EMBS 53: Belgium, 17-21 September 2018

EMBS 53: Belgium, 17-21 September 2018

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53rd European Marine Biology Symposium

Venue: De Grote Post @ Ostend, Belgium
Date: 17-21 September 2018
Local organisation: VLIZ

THEMES

– SCIENCE FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
– SCIENCE IN A MODERN ERA
– CITIZEN SCIENCE
– SCIENCE IN THE NORTH SEA
– GENERAL SESSION

REGISTRATION & ABSTRACT

Submission opened: January 15, 2018
Deadline abstract submission: April 15, 2018 (no extension)
Notification on abstract acceptance: May 15, 2018
Deadline early bird registration: May 31, 2018
Deadline late registration: August 31, 2018
EMBS53: September 17-21, 2018

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EMBS 53 SECRETARIAT
Flanders Marine Institute – VLIZ
InnovOcean site – Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
www.vliz.be | E-mail: info@embs53.org
T: +32 59 34 21 30 | www.embs53.org

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UEA (UK): PhD project on trace gas production by seaweeds – urgent deadline

UEA (UK): PhD project on trace gas production by seaweeds – urgent deadline

Biogenic trace gas production by seaweeds: exploring the impacts of worldwide aquaculture expansion (MALIN_UENV18EE)

Please read the recruitment introduction http://www.enveast.ac.uk/projects/recruitment-introduction for more information about eligibility, how to apply, and possibilities for further funding.
If you meet the residency requirements but are not a native English speaker please also check the English language requirements https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/entry-requirements.

Project Supervisor: Dr. Gill Malin http://www.uea.ac.uk/environmental-sciences/people/profile/g-malin
University of East Anglia (UEA) – School of Environmental Sciences
Other supervisors:
– Professor Bill Sturges (UEA)
– Dr. Emma Elvidge (UEA)
– Dr Michael Cunliffe (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
– Professor Siew Moi Phang (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur)

Deadline for nominating a candidate: Friday 9 February 2018, noon. Apply as soon as possible!
Interviews: 12 February 2018 (UEA)

Project description

Scientific Background

Seaweeds are major components of coastal ecosystems worldwide. Alongside microalgae, they provide essential ecosystem services including using carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Our research shows they are also remarkable producers of trace gases that contain halogens (Br, Cl and/or I) or sulphur. Such gases are important for global biogeochemical cycles, chemical reactions in the atmosphere, cloud formation and climate.
This PhD is an exciting opportunity to advance understanding of trace gas production by seaweeds, today and in the future. With climate changing and the population increasing, demand for food, fuel, feed and other products are increasing pressure on marine resources. Seaweed production has increased 20-fold since 1970 and has helped people escape poverty in disadvantaged coastal areas. Your challenge is to investigate whether trace gases from worldwide expansion of seaweed farming could have important consequences for the climate.

Objectives

• Use gas chromatography mass spectrometry to examine trace gas production for a range of lab-grown or field-collected temperate and tropical seaweeds.
• Experimentally determine how current and future conditions (light, temperature, nutrients, CO2,) influence seaweed trace gas production.
• Investigate whether seaweed-derived organics and sea surface microlayer bacteria reduce trace gases emissions.
• Explore future scenarios for seaweed aquaculture in terms of environmental impacts and the positive social contexts for aquaculture. Could low trace gas/strong microlayer seaweeds be selected to reduce emissions?

Supervisory team

Based at the University of East Anglia (Dr Gill Malin, Prof Bill Sturges, Dr Emma Elvidge), this studentship will include travel/research opportunities with co-supervisors Prof Siew Moi Phang (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur) and Dr Michael Cunliffe (Marine Biological Association, Plymouth). We are a strong multidisciplinary team with excellent track records for research on algae, trace gases and microlayers.

Training

You will develop advanced lab and field research skills plus transferable skills to help in your future career.

Funding

This project has been shortlisted for funding by the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, comprising the Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent, with twenty other research partners.
Successful candidates who meet RCUK’s eligibility criteria will be awarded a NERC studentship. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award. In 2018/19, the stipend will be £14,777.

