Cohort 5 is the Last Cohort

The iPOC Traineeships was a five year funded program and as such Cohort 5 was the last cohort of students accepted to the program.  Thank you for you interest in IGERT.

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Cohort 5 Application is Now Available!

The applications for Cohort 4 are now available. Applications are due February 17, 2014.  For more information and for the application please go to:

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Annual IGERT Program Survey Due!

IPOC students, please be sure to complete the annual IGERT program survey that is due May 12, 2014 (Monday). Note that faculty will NOT see or have access to individual responses. If there are any questions, contact Terrie ( or Tiffany (

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Summer Workshop on pH Sensor Best Practices

Scripps Institution of Oceanography will be hosting a workshop on pH sensors from August 4-8, 2014.  Hosting the workshop will be Todd Martz, Andrew Dickson, and Gretchen Hofmann with guest lecturers to be announced later.  The workshop is intended for scientists at all levels and will involve hands-on training aimed to teach scientists how to operate and deploy autonomous instruments for pH, collect and analyze validation samples during a deployment, and merge the resulting time series to generate a final data set.

Topics covered will include

  • Introduction to seawater pH
  • Introduction to pH sendors (theory of operation, principles of calibration)
  • Practical deployment of autonomous sensors
  • Collection and analysis of discrete seawater samples for sensor validation
  • Use of measurements on discrete samples for calibration and quality control of in situ pH sensor data
  • Assessment of the overall uncertainty of resulting pH measurements

The workshop is limited to a total of 15 participants selected at the discretion of the organizers.  If you would like to participate in this workshop, email Prof. Martz ( indicating your background in the area and reason for wanting to attend this workshop.  This request should be received by May 16, 2014.  Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2014.

Travel expenses will be covered up to a maximum of $600 for each participant selected.  Lodging and meal will be provided by the University of California, San Diego campus.  Any additional costs will be the participants responsibility.


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Model Marine Ecosystem Tipping Points Postdoctoral Position Available at Princeton University

Postdoctoral position available at Princeton University to model marine ecosystem tipping points. The positions are two-year positions (subject to renewal after first year) based at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, New Jersey. Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, 3 references in order to solicit letters of recommendation, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted by May 31, 2014 for full consideration.

Essential Qualifications: PhD is required. Candidates with quantitative, interdisciplinary knowledge from subsets of fields including climate dynamics, ocean and coastal biogeochemistry, marine ecosystem dynamics, and fisheries science and management are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience analyzing large data sets and/or model output is also critical, as is model development experience for those positions.

To apply go to:

Requisition Number: 1400144

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences-343

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University in cooperation with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) seeks several postdoctoral research associates and/or more senior scientists to develop and apply Earth System Models (ESMs) and other tools necessary for understanding where, when, and how marine ecosystems may reach critical “tipping points” or abrupt major changes in structure, function, and services. Topics of particular emphasis include: application of GFDL’s current Earth System Models to assess potential marine ecosystem tipping points under climate change, ocean acidification and other human influence, development of benthic and estuarine biogeochemistry and ecosystem components GFDL’s next generation Earth System Model, exploration of coastal representation, and ecological data assimilation. Personnel will join an active group at Princeton and GFDL studying the connections between biogeochemistry, ecosystems and climate (

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ClimEco4 Summer School Opportunity

Applications are being accepted for the IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School program. The focus will be Delineating the issues of climate change and impacts to marine ecosystems: Bridging the gap between research, assessment, policy and management. Applications are due before March 15, 2014.

Additional information can be found at:

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Cornell Summer Satellite Remote Sensing Training Course

Cornell is offering a summer training course on satellite remote sensing.  It will take place at Cornell University, Ithaca New York from May 30-June 13, 2014.  This program is a two-week summer satellite remote sensing training course is being offered to marine scientists who have modest or no prior experience with satellite remote sensing techniques.  The course is highly methods-oriented and intended to give participants the practical skills needed to work independently to acquire, analyze and visualize large data sets derived from a wide range of ocean satellite sensors.  Strong emphasis is given to ocean color remote sensing and the use of the latest version of NASA’s SeaDAS software to derive mapped imagery of geophysical parameters (e.g. chlorophyll or CDOM) from raw SeaWiFS, MODIS, MERIS and VIIRS data.  The course also covers image analysis methods to work with satellite imagery of sea surface temperature, ocean wind speed and sea surface height.  Developing good IDL programming skills for data analysis and visualization is a central component of the course.  More information can be found at:

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Summer School Opportunity in Germany on “Physics of the Ocean”

Summer school opportunity in Germany to study the “Physics of the Ocean.” This program will occur from September 7, 2014 through September 12, 2014.The target group of the school are postdocs, graduate students, and advanced master students, from all over Europe and beyond, who wish to broaden their understanding of ocean physics. They should preferably be engaged in ocean studies, but work in a neighboring field such as atmospheric physics/meteorology, hydrology, geophysics, and bio- or geo-sciences is also accepted. A prerequisite is an adequate knowledge of basic physics.

Application Deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2014

For more information and a link to registration:

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IGERT Winter Seminar Series

The UW IGERT Program on Ocean Change for the Winter 2014 Seminar Series is now available.  This years seminar series will focus on Ocean Change: Proactive Approaches and features lectures from Dr. Rebecca Goldburg, Dr. Andrew Rosenburg, Dr. Briam Polagye, Dr. Ann Bostrom, Sen. Kevin Ranker, and Dr. Ray Hilborn.  Attached below is the poster for the series and check the calender for any updates for the events.

iPOC winter seminar poster 2014-1

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Cohort 4 Applications Available Now!

The applications for Cohort 4 are now available. Applications are due February 14, 2014.  For more information and for the application please go to:

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