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Coastal Blue Carbon Researcher- National Oceanography Centre (NOC)

  • Fixed term appointment (3 year)
  • Full time
  • £36,067 (Band 6)
  • Closing date: 4 October 2021
  • Job Reference: NOC10807

An exciting opportunity has opened up to support the expanding portfolio of NOC research projects which are conducting blue carbon inventories and generating a better understanding of carbon sequestration by coastal vegetated habitats. The role of Coastal Blue Carbon Researcher will augment the Ocean BioGeochemistry team and support the research group of Dr Claire Evans. The majority of the post will be dedicated to supporting the two NOC-led Sustainable Management of Marine Resources projects, namely ReSOW UK and Co-Opt https://www.smmr.org.uk/funded-projects/ which are both based in the UK.

However, the role will also support the wider portfolio of Blue Carbon research led by Dr Evans, which encompasses projects around the world such as the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme https://projects.noc.ac.uk/cme-programme/. The focus will be to conduct Blue Carbon Inventories of seagrass beds using extent and emissions data via tools such as the as InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs) model. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in fieldwork to collect sediment cores from seagrass beds and to conduct geochemical analysis of core samples via techniques such as Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectrometry. The role offers the potential to work in partnership with those who govern, manage and use the coast, thus building the successful candidate’s network and awareness of the associated policy and socioeconomic landscape.

for more information and to apply, please go here.

 

Closing date: 04/10/2021
Location: Southampton
Salary: £36,067 (Band 6)
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