The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sciences.
Poster Abstract submission by 11:59 PM on Sunday November 5, 2017
Register to attend by 11:59 PM on Thursday November 9, 2017
Rutgers Climate Symposium 2017
Theme: Climate Change and Cities
Wherever the world is going, cities will get there first
November 15, 2017
Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey
This one-day symposium is intended to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change who are from institutions in the greater NJ, NY and Philadelphia region. Over 200 attendees representing more than 20 research institutions in our region participate annually. Talks center on the symposium theme. The poster session invites abstracts on climate change scholarship and are not restricted to the theme. There is no fee to attend but registration is required. Event flyer pdf here. (200 KB) This event is intended for students, faculty, staff of academic and research institutions. A limited number of registrations will be available for unaffiliated members of the public upon request.
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Mustafa Ali, Hip Hop Caucus
Nilda Mesa, Columbia University
Julie Pullen, Stevens Institute of Technology
William Solecki, Hunter College-CUNY
New Course: Communicating & Teaching Climate Science (11:300:340). The objective of the course is to improve student’s science communication skills and how to effectively use scientific data in their communication and teaching practice with the ultimate goal of improving climate literacy of public (non-scientist) audiences. Students will engage in activities and discussions around climate science while using data in authentic and locally relevant ways, all based on how people learn. This course is offered through the SEBS Program in Science Learning and as an elective for the Science Communication minor. More information pdf here. (796 KB)
Capture the King Tide: New Jersey. Today’s King Tides will be average tides in the future due to sea-level rise; help us document areas around the NJ shore that are already experiencing nuisance flooding from November 4-6, 2017. More information here.
State Department Publication Features Rutgers Polar Research!
Rutgers representatives working at the US Naval Arctic Research Laboratory, Point Barrow, Alaska, 1957. Left to right: Professor John Tedrow, William Gillis ‘55, Professor Russell Alderfer, John Cantlon ‘50, James Drew ‘52, Nathan Perselay ‘23, graduate student Lowell Douglass, Jerry Brown ‘58, with Ambercrombie the mascot. (Photo credit: Jerry Brown)
During the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (April 2015- May 2017), the State Department created a blog post series on the relationship of each state to the Arctic, which culminated in the book Our Arctic Nation, published in 2017. The chapter on New Jersey features the research of several Rutgers faculty including Professor Jennifer Francis (Marine and Coastal Sciences), Professor Åsa Rennermalm (Geography), Professor David Robinson (Geography), and Professor Hal Salzman (E.J. Bloustein School) as well as several Rutgers graduate students and discusses the long history of polar research at Rutgers.
You can view the book here.
Read the more in-depth original blog post Putting New Jersey on the Arctic Map: Rutgers Univeristy and The Garden State’s Arctic Connections which was published February 19, 2016 .
See RCI Affiliate Professor Åsa K Rennermalm in Greenland discussing her research on how the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting and how fast the meltwater reaches the ocean and affects sea levels. Watch the video here. Read about Professor Rennermalm's graduate student Rohi Muthyala's work in Greenland here and watch a video about her work here.
New Report on Climate Mitigation for New Jersey Available
An Examination of Policy Options for Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction in New Jersey has been released as a collaboration among research staff from The Georgetown Climate Center, Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and World Resources Institute. Support for the report was provided by The Fund for New Jersey and the Energy Foundation. This report explores policy options for the State of New Jersey in advancing statutory limits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read more and access the report here.
The report is featured in NJ Spotlight, and in an op-ed by former NJ Governors James Florio and Thomas Kean NJ's Next Gov Can Make a real Difference on Climate Change . More coverage of the report includes its being cited by other state leaders who joined with the former Governors in recommendations for the next governor of NJ to address climate change.
SAVE THE DATE!
