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Scientist for Ocean and Sea Ice Modelling at the Danish Meteorological Institute

Scientist for Ocean and Sea Ice Modelling at the Danish Meteorological Institute

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Danish Meteorological Institute


Copenhagen, Denmark


Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
4 June 2018

16 May 2018

Job description

Scientist for Ocean and Sea Ice Modelling of Greenland waters

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) performs operational ocean and sea-ice modelling for the North Atlantic, Greenland and Arctic waters as part of our servicing of the Greenland society and arctic marine end-users. We will in the following years expand this activity to include seasonal forecasts and new tailored climate services, within the framework of the ERA4CS SalienSeas project ( As part of this effort a new fulltime position will be established at the DMI. The position is temporary and runs for two years.

As our new colleague you will focus on the development and verification of sub-seasonal-to-seasonal ocean and sea ice forecasts of Greenland and Arctic waters. In our operational production, we use the HYCOM ocean model coupled to the CICE sea ice model. You will be expected to contribute to the implementation of an improved treatment of land-fast ice in the operational model system in close cooperation with the Remote Sensing, Ocean and Climate Modelling groups.

You have a scientific interest in sea ice dynamics, the interactions between ice bergs and sea ice as well as methods for assessment and verification of forecast skill.

The position will be connected to the ERA4CS SalienSeas project with partners from leading Nordic institutes. The SalienSeas project consortium of natural and social scientists actively works with a number of arctic marine stakeholders in the co-development of targeted met-ocean services.

Expected Qualifications

  • We envision that you hold an academic degree in oceanography, meteorology, sea-ice physics, climate or computational sciences.
  • Experience with HYCOM, CICE or regional ocean and sea-ice modelling will be considered an advantage.
  • Programming experience in FORTRAN, parallel computing/optimizations and execution of large codes on HPC systems in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Good communication skills in oral and written English are essential. Knowledge of the Danish language will be considered an advantage, but not essential.

Application deadline is 4th June 2018.

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