Training

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Training Opportunities

IOC Capacity Development website, launched on 22 April 2016, aims to be the first place to go when searching for training or other capacity-development opportunities in Ocean sciences, services and observations. The website will also be used to promote networking among the global ocean research community. Website visitors can sign up for regular updates and receive all the latest news as it happens. To subscribe to the news service and for more information, visit the new IOC website at: http://www.ioc-cd.org. See also: Ocean Summer Schools from the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).


POGO has several interesting capacity building programs:

  • Visiting Fellowship programme on Oceanographic Observations under which young professionals from developing countries can spend up to three months training in their speciality at a major oceanographic institution;
  • Visiting Professorship Programme under which marine scientists of international standing teach at marine institutions in the developing world for periods of up to three months;
  • NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography, now hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. This is an intensive training course for young professionals at the post-graduate level, ten months in duration, with an intake of ten trainees per year;
  • Visiting Fellowship Programme for on-board training on the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise. This offers the opportunity for a scientist from a developing country to participate in cruise preparation and planning, to help make hydrological, biological and ecological observations on board the ship, and to analyse and statistically interpret the results after the cruise.

For more information, follow this link: POGO.


Bergen Summer Research School 2017 on Global Challenges. From 12-22 June 2017 at the University of Bergen (Norway), the BSRS2017 will offer six PhD courses mixing disciplinary courses and cross-disciplinary sessions with top lecturers, cutting-edge keynotes, courses in research tools, student presentations, and a guided excursion into the waterscape of Western Norway. PREFACE contributes to a course jointly organised by CROP and BCCR on: Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability. More information here: CROP and BSRS. Application deadline: March 1, 2017


“Call for 2017 SCOR visiting scholars” to encourage ocean scientists to share their expertise through teaching and mentoring in developing countries. SCOR will support three Visiting Scholars in 2017. Applications are welcomed from potential Visiting Scholars as well as institutions wishing to host a Visiting Scholar: http://www.scor-int.org/SCOR_CB/Call_for_2017_SCOR_Visiting_Scholars.pdf Application deadline: 30 November 2016.


2016 Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme, 12-20th September 2016, Galway, Ireland, an intensive, accredited, fully funded workshop examining how climate and oceans interact, with particular examples from the Atlantic Ocean and higher latitudes. More information here: IOCCP website. Application deadline: Friday 3 June 2016 at 18:00 UTC.


“North South Atlantic Training Transect (NoSoAT)”, open call for training onboard RV Polarstern, for international postgraduate students. NoSoAT 2016 will investigate Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate interactions on a transect from Bremerhaven, Germany to Cape Town, South Africa from 12th November to 12th December 2016. The second annual NoSoAT is a joint cooperation between the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART), the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), the Nippon Foundation and AtlantOS. More information and application form available at: http://www.smartseaschool.com/nosoat2016 or by e-mailing eva-maria.brodte@awi.de. Deadline for application: 15th May 2016 18:00 UTC.


Bergen Summer Research School 2016: Water, Climate and Society, 13-24th June 2016, Bergen, Norway. A total of seven parallel courses, span across disciplines from the natural, health, and social sciences to the humanities will be organised for PhD candidates and junior researchers. PREFACE coordinator Prof. Noel Keenlyside and CT5 co-leader Prof. Jörn Schmidt co-organise a course “Poverty, climate change and water in the context of SDGs”. More information and application here. Application deadline: 1st March 2016.


OTGA-CRODT training course on “Fundamental Principles of Oceanographic Data Management”, 25-29 January 2016, Dakar, Senegal. (In French) For more information, visit the website. Deadline for application: 15th December 2015.


Summer School on “Remote Sensing and its Oceanographic Applications”, 11-17th October 2015, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, organised by the International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA) and the Research Institute for Development (IRD). More information in English: here. Plus d’information en Français: ici. Application deadline: 06th SEPTEMBER 2015.


9th Graduate Climate Conference, November 6th-8th 2015, Woods Hole, Massachussetts (USA) for students at all stages of their graduate career with abstracts on climate research from a variety of disciplines from the sciences, engineering, and humanities, including: oceanography, atmospheric sciences, biology, geosciences, environmental science and engineering, geography, public policy, economics, law, ethics, and anthropology. For more information: visit the website.


AWA summer school: “Marine Protected Areas Management Challenges”, 04-08th December 2014, IRD – Dakar, Senegal. More information here: AWA summer school flyer. Application deadline: 25 OCT 2014.


HOSST-TOSST Cape Verde Summer School 2015 “The Seafloor and Marine Ecosystem Structures of Cape Verde: Building Capacity for Science-based Management”, 18-29th May 2015, São Vincente, Cabo Verde. Special call for West African students and early career researchers. More information here: Summer School Cabo Verde.Application deadline: 30 MAR 2015.


