PhD Project Title: Investigating Southern Ocean meridional fluxes from Argo within the framework of a time-varying Gravest Empirical Mode climatology of watermass properties

Supervision Team: Prof Nathan Bindoff, A/Prof Helen Phillips, Dr Steve Rintoul, Dr Annie Foppert

Location: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

Closing Date 8th October 2021

Applicants should contact the primary supervisor (, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.

The Research Project

This project will develop a new Gravest Empirical Model climatology of physical and biogeochemical watermass properties in the Southern Ocean and use it to examine long-term change in Antarctic Circumpolar Fronts, cross-frontal exchanges and small-scale variability in Southern Ocean watermasses.


Essential Skills: • Strong mathematical background • Excellent oral and written communication skills • High-level programming experience in Matlab, Python or equivalent • Good understanding of dynamical oceanography

Desirable Skills: • Experience working in a Unix environment • Experience working in a high performance computing environment • Ability to produce high quality graphics to illustrate results

See the following web page for entry requirements to the PhD program at University of Tasmania:

Application Process

Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the website. Information about scholarships is available on the webpage.

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