US CLIVAR Newsgram July 2014
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July 2014 Edition

  1. Announcements

  2. Meetings and Workshops

  3. Community News

  4. Funding Opportunities

  5. Jobs


US AMOC Annual Report on Progress and Priorities

Now available online is the 2013 annual progress report of the US AMOC Science Team. This report features progress on the main objectives of the program, identifies programmatic gaps, and makes recommendations on near-term research priorities. Findings and recommendations from an external review process conducted in 2012-2013 and highlights from the August 2013 USAMOC/UK RAPID International Science Meeting are also featured.

US CLIVAR relevant sessions at AGU Fall Meeting 
The US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting that are relevant to the community. Organized according to the Science Plan research challenges and core science topics, this list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to help the community digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions. As a reminder, abstracts are due August 8.  

Meetings and Workshops

US AMOC Science Team Meeting
September 9-11, Seattle, WA

The US AMOC Science Team Meeting will bring together researchers to disseminate recent results, identify gaps in understanding and measurement of AMOC, coordinate and collaborate among the community, and discuss near and long term priorities. The meeting is open to all US and international scientists. A special session at this year’s meeting will include a discussion on AMOC linkages with climate variability and change. Abstract submission is closed; registration remains open through September 8.
Bias Corrections in Subseasonal to Interannual Predictions Virtual Workshop
September 30-October 2, Virtual

NOAA’s Climate Program Office-sponsored Climate Prediction Task Force is organizing a virtual workshop to review current practices and challenges in bias correcting sub-seasonal to interannual predictions and to foster new strategies particularly for non-stationary prediction systems. Abstracts will be accepted until August 25 under the following two themes: 1) Bias correction methods including bias correction as post processing or bias correction done as the forecast evolves (calibration is included as a sub-set of bias correction); and 2) Impact of bias correction on skill (or utility) of application models. 
The Climate Symposium 2014
October 13-17, Darmstadt, Germany

This international symposium, organized by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), will provide a forum for experts in climate observations, research, analysis, and modeling to review the current state of climate science and climate observations in order to evaluate recent achievements, ascertain critical objectives to be achieved with satellite-based climate information, and identify gaps in the current space-based component of the climate observing system. The meeting will help define requirements for an efficient, sustained international space-based Earth observing system. Registration is open through September 15.
North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME) 10th Anniversary Symposium at UGM
November 2-7, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The North American monsoon is a crucial component of the water resources of northwest Mexico and the southwest United States. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of NAME, this session aims to review the state of the knowledge of the monsoon system and the application of this knowledge for the benefit of the US-Mexico border region. This symposium will be held at the annual Unión Geofísica Mexicana. Abstract submission is open through August 9; pre-registration through September 20. 

For a full calendar of upcoming events and deadlines, check the website

Community News

State of the Climate in 2013

This annual report, published as a special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, focuses on the physical status of the climate and the ability to observe it. With over 400 contributing authors from around the globe, the report synthesizes data from Arctic sea ice extent to extreme events to the ocean heat content, to name a few, with a number of indicators setting new records or nearing record levels. 
CLIVAR Working Group on Ocean Model Development Report

The CLIVAR Working Group on Ocean Model Development released a project report following its 12th session held in Kiel, Germany earlier this year. The report provides a summary of outcomes and recommendations of the Working Group-organized workshop on High Resolution Ocean Climate Modeling, future development of the Repository for Evaluating Ocean Simulations (REOS), the status of the Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments Phase II (CORE-II) protocols and analysis efforts, and input for planning of the 6th phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6).

In addition to the report, a special edition of Exchanges is available and features 16 contributed articles from the workshop participants.
The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions

A new video and report from the National Research Council draws attention to changes in the Arctic and the impacts on ecosystems, humans, and the climate. Drawing on the scientific community, the report focuses on emerging research questions that will have an impact on new and existing research pathways and translating that information into accessible terms for decision-making.  
In early July, NASA lit up the sky with the successful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) that 
will measure Earth’s sources and sinks for atmospheric carbon dioxide over the next two years. The satellite will also quantify variability over the seasonal cycle. 
NOAA’s Climate Program Office releases Strategic Plan

NOAA’s Climate Program Office has a roadmap for the next five years to guide its research agenda to achieve the vision of “people, businesses, and the environment thriving in the fact of climate impacts.”  The Strategic Plan is aligned under the four goals of partnerships, integrated climate research, people and culture, and business processes. 

Funding Opportunities

NSF CAREER: Faculty Early Career Development Program
Deadline: July 23

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

NOAA Climate Program Office: Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries to Inform Sustainable Management
Deadline: September 12

For FY 2014, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Climate Program Office, Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program, in partnership with the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), will support a competition to improve understanding, projection, and management of the impacts of climate variability and change on fish stocks and fisheries in the US Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem. In addition, this competition is also soliciting proposals for one year and up to $50,000 to develop a workshop focused on bringing together scientists from various disciplines (e.g., physical, ecological, social, economic) to promote interdisciplinary partnerships and discuss and prioritize future research needs to advance understanding of the impacts of climate variability and change on fish or other species that support economically important fisheries in the US. Proposals should collaborate with relevant NOAA Laboratories, Fisheries Science Centers, and Cooperative Institutes to the extent this collaboration enhances the effectiveness of the research and its outcomes. 
NSF Division of Polar Programs: Arctic Research Opportunities
Deadline: October 21

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at US organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region.

The goal of the NSF Section for Arctic Sciences, Division of Polar Programs, is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. The Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages through education, outreach, and broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Program representatives from polar and other non-polar NSF programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.


Student/Early Career Opportunities

Graduate Fellowship Program – Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy, Gulf Research Program, National Academies, Washington, DC
Deadline: September 1
PhD Opportunities – Processes and impacts of climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arctic, ArcTrain, Canada
Postdoc – Climate/Physical Oceanography, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Postdoc – Climate Dynamics, Department of Earth System Science, Univeristy of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
Deadline: December 31
Postdoc – Decadal Climate Variability, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princton University, NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
Postdoc – Earth Science: Climate Model Evaluation and Development using Multi-Senor Satellite Observations and Numerical Modeling (#18854), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
Postdoc – Innovative Research Approaches in Climate Change, Next Generation Air Sensors, and Citizen Science, EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC
Postdoc – Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate Dynamics, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Postdoc – Ocean Dynamics, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Open Positions
Associate Program Director – Antarctic Research and Logistics Integration, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Deadline: July 23
Associate Director – Georgia Sea Grant College, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Deadline: August 8
Assistant Professor - Climate Change or Water Cycle, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Deadline: August 1
Director – Chemical Sciences Division, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO
Deadline: July 28
Program Director – Division of Polar Program, Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Section Head – Polar Environment, Safety, and Health, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Deadline: July 23
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