Reference : W15- 15 - 056
Release date : 18/09/2015
Deadline for receipt of applications: 07 november 2015
Ifremer, through its
research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and
their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the
sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives
and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage
the oceanographic databases.
The LOS includes a research and data processing team to gain a better knowledge of the ocean from various observations. This group gathers technicians, engineers and researchers to conduct analyses, algorithm development, processing and distribution of elaborated geophysical products derived from the combination of in situ and satellite observations, such as surface winds, surface waves, currents, surface temperature and salinity, sea ice characteristics, …
The satellite missions to estimate sea surface Salinity are rather new with the first launch end 2009 for the ESA SMOS mission. These new datasets still demand a strong expertise in both passive microwave remote sensing and ocean surface physics. A thematic exploitation platform dedicated to ocean surface salinity is currently under development to aim at fostering the scientific use of both satellite and in situ SSS observations, complemented and used synergistically with observations from numerous other Earth observation instruments (temperature, altimetry, scatterometry, optical and ocean color properties, precipitation,..).
The successful researcher will contribute to improve our understanding of the dynamical processes responsible for the variability of the SSS fields associated with the global water cycle. Research themes are open to different aspects on specific physical processes (vertical mixing at small scale, meso-scale horizontal transport, air-sea interactions, Evaporation minus Precipitation or river run off fluxes, mixed layer and haline stratification, etc..) or/and focus on key geographic zones (oceanic basins, marginal seas, river run off, Tropical Cyclone area, polar regions..). The researcher will develop analyses based on existing in situ and satellite data but will also consider the potential combination with new and future missions observations (Sentinel-1 and 3, SMAP launched since january 2015, CFOSAT with a foresseen launch in December 2017, or SWOT in 2020).
• Exploit the
complementarities between in situ and satellite observations characterizing the
upper ocean salinity,
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
· The position requires a Ph.D. degree in oceanography or/and meteorology, fluid mechanics, geophysical fluid dynamics, air/sea interface, ocean remote sensing, geostatistics, or a closely related discipline.
· Specific skills are required in :
ü Applied mathematics,
ü signal processing
Appropriate background checks are required.
The post available is a permanent researcher position, with a preferred starting date of December 2015/ January 2016. Closing date for applications: 7 november 2015
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