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Consultant – OA-ICC Data Compilation on Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC)

Main Purpose
One of the activities of the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) project ‘Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre’ (OA-ICC) is to facilitate actions to develop common international data formats, coordinate existing efforts and promote data access and sharing within the ocean acidification research community. To this end, the OA-ICC has worked in close collaboration with Xiamen University (China) and the Germany-based Data Publisher PANGAEA to compile published data on the biological response of ocean acidification and make them openly accessible. The Consultant will maintain the OA-ICC Data Compilation in the capacity of Data Curator, and will work with above-mentioned organizations.
Functions / Key Results Expected
The subscriber shall

  • Search the OA-ICC News Stream for relevant articles to include in the OA-ICC Data Compilation according to predefined criteria;
  • Request relevant data from authors;
  • Recalculate the carbonate chemistry using the R computing platform;
  • Prepare and archive the data using the data publisher PANGAEA;
  • Maintain close contacts with scientists working in the field of ocean acidification, as well as with personnel at PANGAEA;
  • Reply to ‘OA-ICC Data Compilation’ user requests;
  • Contribute to data products to promote and increase the visibility and use of the OA-ICC Data Compilation as needed;
  • Continuously improve data compilation as needed (e.g. adding parameters);
  • Prepare for development of data portal by allocating keywords to data sets.

The full announcement can be found here.

 

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