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Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity in Southern Ocean Bio-optics

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity in Southern Ocean Bio-optics IntroductionThe Southern Ocean plays a very important role in the global carbon-climate system taking up an estimated ~50% of anthropogenic CO2. Ocean colour remote sensing is particularly useful in understanding chronically under-sampled marine environments (such as the polar oceans) and thereisthusaneedto develop and apply emergingtechniquestoderiveinformationfromoceancolourthatwillallownewinsightintotheSouthernOceanecosystemfunction. The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO) is a multi-institutional South African initiative led by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) whose aims are to understand the link between climate and the carbon cycle in the Southern Ocean. The marine bio-optical research group (comprised of the CSIR,…