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Announcements: Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the WIO; UCT/SAEON PhD and Post doc positions

Announcements: Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the WIO; UCT/SAEON PhD and Post doc positions

Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the Western Indian Ocean including the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman
A Regional Training Workshop on ‘Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the Western Indian Ocean including the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman’ will be organised in a hybrid format on 7th – 9th June, 2022. The workshop is organised by IORP, with the support from the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and the ReMoTURB Project (in turn supported by the Mozambican Oceanographic Institute (InOM, former IIP) and Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in South Africa). The workshop will be a hybrid format with three components taking place simultaneously – physical workshop venues in Maputo, Mozambique, virtual attendance and presentation in Kuwait, and global virtual attendance.
This workshop will encourage the countries bordering the western Indian Ocean (including marginal seas) to be engaged in coastal observing programs and research as effective partners, and will also identify the training needs and capacity building in the participating countries and provide the opportunity for starting countries to learn from others who have already established programs. The workshop will include these sessions:  an Overview of the WIO Observing Systems; Observation Instruments and Platforms in the WIO; Data access, Analysis and Management; and Observation with Societal Needs.
Registration for the workshop is now open: https://www.wjx.cn/vj/Oce5aH3.aspx. Deadline for registration: 25 March 2022. Limited grants are available to support the on-site participation. For more information, please refer to the flyer and the workshop webpage.
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UCT/SAEON PhD and Post doc positions
A joint SAEON/UCT project, in collaboration with the University of Plymouth, UK, is looking to fill a postdoc and PhD position (both of three years duration). The project focusses on using a multi-scale modelling approach to improve our understanding time- and space- scales of variability within the western Indian Ocean that are relevant to ‘hotspots’ of biological activity. Enquiries: ja.veitch@saeon.nrf.ac.za.  Deadline: Open until filled. Download the advertisement for more information.
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