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Remote Sensing Red tides Postdoc: Nantes University (France)

Pierre Gurnez announces a 18-month postdoc position on coastal red tides
remote sensing and ecology, at Nantes University (France).

The main objective will be to study the ecology and biodiversity of
phytoplankton red tides using satellite remote sensing. Class and/or
genus-specific algorithms for phytoplankton identification based on
optical bloom type clustering and inversion of diagnostic pigments will
be developed, and applied to high-resolution satellite data in
conjunction with field observations (data from phytoplankton monitoring
network and citizen science), to create time-series of red tide events
along the French coastline. Time-series of phytoplankton blooms will be
analyzed to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of coastal red tides, in
terms of phenology and long-term inter-annual variations.

The full job ad is attached. Deadline to apply is 31 July 2024 (with
possible extension in case no suitable candidate has been selected),
with a start around October 2024 (ideally).

Postdoc-Blooms remote sensing-Nantes

WWQA Global Survey of Bioassessment in Practice

Courtesy post on behalf of the WWQA:

The World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA), Biodiversity and Biological monitoring and Assessment workstream (BBMA) invites you to participate in a Global Survey of Bioassessment in Practice. This survey aims to provide insight into how bioassessment is used to inform decision-making and deliver policy objectives worldwide.

 This survey is important for the improvement of the SDG indicator 6.3.2 Level 2 methodology which includes biological approaches for water quality monitoring and assessment. The survey findings will help guide the future development of this indicator. In addition, the results will be used to draft a White Paper aiming to build capacity and promote best practice in the use of bioassessment.

 To ensure that in-depth information is gathered through this survey, the design is quite detailed and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We appreciate this is a significant request, but if you have the capacity to complete the survey, your efforts will be very much appreciated and your name will be included in the list of contributors to the White Paper, and you will be invited to webinars to provide feedback on the survey results.

 You are welcome to share this survey with other experts:

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Save-the-date: AMERIGEO Hybrid Meeting – Ecuador August 26-30, 2024

The 2024 AMERIGEO meeting will be held August 26-30, 2024, both virtually and in person in Quito, Ecuador.

Various Earth Observation applications will be introduced to the assembled audience, including Health, Heat, Agriculture, water scarcity, etc. If you are a scientist, decision-maker or policy-maker based in North, Central, or Latin America and in need of Earth Observation information to make decisions – this meeting will be useful to attend.  Presentations will be made in Spanish with English translation services in real time for most online activities.

Please use the QR code on the flyers above to find out more and to register when it opens.

12th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae Call for Abstracts

The 12th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae will be held on October 27-November 1, 2024 in Portland, Maine. The theme, ONE BLOOM, seeks to identify and highlight commonalities across diverse study systems and disciplines within Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) research. Sessions and discussions will foster a unified understanding that integrates perspectives and approaches in HAB science, and equips researchers, managers, and policymakers with the knowledge needed to address this pressing environmental challenge. Submit your abstract by May 8. Learn more

EAWAG Job Opportunities!

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology is excited to announce a cluster hire initiative!  We are recruiting four tenure-track group leaders on the topic of climate change adaptation in aquatic systems. We are recruiting specifically to bolster three core areas in this topic: biodiversity, public health, and water resources and reuse; but we also explicitly encourage applications from candidates who work on other aspects of climate change adaptation.  We seek applications by May 31, 2024, from candidates who share our vision and have a background in any relevant discipline including natural, engineering, and social sciences.  More information about the cluster hire is here.

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