Jobs & INTERNSHIPS

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OceanHub Africa is looking for talents who are willing to use their skills and energy to advance the African sustainable blue economy. 
Are you ready to:
  1. join a supportive, passionate and determined team, where you can gain autonomy and learn from their expertise
  2. get involved in multi-stakeholder and  international projects, delivering high value work and gaining exposure
  3. maintain the leadership position of OHA in its ecosystem as more ocean hubs emerge
  4. participate to the efforts to sustain OHA’s growth to benefit the whole organisation 
  5. deliver on OHA’s Blue Economy consultancy missions as well as to provide support to OHA’s accelerated startups in an effort to deliver positive impact on our ocean

Learn more about the roles available here

  • Costal Community Incubation Lead

Apply here.

Care about the environment and want to make a difference? Focused on conservation and sustainable use of the Azores Sea, the Blue Azores Program contributes to the protection, promotion and valuation of the archipelago’s marine resources, creating new pathways for the sustainable economic development of the region.

Three exciting new positions are available with Blue Azores, based in the Azores, Portugal.

EAI is seeking 4 to 5 Environmental Monitors to assist in surveying 22 miles of beach in Indian River County, Florida documenting sea turtle nesting and reproductive success for leatherback, loggerhead and green sea turtles. Using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), you will be conducting early morning sea turtle nesting surveys, marking and monitoring nest sites, excavating and inventorying marked nests to determine reproductive success, responding to stranded sea turtles, and other related activities. Additionally, nighttime surveys for nesting female sea turtles and daytime nesting shorebird surveys may be required in support of anticipated beach nourishment projects. Daily monitoring will begin March 1, 2023 and continue through October. 
 

The successful candidate will be based in the Climate and Ocean Geosciences group within the Research School of Earth Sciences.

We seek applications from motivated and creative scientists for a 2-year, fixed-term Postdoctoral/Research Fellow position in marine biogeochemistry. The position forms part of ARC Discovery Project aimed at better understanding the interactions between iron, copper and Southern Ocean phytoplankton growth.

Key science duties include 1) Undertaking culture experiments involving phytoplankton, 2) determining trace element concentration and isotope composition of cells samples using state-of-the-art methods with MC-ICP-MS, 3) isolation and characterisation of proteins involved in electron transport and 4) evaluate the links between trace elements and isotopes and cellular functioning.

Deadline: 1 February 2023.

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and the Belmont Forum Secretariat are pleased to announce a call for applicants for IAI Science, Technology and Policy (STeP) Fellows.

More information on this opportunity can be found at https://www.iai.int/en/post/detail/Call-for-applicants

Application deadline:  15 February 2023

Estimados colegas,

El Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global (IAI) y la Secretaría de Belmont Forum se complacen en anunciar la convocatoria de solicitudes para el Programa de  Fellowship de Ciencia, Tecnología y Políticas (STeP) del IAI.

Se puede encontrar más información sobre esta oportunidad en https://www.iai.int/es/post/detail/Call-for-applicants

Plazo de solicitud: 15 de febrero de 2023

Deadline: 15 February 2023.

Blue Carbon Canada are seeking a postdoctoral scholar for a Regional Coastal Ocean Modeling position investigating the fate of Canada’s coastal oceans over the next century, to inform a large collaborative project on natural ocean climate solutions. The scholar will (1) produce high-resolution regional ocean models of Canada’s Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, and (2) assess how these coastal oceans will respond to a warming climate by subjecting these regional ocean models to downscaled global climate model projections. This position is a part of the Blue Carbon Canada research initiative, endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and supported through the University of Victoria, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). The position will be supervised jointly by Prof. Hansi Singh, head of the Climate Dynamics research group in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, and by Prof. Parker MacCready, head of the Coastal Ocean Modeling Group at the University of Washington School of Oceanography.

Apply here.

Applications will be reviewed starting 1 January 2023, and will be accepted until the position is filled. The ideal start date is Spring 2023.

