Call for nomination for the Lamberson Award 2017

The Rollie Lamberson Award celebrates the contribution of Professor Rollie Lamberson to the field of natural resource modeling and the growth of the Resource Modeling Association by recognizing each year the most outstanding paper in natural resource modeling in the previous two years. See  http://resourcemodeling.org/lamberson/ or below for more details.

  •  Only current RMA members are eligible for the award.
  • All papers published in Natural Resource Modeling during the previous two calendar years (namely 2015-2016) will be considered automatically provided at least one of the authors is a current member.
  • Papers published in other journals may be nominated for consideration provided at least one of the co-authors is a current member. To be considered, the submission must comprise:
  1. an electronic version of the paper in English,
  2. a nominating letter specifying why the paper is deserving of the Rollie Lamberson Award. Criteria below. 

Send your nominations to RMA presidence or to RMA contact from the website. The submission for the award 2017 will be closed on January 20, 2017.

The Lamberson prize will be delivered to the winners during the 2017 RMA conference to be held in Barcelona on June 6-9, 2017.

Job Opening: Fisheries Economist, OECD Paris France

Economist – Fisheries( 11158)
Description

The OECD<http://www.oecd.org/about> is a global economic forum working with 35 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

The Trade and Agriculture Directorate<http://www.oecd.org/tad/> (TAD), in line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General, provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice in support of governments’ efforts to improve the domestic and international performance of their trade, agriculture, food and fishery policies and to maintain the orderly use of export credits. As part of TAD, the Natural Resources Policy (NRP) Division focuses on issues at the cross-road of agriculture, trade, environment, and fisheries.

NRP is looking for a natural resource economist with a specialisation in fisheries or aquaculture to monitor and analyse fisheries policies and their impact on ecosystems and communities, investigate the productivity and sustainability of aquaculture production systems and support the development of policy recommendations for Governments. The selected person will have excellent analytical, organisational and drafting skills as well as an ability to communicate complex messages to policymakers and the general public in a clear and compelling manner. S/he will contribute to publications and outputs of the Division and report to the Head of the Natural Resources Policy Division in TAD.

Main Responsibilities

Research, analysis and drafting

* Use data-driven analysis to monitor, evaluate and develop policy advice regarding fisheries and aquaculture policies.
* Analyse factors contributing to sustainable productivity growth in fisheries and aquaculture and provide related policy advice.
* Carry out research and draft analytical reports and country studies for consideration by senior policy makers in the area of fisheries and aquaculture.
Meetings, representation and liaison

* Participate in, and contribute to, the preparation of meetings of the Committee for Fisheries and other meetings related to the work of the Division.
* Maintain contacts with officials in Member and non-member countries, national Delegations and international organisations.
* Communicate OECD policy messages to a variety of audiences and represent the OECD to external audiences as required.

Ideal Candidate profile

Academic Background

* An advanced university degree in economics, natural resource management or related field.
Professional Background

* At least three years’ experience in a related field or proven experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis in fisheries or aquaculture.
* Good knowledge and understanding of national and international fisheries and aquaculture policy, productivity or sustainability.
* A track record in drafting policy papers or reports, and an ability to translate technical information into clear, concise, policy relevant messages.
Languages

* Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
Core Competencies

* Please refer to the OECD Core Competencies<http://www.oecd.org/careers/Competency%20framework_booklet.pdf> and the level 3 indicators.

Contract Duration

* One year fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers<http://www.oecd.org/careers/whatweoffer.htm>

* Monthly salary starting from 5,658 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

Please note the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries<http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/list-oecd-member-countries.htm>, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

CALL FOR PAPERS WCNRM 2017 – Barcelona, closing 27 January 2017

WCNRM2017 Call for papers
World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling Vulnerability and Resilience of Socio-ecological Systems
6-9 June 2017, Barcelona (Spain) http://www.paucostafoundation.org/nrm2017/

Topics
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Keynote Speakers
Linda Nøstbakken, Norwegian School of Economics Marc Castellnou, Catalonian Fire & Rescue Service Mark Finney, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory Frank van Langevelde, University of Wageningen

Scientific Committee
Dr. Luc Doyen (CNRS, FR), Prof. John Hearne (RMIT, AU), Dr. Elsa Pastor(UPC, SP), Dr. Martin Quaas (University of Kiel, DE), Dr. Begoña Vitoriano(UCM, SP).

