Ocean Opportunities

Looking for a job, postdoc, PhD, masters, conferences, workshops, or citizen science opportunities in ocean/marine sciences around the world? Look no further!

This board was last updated on August 31, 2018. 

Jobs

Specialist in capture fisheries statistics (11-month contract) with the FAO (Italy-Rome). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Marine Science with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Japan). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Tenured Faculty Position in Marine Science with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Japan). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Site Leader, Mahajamba, Madagascar with Blue Ventures (Madagascar). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Training and Education Coordinator with Blue Ventures (Madagascar). Deadline August 31, 2018.

National Lead, Madagascar with Blue Ventures (Madagascar). Deadline September 2, 2018.

Deputy Aquaculture Programme Lead with Blue Ventures (Madagascar). Deadline September 2, 2018.

Marine Instrumentation and Survey Engineer with CEFAS (England). Deadline September 3, 2018.

Junior researcher - coastal research with Plymouth University (England). Deadline September 3, 2018.

Quota Management Officer with the Marine Management Organisation (England). Deadline September 7, 2018.

Ecosystems Management Biologist / Physical Scientist (multiple positions) with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Canada). Deadline September 7, 2018.

Senior Scientist - Marine Biosecurity with Cawthron (New Zealand). Deadline September 9, 2018.

Scientist - aquatic non-native species with CEFAS (England). Deadline September 10, 2018.

Marine Licensing Senior Case Manager with the Marine Management Organisation (England). Deadline September 10, 2018.

Assistant Professor, Marine Biology with Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (USA). Deadline September 15, 2018.

Data/GIS Officer with the Marine Management Organisation (England). Deadline September 16, 2018.

Data Scientist - Statistics with Cawthron (New Zealand). Deadline September 16, 2018.

Microbiologist with CEFAS (England). Deadline September 20, 2018.

Senior Scientist, Marine Stress and Ocean Health Program with the New England Aquarium (USA). Deadline September 21, 2018.

Data Officer - Seasearch Programme with the Marine Conservation Society (England). Interview dates September 24 & 25, 2018.

Research Ecologist/Research Fish Biologist with the Geological Survey (USA). Deadline September 28, 2018.

Senior policy officer and special assistant to the Secretary-General with the International Seabed Authority (Jamaica). Deadline October 4, 2018.

Director, Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources with the International Seabed Authority (Jamaica). Deadline October 4, 2018.

Liber Ero Fellowship Program (Canada). Deadline November 1, 2018.

Strategy Director - Marine Protection Campaign (1-year contract) with Environment Tasmania (Australia). Deadline not stated.

Officer, Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe with The Pew Charitable Trusts (England). Deadline not stated.

Officer, Protecting Antarctica's Southern Ocean with The Pew Charitable Trusts (Belgium). Deadline not stated.

Associate Professor, Fisheries and Mariculture with Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (USA). Open until filled.

Veterinarian with the Mote Aquarium and Rehabilitation Hospital (USA). Deadline not specified.

Research Technician: Microbiome studies of benthic ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico with the University of Southern Mississippi (USA). Deadline not stated.

Research Lab Technician (Molecular Biology - phenotypic and genomic analysis, working primarily with giant kelp) with the University of Southern California. Deadline not stated.

Policy Assistant/Associate with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University (USA). Deadline not stated.

Research Analyst (Marine Food Webs and Climate Change) (1-year contract with potential to renew for another year) with the University of Alberta (Canada). Open until filled.

Economist – Vaquita Conservation and Middle Ground Fisheries with Ocean Associates Inc. (USA). Deadline not stated.

Scientist- NMFS PARR Data Management and Archiving with Ocean Associates Inc. (USA). Deadline not stated.

Senior Scientist - Coastal Development with Ocean Associates Inc. (USA). Deadline not stated.

Program Manager-Coastal Development with Ocean Associates Inc. (USA). Deadline not stated.

Program Director - Coastal Development with Ocean Associates Inc. (USA). Deadline not stated.

Executive Consultant-Coastal Development with Ocean Associates Inc. (USA). Deadline not stated.

Project Director with FishWise (USA). Deadline not stated.

Senior Project Manager with FishWise (USA). Deadline not stated.

Program assistant -  Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability with FishWise (USA). Deadline not stated.

