2024 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program
June 3-14, 2024 (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY)
The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program will support three US-based students or postdocs to participate in this course, including tuition, housing, and a travel stipend. To apply for support, please send your 2-page CV (NSF biosketch format) and a brief statement of interest (1 page max) to the OCB Project Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 22, 2024. The statement should describe your interest in the course and its potential to enhance your research and your professional development. Application materials will be reviewed by the OCB Project Office, OCB Scientific Steering Committee leadership, and the course organizer Bruce Monger (Cornell Univ.).
Please bear in mind that this is a full immersion class and participation for the entire 2 weeks is required. Visit the course website (http://oceanography.eas.cornell.edu/satellite) for more information about the course content. If you have additional questions about the course, please contact course organizer Bruce Monger (email@example.com).
Application deadline: March 22, 2024
The NSF-funded Accelnet Development of an International Network for the Study of Ocean Metabolism and Nutrient Cycles on a Changing Planet (BioGeoSCAPES) will convene an international BioGeoSCAPES science planning workshop on 6-9 November 2023 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (with hybrid option).
The objectives of this workshop are to:
In-person participation will be capped at ~80 people with representation across nations, disciplines, etc., to ensure that we are able to have focused discussions that will inform the delivery of the workshop goals.
There will also be a series of virtual brainstorming sessions spanning different time zones leading up to the workshop to enable even broader input ahead of the workshop.
Partial travel stipends will be available on an as-needed basis, and more details will be provided as the date draws closer.
The application will close JUNE 12 and applicants will be notified by early July.
In person registration is full, we are still accepting applications for virtual participation.
If you cannot use GoogleForms contact the OCB Project Office to apply.
We are excited to launch a BioGeoSCAPES Fellows program funded by the NSF AccelNet award Development of an International Network for the Study of Ocean Metabolism and Nutrient Cycles on a Changing Planet (BioGeoSCAPES). This new program will bring together an international, interdisciplinary cohort of early career (postdocs and senior graduate students) researchers working in the areas of ocean metabolism, biogeochemical cycling, biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, and marine microbiology. We encourage applicants from both experimental and modeling backgrounds.
Each Fellow will each receive up to 5,000 USD professional development award that can be used for travel related to laboratory exchanges, courses, workshops or conferences (this award can be spent over a ~2 year period). A cohort of up to 8 Fellows will participate in monthly networking events for at least one year, as well as an in-person workshop in summer 2024.
Eligibility and Application Instructions
Postdoctoral researchers and senior graduate students from any nation who are working on BioGeoSCAPES-relevant research are eligible to apply.
Submit your application (including an abbreviated 2-page CV) by June 15.
If you cannot use Google Forms, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Applications are due June 15, 2023 and will be reviewed shortly thereafter. Applicants will be informed by August, and cohort activities will begin September, 2023. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
2023 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program
June 5-16, 2023 (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY)
The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program will support five US-based students or postdocs to participate in this course, including tuition, housing, and a travel stipend. To apply for support, please send your 2-page CV (NSF biosketch format) and a brief statement of interest (1 page max) to the OCB Project Office (email@example.com) by March 17, 2023. The statement should describe your interest in the course and its potential to enhance your research and your professional development. Application materials will be reviewed by the OCB Project Office, OCB Scientific Steering Committee leadership, and the course organizer Bruce Monger (Cornell Univ.). Please bear in mind that this is a full immersion class and participation for the entire 2 weeks is required. Visit the course website (http://oceanography.eas.cornell.edu/satellite) for more information about the course content. If you have additional questions about the course, please contact course organizer Bruce Monger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NASA Sponsored Workshop on Calibration and Validation of Ocean Color Remote Sensing
June 12 – July 7, 2023
Bowdoin College, Schiller Coastal Studies Center (SCSC), Orr’s Island, Maine
An intensive four-week, cross-disciplinary, graduate-level workshop in optical oceanography will be offered at Bowdoin College’s SCSC. This workshop is the latest version of the optical oceanography course first offered at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1985, then starting in 2001 at the Darling Marine Center, and since 2021 at the SCSC. Past graduates include many of today’s leaders in oceanography.