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: 27 January 2017 Abstract Acceptance: 27 February 2017 End of Early Bird Registration: 15 March 2017 Final Registration Date: 6 May 2017

Organising Committee
Resource Modeling Association, Pau Costa Foundation, CERTEC

For more information and links see the complete call for papers at http://eepurl.com/cnWMf9

Postdoc positions announcement

The 2017 edition of the LabexMER post-doctoral program for young

scientists is now opened. It is co-sponsored by the LabexMER cluster of
excellence, Ifremer, the University of Brest and the Brittany Regional
council. The aim of the program is to give creative young scientists the
opportunity to develop their own research project in one of the LabexMER
laboratories (France). Fellows are appointed for two years. Funding
includes salary and support for travel or small equipment and supplies.
Four fellowships will be awarded in 2017. Deadline for applications:
April 15th, 2017

Following the summer school on DEB modelling/experiments that took place
in Brest last summer, the Brest group of DEB modelers encourage
applications dealing with the modelling of the effect of multiple
stressors on marine organisms in support of lab experiments.

More information on LabexMER website [1]

Best

Cédric Bacher
Responsable de l’Unité de Recherche ‘Dynamiques des écosystèmes
côtiers’
Head of ‘Dynamics of Coastal Ecosystems’ Research Unit
http://wwz.ifremer.fr/dyneco [2]

IFREMER
BP 70
29280 Plouzané
France
phone : 33 (0) 2 98 22 42 15
email : cedric.bacher
_Web Page : ____http://annuaire.ifremer.fr/cv/15747/en/_ [3]

PostDoc position Earth system modelling GEOMAR Kiel

The research unit “Biogeochemical Modelling” of the research division “Marine Biogeochemistry”, is inviting applications for a

3-year Postdoctoral Scientist Position
as part of the ComparCE project of the DFG-funded Priority Program 1689 on the Assessment of Climate Engineering.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in Earth system modelling and model assessment. The research project will focus on the selection of indicators and development of metrics to assess a number of climate engineering ideas (such as afforestation, ocean alkalinisation, solar radiation management,…) in the context of mitigation. Tools will be developed and tested on the basis of model simulations of various climate engineering scenarios employing new and already existing runs of intermediate complexity (UVic) and complex Earth system (MPI-ESM) models. Metric development will account for model uncertainties (e.g. by analysing perturbed parameter ensembles) and include collaboration with scientists from other disciplines engaged in the Priority Program, such as social sciences, international law and ethics, and some readiness to engage in interdisciplinary work is required.
We are looking for a creative and ambitious earth scientist with a PhD in a natural sciences subject, very strong expertise in the analysis of numerical models of the earth system, and a strong background in climate science.
The position is limited to 3 years with a start date as soon as possible. Salary and social benefits are according to Germany’s public sector TVöD 13 scale. This is a full-time position. The position can be split.
For more details see http://www.geomar.de/service/jobs/stellenangebote/article/postdoctoral-scientist-position-biogeochemical-modelling/

Many thanks and best regrads,
-Andreas

Andreas Oschlies
aoschlies

MOOC: Climate Change and its Impacts in Latin America

Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling)

Published Vacancy – Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling)

