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On the Trail of Climate Change in the Arctic - New German-Russian research project starts with the first expeditions to the Arctic Ocean
How does climate change affect the formation of ice in the Arctic marginal seas? How do the changes affect the ecosystem? And what are the large-scale consequences for the entire Arctic region and Europe eventually? These are the questions German and Russian scientists are trying to answer during an expedition to the Laptev Sea, East Siberia, which started last week. It is the first expedition to the Russian Arctic as part of a new German-Russian joint project, coordinated at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, and supported through Russian and German funding for three years at around 7 million euros.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Bigelow Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to study the physiological, ecological and biogeochemical importance of iron storage in diatoms. The work is associated with a recently-funded collaborative NSF project involving laboratory and cruise-based experiments on the response of diatoms to varying iron conditions.
Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats
Antarctic krill are usually less than 6 cm in length but their size belies the major role they play in sustaining much of the life in the Southern Ocean. They are the primary food source for many species of whales, seals, penguins and fish.
Krill are known to be sensitive to sea temperature, especially in the areas where they grow as adults. This has prompted scientists to try to understand how they might respond to the effects of further climate change.
Research Associate Position at Dalhousie University
Canada requires rapidly deployable environmental prediction systems to help guide its response to marine emergencies along its coastline and offshore areas. To help meet this need, a Network of Centres of Excellence called Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR, www.meopar.ca) has recently been established. One of MEOPAR’s initial projects will develop a forecast system that can be set up rapidly after a marine emergency in order to provide short-term forecasts (hours to days) of the physical properties of the ocean.
Tenure-Track Position in Climate Modeling, University of Colorado Boulder
The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in climate modeling.