PhD Project Description
The goal is to combine fieldwork and high resolution remote sensing to characterize and map landforms and soils of coastal permafrost stream catchments.
This position is announced within the European project Nunataryuk (see nunataryuk.org). Stockholm University is workpackage leader for terrestrial permafrost where one of the goals will be to characterize and map landforms and soils of small coastal permafrost stream catchments. Together with research from other Nunataryuk partners, these results will be used to quantify permafrost thaw-impacts on lateral fluxes of sediments, organic matter, nitrogen and contaminants into the aquatic realm.
Applicant Minimum Requirements / Skills
- Experience in GIS;
- Experience in remote sensing;
- Experience in soil science;
- Experience in geomorphology;
- Fieldwork experience or experience from working with Arctic environments. Ability to deal with complex logistical issues, challenging field conditions; and
- Will have to spend a substantial amount of time abroad
Closing date is 5 February 2018. For more information see: http://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/phd?rmpage=job&rmjob=4519&rmlang=UK or contact Gustaf Hugelius at Gustaf.Hugelius@natgeo.su.se.
Two Seabird Field Assistant posts are available on the 75th expedition team to Marion Island (April 2018-May 2019)
Full details in the advert on our website at http://www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za/fitz/news/vacancies. Closing date: January 25, 2018.
Don’t forget to register for the 2018 NRF/SANAP Symposium by Monday 29 January. The 5th Symposium will be held in Hermanus and is organised by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). All interested participants are invited to submit an abstract to the organisers using this template. Alternatively contact the organisers at SANAPsymposium2018@gmail.com.
For all our members that focus on the active layer and permafrost, this might be for you! The Permafrost Young Researcher Network (PYRN) will be organising a 2-day workshop, open to all PYRN members, in conjunction with EUCOP5 (European Conference on Permafrost). The workshop will take place on June 23-24, 2018 at Chamonix (France) and all permafrost young researchers (current students or early career, within 6 years after their PhD) are invited to attend. If you are not yet a member of PYRN please join them through their online form. The workshop is kindly supported by UFA, IPA, IASC, Petzl, Nunataryuk project, Lions club and free of charge for the participants! There are also travel grants of up to EUR250 on offer to a limited number of participants. You can apply for a travel grant here – please apply by 15 January 2018. For any queries please contact PYRN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop program is as follows:
- Friday, June 22nd 2018: Welcoming ice-breaker
- Saturday June, 23rd 2018: Introduction to PYRN activities by the PYRN ExCom, plenary lectures and breakout sessions lead by outstanding senior and junior scientists covering major permafrost topics, career planning, research perspectives, and soft-skills development.
- Sunday June, 24th 2018: Local excursion lead by outstanding local researchers and land-planners to learn about environmental settings and land-planning issues in the Mont Blanc massif.
Don’t forget to vote for your favourite APECS Antarctica Day photo competition photo. There are two categories to vote in:
The winner will receive EU100 (1st place) or EUR50 (2nd place) to be used towards travel costs to a polar or cryosphere related conference of your choice within 1 year of the date of the award. Get voting today! The voting deadline is 3 December.
APECS SA wishes everyone a happy Antarctica Day! Every year, on this day, we celebrate that amazing, beautiful and absolutely inspiring continent that belongs to none of us and all of us at the same time. Today in 1959 the Antarctic Treaty System was signed, bringing together the global community in preserving Antarctica for peace, science and environmental endeavors. Have a look at the great the recent APECS Antarctica Day photo competition and vote for your favourite photo or just browse through the awesome photos available on Cool Antarctica! And don’t forge that the S.A. Agulhas II departs for Antarctica on 7 December from the East Pier, Cape Town Waterfront. If you happen to be in Cape Town on that day, why don’t you wave off our Red Lady and all the scientists and personnel on board who further the ideals of the Antarctic Treaty System.
Keen to work on Marion Island? Then apply for the exciting opportunity below. Applications close 30 November.
The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa lists the job openings for the 75th expedition to Marion Island (2018 – 2019) at the following link: http://blogs.sun.ac.za/antarcticlegacy/research-science/jobs/. Have a look and apply!! And while you visit the website, check out the amazing history of South Africans in the Antarctic…
Registrations for the APECS World Summit 2018 are now open. The summit will take place just before POLAR2018 in Davos, Switzerland from 17-18 June 2018. Day 1 (17 June) is a closed meeting for members of the APECS Leadership and APECS National Committee Leaderships. Day 2 (18 June) will be an open workshop for all early career researchers attending POLAR2018. You can register for the summit on the summit website. Also have a look at the preliminary program here.
Registration deadlines will be:
- 16 February 2018 for APECS Leadership and APECS National Committee leadership reps who want to attend both days of the summit.
- 31 March 2018 for APECS members and other interested early career researchers wanting to attend the second day of the summit.
For any comments or questions about the summit, please contact email@example.com.