Meadowlands Conference, Super Storm Sandy: Five Years Later
October 26-27, 2017
1 DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst, NJ
More information here
News in October 2017
Congratulations to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (NJCAA) which has been honored with a 2017 Planning Excellence Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Alliance is a network of diverse sector leaders enhancing climate change preparedness in NJ and is co-facilitated by RCI Affiliate Jeanne Herb, and RCI Associate Director, Marjorie Kaplan. The NJCAA won the James W. Hughes Applied Research Award for its Science and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) to develop consensus science projections regarding sea level rise, coastal storms and coastal flood hazards in New Jersey to support local planning and decision-making. RCI Affiliate Robert Kopp chaired the STAP, RCI Co-Directors Robin Leichenko and Tony Broccoli, as well as RCI Affiliates Ben Horton, Ken Miller, and Dave Robinson were members of the Science and Technical Advisory Panel. The STAP and a companion report are being used by planners in several contexts in New Jersey. Kaplan, Herb, and RCI Affiliate Lisa Auermuller were contributors to the STAP report and were also co-authors of the Companion Report.
New Jersey saw its 28th driest September in 122 years this past month, and has been mostly rain-free since September 20th, according to RCI affiliate David Robinson on nj.com. According to Robinson, conditions are currently drier than they were all summer long, however no problems with water reserves exist as of yet.
New Jersey’s robust aquaculture industry is due to a robust oyster population, thanks in part to Rutgers University over the past 70 years. According to RCI affiliate David Bushek, population control through a fixed quota keeps the oyster population high, in addition to partnering with farmers to return shells back to the water. This provides crucial habitats where more oysters can grow.
Rutgers University was awarded a one-year planning grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with eight land grant universities in the northeast. The grant will be used to analyze the feasibility of the Climate Master Volunteer Program, which would educate volunteers about climate change, adaptation, and community resilience.
New Handouts Summarize Tree Species Responses to Climate Change
NIACS created a series of 2-page handouts that summarize how individual tree species are expected to respond to climate change across the Northeast based on regional climate change vulnerability assessments. Each handout includes model projections based on future climate scenarios and models like the Climate Change Tree Atlas. We think they're a handy way to show a lot of information and get people thinking about managing climate change risk and opportunity. Handouts are available for subregions within each of the three project areas:
Featured Resource: New Forest Service Report Explores Carbon in Land Management
NIACS and partners developed a Forest Service report, Considering Forest and Grassland Carbon in Land Management. Carbon sequestration is just one of many ecosystem services provided by forests and grasslands, and this report explores considerations for natural resource professionals who are interested in increasing carbon benefits on the lands that they manage.
Information from the report was also used to expand the topic pages on the Climate Change Resource Center. Topic pages provide background on issues and climate change effects as well as highlighting management options. New and updated topic pages include: Global Carbon, Carbon and Land Management, Forest Management for Carbon Benefits, and Forest Soil Carbon.
RCI affiliate Asa Rennermalm was featured in Rutgers Today, discussing her work in Greenland over the past 10 years. Current modeling efforts have not been enough to adequately simulate streams on the surface of ice sheets, which is important for surface mass balance as well as ice sheet dynamics. Her team uses sensors that they place in streams on the ice sheet to build a record of river discharge data, which ultimately informs ice balance models.
RCI affiliate Alan Robock was a co-author in a major study published in Nature Communications which explored the link between El Nino events and large tropical volcanic eruptions. El Nino events have been observed in the year following four out of the last five large tropical volcanic eruptions, but why this occurred was previously unknown. This new study concludes that the cooling of Africa (due to the sulfur aerosols injected into the stratosphere by the volcano) leads to the development of Kelvin waves which induce westerly winds across the western Pacific, kickstarting an El Nino. Climate model simulations also show that large tropical volcanic eruptions shorten La Ninas and lengthen already ongoing El Ninos.
Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupting on June 12, 1991. A much larger eruption occurred three days later. U.S. Geological Survey
A partnership between Rutgers University and NBC 4 New York has led to the installation of a doppler radar on the Rutgers Cook Campus. According to RCI Co-director Anthony Broccoli, the radar will facilitate both research opportunities as well as plenty learning opportunities for students in the meteorology program, who will have access to the data.
RCI affiliate Alan Robock discusses the climate impacts of volcanoes, in the context of Mt Agung in Bali, which is poised for an eruption. Volcanic eruptions cause global cooling on the order of 0.1-0.2C, which would not be enough to counter global warming.
