Interdisciplinary PhD position in physical oceanography and biogeochemistryExternal

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Contact: Laurent Mémery
E-mail: laurent.memery [at]

The project 'Impact of the meso and submesoscale dynamics on the fate of exported particles in the deep ocean' (IDYPOP) is seeking a PhD candidate to join their research team.

Led by Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France), this interdisciplinary project is driven by issues in marine biogeochemistry (Biological Carbon Pump), but is clearly oriented towards problems in ocean physical dynamics at meso and submesoscales.

Based on a modelling approach, this work aims at exploring and quantifying the (de)correlation of the particle flux sampled in the traps in the deep ocean with the spatio temporal distribution of surface particles, generated by biological production.

This project is situated at the intersection of physical oceanography and biogeochemistry, and makes the connection between modelling and observation. Therefore, the applicant should be open to interdisciplinary and group work. Excellent knowledge in oceanography, more specifically in physical oceanography, is mandatory. Moreover, he/she should have an expertise in scientific computing.

More details can be found by downloading the PDF below.

For more information, and for application enquiries, please email project supervisor Laurent Mémery at laurent [dot] memeryatuniv-brest [dot] fr.