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The South Atlantic Climate Change (SACC)

A Cooperative Research Network sponsored by the Inter-American Institute 
for Global Change Research (IAI)


Undergraduate - Graduate Student/Young Scientist Fellowships 2007

The South American Climate Change (SACC) Consortium is accepting 
applications for one-year fellowships for South-American graduate 
students or young scientists carrying out research work related to their 
dissertation/thesis work. In this opportunity we will sponsor or 
co-sponsor work on the following Research Subjects:

# Studies of the ocean circulation at regional scale and associated 
frontal systems and of their impact on the diversity and abundance of 
zooplankton and fish larvae. We are particularly interested in studies 
of the Magellan Strait through-flow, tidal, buoyant plume and shelf 
break fronts off southeastern South America.

# The effect of the continental runoff and its variability on the 
sediment composition and distribution over the continental shelf off 
southeastern South America.

# We will also welcome applications dealing with societal impact of 
ocean variability through its influences on coastal climate and fisheries.

The applicants should have recently completed their master or doctoral 
work, or be graduate students in Oceanography, Marine Biology or a 
related field. The proposed work should be carried out at a research 
facility located in one of the IAI Member Countries (refer to 
www.iai.int). Applications from advanced undergraduates, who are 
completing their thesis, are welcomed. The fellowship is intended for 
partial support of ongoing research or short-term visits to other 
institutions. In the later case, the fellowships will provide monthly 
stipends only, at the host institution rates and depending on funds 
available. Airfare and other travel expenses will not be covered by SACC.


Applications should include a short proposal describing the proposed 
activity and time required to complete the work. The proposal should 
take into consideration the SACC’s scientific objectives (see below) and 
Research Subjects (see above). The applicants should indicate the 
institutions where they expect to carry out their scientific work. In 
case of travel, letters of the host institutions stating their 
acceptance of the students are also required.

Applications should be sent to Jose H. Muelbert, at saccfellow en furg.br, 
no later than 27 November, 2006. The SACC Executive Committee will 
evaluate applications.

Applications must include:

a- Curriculum Vitae (2 pages) filename: lastname_cv.doc

b- Two letters of recommendation filename: lastname_ref1.doc and 

c- Letter of endorsement from your advisor filename: advisor.doc

d- A short proposal (2 pages) filename: lastname.doc

e- Letter from the host institution (visits only) filename: 

IMPORTANT: Application and all supporting material should be prepared in 
English and sent electronically. Please attach all files to your 
application e-mail.

The South American Climate Change (SACC) Consortium is an initiative 
sponsored by the Inter- American Institute for Global Change Research 
(IAI) through the Cooperative Research Networks (CRN) Program. The 
general purpose of the SACC Consortium is to coordinate and enhance 
human and institutional resources in South American countries, in order 
to advance the understanding of the coupled effects of global change and 
climate variability on the oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial ecosystems.

The primary scientific goal of SACC is to advance our understanding of 
the physical mechanisms that influence the biological processes in 
highly productive regions of the western South Atlantic.

The scientific objectives are:

1) Evaluate the role of thermohaline fronts in the enhancement of 
biological production

# Study the effect of the circulation and mixing on the distribution of 
early life stages of species of economic importance (i.e. shrimp, 
squids, fish)

# Study changes in biological properties associated to mesoscale 
oceanographic features, such as fronts, eddies and upwelling

# Produce scenarios of biological production under different 
oceanographic conditions

2) Identify the physical mechanisms that control the mass, vorticity, 
energy and biogeochemical (species, nutrients, CO2, sediments) exchanges 
between the deep ocean and the continental shelf, and their variability 
from the subseasonal to interannual time scales

# Explore the role of western boundary currents mesoscale variability on 
the nutrient enrichment of the outer shelf and shelf break via eddy 
pumping and shelf/deep ocean exchanges.

3) Determine the influence of buoyant inflows on the production and 
biodiversity of the marine environment

# Evaluate the buoyancy and nutrient supply from the Straits of 
Magellan, the Plata and Patos Lagoon, and their variability from 
synoptic to interannual time scales

# Characterize the paleo-environmental conditions of continental 
discharges based on a sedimentological study of the continental shelf.

Additional information on the SACC research activities can be obtained 
at the project website:http://glaucus.fcien.edu.uy/pcmya/sacc/

Inés Infante
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de la República
Iguá 4225

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