Candidate Profile

This project would suit a self-motivated student, with a good experimental skills and practical ingenuity. Relevant analytical skills and an appreciation of algae would be ideal. You should have/anticipate at least a 2i BSc and/or an MRes or MSc in the Biological, Chemical or Environmental Sciences.
If you are interested please apply as soon as you possibly can so that we can consider your application, arrange a pre-interview etc. Applications must be made via https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply Contact Gill Malin by email g.malin@uea.ac.uk or phone 01603 592531 (leave your contact number if you get my answerphone) if you wish to discuss the project ahead of making an application. Our absolute deadline for nominating a candidate is mid-day Friday 9th February 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed at UEA (Norwich, UK) in person on 12 February 2018.

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Centres of scientific excellence in Poland funded by MPG and NCN: Dioscuri call opened

Centres of scientific excellence in Poland funded by MPG and NCN: Dioscuri call opened

On behalf of the National Science Centre in Poland we are pleased to announce the recent possibility of funding your excellent research in Poland within a Dioscuri scheme.

Dioscuri is a programme initiated by the German Max Planck Society (MPG), jointly managed with the National Science Centre in Poland (NCN), and mutually funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The Dioscuri scheme is designed to establish Centres of Scientific Excellence at Polish Host Institutions. Addressees of the call are researchers with a PhD degree obtained within a period not exceeding fifteen years prior to the submission of their application to Dioscuri.
Funding will be provided by the NCN from the resources contributed by MNiSW and BMBF. Polish Host Institution will receive up to € 300,000 annually to be spent exclusively on the Dioscuri Centre’s operations.
To learn more about the call visit www.ncn.gov.pl/dioscuri or www.mpg.de/dioscuri.

Did you know that you can apply for NCN funds even if you do not have Polish citizenship?

The only condition is that projects we fund must be carried out at Polish host institutions. So, if you have ever thought of coming and conducting your basic research in Poland, we have a variety of opportunities for you.
For other funding opportunities see the NCN website.

Best regards,
Joanna Płaszewska
Zespół ds. informacji i promocji
NARODOWE CENTRUM NAUKI
ul. Królewska 57
30-081 Kraków

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AWI: Oceans Past VII Conference, Bremerhaven, Germany: 22th to 26th October 2018

AWI: Oceans Past VII Conference, Bremerhaven, Germany: 22th to 26th October 2018

Tracing human interactions with marine ecosystems through deep time: implications for policy and management

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
& the German Maritime Museum,
Bremerhaven, Germany:
22th to 26th October 2018
More information: http://oceanspast.org/oceanspastvii.html
Official Conference Website: www.awi.de/conferences/opp7

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Travel awards for young ostracod researchers going to IPC5 in Paris

Travel awards for young ostracod researchers going to IPC5 in Paris

The International Research Group on Ostracoda, together with the Society of Friends of IRGO, is happy to support the participation of two young researchers at the 5th International Palaeontological Conference (July
9-13, 2018) in Paris, France https://ipc5.sciencesconf.org/

Two travel awards of 1000 Euro each will be awarded to Master or Ph.D.
students who will present their research (oral or poster) at the IPC 5.
It is expected that Ostracoda will play a key role in their presentation. Contributions from all disciplines and geological times are welcome.

Applicants should include
a short cover letter (detailing the status of the project, and the planned format of the contribution),
a short CV, and
a scientific abstract of their talk/poster.

Applications should be submitted as a PDF before January 31, 2018, to the chair of SF*IRGO, Dr Renate Matzke-Karasz (matzke-karasz@lmu.de).
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the members of the advisory board of SF*IRGO.

This call is also online:
www.support-irgo.net/activities/irgo-young-researchers-travel-grant/

Acknowledgements:
These grants wouldn’t have been possible without the financial support of many of you to SF*IRGO. Thank you all!
Special thanks go to the voluntary instructors of the European School on Ostracoda, as well as to Elisabeth (Lotte) Kempf and Dr. Anton Waltschew for their major donations.

Looking forward to receiving many applications!

Cheers,
Renate Matzke-Karasz

[MJC]
IRGO and SF*IRGO: www.ostracoda.net
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PD Dr. Renate Matzke-Karasz
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences GeoBio-Center LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen

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IGNITE: “Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates” – 15 PhD positions available

IGNITE: “Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates” – 15 PhD positions available

We are happy to announce that 15 PhD/Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions now available in the Pan-European MSCA-ITN “Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates”
(IGNITE) Network of institutions and companies for a maximum duration of 36 months.

