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NSO-GO grant awarded!

Today it has been 5 years since I defended my PhD. I needed a friend to remind me of this, because it feels like it was a lifetime ago. I have since traveled the world, worked in some great places, met awesome people (you know who you are) and learned heaps. And yet it seems like it was only yesterday: I still feel like an 'Early Career Scientist'. But perhaps that's just me. 

On top of this being my 5-year PhD anniversary, I received the amazing news that I have been awarded an NSO-GO grant from the NWO. This grant is for 1 PhD student and will focus on sea-level change research using satellite observations. The student will be part of an international team, featuring co-supervisor Riccardo Riva (TU Delft), promotor Bert Vermeersen (NIOZ/TU Delft), Roderik van de Wal (IMAU), Jonathan Gregory (Univ. Reading) and John Church (UNSW).

A job ad for this position will go out in due course.. I'm looking forward to recruiting a new member for my research group here at NIOZ!

New paper in NHESS

Together with Dr. Renske de Winter and colleagues from Utrecht University, we published a paper on skewed distributions of contributions to sea-level change projections for 2100. This work is linked to a paper we published earlier this year, on the impact of skewed uncertainties on sea level allowances at tide gauge locations. Both papers show that it is very important to find out what the shape is of the uncertainty distribution of ice sheet contributions to sea-level change, as this affect high-risk/low-probability risks at the coast. 

Both papers were selected as highlight papers in their respective journals. The work has received significant attention in the Dutch press, for instance from the NOS and

Press release [in Dutch]

De totale range van zeespiegelstijging blijkt groter dan gedacht. Binnen 80 jaar kan een regionale stijging van 1,8 meter niet worden uitgesloten, door afname van de massa van de Antarctische ijskap. Dit concluderen onderzoekers van onder a…