSU is constructing an ocean-going research vessel (6,000 tons), and already has the super computer, “Milky Way-2”. Recently, SYSU is taking initiatives in building the provincial laboratory: South China Sea Institute and the state of arts marine laboratory in the world, attracting top scientists so as to advance the core technologies and training better technicians.

 


6 November 2017: PhD student, Lake Futures project - University of Waterloo, Canada

Position available for PhD student to provide research support on the Lake Futures project.

Exciting opportunity for a Ph.D. student to join the Lake Futures: Algal bloom predictors project, funded under the Global Water Futures program. The successful candidate would be enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth and Environmental Sciences graduate program under the Collaborative Water Program, (supported by the Water Institute) at the University of Waterloo.

Starting date: January 1, 2018

Nuisance and harmful algal blooms represent a major and growing threat to water security across Canada and the world because of their undesirable ecological, economic and health impacts. This project aims to strengthen the predictive understanding and forecasting of the timing, spatial extent and intensity of algal blooms in the Great Lakes.
The student will have the opportunity to work with remote sensing observations to derive the relationship between algal distributions and environmental drivers, including inland (precipitation and river discharge) and lake (ice cover, temperature, wind speed, solar radiation) meteorological forcings, nutrient sources, water temperature, light penetration, water quality (water color, DOC, nutrients) and circulation patterns. Statistical relationships will be identified using multivariate analyses. Bayesian probabilistic and neural network models will be used to further narrow down the drivers that best predict the initiation and proliferation of algal blooms.

Potential applicants should be highly motivated, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicants should have meaningful experience in remote sensing techniques and understating of numerical models and statistical analysis.  To be eligible, the applicant must have successfully defended and submitted their M.Sc. thesis prior to the proposed start date.

How to apply
Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their application by email to Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour: h2kheyro@uwaterloo.ca, copying Tatjana Milojevic: gwf-uw@uwaterloo.ca


6 November 2017: Visiting Professorship, Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil

Visiting Professorship position in Oceanography at Federal University of Rio Grande-FURG, Rio Grande-RS, BRAZIL

 Number of Vacancies: 01
Area: Oceanography/ Integrated Oceanographic Processes
Post-Graduate Program: Physical, Chemical and Geological Oceanography Research
Priority topics (but not restricted to):
 1) Physical and biogeochemical proxies and tracers to investigate marine elements cycles in the modern and past ocean;
 2) Marine bio-optics;
 3) Turbulence and mixing process in the oceans and atmosphere interface;
 4) Marine geophysics.
OBS:
– The hiring of Foreign Visiting Professors will be given initially for 2 (two) years, which may be extended up to a maximum of 4 (four) years.
– The hiring of Brazilian Visiting Professor will be given initially for 1 (one) year, and may be extended up to a maximum of 2 (two) years.
– Application deadline: 30th November, 2017
FULL DETAILS:

23 October 2017: Studentship - Carbon From Space, PML and University of Exeter, UK

Carbon From Space: determining the biological controls on the ocean sink of CO2 from satellite, in the Atlantic and Southern oceans.
Main Supervisor: Dr Gavin Tilstone, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Co-Supervisor: Dr Vassilis Kitidis, PML
Co-Supervisor: Dr Jamie Shutler, University of Exeter

Background: Oceanic phytoplankton contribute approximately half of Earth’s net primary production, and so form an essential link in the regulation of global atmospheric CO2. They influence gas exchange by photosynthesis (using CO2) and respiration (exhaling CO2). The Oceans are a key sink of atmospheric CO2, but the significance of the biological control of this sink and how it may change in the future is not fully understood. Atmosphere-ocean CO2 movement (flux) is affected by ocean physics and biology, commonly known as the solubility and biological pumps. Understanding of this flux has been greatly enhanced by satellite measurements but to date new advances in satellite measurements of biological growth or respiration have not been used. Ocean colour algorithms of production that account for the carbon respired have been developed, but as yet have not been exploited to study gas fluxes. The purpose of this work will be to improve our understanding of how biology controls air-sea flux of CO2 in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans using Ocean colour algorithms of Net Community Production (NCP) applied to Sentinel-3 data to assess the role that biology plays in controlling the North and South Atlantic Gyres as a CO2 sink or source, to or from the atmosphere.

Aim and methods: The successful PhD student will undertake a unique programme of research aimed at developing and exploiting merged ocean colour remote sensing data and net community production models to enable monthly estimates of CO2 sources and sinks from satellite. These models will be ground truthed using in situ measurements taken in the Atlantic Ocean. The work will generate decadal time series, and evaluate how these have been affected by climate change. The research will feed into the international research effort of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Training: The student will receive multi-disciplinary training in sea going oceanography, chemical analysis of dissolved oxygen, remote sensing oceanography, impact of climate change on biogeochemistry, numerical and statistical data analysis. They will work in a world class research institute and have opportunities to present their work at international conferences. They will have the opportunity to take part in research cruises (e.g. Atlantic Meridional Transect www.amt-uk.org/). The project will make use of state-of- the-art field, laboratory, computing and instrumentation available across both institutions. The student should have obtained at least a 2i BSc in Remote Sensing, Oceanography, Computing, Marine Biology or a related field.


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