Monday, June 09, 2014

JSPS Ronpaku PhD program Opportunity

Dear Colleagues,

Good Morning!

If you know of any researcher (age < 45) who would be interested and qualified for a JSPS Ronpaku PhD program, please encourage them to contact me. The full information about the program is in the link below, but a short summary is provided below for convenience.
One of the nice things about the program is that the candidate can continue working at their home country while working towards the PhD. The fellowship supports short annual visits to Japan for the candidate, and for the PhD supervisor to visit the fellow's country.
The aim of JSPS RONPAKU (Dissertation PhD) Program is to provide tutorial and financial support for promising researchers in Asia and Africa who wish to obtain their Ph.D. degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course. This program is implemented in cooperation with JSPS's overseas nominating organizations in Asia and Africa.
1. less than 45 years as of Apr 1, 2015
2. Should not have a PhD
3. Should be full-time employed at Research Institute or University in home country
4. Should be actively involved in research and has substantial research results.

Deadline for contacting me: July 15, 2014
Further information is at

Dr. Saji
ARC-ENV, Center for Advanced Information Science and Technology,
University of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi,
Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima 965-8580,
Email: saji [at]

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Fwd: [ocean-color] Second IOCCG Summer Lecture Series

Second IOCCG Summer Lecture Series

Applications are now open for the Second IOCCG Summer Lecture Series, which will take place in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France from 21 July to 2 August 2014. This course is dedicated to high-level training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio-optics and ocean colour remote sensing. A number of distinguished scientists have been invited to provide lectures on cutting edge research, focusing on current critical issues in ocean colour science. Students will be given ample opportunity to meet with the lecturers for in-depth discussions on various pre-selected topics, as well as their own scientific research. As was done for the past Summer Lecture Series, all the lectures will be video recorded and made available online. These recorded lectures are a valuable training resource and have been downloaded by students from around the world.  see:

Further information about the training course, as well as the application forms, can be found at: 

The deadline for applications is 14 March 2014.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Monsoon driven Upwelling at Northern Malacca Straits, along 5-7 N (Western side of Penang to Langkawi) causing the enrichment of surface water at the Northern Malacca Straits and Southern Andaman Sea on December 2013

Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group

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Upwelling at Northern Malacca Straits (Near Andaman Sea) causing the increase of chlorophyll a in the MODIS Aqua satellite image.

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group

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Phytoplankton Bloom at Northern Borneo

The attached MODIS-Aqua image(s) were generated by the automated Ocean-Color Data
Processing System (ODPS).  

There is a color bar legend on the Ocean Color Home Page if you chose not to
have the color bar appended to the image:

Regards from the Ocean Biology Processing Group

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