[Grad-postdoc-assn] Summer Colloquium on Data Assimilation

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Mon Feb 27 08:56:51 MST 2012


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Subject: 	[Proflist] Summer Colloquium on Data Assimilation
Date: 	Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:28:01 -0500
From: 	George Ohring <george.ohring at noaa.gov>
To: 	George.Ohring <George.Ohring at noaa.gov>

Dear Colleague,

I'd like to call your attention to the announcement below about the 
Summer Colloquium on Data Assimilation that will be sponsored by the 
Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation. Please note that the 
deadline for applications has been extended to March 16, 2012.


*Summer Colloquium Sponsored by the Joint Center for Satellite Data 
Assimilation (JCSDA)*

*Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA*

*July 24-August 3, 2012*

*Program Announcement *

The NASA/NOAA/Department of Defense Joint Center for Satellite Data 
Assimilation (JCSDA) is pleased to announce a Summer Colloquium on Data 
Assimilation in 2012. The Colloquium will engage graduate students and 
researchers with early postdoctoral appointments in the science of 
satellite data assimilation for the atmosphere, land, and oceans. The 
program will include lectures by internationally recognized experts in 
data assimilation and provide an extended opportunity for students to 
interact with the lecturers in an informal setting. The objective of the 
program is to foster the development of the next generation of data 
assimilation scientists to support environmental modeling.

*Colloquium Topics *

The following topics will be covered during the Colloquium:

·Data assimilation fundamentals including variational and ensemble 

·Satellite data applications including infrared and microwave

·Overview of atmospheric, ocean, and land data assimilation

·Overview of the global observing system

·Career Opportunities – Research and Operational; Agency/Academic/Private

*Eligibility *

Graduate students who expect to be awarded their PhD in the physical, 
environmental, atmospheric, or related science prior to June 2013 are 
invited to apply, as well as individuals with no more than two years of 
postdoctoral experience at the time of the Colloquium. Applicants of all 
nationalities are invited to apply. However, in case the number of 
qualified applicants exceeds capacity, preference will be given to those 
who are either employed in the United States or who are actively 
pursuing a relevant graduate degree at a U.S. university.

*Application Process *

There is no application form. Qualified applicants are encouraged to 
apply by sending the following materials via email to the Chair of the 
Organizing Committee, Dr.James G. Yoe (james.g.yoe at noaa.gov 
<mailto:james.g.yoe at noaa.gov>) by March 16, 2012:

·Curriculum Vita

·Statement of interest (no more than one page) with a summary of the 
applicant’s doctoral research

·Three supporting letters from faculty members.

Candidates will be selected competitively based on the documentation 
they provide, and will be notified of the disposition of their 
applications by *April 18, 2012. *

*Financial Support *

Travel support to and from the Colloquium, lodging expenses, and per 
diem will be provided for the program to approximately 15 participants. 
Additional applicants may be invited to participate, but they will need 
to provide their own financial support. Priority for financial support 
will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and to those 
employed or actively pursuing a graduate degree in the United States.

*Venue *

The Colloquium will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the southwestern 
United States. Arrangements for the facility are being completed at the 
time of this announcement, and will be made available as soon as 
possible. Detailed logistical information for the Colloquium will be 
provided to the individuals invited to participate at the time they are 
notified of their selection.

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