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RAP opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     NOAA

Climate and Ecosystem Variability in Eastern Boundary Current Systems


National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

opportunity location
26.03.50.B0456 Santa Cruz, CA 95060


name email phone
Steven James Bograd 831.648.8314


The objective of this project is to study climate change and the possible effects of such change on marine resources in eastern boundary current systems. Research includes separating local from global variability in both oceanic and biological time series, looking for evidence of regime changes, and determining the socio-economic impact resulting from climate change. Emphasis is placed on comparing across ecologically similar eastern boundary current systems to gain greater “degrees of freedom”. We welcome statistical studies in developing methods for nonstationary spectral estimation, change-point problems in time series, nonlinear and nongaussian state-space models, factor estimation in state-space models, and hidden Markov changes. Easy access to worldwide surface and subsurface oceanographic data is also available, as well as extensive fisheries data bases from the various eastern boundary current regions.


key words
Pacific Ocean; Climatology; Time series analysis; Ocean models;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$58,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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