The 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference was held at Rutgers University from July 16-21st, drawing 480 registrants from 24 countries. The conference theme was “Meeting the Challenge of a Changing Environment”, put together by the Scientific Program Planning Committee. RCI affiliate Bingru Huang heads this committee. The theme was chosen as it reflects the impact of the environment on our personal and professional lives, particularly important in the context of turfgrass science. The conference included the video, “Understanding the mechanisms that drive global and regional climate change.” featuring RCI Co-director Anthony Broccoli.
RCI affiliate Ying Fan Reinfelder published a new study describing how tree roots search hundreds of feet deep, forcing roots through cracks in rocks to search for water, as explained in Rutgers Today. The depth of the plant roots is a function of soil conditions, which are important when considering plants’ adaptation to climate change. Plants are very adaptable, but deeper-rooted plants will have an advantage as their environments change around them.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System which describes how investments must be prioritized based on potential benefits as opposed to perfection of the system. The report identifies strategies to increase the resilience of power systems in the face of large-area long-duration outages.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released Wind Energy Finance in the United States: Current Practice and Opportunities. Investment in wind energy since 2006 has been greater than $140billion, yet costs for investors are driven up by a lack of familiarity with its asset class. This report provides a demonstration of how financing rates impact a project’s total energy cost, with the goal to provide a resource for financing the wind development process.
RCI Co-Director Tony Broccoli featured at September 27, 2017 statewide conference Climate Change Policy in New Jersey: Advancing Opportunities to make New Jersey Safer, Greener, Healthier and More Prosperous , sponsored by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance. Professor Broccoli is featured in this NJTVNews piece about the conference describing climate change impacts to New Jersey, along with RCI Associate Director Marjorie Kaplan and Rutgers Professor, Dr. George DiFerdinando . The conference, including Dr. Broccoli and Dr. DiFerdinando, are also featured in this NJ Spotlight piece.
New Jersey is not on target to reach its greenhouse gas goal by 2050, according to a new report by researchers from Rutgers Climate Institute, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Georgetown Climate Center and World Resources Institute. The report found the state lacks a detailed and comprehensive strategy to achieve its goals. Greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut by 80% below 2006 levels, which would be possible through a number of existing authorities and programs already in existence, according to RCI affiliate Jeanne Herb. Two Former New Jersey Governors, James Florio and Thomas Kean, cite the report in a recent NJ Spotlight Op-Ed NJ’s Next Gov. Can Make A Real Difference On Climate Change.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars
1st Latin American Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems will be held from January 28-31, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More information here.
The UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science is running an Introduction to Scientific Computing training course for PhD and early career researchers. The course will run from November 13-17, 2017 in Leeds, UK. More information here.
Swiss Climate Summer School 2018, Earth system variability through time will be held from August 26-31, 2018 in Grindelwald, Switzerland. More information here.
The European Geosciences Union General Assembly will be held from April 8-13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Abstract deadline December 1, 2017 if applying for Roland Schlich travel support. Regular abstract deadline January 10, 2017. Early registration deadline March 1, 2018. More information here.
The International Workshop “The Rise and Fall: Environmental Factors in the Socio-Cultural Changes of the Ancient Silk Road Area” took place in September 2017. The workshop is publishing a book of the proceedings. If interested, submit abstract by October 31, 2017 and full paper by December 31, 2017. More information here.
American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting will be held from April 10-14, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Papers are now being accepted for the session, “Recent Environmental Change in the Arctic”. If interested, please email tballinger(at)txstate.edu.
TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL RUTGERS TURFGRASS SYMPOSIUM will be held on January 12, 2017 from 9:00AM- 4:00PM in Room 138A, Foran Hall, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, 88 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ. Registration deadline December 12, 2017. More information here.
The popular Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training will be available as an online, seven-week course for natural resource professionals working in New England and New York. This unique opportunity provided hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resources management and conservation. Register here or contact mjanowiak02(at)fs.fed.us for more information.
