Every year on February 11th, we are reminded of the essential role that women and girls play in the field of science. This International Day of Women and Girls in Science brings a flurry of messages to our inboxes and social feeds, highlighting the invaluable contributions of female scientists. At DT-GEO, we cherish these contributions deeply. However, we believe that the recognition and celebration of female scientists should not be limited to a single day.

An Ongoing Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Understanding the importance of continuous acknowledgment, the DT-GEO Equality and Diversity Committee is taking a step further. Following the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are excited to announce the launch of a brief survey. This initiative invites you, our valued community, to share your stories and experiences with female scientific pioneers. We are looking to spotlight those whose work has not only advanced the field of geophysics and supercomputing but has also paved the way for future generations. Whether these pioneers are part of the DT-GEO project or shine in other areas, whether you’ve met them personally or have been inspired from afar, we want to hear from you.

Your Stories Matter

By participating in this survey, you’re not just sharing a story; you’re contributing to a larger narrative that celebrates and recognizes the critical role women play in science. These stories are not merely tales of individual achievement but are testaments to the collective progress we aim to foster within our community and beyond. They remind us that diversity in science not only enriches our research but also deepens our understanding of the world.

Join Us in This Initiative

In a month, we will be sharing your submissions and our collective calls to action on the DT-GEO official website. This is more than an invitation to contribute; it’s a call to join us in reinforcing our commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the scientific community. Your story could be the spark that inspires others, the recognition that empowers a future leader, or the acknowledgment that celebrates unsung heroes.

We warmly encourage you to share with us a story about a woman in science whose work has significantly impacted you or the field. Let’s ensure that the achievements of women in science are celebrated every day, not just once a year.

Share your story now and be a part of this pivotal movement towards a more inclusive and diverse scientific world.


Empowering Women in Science: Share your story with DT-GEO

The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has announced an exciting opportunity for researchers and scientists. A two-year postdoctoral position is now open, focusing on atmospheric dispersal modelling and high-performance computing (HPC). This role is integral to the DT-GEO project, a pioneering initiative aimed at creating a digital twin for geophysical extremes. With an emphasis on collaborative research and cutting-edge technology, this position offers a unique chance to contribute to groundbreaking work in volcanic gas forecasting and hazard assessment. Applications are open until December 18, 2023, marking a thrilling opportunity for those at the forefront of atmospheric and computational research.

Your Role

As a postdoc, you’ll be instrumental in creating innovative numerical tools and solutions to enhance the forecasting of volcanic gas pollution during eruptions. You’ll be diving deep into HPC resources and managing large datasets of recent eruptions in Iceland.


  • PhD in Physics, Meteorology, Informatics, Computer Engineering, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in English and experience in Python, Fortran, and shell scripting.
  • Familiarity with parallel computing (MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC) and numerical modelling of atmospheric dispersal.
  • Bonus: Experience with machine learning libraries like TensorFlow.

We Value

Knowledge, reliability, cooperation, and initiative. You’ll be joining a team that upholds these core IMO values.

We Value

Knowledge, reliability, cooperation, and initiative. You’ll be joining a team that upholds these core IMO values.

Deadline & Details

  • Position starts: March 1, 2024, for a 24-month tenure.
  • Location: IMO, Reykjavík.
  • Full-time role, 100%.
  • Application Deadline: December 18, 2023.

How to Apply

Submit your CV, a motivation letter, degree certificates, and a list of publications either through the government job portal or to hugrun@vedur.is.

For more details, contact:

  • Sara Barsotti, Volcanic Hazards Coordinator: sara@vedur.is | +354 5226000
  • Hugrún Björk Hafliðadóttir, HR Specialist: hugrun@vedur.is | +354 5226000