The major theme of the workshop is calibration and validation of ocean color remote sensing. The course will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of ocean optics and optical sensor technology that will enable them to make quality measurements, assess the uncertainties associated with the measurements, and compare these data with remotely sensed ocean color measurements and derived products. The course is sponsored by NASA, the University of Maine and Bowdoin College, with the goal of preparing a new generation of oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the oceans.
Course elements include:
• lectures on the basic theory of the light interaction with matter in aquatic environments; ocean color remote sensing and its inversion; optical sensor design and function; optical approaches to ocean biogeochemistry; computation and propagation of measurement uncertainties.
• laboratory sessions for hands-on work with optical instrumentation and training in radiative transfer software.
• field sampling of optical and biogeochemical variables in the environmentally diverse waters of coastal Maine.
• analysis of optical and biogeochemical data sets, and
• collaborative student projects.
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Instructors: Emmanuel Boss and Collin Roesler (coordinators), Ivona Cetinić, Meg Estapa, Andrew Barnard, Kelsey Bisson and Jeremy Werdell with Charlotte Begouen Demeaux and Patrick Gray as the teaching assistants and guest lectures by Optics Class alumni.
Dates: June 12-July 7, 2023 (arrive June 11, depart July 8th)
Costs: Room and board, as well as graduate course credits for interested students through the University of Maine will be covered through a grant for qualified participants. OCB will provide travel support for US-based participants.
Application Deadline: March 15th, 2023
Notification by: April 15, 2023
To apply: Submit the following in pdf format to email@example.com: (1) a recent transcript, (2) a current CV (two-page maximum), (3) a letter from your advisor (or supervisor), and (4) a one-page statement of how you anticipate that this course will contribute to your professional development
We are committed to bringing a cohort of students together whose background, experiences, and training result in diversity of interest, ideas, and skills from which everyone benefits.
We are pleased to announce the 2023 Open Call for Shipboard training. On its 5th edition, this annual programme offers a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities onboard research vessels throughout the year.
Normally, specific calls are made a minimum of six months before the cruise begins, in order to allow time for large numbers of applications to be reviewed, shortlisted candidates to be interviewed, and for the the successful applicant to put the necessary paperwork in order, eg visas, travel documents, and essential medical/training certifications.
However, sometimes the POGO shipboard training programme is offered an available berth at shorter notice.
In order to make best use of these opportunities, the POGO Secretariat is issuing an Open Call for applications from early career scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD or MSc) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
The application form asks about the candidate’s background and specific training interests, including geographical areas and research/training topics. It also asks about availability to travel during 2023. The secretariat will maintain a database of all qualified, interested candidates and, as training opportunities become available, will create shortlists by evalulating suitability for the particular project on offer.
For further information on the Open Call, and to apply, visit http://www.oceantrainingpartnership.org/opencall2023
The 2023 OCB Summer Workshop will be held in person June 12-15, 2023 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Still seeking interested students and postdocs to help organize this year's OCB summer workshop plenary sessions! Please submit your expression of interest by Jan. 23!
The OCB2023 plenary sessions:
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US GO-SHIP is seeking scientists with experience in physical or chemical oceanography (hydrography) who would be interested in participating as co-Chief Scientist on the decadal re-occupation of the U.S. GO-SHIP (https://usgoship.ucsd.edu and http://www.go-ship.org) hydrographic long-line known as I05 (32°S in the Indian Ocean). This expedition is ~2 months long (Fremantle, Australia to Cape Town, South Africa, July to September 2023). No at-sea experience is necessary, although it can be a plus. The Chief Scientist will provide training and mentoring onboard. As the co-Chief Scientist experience is a stepping stone to future opportunities to sail as Chief Scientist preferred candidates are early career, but technicians with equivalent experience are also encouraged to apply. Contact: Alison Macdonald firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details on the cruise and application (Due January 16, 2023) can be found here