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BECAS PARA ESTUDIOS ACADÉMICOS

logoCategoría: Becas

Fondo Verde impulsa la formación post-gradual en medio ambiente mediante la concesión de becas para realizar estudios de diplomados, másters y doctorado, en las siguientes entidades.

La beca cubre el acceso al curso con un 50% de descuento

Podrán solicitar una beca de Fondo Verde, todas las personas que cumplan los siguientes requisitos.

  • Comprometerse a redactar un proyecto referido a cualquiera de las siguientes temáticas.
    » Proyectos que contribuyan a la conservación y manejo sostenible de los recursos naturales y el ambiente.
    » Proyectos que impliquen el diseño de soluciones simples a los desafíos reales y complejos del medio ambiente.
  • Entregar copia del proyecto a Fondo Verde, autorizándole a promoverlo y difundirlo.

El Comité de Becas se reúne regularmente a efectos de valorar las solicitudes y seleccionar, a los/as beneficiarios/as, y el importe de beca asignado a cada uno de ellos. Se comunicará por correo electrónico dicha determinación. El candidato puede constatar la resolución determinada por el Comité de Becas.

Fuente: http://www.fondoverde.org/soluciones/becas/becas-para-estudios-academicos

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Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity in Southern Ocean Bio-optics

Posted on May 1, 2014

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Southern Ocean plays a very important role in the global carbon-climate system taking up an estimated ~50% of anthropogenic CO[sub]2[/sub]. Ocean colour remote sensing is particularly useful in understanding chronically under-sampled marine environments (such as the polar oceans) and there is thus a need to develop and apply emerging techniques to derive information from ocean colour that will allow new insight into the Southern Ocean ecosystem function. The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO) is a multi-institutional South African initiative led by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) whose aims are to understand the link between climate and the carbon cycle in the Southern Ocean. The marine bio-optical research group (comprised of the CSIR, SOCCO, the Earth Observation group and the University of Cape Town) currently has seven PhD students and two scientists working within a range of bio-optics fields that include the following: inland and coastal algorithm development, inherent optical property (IOP) characterisation with respect to phytoplankton assemblage and carbon content, phytoplankton functional type and harmful algal bloom algorithms, radiative transfer modelling, fluorescence quantum yield algorithms, and bio-optical/physiological modelling.

EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES:The following equipment and resources are available to researchers within the group: New Agulhas II ice-breaking research vessel, Biospherical profiling MC-OPS and Satlantic TSRB; IOP system comprised of Wetlabs AC-S, 2 x Wetlabs JFE MultiExcite spectral fluorometer; Coulter ultisizer 4; Four iRobot SeaGliders with Wetlabs PUK; two NKE Provor Bio-optics floats with transmisometre Wetlabs PUK and ; HPLC, microscopy etc. In addition the Hydrolight/Ecolight radiative transfer models and high performance computing facilities are available through the South African Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC).

EXPERTISE:The Post Doc candidate must have a PhD in the bio-optical field and extensive experience of acquiring and processing bio-optical data.

POTENTIAL RESEARCH TOPICS:The focus of the post doc is on improving understanding of algal dynamics and carbon sequestration in the Southern Ocean using bio-optical and ocean colour observations. There is some flexibility within this larger strategy e.g. fluorescence quantum yield and photo-physiological algorithms; bio-optically based radiative transfer and phytoplankton functional type algorithm development; integration of autonomous and ocean colour derived carbon dynamics; etc.

MONEY AND DURATION:The Post doc is for R250 000 (tax free) per year for two years extendable by one year subject to review.

INSTITUTION:The post doc researcher will be based at the CHPC / CSIR and the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Applicants are requested to please send a CV with three referees to sthomalla@csir.co.za together with a motivational letter that highlights their training experience and includes a statement on their proposed research topic.

