PhD positions for International Research Training Group ArcTrain

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Organisation: Universität Bremen

ArcTrain is a collaborative project between the University of Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, and a consortium of eight Canadian universities led by the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), ArcTrain follows the scientific objective of advancing the understanding of variability and feedbacks in Arctic and North Atlantic oceanic and cryospheric processes. Along this central research theme, ArcTrain provides structured training to PhD students in an interdisciplinary framework of paleoclimatology, oceanography, environmental physics and climate science.

ArcTrain offers a multifaceted qualification program, including research stays at partner institutions in Canada, land- and ship-based field courses, joint annual meetings and structured training workshops.

Further details on ArcTrain research and training are available here.

For the third phase of ArcTrain, the University of Bremen and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research invite applications for:

12 PhD positions in the fields of:

  • HB-1 Benchmarking sea ice remote sensing by data from the MOSAiC expedition
  • HB-2 Numerical modelling of land-fast sea ice distribution and season in the Arctic
  • HB-3 Drivers of Quaternary changes in organic carbon flux in Greenland marginal seas
  • HB-4 Modelling Greenland Ice Sheet collapse during MIS11
  • HB-5 Water mass ventilation and climate relevant circulation in the subpolar North Atlantic
  • HB-6 Impact of varying sea-ice cover on input of wind energy, internal waves, and mixing
  • HB-7 Impacts of cross-shelf oceanic exchange on melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • HB-8 Understanding the Holocene sedimentary system in the western Baffin Bay
  • HB-9 Pelagic carbonate production and sedimentation in a changing Arctic
  • HB-10 Linking ocean warming and glacier mass change in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
  • HB-11 Modelling the impact of Greenland meltwater and icebergs on North Atlantic
  • HB-12 Tracing meltwater controlled material flux from Greenland in its marginal seas