The Institute of Coastal Systems at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, Germany, invites applications for a PhD position starting as soon as possible, in the field of coastal ocean heat waves, their large-scale drivers and their seasonal and sub-seasonal prediction applying machine learning algorithms.

The position is part of the project Projekt NECO “Naturgefahren und Reaktion des marinen Ökosystems - Kausalzusammenhang und Vorhersagbarkeit”, which is framed by the bilateral program between China and Germany MARE:N “Ozeane unter Stress”. The project aims to identify climate drivers and processes responsible for coastal heat waves and their impacts on plankton composition and algae blooms in shallow seas of Northern Europe and China. The position is hosted by Climate Extremes and Impacts group, led by Dr. Birgit Hünicke. The candidate will also work under Dr. Eduardo Zorita’s supervision at the Hereon Research Centre. The resulting PhD thesis will be defended at the University of Hamburg and the candidate will be part of the graduate school SICCS of that university.

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For further inquiries and expressions of interest, please contact Eduardo Zorita (