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Cursos especializados para la formación de profesionales en el estudio de los mamíferos marinos

Con motivo del traslado del instituto de investigación “Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute” BDRI a la costa Atlántica se abre la posibilidad a partir del mes de marzo y para todos aquellos profesionales y estudiantes (de biología, ciencias ambientales, ciencias del mar, veterinaria etc.) de aprender, paso a paso, las más avanzadas técnicas de estudio de los mamíferos marinos, y en particular en el estudio de las poblaciones de cetáceos.

Esto será posible gracias a los nuevos cursos especializados sobre las técnicas de estudio de los cetáceos que se impartirán en su totalidad en la sede del BDRI en la Avenida Beiramar 192 en O Grove, Pontevedra. Cada curso de fin de semana (14h de duración) cuenta con el reconocimiento de un crédito optativo otorgado por la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.

El sistema de aprendizaje está compuesto por módulos con unos objetivos repartidos en cursos con clases teóricas y prácticas enfocadas a la creación de figuras altamente profesionales capaces de participar al interno de un proyecto de investigación, llevar a cabo una tesis de grado o de doctorado, o desarrollar tareas de investigación a bordo de embarcaciones de pesca o al interno de empresas de avistamiento de cetáceos. Aunque la formación que se recibirá en cada uno de los cursos es muy específica, abarca una amplia gama de contenidos, que van desde la selección de los métodos de estudio, toma de datos en el campo, hasta el análisis mediante el uso de diferentes programas informáticos, estadística y presentación de los datos científicos. Cada curso cuenta con un número máximo de 10 participantes de forma que se pueda garantizar la asistencia personalizada a cada uno de ellos. Los cursos han sido diseñados para facilitar la participación de estudiantes y profesionales al impartirse en bloques de fin de semana correspondientes al sábado y domingo de 10:00h a 19:00h. La duración de cada curso es de 14h (incluyendo una salida de a bordo de la embarcación de investigación del BDRI “Tyba III” dentro de la Ría de Arousa para poner en práctica las nociones adquiridas).

Los cursos de formación se pueden impartir en castellano o en inglés según soliciten los participantes. La cantidad y la calidad del contenido de los cursos los convierten en únicos en su campo, lo que se enseña es el fruto de más de 15 años de experiencia dedicada a la investigación y a la formación de profesionales para el estudio de los mamíferos marinos en diferentes partes del mundo. El primer curso titulado “Monitoring cetacean populations in the wild” se comenzará a impartir en el mes de marzo. Precio: 180€ para estudiantes / 300€ otros participantes. Horas lectivas: 14 horas (incluyen 4 horas de clases prácticas a bordo de la embarcación del BDRI, incluido en el precio) Modalidad: Presencial Requisitos: Licenciados, profesionales y estudiantes de biología, veterinaria, ciencias ambientales, ciencias del mar. Se requiere un número mínimo de 4 participantes por cada curso de fin de semana.

Dirección: Avenida de Beiramar 192, O Grove, Pontevedra

Es posible descargarse el programa del curso en : www.thebdri.com/cursos.pdf

Para más información: info@thebdri.com tel. +34 605521441

Bruno Diaz Lopez Chief Biologist / Director Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI Avenida de Beiramar 192, O Grove, Pontevedra (Spain) www.thebdri.com info@thebdri.com tel.+ 34 605521441

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Geospatial Analysis – 5th Edition, 2015 – de Smith, Goodchild, Longley

http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com/HTML/index.html

In this Guide we address the full spectrum of spatial analysis and associated modeling techniques that are provided within currently available and widely used geographic information systems (GIS) and associated software. Collectively such techniques and tools are often now described as geospatial analysis, although we use the more common form, spatial analysis, in most of our discussions.

