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Staff Associate Position: The International Research Institute for Climate and Society
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI: http://iri.columbia.edu) in Palisades, New York is seeking a Staff Associate.
The Staff Associate will work on the map room component of IRI's Data Library which serves more than 200,000 users per year. Specifically, will work to improve categories of data that are represented on maps, referred to as map rooms, to create maps that meet user needs. Will improve text associated with many map room analyses, regrouping sets of pages, and incorporating additional material making the map room pages more accessible and useful to a wider audience, including students and the general public.
Publications about capacity building in marine science
Training opportunities in marine science have been the topic of articles published in peer-reviewed journals recently, reiterating the importance and need for capacity building in this arena. They include papers in Marine Pollution Bulletin and Eos and can be seen in the following articles:
IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School, Shanghai, China
The fourth summer school in IMBER´s ClimEco (Climate and Marine Ecosystems) series will be held at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China from 4-9 August 2014.
The theme is Delineating the issues of climate change and impacts to marine ecosystems: Bridging the gap between research, assessment, policy and management.
Call for participation in Ocean Sampling Day
The Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) is a simultaneous sampling campaign of the world’s oceans and will take place on the summer solstice (June 21st) in the year 2014. These cumulative samples, related in time, space and environmental parameters, will provide insights into fundamental rules describing microbial diversity and function and will contribute to the blue economy through the identification of novel, ocean-derived biotechnologies. We expect that these data will provide a reference data set for generations of experiments to follow in the coming decade. It could also function as starting point for regularly coordinated future OSDs.
Satellites help spot whales
Scientists have demonstrated how new satellite technology can be used to count whales, and ultimately estimate their population size. Using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery, alongside image processing software, they were able to automatically detect and count whales breeding in part of the Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes in Argentina.