Climate Academy for professionals engaged in the management of fish, wildlife, habitat and cultural resources 8-week online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide an overview of tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication skills. It will take place from January 10- March 21, 2018. More information and registration here.
2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference will be held from April 30- May 18, 2018 in Manchester, NH. More information here.
4th International Symposium, “The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans” will be held from June 4-8, 2018 in Washington D.C. More information here.
Delaware Wetlands Conference 2018 will be held from January 31- February 1, 2018 in Wilmington, Delaware. Early registration deadline December 6, 2017. Oral presentations accepted through November 1st. Poster presentations accepted through December 6th. More information here.
The Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference will be held from June 3-6, 2018 at the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. More information here.
Best Practices in Restaurants and Diners Industry will be held on November 6, 2017 at the Rutgers Eco Complex in Bordentown, NJ. More information and registration here.
The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy will be held from March 5-7, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. More information here.
POLAR 2018 meeting (A SCAR & IASC Conference) will be held in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-26, 2018. Abstract submission deadline November 1, 2017. Submit and more information here.
“Exploring New Jersey’s Approach to a Modern Grid: Opportunities and Pathways to a Clean Energy Future,” a forum addressing the current state of New Jersey’s electric grid, technologies being adopted in New Jersey and across the country, and customer engagement and views will be held on October 25, 2017 at the EcoComplex in Bordentown, NJ. More information here.
New Jersey Future’s half-day symposium Shore of the Future, Tuesday, October 17th at the War Memorial in Trenton will focus on what a regional response to risks associated with climate change and sea level rise along the Jersey Shore should look like. Keynote speaker is Hon. Joseph Riley, Distinguished Fellow at Pew Charitable Trusts and former mayor, Charleston, S.C. No cost for this event; seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Click this link symposium web page to find out more and to register.
Navigating the Waters of Change Conference hosted by the New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management will be held from October 24-26, 2017 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. More information and registration here.
6th International OXFORD SYMPOSIUM ON POPULATION, MIGRATION, AND CLIMATE CHANGE to be held on the 7th and 8th of December 2017 at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK. Attendees are welcome to either present a paper or participate as a panel member/observer. Abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2017. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications are sent within ten days of submission. The early registration deadline is 16 October, and the regular registration deadline is 17 November.
Call for articles for a special issue on Climate Change Impacts on Human Health and the Environment in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. Those with relevant research are encouraged to consider submitting an article on a topic of interest. Submission deadline is February 15, 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted to ScholarOne using manuscript type “2018 CCSI,” which can be accessed with more information here. For questions, contact Jay Lawrimore at jay.lawrimore(at)noaa.gov.
SISC Fifth Annual Conference, Climate action in support of the Paris Agreement will be held from October 26-27, 2017 at the Conference Center of CNR Bologna Research Area, Italy. More information here.
AGU Fall Meeting will be held from December 11-15, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Submit to The Surface Energy Budget: Influences on Spatiotemporal Magnitude and Variability session here. Complete details about AGU's Fall meeting here.
A joint session of the 10th Symposium on Aerosol Cloud Climate Interactions and the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry will be held from January 7-11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. More information here.
The 6th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification (DDD6) will take place at the Sde Boqer campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, on from November 6-9, 2017. More information here.
The Second World Symposium on Climate Change Communication on “Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across various Audiences", to be held in Graz, Austria, from February 7-9, 2018. Apply and more information here.
The website, MOOC-List provides a list of free online courses on climate change here.
Introduction to Sustainable Development course through Coursera and Columbia University. Course is ongoing and is free and open to all. Click here to take the course.
Introductory e-Course on Climate Change and REDD+ Academy e-Course available through the United Nations New Climate Change E-Learn Platform. More information here.
Northeast Regional Climate Hub Pilots Discussion Groups for Climate Adaptation hosted by the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and the Climate Learning Network. Sign up here.
Meadowlands Conference, Superstorm Sandy: Five Years Later, will be held from October 26- 17, 2017 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. More information here.
Numerical Modeling, Predictability and Data Assimilation in Weather, Ocean and Climate A Symposium Honoring the Legacy of Anna Trevisan will be held from October 17-20, 2017 at the Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Science of the Italian Research Council in Bologna Italy. More information here.
