Showing posts from November, 2012

NASA GSFC position announcement

The Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is seeking qualified candidates for a career civil service position in ocean ecology and biogeochemistry research as the Chief of the Ocean Ecology Laboratory.  

In addition to supervisory functions, the successful candidate will serve as an expert consultant in planning, monitoring, and administering ocean ecology projects of national or international significance. Specifically, he or she will provide expertise and oversight for the development and testing of advanced ocean color sensors, e.g., the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment (ORCA) instrument; scientific expertise with respect to the Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on JPSS and ocean related areas of NASA's developing Carbon Monitoring system; serving as consultant and scientific lead for ocean color issues related to NASA's PACE mission and the ACE and GEOCAPE decadal survey missions; and providing le…

First International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) Meeting

First International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) Meeting
Registration is now open for the first International Ocean Colour Science meeting, which will take place in Darmstadt, Germany from 6-8 May 2013 (see the official website at   The primary focus of the IOCS meeting is to build and strengthen the international ocean  colour community by providing a structure and mechanisms to collectively address common issues and goals.  The aim is to achieve the best quality ocean colour data that meet scientific, environmental, climate and operational needs through international collaboration and scientific and technological innovation.  In addition to providing a forum to develop a strong voice for the community, the meeting will also offer an opportunity to interact and collaborate with other ocean colour scientists. The symposium is convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in partnership with, and thanks to the generous sponsorship of NASA an…