All positions, several on marine invertebrate genomics, will open on 1st July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The deadline for applications is 28th February 2018 (23:59 CET).

Europe is home to world-leading expertise in invertebrate genomics and the aim of IGNITE is to gather together this European excellence to train a new generation of scientists skilled in all aspects of invertebrate genomics.

The well-trained genome scientists emerging from IGNITE will be in great demand in universities, research institutions, as well as in software, biomedical, agrofood and pharmaceutical companies. Through their excellent interdisciplinary and intersectoral training spanning from biology and geobiology to bioinformatics and computer science, our graduates will be in a prime position to take up leadership roles in both academia and industry in order to drive the complex changes needed to advance sustainability of our knowledge-based society and economy.

IGNITE is an European Training Network and we are searching for applicants with a broad interest in invertebrate genomics.
The IGNITE consortium acknowledges that genomics is still a largely male-dominated field and aims to change this situation.
Females are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply and for general information about the positions, please visit our central application tool available here:
<https://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/ocgc/ignite>

For a detailed description of the individual projects please see:
<http://www.itn-ignite.eu/projects/>

best wishes

Gert

Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Paleontology & Geobiology & GeoBio-CenterLMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Director, Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology Richard-Wagner-Straße 10
80333 München
Germany

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FCT (PT): 500 research positions in Portugal

FCT (PT): 500 research positions in Portugal

The Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal (FCT) opened 500 new scientific positions at all levels (Junior researcher, Assistant Researcher, Principal Researcher, Coordinating Researcher).

The call is open between 19th January and 15th February.

We invite strong candidates to apply to the FCT ‘Stimulus to Individual Scientific Employment 2017’ having CCMAR- Centre of Marine Sciences at the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal (www.ccmar.ualg.pt) as the host institution (where selected candidates will be working).

CCMAR is a top marine research institute in Portugal, with a vibrant and enthusiastic group of scientists an support, excellent facilities, extensive international collaboration and leading member of the European Biological Resource Centre (embrc.eu).

Those interest top apply should send, as soon as possible considering the short deadline, an e-mail to ccmar@ualg.pt (subject: Scientific Employment 2017) addressed to the director and include:

  1. Motivation letter including planned research goals and up to two contact for references;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. level of the application.

CCMAR will reply shortly and may carry out online interviews.

Detailed information about the call can be found here (– in Portuguese but CCMAR will help with translation and the application):
http://www.fct.pt/apoios/contratacaodoutorados/empregocientifico/ci_dez2017.phtml.en

The guidelines (In English) can be downloaded here:
https://www.fct.pt/apoios/contratacaodoutorados/empregocientifico/docs/Guiao_de_Avaliacao.pdf

If you have particular questions about algal research at CCMAR you can contact one of the researchers directly to discuss a project.
find us at: www.ccmar.ualg.pt

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DTU (DK): 22 fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme

DTU (DK): 22 fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme

With this call Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites highly talented experienced researchers who have achieved outstanding results in their research while demonstrating excellence and potential in their field to apply for one of the 22 fellowships under the international H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme, co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. The Programme is named after Hans Christian Ørsted, discoverer of electromagnetism and founder of the University.

Applicants can apply for an individual fellowship at DTU. At the time of recruitment (1 July 2018), the applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to this date. The applicant must be an Experienced Researcher, i.e. must have obtained a PhD degree, or be very close to graduating (PhD degree must be obtained by the time of recruitment, 1 July 2018). Fellowships should commence during the same calendar year as granted; 15 December being the latest possible date.

The Programme includes two level of seniority; junior (postdoc level) and senior (assistant/associate professor level)

Applicants should apply for a junior fellowship if they have received their PhD degree within the period of 0 months to 5 years from time of recruitment (1 July 2018). Junior fellowship contracts are offered for 12-24 months; 24 months being the general duration.

Applicants should apply for a senior fellowship if they have 5+ years of experience from PhD graduation at time of recruitment (1 July 2018), and should be at a level of their career where they have had postdoc fellowships or similar and are ready academically to enter the next level of the career ladder. Senior fellowship contracts are offered for 3-12 months; 12 months being the general duration.

Applications should be based on the details of the full call text which can be downloaded at www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc.

