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: http://www.imber.info/index.php/Early-Career/IMBER-Summer-Schools/ClimEco4-August-2014-Shanghai-China
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: www.geo.cornell.edu/ocean/satellite.
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: http://www.dpg-physik.de/dpg/pbh/aktuelles/S114.html
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
The applications for Cohort 4 are now available. Applications are due February 14, 2014. For more information and for the application please go to: http://depts.washington.edu/igertpoc/news-and-announcements/igert-traineeships/
The University of Washington’s Program on Climate Change (PCC) recently created their own Youtube page. Currently interviews of Hilary Palevsky, iPOC affiliate, and Elizabeth Maroon, graduate student from Cohort 3, are featured. In the interviews the students discuss what projects they are currently working on. To view their videos please follow the links provided below.
Hilary Palevsky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aOE6-bSTtY
Elizabeth Maroon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgEuzX-DQzE
UW PCC Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5IuuojHUiiKTgIUWJzciA
On Thursday November 21st, the 24th annual School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Graduate Student Symposium will commence at the UW. Two iPOC students, Donna Hauser and Merrill Rudd, will be participating in the symposium. In the first session that is focused on numbers and models, Rudd is giving a presentation titled “Stock assessment of coral reef fisheries in the U.S. west Pacific islands.” Hauser’s presentation titled “Population-specific migration timing and space use of two Pacific Arctic beluga whale (Delphinaterus leucas) populations” will be presented during the second session that is focused on climates and changes. Abstracts and a schedule for this event can be found at: http://safsgss.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/2013-gss-program.pdf.
Ms. Fran Ulmer is the current Chair of the U.S. Artic Research Commission visited the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus Monday October 28th to give a talk on “The Emerging Arctic: Are We Ready?” Ulmer gave an overview about the environmental change in the Arctic and areas of opportunity for research. Following the event a short lunch reception occurred where graduate students were able to converse with Ms. Ulmer. To the right are some iPOC trainees with Ms. Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.
In a first-of-its-kind move, the Washington state legislature has provided the UW with $1.82 million and tasked it with creating a center for coordinating research on ocean acidification and its effects on local biology, according to an article published last week in UW Today. The Center on Ocean Acidification will work with other agencies and universities to respond to a set of actions recommended by the legislature.
The center will be co-directed by Jan Newton, of the Applied Physics Lab, Terrie Klinger of the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. The two bring together leadership and expertise, including Newton’s role as Executive Director of the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS, http://www.nanoos.org/about_nanoos/intro.php), and Klinger’s role as director of the IGERT Program on Ocean Change at the University of Washington(depts.washington.edu/igertpoc/). The IGERT provides traineeship opportunities for doctoral students from all disciplines who are pursuing research in interdisciplinary issues related to ocean change.
For more information on the center, and Washington state’s interest in addressing ocean acidification, read the article in UW Today (08/08/2013).
As representatives of the IGERT POC, Cohort 2 students Ashley Maloney, Andrea Fassbender, Seth Bushinsky, and Emily Newson put together a short video and a poster for the 2013 NSF IGERT poster and video contest on their work to understand how environmental science influences public policy. In the future, the IGERT students will serve as a resource for the Marin Resources Advisory Council and the Executive Work Group on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
You can learn more about their video, and look over their poster at the following link: http://posterhall.org/igert2013/posters/394.