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Reference : FR636-ALERUB-012
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Monday, January 07, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 17 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 500 - 3 000 euros
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The candidate will be required to analyze different sets of climate projections for each of the contributions to sea level rise (sterodynamic effects, polar ice sheet melting, glaciers, groundwater contribution and global isostatic adjustment). He/she will have to choose one or more frameworks for describing the uncertainties for these projections, and for propagating the uncertainties from the sources of sea level rise to global and regional sea levels, for the middle of the century and 2100. He/she will then have to identify residual uncertainties (e.g. mesoscale ocean circulation at continental shelf level, tide-sea level interactions, etc.)
The candidate will be required to carry out analysis work on a large set of data from numerical simulations using computer processing diagnostics. He/she will interpret the results and write scientific articles.
The candidate must have a PhD in the field of physical oceanography or physics;
The candidate must be familiar with Earth system modelling and simulations of climate scenarios (CMIP5), sea level rise and the consequences of climate change for the coastline;
The candidate must be familiar with one or more programming and system languages (Fortran, Python, Matlab, Unix, Linux,...);
The candidate must have teamwork skills; The candidate must have the ability to discuss and work with colleagues and students
While sea-level rise and climate change are major challenges for coastal areas, climate services dedicated to marine flooding remain fragmented. Within the framework of two European projects ERA4CS, INSeaPTION and ECLISEA, climate services for adaptation to coastal areas are being co-constructed with users. The 4 workshops organized as part of this ERA4CS co-construction highlighted the need for regionalized sea level data. The objective of the postdoctoral work will be to respond to this need expressed by users to have regionalized sea-level scenarios. These will allow users to define scenarios adapted to their level of risk aversion.
The data sets will be provided for metropolitan France, overseas departments, local authorities and territories. This task is complementary to international efforts led by the "Grand Challenge" "regional sea-level rise and coastal impacts" of the International Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
The work carried out will be part of a Europe-wide effort supported by various projects (in particular INSeaPTION and ECLISEA). Co-construction with users will be carried out through several workshops. The postdoctoral fellow whose recruitment is proposed here will participate in some workshops with users to discuss the scenarios being produced.
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