US CLIVAR Newsgram October 2014
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October 2014 Edition

  1. Announcements

  2. Meetings and Workshops

  3. Community News

  4. Funding Opportunities

  5. Jobs


Deadline for Working Groups and Workshops is October 17

US CLIVAR-sponsored working groups and workshops (including scientific conferences and meetings) are now being solicited for 2015. Up to two new working groups will be initiated, each comprised of approximately 10-15 scientists who will implement focused activities to address critical scientific challenges within a two to three year timeframe. Workshops are requested twice a year, will be funded based upon agency interest, and can be national or international in scope and participation. Requests are due to the US CLIVAR Project Office by October 17.  

US AMOC Science Team Meeting Highlights and Presentations

The September meeting of the US AMOC Science Team brought together over 80 researchers to Seattle,Washington to share the latest scientific results in observing, modeling, and understanding the AMOC and it's impacts. Each US AMOC Task Team hosted a session and breakout discussion to learn about recent activities and discuss near-term priorities, as summarized in the highlights. And for those who are interested in a recap of the talks and posters, these are available online to download

Seasonal Prediction: Achievements and New Frontiers Webinar on October 29

The NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program webinar series will host its next presentation on seasonal predictions on October 29 from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. Speakers will include Lisa Goddard of Columbia University, Eric Fuilyardi of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace and University of Reading, and Ben Kirtman of the University of Miami. US CLIVAR is a co-sponsor of this webinar. 

Meetings and Workshops

The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting are just around the corner and early registration deadlines are
November 14 and December 1, respectively. If you are planning to attend, check out our compiled list of AGU sessions and AMS sessions that may be of interest to the community.

ENSO Extremes and Diversity: Dynamics, Teleconnection, and Impacts Workshop
 February 4-6, 2015, Sydney Austrailia

The CLIVAR-sponsored workshop will be an opportunity to review gaps in understanding of ENSO and to formulate a plan for how the community should move forward to fill these gaps. The workshop will be over three days and limited to 40 participants. Those who are interested are requested to email their potential topic to Agus Santoso and Guojian Wang by October 20. 
Third International Symposium: Effects of Climate Change on World’s Oceans
March 21-28, 2015, Santos, Brazil

This symposium will bring together the international science community to discuss the latest information, understanding, and assessment of the impacts of climate change on the ocean. Twelve sessions have been organized covering a range of topics from physical ocean processes to resource management. Abstract submission and early registration are due October 31. 
7th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces
May 18-21, 2015, Seattle Washington

The symposium occurs every five years and brings together the scientific and engineering community investigating the theory and applications of gas transfer at water surfaces. Symposium topics involve gas-water fluxes of mass, heat, and particulates and include things such as field observations, remote sensing, global scale and high latitude processes, ocean acidification, and numerical studies. Abstracts are now being accepted and due by January 9. 

For a full calendar of upcoming events and deadlines, check the website

Community News

NASA successfully launches and installs RapidScat on International Space Station

On September 21, NASA launched ISS-RapidScat to the International Space Station in their latest Earth observing mission. Data is already being collected for ocean wind speed and direction, and preliminary images have been produced. RapidScat will measure winds between 57° north and south of the equator and obtain global coverage every 48 hours. The mission will provide useful information for hurricane monitoring to climate studies. 

NCAR Faculty Fellowship Program applications due

Applications are now being accepted for the NCAR Faculty Fellowship Program. The program provides an opportunity and resources for faculty members to work at NCAR for up to a two-year period and also enables NCAR scientists the ability to spend time in residence at a US university. Emphasis will be given to UCAR member universities and academic affiliates. The deadline to apply is October 31. 

2015 New Generation of Polar Researchers Leadership Symposium applications due

The 2015 NGPR Leadership Symposium is open to early career scientists (PhD granted between January 2009 and October 2014) who work on a spectrum of research in the Arctic and Antarctic. The goal is to create a new cohort of polar researchers and collaborate as an interdisciplinary network to understand emerging areas of polar research. The training will include development of leadership and communication skills to better understand challenges at the intersection of science and society. Travel expenses will be covered for this weeklong symposium that will take place on Catalina Island in California. Applications are due November 3.  

