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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.
Ocean Carbon Cycle Modeling, Assistant Professor
Ocean Carbon Cycle Modeling, Assistant Professor: The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS;www.igpms.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ocean Carbon Cycle Modeling at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Austral Summer Institute XIV (ASI XIV) to be held in January 2014
The Department of Oceanography and the COPAS Sur-Austral Program of University of Concepcion, Chile, announce the Austral Summer Institute XIV (ASI XIV) to be held in January 2014 at the Main Campus in Concepción and at the Experimental Laboratory of Marine Biology in Dichato. ASI XIV is devoted to Coastal and Open Ocean Studies through Multiple Approaches.