Navigating the Waters of Change Conference hosted by the New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management will be held from October 24-26, 2017 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Watch for information here.
Keeping History Above Water, 2017 Conference will be held from October 29 - November 1, 2017 in Annapolis, MD. More information here.
Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health annual meeting and expo hosted by the American Public Health Association will be held from November 4-8, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. More information here.
11th Graduate Climate Conference, hosted by MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will be held from November 10-12, 2017 in Cape Cod, MA. Application will open at the end of April and abstract deadline will be in June. More information here.
Six federal agencies have announced a Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge seeking an accurate, lower-cost, and low-maintenance air quality monitoring system that can be used during a wildfire or controlled fire. The data provided by the sensor system will help federal, state, local and tribal agencies protect the health of first responders and communities affected by the smoke. The Challenge total award pool is $60,000, which may be awarded in total to one winner if all the requirements are met, or divided into several partial awards. Written submissions are due by November 22, 2017 and prototypes must be submitted by January 5, 2018. More information here.
Polar 2018 will take place in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-27, 2018. More information here.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
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Air Resources Engineer position with the California Air Resources Board. Application deadline November 1, 2017. Submit application electronically here. More information contact cseghers(at)arb.ca.gov or visit department website here.
Postdoctoral/ Research Fellow Position to lead the development of a regional configuration of the ocean circulation model for Numerical Ocean Modeling and Forecasting at the Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore. To apply email cover letter, CV, and information of three references tmspt(at)nus.edu.sg [posted October 23, 2017]
Climate Forecaster & Atmospheric Scientist Positions at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain. Application deadline November 19, 2017. More information on climate forecaster position here and atmospheric scientist position here.
4.5-year Postdoc/ Fellowship Position to help configure, run, analyze, and publish climate model simulations of the early Eocene time using the state-of-the-art UKESM model, and additional simulations using the HadCM3 mode at the University of Bristol. Application deadline November 21, 2017. More information here.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in atmospheric science with research specialty in climate science in the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science at the University of Kansas. Application review begins December 15, 2017. More information here.
4 Year Postdoc Position in sea ice data assimilation and prediction at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany. Email cover letter with motivation, CV, and information of two references to personal(at)awi.de by November 10, 2017.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position on the subject of tropical rain belts at the Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Applications will be reviewed till the position is filled. More information here (search under Department 6010-EIL Lamont Division (Posted October 23, 2017)
Collaborator Position at the Eurac Research Institute for Earth Observation to work on the H2020 PROSNOW project which is designed to build a demonstrator of a meteorological and climate prediction system from one week to several months ahead of snow management. Email CV, cover letter, and further relevant documents to earth-observation(at)eurac.edy by October 31, 2017.Assistant Professor, Marine Social Sciences and Policy,full time, tenure-track position, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University. The successful candidate will establish an innovative program of scholarship, teaching, and service dealing with marine issues conceived broadly, and should be comfortable working with interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences. Applications accepted through November 10, 2017.
Tenure-track Faculty Position in the subject of atmospheric or climate dynamics in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. Application deadline November 15, 2017. More information and apply here.
Proposal opportunity for Earth CARE Validation with the European Space Agency in France. This Call aims to engage leading expertise for the Calibration and Validation activities of the mission, providing independent experimental data, analysis and recommendations to critically assess the end-to-end performance of the instrument and its products. Proposal deadline October 31, 2017. More information here.
Visiting Hydro Climatologist Position to conduct scientific research and analysis related to climate issues affecting urban and agricultural surface water resources in support of principal investigators at the Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Application deadline November 4, 2017. Apply here.
Research Scientist Position: statistician in climate science at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Barcelona, Spain. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. More information and apply here. (posted October 14, 2017)
3 PhD Positions in ocean modelling and data analysis at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One project (1 PhD) focusses on numerical ocean modelling. The student will be based in the Department of Oceanography. If interested please e-mail, eric.oliver(at)dal.ca & katja.fennel9(at)dal.ca and include your transcripts. Two additional projects (2 PhDs) focus on the role of the ocean in global climate. The students will be based either in the Department of Oceanography or the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. If interested please e-mail michael.dowd(at)dal.ca and eric.oliver(at)dal.ca. (posted October 14, 2017)
Post-doc Position on seasonal forecast calibration and verification for applications in sectoral climate services of the Mediterranean region at Meteo-France. Application deadline November 15, 2017. More information here.