The term ‘GIS’ is widely attributed to Roger Tomlinson and colleagues, who used it in 1963 to describe their activities in building a digital natural resource inventory system for Canada (Tomlinson 1967, 1970). The history of the field has been charted in an edited volume by Foresman (1998) containing contributions by many of its early protagonists. A timeline of many of the formative influences upon the field up to the year 2000 is available via: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/gistimeline/; and is provided by Longley et al. (2010). Useful background information may be found at the GIS History Project website (NCGIA): http://www.ncgia.buffalo.edu/gishist/.  Each of these sources makes the unassailable point that the success of GIS as an area of activity has fundamentally been driven by the success of its applications in solving real world problems. Many applications are illustrated in Longley et al. (Chapter 2, “A gallery of applications”). In a similar vein the web site for this Guide provides companion material focusing on applications. Amongst these are a series of sector‑specific case studies drawing on recent work in and around London (UK), together with a number of international case studies.

In order to cover such a wide range of topics, this Guide has been divided into a number of main sections or chapters. These are then further subdivided, in part to identify distinct topics as closely as possible, facilitating the creation of a web site from the text of the Guide. Hyperlinks embedded within the document enable users of the web and PDF versions of this document to navigate around the Guide and to external sources of information, data, software, maps, and reading materials.

Chapter 2 provides an introduction to spatial thinking, recently described by some as “spatial literacy”, and addresses the central issues and problems associated with spatial data that need to be considered in any analytical exercise. In practice, real-world applications are likely to be governed by the organizational practices and procedures that prevail with respect to particular places. Not only are there wide differences in the volume and remit of data that the public sector collects about population characteristics in different parts of the world, but there are differences in the ways in which data are collected, assembled and disseminated (e.g. general purpose censuses versus statistical modeling of social surveys, property registers and tax payments). There are also differences in the ways in which different data holdings can legally be merged and the purposes for which data may be used — particularly with regard to health and law enforcement data. Finally, there are geographical differences in the cost of geographically referenced data. Some organizations, such as the US Geological Survey, are bound by statute to limit charges for data to sundry costs such as media used for delivering data while others, such as most national mapping organizations in Europe, are required to exact much heavier charges in order to recoup much or all of the cost of data creation. Analysts may already be aware of these contextual considerations through local knowledge, and other considerations may become apparent through browsing metadata catalogs. GIS applications must by definition be sensitive to context, since they represent unique locations on the Earth’s surface.

This initial discussion is followed in Chapter 3 by an examination of the methodological background to GIS analysis. Initially we examine a number of formal methodologies and then apply ideas drawn from these to the specific case of spatial analysis. A process known by its initials, PPDAC (Problem, Plan, Data, Analysis, Conclusions) is described as a methodological framework that may be applied to a very wide range of spatial analysis problems and projects. We conclude Chapter 3 with a discussion on model-building, with particular reference to the various types of model that can be constructed to address geospatial problems.

Subsequent Chapters present the various analytical methods supported within widely available software tools. The majority of the methods described in Chapter 4 Building blocks of spatial analysis) and many of those in Chapter 6 (Surface and field analysis) are implemented as standard facilities in modern commercial GIS packages such as ArcGIS, MapInfo, Manifold, TNTMips and Geomedia. Many are also provided in more specialized GIS products such as Idrisi, GRASS, QGIS (with SEXTANTE Plugin) Terraseer and ENVI. Note that GRASS and QGIS (which includes GRASS in its download kit) are OpenSource.

In addition we discuss a number of more specialized tools, designed to address the needs of specific sectors or technical problems that are otherwise not well-supported within the core GIS packages at present. Chapter 5, which focuses on statistical methods, and Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 which address Network and Location Analysis, and Geocomputation, are much less commonly supported in GIS packages, but may provide loose- or close-coupling with such systems, depending upon the application area. In all instances we provide detailed examples and commentary on software tools that are readily available.

