Newsletter No.7 July-1999@



Announcement of Research Positions for the Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (FORSGC)

  The Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) invites application for the positions of observational researchers who will take part in the Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (FORSGC), being established on August 1,1999.
  In order to realize prediction of climate change,such as a pressing issue of global warming, etc. it is necessary for us to understand the complicated interactions among the atmospheric, ocean, ice, land and ecosystem, regarding the earth as one system, and advancing both of the observations and the simulations.
  Taking advantage of a flexible employment system, the FORSGC will connect existing organic observation projects and make observations in the area lacking in long term observation data, in cooperation with relevant ministries and universities. With these implementations, we aim at advancing simulation by the Earth Simulator, and at deploying a global observation system.
  We will invite applications for contracted researchers for the two research programs of "Climate Variation Research Program" and "Hydrological Cycle Research Program" starting this year. The researchers will be engaged in observational research at the Research Center in Tokyo and the International Arctic Research Center (IARC). We can also collect the candidates on our homepage, and we distribute this announcement among relevant universities and institutes.

  The research programs for adoption and the number of openings of this time are:
(1)Climate Variation Research Program (five to six)
(2)Hydrological Cycle Research Program (five to six)
(3)Research at the International Arctic Research Center (five to six)

Deadline of application:July 31,1999
References:Joint Promoting Office, FRSGC.
(E-mail:kansoku@frontier.esto.or.jp)
Detailed information including qualifications and how to apply etc. is explained on the homepage:http://www.frontier.esto.or.jp/



Announcement of Research Positions for the Experts on Modeling of Global Climate

  FRSGC is seeking highly motivated researchers who have specialized in meteorology, oceanography, fluid dynamics, applied mathematics or computer science in under-graduate or graduate schools and who have strong interest in climate modeling or have special knowledge on specific processes and motivation to develop and improve the models. Those who have experiences in climate modeling and innovative ideas and motivations for "next-generation" modeling are most welcome.

Deadline of application:July 31,1999.
Detailed information including qualifications and how to apply etc. is explained on the homepage:http://www.frontier.esto.or.jp/
References :Joint Promotion Office,FRSGC
(E-mail:earth@jamstec.go.jp)


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