PostDoc en Géosciences Marines (SHOM, Brest)

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Dear Members,

Position length: 18 months
Start date: February 1st, 2021
Location: Brest 29200 (Europe/France/Brittany).

Presentation of the agency:
Shom is the French national hydrographic service. It is appointed to collect and check all the information necessary to ensure maritime navigation’s safety. It is responsible for providing hydrographic and oceanographic support to the French Navy in measuring, describing and forecasting the maritime environment. Shom also supports maritime and coastal public policies by providing expertise in maritime limits and boundaries and integrated coastal management.

The project:
The appointee will participate to the project MELANGE 2020-2022. The acronym MELANGE stands for “Mesure en tEmps-réel des fLux sédimentAires en zoNe côtière à l'aide de GlidErs” which means “Real time measurements of sediment fluxes in coastal zones using gliders”. This project aims at developing operational in situ observation of currents and turbidity (water clarity) by using a glider equipped with acoustic and optical sensors. Within this project, Shom contributes to the data validation (of SeaBird OCR-504 and Nortek AD2CP payload sensors in particular) by comparison with satellite remote sensing of the ocean surface colours, and data obtained from CTD casts and moorings, fitted with similar optical and acoustical sensors.

The vacancy:
Duties will include embarkations on oceanographic research vessels. Two sea surveys of about one week each are planned in this project MELANGE. The main area of study will be the Bay of Biscay. The appointee will also process the data acquired during these sea surveys, under the Shom supervisor’s direction. She/he will exploit the complementarity of in situ measurements, acquired from fixed or mobile platforms, satellite observations, and even outputs from hydrodynamic model simulations. The validation process will require statistics, signal processing or even using information science and technology. The appointee will participate in writing the project final report.
The main collaborations are located in France, in particular with ALSEAMAR and CentralWeb companies both located near Aix-en-Provence and Toulon respectively, and with the CEFREM institute located in Perpignan.

The candidate:
She/he is holding a PhD in marine geoscience with knowledge in computing, signal processing of oceanographic data, including experience in primary production, sediment transport and ocean colour remote sensing.

Required skills:
•        Hydrodynamics, marine optics and satellite remote sensing of ocean colour,
•        Statistics and signal processing of oceanographic data.
•        Teamwork abilities,
•        Responsive and dynamic.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter by email to “” before November 15th, 2020. The reference of the post is: MELANGE_SEDIM

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Best regards,
Frédéric Jourdin
SHOM France
Office phone: +33 256 31 24 49
Email :

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