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Pre-Proposals Invited for Oceanographic Research on RV Falkor in 2016
Schmidt Ocean Institute invites Expressions of Interest in collaborative research cruises on R/V Falkor in 2016. The 2015 research cruise planning process is in progress, and we anticipate that the R/V Falkor will be operating in the Western Pacific Ocean in 2015. The target region of scientific operations for 2016 will be determined based on the review of the Expressions of Interest received in response to this call.
Research assistant in Tropical coral biogeochemistry, University of St. Andrews
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant on a NERC funded project to study the impact of past changes in the marine carbonate system on the skeletal accretion and geochemistry of cultured corals. The project will involve coral husbandry, analysis of seawater carbonate chemistry and trace element and stable isotope sample preparation and analysis.
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.