As noted above, throughout this Guide examples are drawn from and refer to specific products — these have been selected purely as examples and are not intended as recommendations. Extensive use has also been made of tabulated information, providing abbreviated summaries of techniques and formulas for reasons of both compactness and coverage. These tables are designed to provide a quick reference to the various topics covered and are, therefore, not intended as a substitute for fuller details on the various items covered. We provide limited discussion of novel 2D and 3D mapping facilities, and the support for digital globe formats (e.g. KML and KMZ), which is increasingly being embedded into general-purpose and specialized data analysis toolsets. These developments confirm the trend towards integration of geospatial data and presentation layers into mainstream software systems and services, both terrestrial and planetary (see, for example, the KML images of Mars DEMs at the end of this Guide).

Just as all datasets and software packages contain errors, known and unknown, so too do all books and websites, and the authors of this Guide expect that there will be errors despite our best efforts to remove these! Some may be genuine errors or misprints, whilst others may reflect our use of specific versions of software packages and their documentation. Inevitably with respect to the latter, new versions of the packages that we have used to illustrate this Guide will have appeared even before publication, so specific examples, illustrations and comments on scope or restrictions may have been superseded. In all cases the user should review the documentation provided with the software version they plan to use, check release notes for changes and known bugs, and look at any relevant online services (e.g. user/developer forums and blogs on the web) for additional materials and insights.

The web version of this Guide may be accessed via the associated Internet site: http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com. The contents and sample sections of the PDF version may also be accessed from this site. In both cases the information is regularly updated. The Internet is now well established as society’s principal mode of information exchange and most GIS users are accustomed to searching for material that can easily be customized to specific needs. Our objective for such users is to provide an independent, reliable and authoritative first port of call for conceptual, technical, software and applications material that addresses the panoply of new user requirements.

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PhD fellowship: “The signature of Mid-Pliocene warmth in the ocean

PhD fellowship: “The signature of Mid-Pliocene warmth in the ocean” http://naturlink.sapo.pt/Emprego/Emprego-Internacional/content/PhD-researcher-on-The-signature-of-Mid-Pliocene-warmth-in-the-ocean-mf13-01-15?bl=1