DEVOTES-EUROMARINE summer school on “Integrative Assessment of Marine Systems: the ecosystem approach in practice”, San Sebastian-Donostia (Spain), from 9th to 11th June 2015. All information in this link.


AWA summer school: “Marine Protected Areas Management Challenges”, 04-08th December 2014, IRD – Dakar, Senegal. More information here: AWA summer school flyer. Application deadline: 25 OCT 2014.


Summer school on “Teledetection and Its Oceanographic Applications”, 18th-24th October 2014, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, organised by the International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA) and the Research Institute for Development (IRD). For information on programme, lecturers and how to apply, please follow this link: [EN] or [FR]. Application deadline: 15th September 2014.


10-months training in Observational Oceanography on a Global Scale (NF-POGO, CofE Alfred Wegener Institute) Start: October 2014 – training conducted on the offshore island of Helgoland and the UNESCO reserve Waddensea island of Sylt (North Sea).Application deadline: 15 MAY 2014.


DPG Summer School 2014: Physics of the Ocean, 7-12 September 2014, Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany. Application deadline: 31 May 2014.


IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School, 4-9 August 2014, Shanghai, China. Application deadline: 15 March 2014.


Seventh ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models, 12-23 May 2014, Trieste – Italy. Application deadline: 28 February 2014.


African Summer School: Application of Ocean and Coastal Data and Modelling Products, April – September 2014, Ghana-Kenya. Application deadline: 20 February 2014.


TOSST Transatlantic Research School summer schools on Ocean Biodiversity and Management, Cabo Verde. Application deadline: announced closer to events.

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Job Opportunities

3-years Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Dynamic Meteorology at the Geophysical institute, University of Bergen. Associated with the project UNifying Perspectives on Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions during CyClone Development (UNPACC). More information at: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/135198/postdoctoral-research-fellow-position-in-dynamic-meteorology-at-the-geophysical-institute-university-of-bergen Application deadline: 2nd April 2017.


3-yrs post-doctoral position at MPI-Met (GERMANY): climate scientist to work on projects Blue Action and AtlantOS (co-funded by the the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&I programme, grant agreement No. 727852 and 633211, respectively). All information here: mpim-postdoc_blueaction.
First application cut-off date: 15th March 2017.


3 yrs PostDoc/Scientist Position within Belmont Forum/JPI-Climate InterDec-MPI Project, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Hamburg, Germany to investigate the inter-linkages among seasonal-to-decadal scale variability in the Arctic, mid-latitudes and tropics, their mechanisms and their implications for reliable climate predictions through coordinated multi-model sensitivity experiments and suites of initialized climate predictions. Full job announcement: HERE.


14-months post-doctoral position at CNRM-GAME (France): Representation of atmosphere-ocean processes in the tropical Atlantic by climate models. Application deadline: 15th May 2016.


2-year postdoctoral position at RSMAS, University of Miami. The Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is seeking a Post Doctoral Associate to diagnose the fast error growth processes contributing to the SST biases evident in the eastern subtropical and equatorial basins in coupled climate models. Keywords: US National Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) phase II datasets; net surface shortwave radiation; wind stress errors; spatial model resolution. This position is for one year, renewable for a second year. If interested, please contact Paquita Zuidema (pzuidema(at)rsmas.miami.edu).


A tenure-track appointment in Meteorology at the assistant professor level, Mesoscale Meteorology, Florida State University. Application deadline: 23rd December, 2015.


2-year researcher position at the Geophysical Institute (Univeristy of Bergen, Norway) within Climate Modelling. Application deadline: 7th August 2015


2 postdoctoral positions at the UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS, Los Angeles, California).The positions have now been filled.

Postdoctoral position in tropical ocean modelling, at lOCEAN-IPSL, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.Position has been filled.


Research fellow (PhD candidate) at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway: meteorology/climate dynamics on Tropical Atlantic climate variability and predictability.Application deadline: 12th September 2014.


Post-doc position: Reducing systematic errors in simulating the Tropical Atlantic Climate, at the Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (www.CERFACS.fr), Toulouse, France. Application deadline: 20 June 2014.


Researcher position at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway: meteorology/climate dynamics on Tropical Atlantic climate variability and predictability.Application deadline: 14 March 2014.


Post-doc position at the Department of Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), Rostock, Germany : Hydrodynamic processes in the African eastern boundary currents.Application deadline: 31 January 2014.


Post-doc position at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark: Improving simulations and predictions in the tropical Atlantic. Application deadline: 15 January 2014.


Job opportunity at Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Hamburg, Germany: The influence of climate variability on the distribution of pelagic fish species in the tropical and subtropical eastern AtlanticApplication deadline: 15 January 2014.

Post-doc position at Uni-Climate (Uni Research As), University of Bergen, Norway : Improving simulations and predictions in the tropical Atlantic. Application deadline: 30 November 2013.
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