Welcome to the RMA

The Resource Modeling Association was established over a quarter of a century ago and is unique among scientific societies because it brings together scientists and mathematicians from a diverse range of disciplines with a common interest in studying natural resources from a sustainable-use perspective. The natural resources of our planet are under incredible pressure to supply burgeoning human needs and this will only continue to increase.  Challenges are ever-present to ensure that resource use remains sustainable and that vital ecosystem services critical for our well-being, species biodiversity essential for the well-being of the global ecosystem, and ecosystem resilience to perturbation are conserved as far as practicable through responsible action. Such action must be informed and it is here that the integration of the quantitative and biological sciences can play a determining role.

Half a year has passed since we held our 20th annual meeting in Bordeaux, France where participants were treated to a superb and diverse range of presentations about the practical application of modeling to real world problems within a convivial collegiate atmosphere of friendly exchange of ideas and opinions. Preparations are now well advanced for our next meeting in June 2016.

I encourage you to consider joining with like-minded people and becoming a member of the RMA to assist you to grow your own professional network and participate in being part of the solution to the global challenge of natural resource management.

Sincerely,

Luc Doyen

RMA President

Each year I provide an annual auditor’s report of our accounts in accordance with US legislation for not for profit societies. In addition I keep the Board appraised of income and expenditure several times each year, with particular attention to conference funding. As well as income from membership fees and transactions associated with conferences, I also manage payments for various services such as the hosting of this website.

Job opening – post.doc MSE at the IMR in Bergen, Norway

Hi,

We’re hiring a 4-year post.doc to work on management strategy evaluation (MSE) in fisheries management under our strategic project Reduced Uncertainty in Stock Assessment (www.redus.no<http://www.redus.no> )

For full description see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/134120/postdoctoral-fellow-in-fish-population-modelling-for-management-strategy-evaluation

Deadline: 26th March

-Erik

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Dr. Erik Olsen
Head of Research
Demersal Fish Research Group

Havforskningsinstituttet / Institute of Marine Research

cell (NOR): +47 934 39 256
E-mail: eriko@imr.no, Skype: erik.js.olsen
web: erikjsolsen.github.io , twitter: @erikjsolsen
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Postdoctoral/Research Fellow Position at ANU

The Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) or Research Fellow (Level B) in ocean-sea ice modelling.

The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow is based in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) group to undertake research into the development and evaluation of global, high-resolution ocean and sea ice model configurations. The Postdoctoral/ Research Fellow is expected to liaise and collaborate with Consortium for Ocean-Sea Ice Modelling in Australia (COSIMA) partners to contribute the Australian research community through the research initiative of COSIMA consortium.

A PhD in physical oceanography, climate science, geophysical fluid dynamics or other relevant field is required as well as demonstrated experience in the modelling the ocean circulation and/or the coupled ocean-sea ice system.

For more information about this position please see the following link:
<http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/ job/515488/postdoctoral- fellow-research-fellow-in- oceansea-ice-modelling>
or contact Associate Professor Andy Hogg at andy.hogg

Classification: Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) /Research Fellow (Level B)
Salary package: Academic Level A ($68,307 – $86,646) Academic Level B ($94,287 – $107,381) + 17% Superannuation
Terms: Continuing (contingent funded) appointment of three (3) years. The appointment may be extended subject to the availability of funding.

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Dr Andy Hogg
Associate Professor

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Research School of Earth Sciences
Australian National University

T: +61 (0)2 6125 9962
E: andy.hogg W: rses.anu.edu.au/people/dr- andy-hogg

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