Utrecht University – Holanda

Utrecht University’s Faculty of Geosciences offers education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a population of 2,600 students (BSc and MSc) and 600 staff, the faculty is a strong and dynamic organisation. The faculty embodies four departments: Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, Innovation, Environmental & Energy Sciences, and Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning. The Utrecht Department of Earth Sciences is the largest academic Earth Sciences institute in The Netherlands. The department conducts teaching and research across the full range of the solid Earth and environmental Earth sciences, with activities in almost all areas of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, biogeology and hydrogeology. The department hosts an international tenured staff of over 45 scientists and more than 100 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. It and houses a wide variety of world-class laboratories. The Marine Palynology and Paleoceanography group of the Department of Earth Sciences is looking for a motivated PhD researcher on ‘The signature of Mid-Pliocene warmth in the ocean’ (4 years) The mid-Pliocene warm period (~3.5 Ma) with pCO2 levels around 400 ppm is the nearest past analogue of a warmer future climate and temperatures as well as sea level were higher on a global scale. Significant progress has been achieved in characterizing Pliocene climate from paleoclimate proxies and modeling. However, we still lack accurate data to determine and explain the apparently weakened equator-to-pole temperature gradients, the preferential warming of the Polar Regions and upwelling areas. Crucially, sea level might have been as much as twenty meters higher than at present, although this estimate still yields large error bars. Moreover, it remains unclear how much sea level rise during the Pliocene warm period resulted from the contribution of northern- and southern hemisphere ice caps. This project aims to investigate temperature and sea level trends to ultimately better constrain climate sensitivity during this warm interval. Selected ocean cores including high-latitude polar and upwelling locations will help assessing the role and the response of polar areas in global climate. This highly multidisciplinary project is primarily based on marine palynological (dinoflagellate cysts; potentially pollen and spores) and organic geochemical analyses (e.g., TEX86). This position connects to two other PhD projects on the Pliocene. One aims to reconstruct terrestrial temperatures based on biomarker proxies (MBT/CBT) and the other is focused on the modeling of regional sea level change in response to ice sheet dynamics and climate change. It is therefore expected that the candidate collaborate with these students and their advisors. This project will run within the Netherlands Earth System Science Centre. The NESSC is a virtual research center funded by the Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science. It focuses on (paleo)climate sensitivity and tipping points in the climate system and comprises experts from several Dutch universities and research institutes. The paleoclimate aspects are dominantly carried out at the Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics at Utrecht University and at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Up to 10% of your time will be devoted to teaching assistance of BSc and MSc courses. Qualifications: As a succesful candidate you should have a MSc degree in a relevant field such as Geology/Earth Sciences, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Paleoceanography. Experience in palynology or micropaleontology and organic geochemistry is desirable. A broad interest in geosciences, and the willingness and capacity to work indepently as well as to interact in a multidisciplinary team, as well as the willingness to travel is essential. You should be fluent in oral and written English, since the host group is highly international in composition and publication aims. Terms of employment: You will be offered a full-time PhD position at Utrecht University, at first for one year. Depending on a satisfactory performance this may be extended to a total period of four years, with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The first evaluation will take place approximately after six months of employment, the second after nine months. After the nine month evaluation the decision will be made whether an extension of the contract to the maximum period of four years will be offered to the employee. Employment conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary starts at € 2,083.- in the first year and increases to € 2,664.- in the fourth year, and is supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% per year and a year-end bonus of 8.3% (salary level 1-9-2013). We also offer a pension scheme, a health insurance allowance and flexible employment conditions. Facilities for sports and child care are available on our main campus (where the Department of Earth Sciences is situated), which is located only fiveteen minutes away from the historical city center of Utrecht. Further details: Informal enquiries may be sent to Prof. Appy Sluijs: e-mail A.Sluijs@uu.nl. You may also wish to visit the website of the Utrecht Institute of Earth Sciences: http://www.geo.uu.nl/ivau How to apply: Visit http://www.geo.uu.nl/vacancies, find the equivalent of this advertisement and fill in the application form. Please, attach your motivation for the position, a statement of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names, positions and e-mail contact addresses of at least two referees. Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but we intend to conduct a first evaluation by February 15, 2015. We aim for a quick review of applicants and seek to appoint as soon as possible thereafter, ulrimately in early summer 2015. (publicado em http://www.earthworks-jobs.com a 09-01-15) [Se desejar manter-se informado sobre as oportunidades de emprego que surgem diariamente na área do Ambiente e Gestão de Recursos Naturais, siga a página “NaturJobs” que a Naturlink criou no Facebook em http://facebook.com/NaturJobs e no Twitter em http://twitter.com/NaturJobs]

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PhD fellowship: “The signature of Mid-Pliocene warmth in the ocean”

PhD fellowship: “The signature of Mid-Pliocene warmth in the ocean”

http://naturlink.sapo.pt/Emprego/Emprego-Internacional/content/PhD-researcher-on-The-signature-of-Mid-Pliocene-warmth-in-the-ocean-mf13-01-15?bl=1

Utrecht University – Holanda

Utrecht University’s Faculty of Geosciences offers education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a population of 2,600 students (BSc and MSc) and 600 staff, the faculty is a strong and dynamic organisation. The faculty embodies four departments: Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, Innovation, Environmental & Energy Sciences, and Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning.

The Utrecht Department of Earth Sciences is the largest academic Earth Sciences institute in The Netherlands. The department conducts teaching and research across the full range of the solid Earth and environmental Earth sciences, with activities in almost all areas of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, biogeology and hydrogeology. The department hosts an international tenured staff of over 45 scientists and more than 100 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. It and houses a wide variety of world-class laboratories.

