Deep ocean convection: observations from an adaptive network of underwater gliders ~

7 de septiembre de 2004

Deep ocean convection: observations from an adaptive network of underwater gliders

Dear Colleague,
We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work on the above research project, and would be very grateful if you would forward this message to potential applicants. Some further details about the post are given below.
David Smeed

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We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to work on a project "Deep ocean convection: observations from an adaptive network of underwater gliders", that applies new technological developments to the study of a key process in ocean circulation. The objectives of the project are: to develop a system for observing ocean processes and features using a network of sub-sea gliders directed by a real-time control system incorporating a numerical forecast model, and to make novel observations of open ocean deep convection. In collaboration with Dr David Smeed, Prof. Harry Bryden, and Prof. Gwyn Griffiths at the SOC, and Dr Sonya Legg (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA), the successful candidate will develop the glider guidance system, plan and execute the field experiments in the Mediterranean Sea, and analyse the numerical simulations and field observations.
You should have a PhD in physical oceanography, physics or a related discipline. Experience of numerical modelling and oceanography fieldwork would be an advantage.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr David Smeed ( and further information is available at This position is available for 3 years in the first instance and the salary will be in the range £19,460 - £29,128 per annum on the Research grade 1A salary scale, depending on qualifications and experience.
Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from Human Resources (E), University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ,
Tel: 023 8059 2750, e-mail: or minicom: 023 8059 5595, or alternatively, visit our website To be returned no later than 1 October 2004. Please quote the reference number 04E0104.

Dr D.A. Smeed
James Rennell Division for Ocean Circulation and Climate (254/25),
Southampton Oceanography Centre,
Southampton SO14 3ZH. UK
Tel: +44 023 8059 6407
Fax: +44 023 8059 6400

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