3-year Post-Doc Position aimed at the exploration, design and application of efficient and realistic models of reduced complexity that may act as surrogate of very complex models that are used in the areas of climate, plasma physics and health research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, Germany. Application deadline October 26, 2017. Email CV, statement of interest, and information of three references indicating job offer code no. 2017/KS 11 to personal(at)hzg.de. More information contact Eduardo.zorita(at)hzg.de.
Postdoctoral Position as a hydroclimate scientist at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Canada. Email cover letter, CV, and information of three references to climate(at)uvic.ca. Applicant review will continue till the spot is filled. (Posted October 14, 2017)
Tenure Track Faculty Position in micrometeorology and land-atmosphere interactions in the Department of Geography at the University of British Colombia, Canada. Application deadline November 15, 2017. More information here and apply here.
Tenure Track Faculty (Assistant Professor) Position in the field of oceanography at the University of Colorado- Boulder. Application review begins November 15, 2017 and will continue till the position is filled. More information and apply here.
Division Head Position with focus on remote sensing of earth or planetary atmospheres at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Application deadline December 15, 2017. Email curriculum vitae, research synopsis, list of publications, outline of teaching experience, information of three references, and a questionnaire to info(at)iap.unibe.ch.
Program Manager Position at the Jersey Water Works. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter including salary requirements, a resume and one short writing sample (no more than five pages) to njfuture(at)njfuture.org. More information here. (Posted October 16, 2017)
Director Position at the School of Meteorology -Mark & Kandi McCasland Chair in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. More information and apply here. [Posted October 9, 2017]
Postdoctoral Position at the University of Albany to help predict current and future human risk of infection with vector borne pathogens in the Northeast and the US. More information here. For additional information email oelisontimm(at)albany.edu.
Visiting Support/ Project Scientist position with NOAA Weather and Climate Dynamics Group at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab. Apply by November 17, 2017. More information and apply here.
Geoscientist position available in data analysis and webtool development at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany). Send application indicating job offer code no. 2017/KS 12, letter of motivation, CV and publication list to personal(at)hzg.de by October 26, 2017.
Postdoctoral Researcher position in snow estimation under a vegetarion gradient using SnowEx remote sensing data at University of Leuven (Belgium). Application deadline November 20,2017. More information and apply here.
PhD position at Technische University (Berlin) to work on numerical model simulations for atmospheric processes in Central and High Asia. More information here. (Posted October 1, 2017)
Ocean/Ice Boundary Layer Modeler position at British Antarctic Survey (UK) to examine turbulent boundary layer process that control the ocean melting of glacial ice. Apply by October 26, 2017. More information here.
Apply now for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) . STPF is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing challenges. App by November 1, 2017. More information and apply here.
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) released Solar Desalination Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for low-cost, high-efficiency desalination technologies. Concept paper deadline December 4, 2017. More information pdf here. (494 KB)
Rutgers Raritan River Consortium Mini-grants and Internship funding to promote multidisciplinary collaboration by Rutgers faculty, staff and students on Raritan River, basin and bay resource issues. Open to Rutgers faculty, staff and post-doctoral researchers. Climate resilience is a primary focus area along with water quality, quantity/runoff, habitat and fisheries enhancement, public access, and remediation. Email intent to apply by October 13, 2017. Application deadline November 1, 2017. More information here.
Postdoctoral Position in improving community resilience from flood disasters with the Consortium of Universities for the Advance of Hydrologic Science. Application deadline November 17, 2017. More information and apply here.
Postdoctoral Position at the LSCE in France to interpret global atmospheric inversion flexes and compare their results with data-driven and process-based models to deliver a better understanding of the current variations of the global land carbon cycle. More information here. [Posted September 24, 2017]
Postdoctoral Scientist Position in arctic climate at the University of Reading. Application deadline October 27, 2017. More information here.
