Location: FRB – CESAB, Center for the Analysis and Synthesis of Biodiversity, 5, rue de l’École de Médecine, 34000 MONTPELLIER
Contract: Fixed-term contract for 24 months. This is a full-time position.
Supervision: Laurent Bopp (ENS and CNRS), Jean-Pierre Gattuso (CNRS, Sorbonne University and Iddri) and an interdisciplinary steering committee comprising Yunne Shin (IRD), Frédérique Viard (CNRS) and Marie Bonnin (IRD).

Closing date: 15th February 2022
Starting date: April 2022
The post-doctoral fellow will conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature, according to the standards of the “Collaboration for Environmental Evidence“, on ocean-based solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Ocean-based solutions are receiving increasing attention by governments, NGOs, industry and finance. They include nature-based solutions, marine renewable energies, and engineering methods that allow carbon sequestration in the ocean and adaptation to inevitable changes. The effectiveness, efficiency and the environmental and societal impacts of these approaches still need to be rigorously assessed. The systematic literature review will contribute to this assessment in order to take stock of the potential of ocean-based solutions and perform an inventory of the progress of international and national research in this field, which will help identify knowledge gaps and prioritize research. The goal is to provide an objective and documented set of answers to specific questions in particular: What are the impacts of carbon storage engineering and renewable marine energies on biodiversity and ecosystem services? How do mitigation and adaptation measures link to societal issues such as biodiversity conservation and food security? What are the measures that could be deployed in the French territories and the possible obstacles to their implementation?

The post-doc will be hosted in Montpellier (France) by the CESAB. The post-doctoral contract is funded in the framework of the Priority Research Program (PPR) “Ocean and Climate”, set up by the French government for a duration of 6 years (2021-2027) and led by CNRS and Ifremer.

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How to apply? Candidates should send a curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages, including the name and email addresses of three reference scientists), a short (1 page) summary of previous research, a short letter (less than 1 page) stating on why she/he finds this offer attractive. The application (a single pdf document, in English) should be sent to celine.degremont@ifremer.fr before February 15, 2022.

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