In the framework of the SWOT mission, the PhD thesis will contribute to bridge the gap between ocean circulation and marine biodiversity, by exploring the impact of ocean fine scales (1-100 km) on phytoplanktonic community structure. In order to achieve this, biophysical data from the 2018 PROTEVS-BIOSWOT will be analyzed by developing a novel biophysical modeling technique specifically designed for addressing fine-scale questions. The work will also provide the modeling framework that will be needed for the exploitation of the future observations of BIOSWOT-Med and possibly other cruises during the 2023 fast-sampling phase of the SWOT satellite mission.
The thesis will be carried out at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), campus Luminy, Marseille, France
Deadline for application: 31 March 2022
For more information visit the CNES application page