MSc Research Assistantship position at the University of British Columbia, working with greenhouse gas fluxes in the root zone of agricultural soils using chamber and gradient technique. To apply, send a CV, a cover letter stating previous experience, interest in this specific position and future goals, and names of at least two references to andrew.black(at)ubc.ca.
Resources for the Future (RFF) accepting applications for the first Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy. Up to $100,000 is available to fund research that quantifies the value of using Earth observations to improve decisions about human health, air quality, water resources, ecosystem services, natural disasters, food security and agriculture, wildland fires, energy, urban development, and transportation and infrastructure. Preproposal deadline December 5, 2017. More information and apply here.
Postdoctoral position focused on relocation in a changing climate Beginning January 1, 2018. Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Complete information here. (Posted September 18, 2017).
Nominations for IPCC Working Group I, II, III. The U.S. Department of State seeks nominations for U.S. scientists with requisite expertise to serve as Lead Authors or Review Editors on Working Group I, II, and III to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Respective tables-of-contents can be viewed on the USGCRP Open Notices page, with additional background information and the nominations vehicle itself found on the USGCRP Public Contributions System. The USGCRP nominations system for this process will be disabled on Tuesday, 24 October 2017, and a nominations package transmitted on behalf of the U.S. IPCC Focal Point on 27 October.
Postdoctoral research positions available in aerosol, cloud and precipitation interactions at the University of Oxford. Application deadline October 20, 2017. More information here.
Assistant Professor position in paleoclimatology/geography at Montclair State University. Application deadline October 20, 2017. To apply send one electronic application containing a cover letter, CV, statement of interests and information of three references to EAESsearch(at)montclair.edu.
MS Graduate Assistantship position available in physical oceanography and climate dynamics at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. Contact tshinoda(at)tamucc.edu if interested.
National Science Foundation announced funding of a total of $11 million as a part of the Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2). The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Application deadline for October 20, 2017. More information here.
Social Media Internship position at Climate Access. Internship to begin in September 2017 - January 2018. Undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates will work remotely on a project that is using virtual reality technology as a means to experience flooding and flooding solutions. The internship is unpaid but academic credit may be an option. Complete details pdf here (91 KB) .
A workshop with the theme of “Deconstructing Participatory Climate Governance: Innovation or Business as Usual”, will be held at Science Po Bordeaux in France from October 26- October 27, 2017. More information here.
Postdoctoral Position available in climate variability at local scale using observations and simulations at the LATMOS in Guyancourt, France. Application including curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and the contact information of two references should be emailed to marjolaine.chiriaco(at)latmos.ipsl.fr.
MS Graduate Assistantship available in physical oceanography and climate dynamics in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University. Email tshinoda(at)tamucc.edu for any inquiries. More information here.
PhD Studentship available on cold surges over western Europe: mechanisms underlying variability and change at Durham University, United Kingdom. More information here.
Postdoctoral Position available in biology, oceanography, geology and geophysics at the Alfred Wegener Institute Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany. For more information email Thomas.jung(at)awi.de.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Position available in land-atmosphere interactions in cold environments at the University of Oslo (Norway). More information here.
Postdoctoral Fellowship position available in land atmosphere earth system modeling at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Applications will be accepted until the role is filled. Email application to pgh25(at)cornell.edu.
Postdoctoral Position available in satellite based data assimilation for soil moisture estimation at KU Leuven, Belgium. Apply here.
Visiting Scientist Software Engineer/ Programmer Position available to focus on development of an experimental service for disseminating observational and short-range oceanographic forecast guidance in a format usable by electronic navigation systems for testing by commercial partners at the NOAA Office of Coast Survey in Silver Spring, Maryland. Email application and further questions to cpaess-apply(at)ucar.edu.
Post-Doctoral Position available for the Representation of the convective boundary-layer dynamics: use of an automatic tuning tool in the 1D/LES framework to improve parameterizations at the CNRM in France. For more information email fleur.couvreux(at)meteo.fr.
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