The Sofar Ocean team is growing and we are looking for an Atmospheric Scientist that is comfortable running and developing large global atmospheric models. The key role is to “Lead the development of an atmospheric modeling system to improve representation of surface winds over the ocean.”
If you love the atmosphere and ocean, are passionate about climate change, and ready to join a tech startup then please apply here! Please feel welcome to circulate. Excerpt from the full position description below.
Atmospheric Scientist / Modeler
at Sofar Ocean
San Francisco, CA
Sofar is on a mission to connect the world’s oceans. We design, build, and deploy the largest privately owned network of marine weather sensors to power the world’s best marine weather forecasts. Our data helps our customers to increase efficiency and reduce emissions, delivering tools to governments and other stakeholders to understand impacts of climate change on extreme weather and ocean health. We live on Planet Ocean, and our goal is to create the ocean intelligence needed to ensure a sustainable future.
Sofar designs, builds and deploys ocean sensing hardware at a global scale. With more than 600 units in the water (and still growing rapidly) we have unique observational knowledge of the state of ocean weather, which we use (through data assimilation) to drive the most skillful global wave forecast in the world. We are now ready to take the next step and create a best in class surface wind forecasting system, and are looking for an ambitious scientist to take up this challenge. As part of the ocean science team this role will collaborate with other scientists and software engineers to create a state of the art forecasting system that, through coupled data assimilation, produces best in class surface wind forecasts over the world’s oceans.