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n°17 - October 2008



Job Opportunity
IMBER is looking for a new "Executive Officer" for the International Project Office in Brest (France). Details on the position can be found at: http://www.imber.info/jobs-announcements/IMBER_EO_ad.pdf
Deadline for application: Dec 5th, 2008.

IMBER Meetings
7-8 November 2008: Miami, FL, USA
2008 IMBER Executive Meeting

9-13 November 2008: Miami, FL, USA
First IMBER IMBIZO: “Biogeochemical and ecosystems interactions in a changing ocean”.

8-9 January 2009: Plymouth, UK
Workshop on developing IMBER science in the UK.
Deadline for registration: Dec 12, 2008

Next IMBER sponsored Meetings
12-15 November: Nice, France
Final GODAE Symposium 2008: “The revolution in global ocean forecasting GODAE: 10 years of achievement”

New IMBER endorsed Projects
Oceans 2025 - Leader: Dr. Phil Williamson - http://www.imber.info/EP_Oceans2025_UK.html

Fisheries Oceanography project - Leader: Dr. Julie Hall - http://www.imber.info/EP_Hall_NZ.html

European Project on OCean Acidification (EPOCA) - Leader: Dr. JP Gattuso - http://www.imber.info/EP_EPOCA.html

IMBER special sessions
IMBER/SOLAS session (#047): Biogeochemistry and physical dynamics of coastal upwelling regions at ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting (25-31 January 2009, Nice, France)
Co-Chairs: Carol Robinson (carol.robinson@uea.ac.uk), Des Barton (e.d.barton@iim.csic.es) Doug Wallace (dwallace@ifm-geomar.de)

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Funding and collaborative opportunities

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, January 2009
NOAA and NSF commission national study of ocean acidification
The first comprehensive national study of how carbon dioxide emissions absorbed into the oceans may be altering fisheries, marine mammals, coral reefs, and other natural resources has been commissioned by NOAA and the National Science Foundation. http://www.noaa.gov/

International Polar Year (IPY) Publications Solicitation: Please Report Your IPY Publications
The database is available at: http://www.nisc.com/ipy

Call for abstracts
11-16 January 2009: Cape Town, South Africa
5th Alexander von Humboldt International Conference: Iphakade: Climate Changes and African Earth Systems – past, present and future.
The deadline for submission of abstracts and the deadline for “early-bird” registration have been extended to 16th November, 2008.

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Early career scientist opportunities

15 December - 30 January: Concepcion, Chile
Austral Summer Institute IX
ASI IX will be devoted to Coastal Processes and Environmental Problems

7-17 July, 2009: Washington, USA
JCSDA Summer Colloquium on Data Assimilation
The NASA/NOAA/DoD Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) is pleased to announce a Summer Colloquium on Data Assimilation in 2009 engaging graduate students and individuals with early postdoctoral appointments in the science of data assimilation for the atmosphere, land, and oceans. The program will include lectures by internationally recognized experts in data assimilation and an opportunity for students to interact with the lecturers in an informal setting. The objective of the program is to foster the education of the next generation of data assimilation scientists.
Deadline for application: December 1, 2008

3-15 August 2009: Corsica, France
4th SOLAS Summer School
Applications open in November 2008 - http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/solas/summerschool/

Calcification by Marine Organisms (CAL.MAR.O): A FP7 MARIE CURIE INITIAL TRAINING NETWORK - http://www.calmaro.eu/index.php?News:Open_Positions

Traineeships in Observational Oceanography Primarily for Students from Developing Countries but also for Students from Developed Countries with Plans to Network in (or with) Developing Countries The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) anticipates a second year of support from the Nippon Foundation for the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography. The Centre will offer a 10-month Programme of study at BIOS on Observational Oceanography. Tentative Programme dates are from 1 August, 2009 to 31 May, 2010. Travel and living expenses of the trainees will be covered by the NF-POGO Programme.
Deadline for application: Jan 15, 2009.
Full details are available at: http://www.bios.edu/education/cofe.html

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) just opened the Nippon Foundation-Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) Centre of Excellence to teach oceanography to developing nations.

Launch of new CarboSchools website
Carbon science researchers and secondary school teachers invite young people to learn about local and global impacts of climate change, explore scientific research on the topic and act locally to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Join us in a great scientific adventure, share our fascination for the planet and help to find solutions for the future!

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Marine Organic Geochemistry Position at the University of South Carolina, USA.
Deadline for application: Dec 1, 2008

Post Doc position: Coupled physical-biogeochemical modelling of NW Mediterranean sea with the Mars3D and Eco3M numerical tools, Marseille, France.

PhD student Ecological/Biogeochemical modeller, Yerseke, The Netherlands.
Deadline for application: Dec 1, 2008

Postdoctoral position in the field of trace gas chemistry in seawater in the research unit “Chemical Oceanography” of the research division “Marine Biogeochemistry”, Kiel, Germany.
Deadline for application: Nov 15, 2008

OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008 - Southern Ocean Carbon Dioxide, CSIRO, Australia.
Deadline for application: Nov 30, 2008

Calcification by Marine Organisms (CAL.MAR.O): A FP7 MARIE CURIE INITIAL TRAINING NETWORK - Marie Curie Initial Training Network CALMARO is seeking for 3 Experienced and 9 Early-Stage Researchers

[ISOGEOCHEM] Marine Biologist, Assistant Professor Position at Boston University, USA.
Deadline for application: Dec 5, 2008

Postdoctoral position in ocean carbon cycle modelling, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR)
Deadline for application: Nov 25, 2008

Postdoctoral position in Aquatic Ecological Modelling, Université Libre de Bruxelles Ecologie des Systèmes Aquatiques (Belgium)
Deadline for application: Dec 15, 2008

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Publications / Web Resources

The GCP has released the new global carbon budget 2007. http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbontrends/index_new.htm

The US Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Office announces the launch of the new SCAR website. To view the updated website, please go to: http://usscar.tamu.edu.

Fall 2008 issue of OCB News. Read the OCB Newsletter at http://www.us-ocb.org/publications/OCB_NEWS_OCT08.pdf
MERSEA have created an actual state of the ocean forecast: http://bulletin.mersea.eu.org/html/produits/mersea_vs/

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2009 Meetings / Conferences / Workshops

25-31 January: Nice, France
ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting

10-12 March: Copenhagen, Denmark
Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
Theme 1, Session 4: "Vulnerability in Carbon Sinks" Co-chairs: Nicolas Gruber, Michael Raupach

18-24 April: Vienna, Austria
EGU Ocean Sciences Meeting
Deadline for abstract application: 13 Jan, 2009

19-22 April: Brest, France
Metabolic organization: 30 years of DEB research

20-24 May: Washington D.C, USA
International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC)

6-17 July: Plymouth, UK
Marine Phytoplankton Taxonomy Workshop

31 August-4 Sept: Geneva, Switzerland
World Climate Conference

21-25 September: Venice, Italy
OceanObs'09: Ocean Information for Society: Sustaining the Benefits, Realizing the Potential

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