Engineer in ecotoxicology of micro and nano plastics in continental waters with CNRS (France). Deadline not stated.


Post Docs

Marine Ecotoxicology with Mote Marine Laboratory (USA). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Sirenian Biology and Conservation with Mote Marine Laboratory (USA). Deadline August 31, 2018.

Microbial processes in the subsurface oceanic crust on the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (USA). Deadline September 1, 2018.

Citizen Science (California MPA Network) with the California Academy of Sciences (USA). Deadline September 1, 2018.

Multiple fellowships with The Nature Conservancy (USA). Deadline September 7, 2018.

Microbial Biogeochemistry with GEOMAR (Germany). Deadline September 9, 2018.

Multiple positions with Ifremer (France). Deadline September 10, 2018.

Single-column-model sea ice and snow simulations utilizing MOSAiC observations with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) (Germany). Deadline September 12, 2018.

Marine forecasting and risk communication with Memorial University (Canada). Deadline September 15, 2018.

Coupled climate dynamics with UC Santa Barbara (USA). Deadline September 15, 2018.

Polar Marine Ecology with the University of St Andrews (Scotland). Deadline September 17, 2018.

Cryospheric Physics with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA). Priority consideration date October 1, 2018.

Applying emerging technologies to coral reef conservation with the University of Hawaii (USA). Deadline October 20, 2018.

Fisheries genomics with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Canada). Open until filled.

Spatial study of biodiversity (tropical deep-sea benthos) with the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (France). Deadline not stated.

Mathematical models describing the processes that generate patterns of species diversity observed at deep-sea hydrothermal vents (position 18-07-06) with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) (USA). Open until filled.

Coastal saltmarsh food web dynamics using bulk & compound-specific stable isotopes with Louisiana State University (USA). Open until filled.

Microbiome studies of benthic ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico with the University of Southern Mississippi (USA). Deadline not stated.

Parasite ecology with the University of Washington (USA). Deadline not stated.

Emissions of primary marine aerosols in the southern hemisphere with CNRS (France). Deadline not stated.

Spatial Management of Marine Invasions with the University of Alberta (Canada). Open until filled.

Natural mortality of stock assessment with the University of Washington (USA). Deadline not stated.

Spatio-temporal dynamics of groundfish availability to eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl surveys and abundance estimate uncertainties with the University of Washington (USA). Deadline not stated.


PhD

Coastal Ecosystem functioning under different anthropogenic pressure with the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland). Deadline September 2, 2018.

Climate and human-related risks to coastal and maritime cultural heritage in eastern Africa with Bournemouth University (England). Deadline September 9, 2018.

Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Modelling (x2 positions) with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany). Deadline September 9, 2018.

Multi-Sensor, Multi-Scale Integrated Remote Sensing for Arctic Sea Ice monitoring with UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Norway). Deadline September 10, 2018.

Remote Sensing of Extreme Ocean Events (Polar Lows) with UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Norway). Deadline September 10, 2018.

Marine Microbial Ecology with the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Deadline September 15, 2018.

Marine population genetics and spatial modelling with ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Deadline September 15, 2018.

Ocean colour remote sensing and phytoplankton in coastal waters with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) (Germany). Deadline September 16, 2018.

Coastal and/or marine archaeology - Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar with the University of Nottingham (England). Deadline September 20, 2018.

Microorganisms involved in Marine Nutrient Cycling under Anoxic Conditions with Royal NIOZ (The Netherlands). Deadline September 23, 2018.

Multiple positions in science, engineering, marine biology, & aquaculture with James Cook University (Australia). Deadline September 30, 2018.

Scholarships in Environmental Law, Marine Law and Natural Resources Law with University College Cork (Ireland). Deadline October 5, 2018.

Observation Impact Assessment using Data Assimilation with the University of New South Wales (Australia). Deadline October 12, 2018.

Observation Impact Assessment of Future High-resolution Observations with the University of New South Wales (Australia). Deadline October 12, 2018.

Governance and Marine Debris with the University of Tasmania (Australia). Deadline October 31, 2018.

Biogeochemical ocean modelling with the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Deadline October 31, 2018.

Parasite ecology with the University of Washington (USA). Contact must be made well ahead of the application deadline of December 15, 2018.