Nominations requested for WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development

The World Climate Research Programme and World Weather Research Programme are seeking nominations of early and mid-career scientists for recognition of outstanding contribution to weather and climate model development. Recipients will receive a certificate and funding to participate at a major meeting of their choice to present their research. Nominations are due November 15

Funding Opportunities

NSF Division of Polar Programs: Arctic Research Opportunities
Deadline: October 21
NSF Arctic Sciences invites investigators at US organizations to submit proposals to advance understanding of the Arctic, from projects that seek to advance fundamental disciplinary understanding to complex interdisciplinary work needed to understand the Arctic system as a whole. 
Arctic Observing Network (AON): Invites proposals that will improve long-term measurement of Arctic system variables required for the scientific investigation of Arctic system change and its global connections, including the development of resilient sensors, platforms, real-time communications packages, and measurement systems that are critical to AON; observing network design, including optimization of the system of networks for informed deployment and systematic observation; and development of value-added products that leverage AON-supported information streams.
Arctic Natural Sciences (ANS): Invites proposals to investigate Arctic processes and phenomena, with particular emphasis on understanding the changing Arctic environment and the development of predictive tools. Areas of special interest include marine and terrestrial ecosystems, Arctic atmospheric and oceanic dynamics and climatology, Arctic geological and glaciological processes, and their connectivity to lower latitudes.

Arctic System Science (ARCSS): Invites proposals to advance understanding the Arctic as a system. Successful projects address one or more of the following: important relationships among the various components of the Arctic system; self-regulatory processes, feedbacks, or non-linear responses of the arctic system to physical or biogeochemical drivers; understanding of the arctic system and its behavior through synthesis or modeling; the consequences of environmental change on the Arctic system (e.g., through impact scenarios or evaluation of vulnerability to multiple drivers); linkages between the Arctic and Earth systems.

Two additional programs, Arctic Social Sciences and Polar Cyberinfrastruture also invite proposals under this solicitation.

NOAA National Ocean Service: Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program
Deadline: November 18
NOAA National Ocean Service Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research is soliciting proposals under the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (EESLR) Program to improve the management of regional and local ecosystem effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to integrate dynamic physical and biological processes with sea level rise and coastal inundation to improve the prediction of coastal ecosystem effects to enable enhanced coastal resiliency. This information will be used to advance the capacity and capabilities of the NOAA Sentinel Site Program. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2015 Federal appropriations. Funding for approximately 2 to 5 projects, 2-3 years in duration, can be anticipated at the level of $150,000 to $200,000 per year per proposal. 
NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Deadline: December 8
The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique resources, sites and facilities. The fellowship program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. During tenure, fellows will affiliate with an appropriate research institution(s) and conduct research on topics supported by OCE. The OCE fellowship program has two tracks: 1) Track 1 (Broadening Participation) and 2) Track 2 (International). Fellowships are awards to individuals, not organizations, and are administered by the fellows.


Student/Early Career Opportunities

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship – Washington, DC
Deadline: November 1
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (Geosciences and Life Sciences) – National Science Foundation
Deadline: November 4
Postdoc – Advection Algorithms for Climate Models – Computational Physics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Postdoc – CESM Modeling of Marine Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Cycles – Climate and Global Dynamics Division, NCAR Earth System Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado
Deadline: October 17
Postdoc – Climate Change and Upwelling Systems (2 positions) – University of California Los Angeles and University of Washington
Postdoc – Climate and Ice Sheet Modeling – Climate and Global Dynamics Division, NCAR Earth System Laboratory, Boulder, CO
Deadline: October 24
Postdoc – Earth Institute Fellowship Program – Columbia University,
Deadline: October 31
Postdoc – NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship – UCAR’s Visiting Scientist Program, Colorado
Deadline January 9
Postdoc and PhD Students – Complex effects of climate change on nature reserve networks – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Postdoc – Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling – Climate and Global Dynamics Division, NCAR, Boulder, CO
Deadline: November 7
Postdoc – Ocean Modeling – University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Deadline: October 15
Postdoc – Oceanic Circulation Modeling – University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Professional Research Assistant – Climate Data Analysis – Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Open Positions

Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Science (2 positions available) – Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Deadline: November
Assistant Professor – Climate Science (2 tenure-track positions) – Department of Earth & Environment, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Deadline: December 1
Assistant Professor – Earth and Planetary Science – University of California, Berkley, California
Deadline: December 12
Assistant Professor – Global Climate Modeling/Earth Systems Modeling – Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Deadline: December 20
Assistant Professor – Physical Geography – Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Deadline: November 30
Assistant/Associate Scientist – Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Deadline: November 1
Assistant Professor – Oceanography (2 positions available) – Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia, Savannah, GA
Deadline: October 24
Tenure Track Scientist – Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Deadline: November 1
Section Head – Ocean Section – Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Deadline: October 30
Section Head – Marine Geosciences Section – Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Deadline: October 31
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