Organized by The Ocean Project, this day of worldwide celebration of the Ocean, first established in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has grown significantly since its official recognition byt the UN in 2008.
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to participate in a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded study of the influence of natural oil and gas seeps on the pelagic ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. The position will include fieldwork in the Gulf of Mexico, laboratory analyses of field samples, analysis of metagenomic datasets and synthesis with environmental data sets.
The postdoc will participate in a project to investigate the evolution of early and acquired metabolism in T. ammonificans, a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that was isolated in Costa Vetriani's laboratory from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. In this project Vetriani's team is leveraging different types of culture approaches (including batch and continuous culture techniques) with comparative genomic and proteomic analyses of T. ammonificans and related organisms.
DEVOTES-EuroMarine Summer School "Marine Ecosystem Services, Management and Governance: Linking Social and Ecological Research", Aquarium of Donostia, 6 - 9 June 2016, San Sebastián, Spain
The topic for this summer school relates to marine ecosystem services and the links between their assessment, mapping and the need for a socio-ecological framework to address the important management issues related to the governance of the oceans. Governing the oceans and keeping them in a healthy state requires activities at sea to be sustainable, so that the ecosystem services provided by the oceans and the functionality of the ecosystems can be maintained.