EBUS Webinars was created and run by a group of early-career ocean scientists between 2018 and 2021 to make the scientific knowledge exchange on the ocean's eastern boundary upwelling systems (EBUS) more inclusive and sustainable. The webinar series hosted 37 online talks.
In EBUS, the upwelling of nutrient-rich water to the sunlit surface results in high primary production and fish catch. Thus, these regions are of huge socio-economical importance. EBUS Webinars aimed to foster regular and effective exchange between the physical, biogeochemical, and biological scientific communities to better understand how climate change will impact EBUS.
The project has ended, there are no upcoming talks.
Soeren is an EU funded CNRS postdoctoral fellow at LOCEAN in Paris. For his interdisciplinary research, he carries out and analyzes observations and numerical model simulations focusing on the Peruvian and West African upwelling systems and oxygen minimum zones. Soeren initiated the EBUS Webinars project in 2018. He now coordinates all efforts, contributes by moderating sessions, and also organizes the streaming in his lab.
Elisa is a postdoc at the National Oceanography centre of Southampton (NOCS). During her PhD at ETH-Zurich, she studied the lateral redistribution of organic carbon from the N-W African EBUS to the open ocean through coupled physical-biogeochemical ocean simulations. In her current project at NOCS, she uses glider and model data to study the mesoscale influence on export fluxes in the Benguela EBUS. Elisa moderates the EBUS Webinars, and created this website.
Véra is a postdoctoral researcher at the Escuela de Ciencias del Mar from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile and belongs to the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO, Chile). Her main research field is the Peru-Chile EBUS and she works with numerical models (both atmospheric and oceanic). She collaborates with the EBUS Webinars scheduling and moderation.
Eike is a PhD student in the department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. He mainly uses regional ocean models to study the biogeochemistry in the EBUS of the Pacific, with a focus on extreme events in the Peruvian upwelling system. He contributes to the EBUS Webinars series by moderating sessions and organizing the streaming of presentations in his lab.
Suresh is a scientist at the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India. Using a linear ocean model, he investigated the processes controlling the sea-level variability along the west coast of India that hosts the only EBUS in the north Indian Ocean. He is also interested in understanding how the ocean dynamics controls the biogeochemistry, using both observations and coupled physical-biogeochemical models. Suresh organizes and moderates in the EBUS Webinars.
Parvathi Vallivattathillam is a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling (CPCM) at New York University Abu Dhabi. In her research, she explores the bio-physical interactions in the Indian Ocean and their response to climate change using numerical models. She contributes to the EBUS Webinars by managing the website and sourcing speakers.
Khassoum is a PhD student
at LOPS (UBO-BREST) and
LPAOSF (UCAD-DAKAR). Using remote sensing products he
studies the response of phytoplankton functional groups to the dynamics of the Senegalese plateau. He contributes to the EBUS Webinars series by managing the YouTube channel and organising
the lab viewing at his university.
Maria-Elena Vorrath is a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at LEMAR, Brest,
France. She investigates marine trace metal cycles in the Pacific and
Indian Ocean. In the past, she studied particle fluxes in the Benguela
Upwelling System and used organic biomarkers to reconstruct past sea ice
in Antarctica. Fascinated by the biological carbon pump she enjoys
interdisciplinary research approaches in marine science. She contributes
to EBUS Webinars by managing the YouTube channel.