Applications must be submitted via DTU’s online submission service at www.career.dtu.dk. Applications received by other means will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted as one compiled PDF and should contain all the requested annexes in the following order:
1. Research plan (maximum of 5 (A4) pages)
2. Signed host statement
3. Prioritised CV and List of Publications
4. Ethics issues table
5. PhD documentation (or declaration from supervisor)
The research plan must be arranged in advance with the host at DTU and should be formulated to be comprehensible to reviewers without core expertise in the research field in question.

Application deadline is 23 February 2018 (23.59, CET). To apply, please click the link “apply online”, fill in the online application form and attach your application.

For more information about the Programme please visit www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc or contact the secretariat at oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk.

DTU welcomes applications from all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion and ethnic background.

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Stockholm University (SE): 5 positions in Baltic Sea Research

Stockholm University (SE): 5 positions in Baltic Sea Research

http://www.su.se/ostersjocentrum/english/research/baltic-sea-initiative/stockholm-university-announces-five-new-positions-in-baltic-sea-research-1.356033

At Stockholm University, successful marine research and education has been conducted for over five decades. World leading research about the Baltic Sea, as well as high-level science about other marine areas such as the tropical seas and the artic regions, originates from Stockholm University.
Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre’s mission is to strengthen and illuminate this significant marine activity that involves over ten different Departments at the University. We are a combination of experts and communicators who collaborate with a wide network of marine scientists to improve the knowledge about the Baltic Sea and help society handle its marine environmental problems. Stockholm University is now inviting applicants for the following positions in Baltic Sea research:

1. Assistant Professor in Hydrological Transport, Dept. of Physical Geography
2. Assistant Professor in Marine Geophysical Mapping and Modelling, Dept. of Geological Sciences
3. Assistant Professor in Marine Isotope Biogeochemistry, Dept. of Geological Sciences
4. Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Molecular Ecology, Dept. of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
5. Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Ecosystem Change, Dept. of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences

We particularly seek scientists interested in collaborative research related to different aspects of the Baltic Sea environment. While each position has a home department, the employees will enjoy being a part of an interdisciplinary research team at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. More information about the positions and application procedure at su.se/english/jobs.

http://www.su.se/ostersjocentrum/english/research/baltic-sea-initiative/stockholm-university-announces-five-new-positions-in-baltic-sea-research-1.356033

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IOC-UNESCO: Global Ocean Science Report

IOC-UNESCO: Global Ocean Science Report

Dear Colleague,
I would like to bring your attention to the “Global Ocean Science Report – The Current Status of Ocean Science around the World” which was just published by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO).

The Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR) assesses for the first time the status and trends in ocean science capacity around the world. The Report offers a global record of who, how, and where ocean science is conducted: generating knowledge, helping to protect ocean health, and empowering society to support sustainable ocean management in the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
The GOSR identifies and quantifies the key elements of ocean science at the national, regional and global scales, including workforce, infrastructure and publications. This is the first collective attempt to systematically highlight opportunities as well as capacity gaps to advance international collaboration in ocean science and technology. This Report is a resource for scientist, academics, policy makers, and other stakeholders seeking to harness the potential of ocean science to address global challenges, the Report makes a case for increased funding in view of the ocean’s economic importance and other social and scientific challenges (e.g. the UN Sustainable Development Goals).
The GOSR is the result of the enthusiastic collaboration of many repute scientist from around the word, under the leadership of the IOC-UNESCO. As coordinator of the GOSR, I am very proud of the final product. This is the first time ever that this information is presented in a straightforward manner in understandable language at a comprehensible pace. The list of contents includes (not exhaustive):

• Ocean research capacity and infrastructures (Chapter 3)
• The Funding for ocean sciences (Chapter 4)
• Ocean research productivity and science impact (Chapter 5)
• Oceanographic data information, management and exchange (Chapter 6)
• International organizations supporting ocean sciences (Chapter 7)
• Contribution of ocean sciences to the development of ocean and coastal policies and sustainable development (Chapter 8)

To be published every five years, the inaugural Report also serves as an instrument to assess progress in the accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 on the conservation and use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
I Hope you will enjoy this report as much as we have enjoyed creating it and by reading its articles you get motivated to participate in future editions. I do hope you find it informative, providing some food for thought as well as useful for your daily work; and please, help us to disseminate the GOSR among your colleagues and networks, and do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or comments.
All the best,
Luis Valdés (Coordinating editor)

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