The Marine Palynology and Paleoceanography group of the Department of Earth Sciences is looking for a motivated

PhD researcher on ‘The signature of Mid-Pliocene
warmth in the ocean’ (4 years)

The mid-Pliocene warm period (~3.5 Ma) with pCO2 levels around 400 ppm is the nearest past analogue of a warmer future climate and temperatures as well as sea level were higher on a global scale. Significant progress has been achieved in characterizing Pliocene climate from paleoclimate proxies and modeling. However, we still lack accurate data to determine and explain the apparently weakened equator-to-pole temperature gradients, the preferential warming of the Polar Regions and upwelling areas. Crucially, sea level might have been as much as twenty meters higher than at present, although this estimate still yields large error bars. Moreover, it remains unclear how much sea level rise during the Pliocene warm period resulted from the contribution of northern- and southern hemisphere ice caps.

This project aims to investigate temperature and sea level trends to ultimately better constrain climate sensitivity during this warm interval. Selected ocean cores including high-latitude polar and upwelling locations will help assessing the role and the response of polar areas in global climate.

This highly multidisciplinary project is primarily based on marine palynological (dinoflagellate cysts; potentially pollen and spores) and organic geochemical analyses (e.g., TEX86). This position connects to two other PhD projects on the Pliocene. One aims to reconstruct terrestrial temperatures based on biomarker proxies (MBT/CBT) and the other is focused on the modeling of regional sea level change in response to ice sheet dynamics and climate change. It is therefore expected that the candidate collaborate with these students and their advisors.

This project will run within the Netherlands Earth System Science Centre. The NESSC is a virtual research center funded by the Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science. It focuses on (paleo)climate sensitivity and tipping points in the climate system and comprises experts from several Dutch universities and research institutes. The paleoclimate aspects are dominantly carried out at the Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics at Utrecht University and at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Up to 10% of your time will be devoted to teaching assistance of BSc and MSc courses.

Qualifications:

As a succesful candidate you should have a MSc degree in a relevant field such as Geology/Earth Sciences, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Paleoceanography. Experience in palynology or micropaleontology and organic geochemistry is desirable.

A broad interest in geosciences, and the willingness and capacity to work indepently as well as to interact in a multidisciplinary team, as well as the willingness to travel is essential. You should be fluent in oral and written English, since the host group is highly international in composition and publication aims.

Terms of employment:

You will be offered a full-time PhD position at Utrecht University, at first for one year. Depending on a satisfactory performance this may be extended to a total period of four years, with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The first evaluation will take place approximately after six months of employment, the second after nine months. After the nine month evaluation the decision will be made whether an extension of the contract to the maximum period of four years will be offered to the employee.

Employment conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary starts at € 2,083.- in the first year and increases to € 2,664.- in the fourth year, and is supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% per year and a year-end bonus of 8.3% (salary level 1-9-2013). We also offer a pension scheme, a health insurance allowance and flexible employment conditions.

Facilities for sports and child care are available on our main campus (where the Department of Earth Sciences is situated), which is located only fiveteen minutes away from the historical city center of Utrecht.

Further details:

Informal enquiries may be sent to Prof. Appy Sluijs: e-mail A.Sluijs@uu.nl.

You may also wish to visit the website of the Utrecht Institute of Earth Sciences: http://www.geo.uu.nl/ivau

How to apply:

Visit http://www.geo.uu.nl/vacancies, find the equivalent of this advertisement and fill in the application form. Please, attach your motivation for the position, a statement of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names, positions and e-mail contact addresses of at least two referees.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but we intend to conduct a first evaluation by February 15, 2015. We aim for a quick review of applicants and seek to appoint as soon as possible thereafter, ulrimately in early summer 2015.

(publicado em http://www.earthworks-jobs.com a 09-01-15)

[Se desejar manter-se informado sobre as oportunidades de emprego que surgem diariamente na área do Ambiente e Gestão de Recursos Naturais, siga a página “NaturJobs” que a Naturlink criou no Facebook em http://facebook.com/NaturJobs e no Twitter em http://twitter.com/NaturJobs]

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