Tuesday, 23 July 2013

APECS Oceania Elections

Nominations for the 2013-2014 Executive Committee for APECS Oceania Opening Soon

It's that time of year again - Elections for the 2013-2014 APECS Oceania Executive Committee will be held in August!

Want to join the APECS Oceania Executive Committee?

It’s easy! All you need to do is provide us with:
  • A basic biographical information (name, institution, contact details, country of residence and origin),
  • A brief bio sketch about yourself (e.g. research theme and interests, your hobbies, etc.),
  • A photo of yourself that we can use for the APECS website,
  • The names and contact details of two referees, and
  • A short statement detailing
    • Why you are interested in serving on the APECS Executive Committee
    • How you would like to contribute to APECS as a member of the APECS Executive Committee.
What is the timeline for the election?

The 2013-2014 APECS Executive Committee elections follow a strict timeline.

24th July 2013: Announcement of APECS Executive Committee Elections sent out

5th - 9th August 2013: Accepting nominations (ONLY APECS Oceania Members)

To be eligible, you must become a member before the 9th of August.

12th - 16th August: APECS Oceania Executive Committee election

Note: Online voting by APECS Oceania Members ONLY

17th-18th August: Final tally and review of votes, transition process

26th August: Official announcement of 2013-2014 APECS Oceania Executive Committee

Applications for the APECS Oceania Executive Committee will be accepted starting from 5thAugust 2013.  Please email your application as one PDF to apecs.oceania@gmail.com


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

APECS Oceania Memberships

Do you currently reside in Australia or New Zealand? 

Are you interested in Polar Science, Conservation or Education and Outreach

As a member you will be kept up to date with the latest news, conferences and events in Australia and New Zealand 
You will also be eligible to join the Executive Committee and vote at annual elections.

Please note: we will not bombard you with emails.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

12 PhD positions for interdisciplinary climate change program, International Research Training Group ArcTrain.

The International Research Training Group ArcTrain seeks candidates for
12 PhD positions in an interdisciplinary climate change program conducted in collaboration between the University of Bremen, the Alfred Wegener Institute, and a consortium of eight Canadian universities led by the University of Quebec at Montreal. All positions are for a fixed term of three years. The earliest starting date is 1 September 2013.

Successful candidates will work on various processes and impacts of climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arctic focusing on the scientific objective of advancing understanding of variability and feedbacks in arctic oceanic and cryospheric processes across time scale using an interdisciplinary framework of marine geosciences, oceanography, environmental physics, and climatology.

The program includes research residences at partner institutions in Canada, field and ship-based courses, annual meetings, and structured training workshops.

PhD positions are offered in the fields of:

- Climatological time series of arctic multiyear ice;
- Sea ice modeling and data assimilation;
- Variability of arctic sea ice, meltwater discharge and primary
- North Atlantic variability in climate models;
- Exchange between western and eastern subpolar North Atlantic;
- Internal wave - flow interaction in the western boundary current;
- Large-scale analysis of oceanic horizontal mixing hot spots;
- Svalbard glaciers and oceanic heat advection through the Holocene;
- Environmental processes in the Baffin Bay since the last ice age;
- Habitat modeling of planktonic foraminifera;
- Sensitivity of open-ocean convection to ice-sheet melting; and
- Tracing meltwater plumes using radiogenic isotopes.

Detailed project descriptions are available via hyperlinks on the ArcTrain website: https://www.marum.de/en/Page13599.html.

Application deadline: Sunday, 7 July 2013.