Dynamical downscaling of near-shore marine climate, extremes, and biogeochemistry around Southeast Australia with University of Tasmania (Australia). Deadline December 31, 2018

Predicting interactive effects of multiple stressors on marine ecosystems with Griffith University (Australia). Deadline not stated.

Ecocertification and fish aquaculture with Dalhousie University (Canada). Deadline not stated.

Do sediment microbes control invasion success in marine ecosystems with the University of New South Wales (Australia). Deadline not stated.

Response of migratory salmonid populations to global changes with UMR INRA-Agrocampus Ouest (France). Deadline not stated.

Sexual selection and evolution in pipefish with the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). Deadline not stated.

Carbon dioxide sequestration through ocean fertilization and potential for harvest with Imperial College London (England). Open until filled.

Plankton Ecology: Metabolic Responses of Marine Planktonic Communities to Disturbances: Providing High-Frequency Measurements with CNRS (France). Deadline not stated.


Masters

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Conferences

Ocean Deoxygenation Conference, September 3 - 7, 2018 in Kiel, Germany.

Society and the Sea Conference, September 6 - 7, 2018 in London, England.

15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, September 9 - 14, 2018 in Monterey, California, USA.

Challenger Conference, September 10 - 13 2018 in Newcastle, England.

YOUMARES conference for young marine researchers, September 11 - 14, 2018 in Oldenburg, Germany.

European Marine Biology Symposium 53, September 17 - 21, 2018 in Ostend, Belgium.

ICES Annual Science Conference, September 24 - 27, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

3rd Aquaculture Conference: Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research, September 25 - 28, 2018 in Qingdao, China.

CoastGIS, September 27 - 29, 2018 in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) Conference, October 2 - 4 2018 in Newcastle, England.

4th CLIOTOP Symposium, October 15 - 19, 2018 in Keelung, Taiwan.

Xth International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, October 16 - 18, 2018 in Patagonia, Argentina.

International Congress for Marine Biotechnology, October 17 - 20, 2018 in Monastir, Tunisia.

3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (3WSFC), October 22 - 26 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Oceans Past 7: Tracing human interactions with marine ecosystems through deep time: implications for policy and management, October 22 - 26 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

MICRO2018: Fate and Impact of Micropastics: Knowledge, actions and solutions, November 19 - 23, 2018 in Lanzarote.

International Conference on Marine Science. Towards a sustainable ocean, November 19 - 23, 2018 in Antioquia, Colombia. Abstract submission deadline August 31, 2018.

Species on the Move, July 22 - 26, 2019 in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Proposals for workshops or additional sessions deadline October 30, 2018. Abstract submission deadline December 10, 2018.

5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, September 27 - October 1, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.


Workshops and Courses

Movement Ecology of Marine Organisms: linking observations, data analysis tools and models, September 10 - 13, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ecological Network Analysis (ENA) Workshop, September 19 - 21, 2018 in Bremen, Germany.

Aquatic Nematodes Identification, December 10 - 21, 2018 in Ghent, Belgium.

Aquatic Acoustic Telemetry Data Analysis, January 28, 2019 - February 1, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Webinars

Common Fishes of Edmonds Underwater Park Given by REEF foundation's Citizen Science Program Manager Janna Nichols, October 11, 2018 at 8pm ET.

The Nursery - Seagrass and Mangroves of The Western Atlantic Given by REEF Foundation’s Education Program Manager Ellie Splain, October 17, 2018 at 8pm ET.

Fish in Costume - Mimics of the Tropical Pacific Given by REEF Foundation’s Trips Communication Assistant Amy Lee, October 30, 2018 at 8pm ET

Common Fishes of the Maldives Given by REEF Foundation’s Director of Science, Dr. Christy Semmens, December 5, 2018 at 8pm ET.

General The Life Cycle of a Fish  Given by REEF Board of Trustee Members, Ned & Anna DeLoach, December 13, 2018 at 8pm ET.


Citizen Science

Floating Forests. An online project to help scientists identify past and present kelp forests from a huge number of satellite images

iSeahorse. A global project to identify and map seahorses for conservation.

Plankton Portal. An online project to help scientist classify plankton from a huge number of images taken at sea.

Redmap Australia. An Australian-based project which invited people to "spot, log and map marine species that are uncommon in Australia, or along particular parts of our coast".

Seagrass Spotter. A global project to map seagrass meadows to help protect them.


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