Marine Conservation Institute seek a highly qualified individual to join  as a Geospatial Database Coordinator for the Marine Protection Atlas (MPAtlas). MPAtlas is a key platform for organizing strategic coalition planning, research, and communication, providing up-to-date tracking of MPA commitments and national and global MPA coverage, and this role will be a key contributor to that platform. This individual will coordinate and administer the marine protected area (MPA) assessment database, associated MPA boundary database, and GIS library. The database coordinator will work closely with the MPAtlas team to better streamline and expand access to these data for use by Institute staff and partners in web applications and analyses.

As database coordinator, you will work closely with Institute staff and collaborators; particularly those engaged in implementing The MPA Guide, an effort led by Marine Conservation Institute and others to standardize MPA definitions and classifications. You will support MPA research by curating a database of MPA assessments and the spatial boundaries of management zones within these protected areas. These assessments will be linked to other geospatial data to analyze and report on MPA coverage on several scales, demonstrating the value of The MPA Guide framework.

The coordinator role may expand to support additional analyses, interactive data visualization products, reports and other tasks to help showcase the data on the MPAtlas platform. Much of the database structure is already in place but needs improvement and new automation algorithms. Much of this position will be maintenance and database clean-up so we are looking for someone who enjoys and finds database management rewarding. The coordinator will also be tasked with creating and facilitating training and instruction on data submission for staff, collaborators and interested parties from around the world to conduct and contribute independent assessments to our platform. Our efforts will support adoption of the framework by the international community.

Apply here.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting 3 January.

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 517616), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

The Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Ecology Research group (iBEER Lab) at the University of Hong Kong is seeking applications for highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellows interested in studying ecological and biogeochemical dynamics of coastal wetland ecosystems.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an environmental related discipline (e.g. Biology, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Marine Sciences). They should have a broad knowledge of how ecosystems respond to global change, a proven research background with strong writing ability, and experience in coastal wetlands, forests, or an analogous ecosystem. Preference will be given to those candidates with expertise in: manipulative experiments; remote sensing of landscape wetland dynamics; stable-isotope biogeochemistry; ecological restoration and blue carbon. Ability to program in a language such as R and experience in GIS applications software are preferred.

Apply here.

Deadline: 31 January

The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. Up to nine fellows are placed with state coastal programs every year. The program matches postgraduate students to work on projects proposed by state coastal zone management programs and selected by NOAA. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Placement for the Coastal Management Fellowship positions is fully integrated into the placement process with the Digital Coast Fellowship positions. Candidates apply to the Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship program as a whole, and selected candidates will be eligible to interview with both the state coastal programs and the Digital Coast partnership organizations at the fellowship matching workshop.

https://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/coastalmanagement.html

 

For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, PhD scientists help build a foundation for scientific strength and human prosperity. TWAS offers between 100 – 160 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and South Africa.

For more information.

 

This project will examine the forms and role of policy learning arising from planning, implementing and evaluating climate interventions within specific sites experiencing global warming. The project will use planning and management for the marine estate in Tasmania, Australia, as a case study in which a range of place-based interventions (e.g., kelp restoration, fisheries stock enhancement) have been led by public, private and community actors. The project will identify the array of interventions, their scales of intensity of cause and effects, the synergistic effects of groups or sequences of interventions, and the marine management goals they were designed to address. It will then examine the role of current institutional and policy conditions (such as policy framing, scaling and core beliefs, local and multi-scale networks) across the suite of interventions and the extent of any policy learning.  Drawing on the emergent concept of responsible innovation (which includes processes for considering risk, feasibility and ethics), the project will identify properties of site and estate-level governance which enhance or hinder policy learning for more responsible intervention.

Deadline: 6 March 2023

Apply through the University here.

 

Other Opportunities

The Ocean Decade Expert Roster

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (‘Ocean Decade’) has launched a call for experts to join a new roster to assist the Decade Coordination Unit and IOC-UNESCO Secretariat with strategic, technical and review processes.

The roster will have the three following roles: (i) input to strategic ambition and target setting for the Ocean Decade Challenges; (ii) input to the technical review of Decade programme and project submissions to inform the deliberations of the Ocean Decade Advisory Board, and the decisions on endorsement by the IOC Executive Secretary; and (iii) input to Decade review processes, including the State of the Decade reports and discussions during the Ocean Decade Conference series.

If you are interested in participating in the Expert Roster, please fill out this online form

Please note that membership of the Expert Roster is on a rolling, voluntary basis and will not be remunerated.

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