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Job Title
Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling)
Job ID# 2016-14970
Job Status: Open
Duties
The Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling) will provide statistical analysis of data sets and model development, and undertake stock assessments for wild-stock fisheries, principally in South Australia, but also extending to other Australian states or international fisheries. Statistical modelling will be undertaken by either statistical modelling software, mainly R, or by employing a more fully flexible statistical modelling programming language, specifically ADMB. This capability is needed to ensure that SARDI maintains its role as one of Australia’s leading fisheries research agencies.
Special conditions
This is a contract / term vacancy up to 31/01/2019. This role is advertised in conjunction with Vacancy No. 2016-14953 and based on your capabilities and experience you may be considered at the PO2 or PO3 classification. Possession of a current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive is required. Some out of hours work and country travel as well as interstate and intrastate travel will be required.
Additional notes
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Achievement Orientation and Communication capabilities of the role and a current CV. Applicants are to include the contact information of 3 current referees and a completed Pre Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector form.
Essential qualifications
An appropriate degree in statistics, mathematics or a fisheries related discipline (or equivalent research experience) is required.
Who is eligible to apply
External Vacancy – Open to Everyone
Applications Close: 31/10/2016
Classification: PO2
Salary Range: $77,752.00 – $86,620.00
Location WEST BEACH  South Australia
Department: Primary Industries and Regions SA
Agency: South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Tenure
Contract / Term
Employment period to (date): 31/01/2019
Employment Type: Public Sector Act
Employment Act/Award/Agreement: South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014
Enquiries to:
Rick McGarvey
Telephone: 82075460
Email: richard.mcgarvey@sa.gov.au
Applications to:
Lisa Gould
Address: PO Box 120
Suburb: HENLEY BEACH SA
Postcode: 5022
Email: lisa.gould@sa.gov.au
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Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling)

Published Vacancy – Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling)

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Job Title
Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling)
Job ID#    2016-14953
Job Status  Open
Duties
The Research Scientist (Fisheries Modelling) will provide high level statistical analysis of data sets and model development, and undertake stock assessments for wild-stock fisheries, principally in South Australia, but also extending to other Australian states or international fisheries. Statistical modelling will be undertaken by either statistical modelling software, mainly R, or by employing a more fully flexible statistical modelling programming language, specifically ADMB. This capability is needed to ensure that SARDI maintains its role as one of Australia’s leading fisheries research agencies.
Special conditions
This is a contract / term vacancy up to 31/01/2019. This role is advertised in conjunction with Vacancy No. 2016-14970 and based on your capabilities and experience you may be considered at the PO2 or PO3 classification. Possession of a current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive is required. Some out of hours work and country travel as well as interstate and intrastate travel will be required.
Additional notes
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Achievement Orientation and Communication capabilities of the role and a current CV. Applicants are to include the contact information of 3 current referees and a completed Pre Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector form.
Essential qualifications
An appropriate degree in statistics, mathematics or a fisheries related discipline (or equivalent research experience) is required.
Who is eligible to apply
External Vacancy – Open to Everyone
Applications Close
31/10/2016
Classification: PO3
Salary Range: $90,029.00 – $95,487.00
Location:  WEST BEACH      South Australia
Department:  Primary Industries and Regions SA
Agency: South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Tenure
Contract / Term
Employment period to (date): 31/01/2019
Employment Type: Public Sector Act
Employment Act/Award/Agreement: Agreement: South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014
Enquiries to:  Rick McGarvey
Telephone:     +61 8 82075460
Email: richard.mcgarvey@sa.gov.au
Applications to:
Lisa Gould
Address
PO Box 120
Suburb
HENLEY BEACH SA
Postcode 5022
Email:  lisa.gould@sa.gov.au

NCAR Scientist position: Ocean modeling

An ocean modeling Scientist position with 12 month base salary support is open in the Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. This position comes with associated software engineering and project scientist support, as well as a share of CGD administrative and computing resources. The specific responsibilities associated with the position are: to conduct original, independent and collaborative research in ocean model development with a particular focus on computational methods and interfacing resolved scale dynamics (ocean dynamical cores) with physical parameterizations across a range of resolutions; to lead and facilitate collaborative research on the incorporation of new ocean dynamical cores within the Community Earth System Model (CESM) framework; and to communicate scientific results through both publications in scientific journals and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. These activities will address high-priority technical requirements and are to be coordinated with ocean modeling partners, the CESM Ocean Modeling Working Group (OMWG) and university contributors. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with newly hired Project Scientists and Software Engineers, and existing members of the Oceanography Section of CGD to further these partnerships.

More information: https://www2.cgd.ucar.edu/ opportunities/ocean-modeling- scientist