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Indian Ocean Crust and Mantle Drilling

Two Vacancies at WESTPAC Office, Bangkok, Thailand

The WESTPAC Office is seeking two passionate, enthusiastic and capable Programme Officers, respectively on marine biodiversity, and ocean observations. It would be much appreciated if you could further circulate this info to your network and reach those who you think are suitable and competitive. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact me at

Marine Phyto/Microbial Ecologist in NIWA, Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Full-time, permanent

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whosepurpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, and to provide better understanding of climate and the oceans to improve the safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Position for the project of Development of New-Generation Research Protocol for Submarine Resources.

The team for Ecosystem Observation and Evaluation Methodology Research in Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is recruiting the project positions  for interdisciplinary study of mechanisms of marine ecosystem dynamics and methodology of assessment protocols for ecosystem changes included seafloor development and deep-sea minings. We seek highly qualified specialists with broad knowledge and experience on marine science. The flowing is the major  research subjects and disciplines, e.g. marine ecology, microbial ecology, geochemistry, ocean chemistry, genomics, metagenomics, bioinfomatics, theoretical ecology, mathematical science, GIS. 

On a detail of this recruitment, please check the following JAMSTEC web site,

Hard Copy IR New letter Registration

According to the discussion in the Steering Committee meetin held in Beijing, the InterRidge Newsletter will only be sent to institutes rather than individuals, please register your institution here.

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Pre-AGU workshop on Hard Rock drilling by CHIKYU

Dear all who are interested in Hard Rock drilling into the ocean floor,

We would like to announce a Pre-AGU workshop on Hard Rock drilling by CHIKYU from 1 PM to 5:30 PM on December 14th in San Francisco. 

The main goals of the workshop are (1) to share information about the current and/or future proposals and related concerns using CHIKYU and (2) to discuss pre proposal on the western Pacific outer rise to be submitted to the IODP in Spring 2015

Cruise Berth available

A forthcoming 27 day French-New Zealand research cruise is scheduled on l'Atalante for mid-2015. The cruise is called VESPA (Volcanic Evolution of South Pacific Arcs). It is a 27 day cruise, that will start and finish in Noumea, New Caledonia, sometime in the window 15 May-16 June 2015.

Two Job Announcements for the University of Southern Mississippi

Climate Change Oceanographer

The University of Southern Mississippi 

Section Head, Marine Geosciences Section, Division of Ocean Sciences,National Science Foundation (NSF) Arlington, VA

NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Section Head for the Marine Geosciences Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE).  The Section Head serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of marine geology, geophysics, paleaoceanography, and chemical oceanography research.

PostDoctoral positions in The Millennium Institute of Oceanography at the University of Concepcion, Chile

The Millennium Institute of Oceanography at the University of Concepcion, Chile, has an openi