The STO Ocean Modelling will work within the Oceanographic Services team, with main responsibility for delivering modelling products and services for the Interreg VA COMPASS project (Collaborative Oceanography and Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species).
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing modelling for COMPASS and will work closely with international partners. Specifically, the candidate will contribute to the development of the model providing region-wide simulations of currents, temperature and salinity structure for the full project period, achieved through an interfacing between the national Scottish and Irish hydrodynamic models.
A cross-border model of larval transport and connectivity for key priority species driven by the interfaced hydrodynamic model will subsequently be developed. Furthermore, the candidate will develop a region-wide model of hydrodynamic habitat type driven by the interfaced hydrodynamic models. Preparation of the reports and relevant documentation following strict deadlines and formats will also be part of the role. The candidate will also be expected to carry out other modelling duties within the modelling team as required.