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Position: 2-year Postdoctoral position
2-year postdoctoral position in shellfish ecophysiology and numerical ecology: coupling oyster and mussel Dynamic Energy Budget models with Earth Observation data and marine ecosystem model simulations.
We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in shellfish ecophysiology and numerical ecology to join the European H2020 funded project TAPAS (Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability). The TAPAS project (http://tapas-h2020.eu/), led by the University of Stirling, will create cost-efficient management tools and practices for the European aquaculture sector to investigate the limits to fish and shellfish farming activities in location, social interactions, potential environmental impacts and any future risks. The main objective of the postdoc will be to couple bivalve ecophysiological models with EO data to analyse the potential of off-shore shellfish farming over a wide range of spatial scales.
The candidate should have a solid background and a good publications record in numerical ecology, shellfish ecophysiology and coastal oceanography. Large datasets from EO and ERSEM will be coupled with DEB oyster and mussel models, and the candidate should show a keen interest and demonstrate efficiency in the processing, analysis and interpretation of large-scale environmental and biological time-series data. Previous experience in the processing of satellite and/or ecosystem model output data, though not mandatory, would be appreciated. Experience in DEB modelling of marine species is required. Working experience in inter-disciplinary teams is strongly desirable.
The successful applicant will work at the University of Nantes (France) under the direction of Pierre Gernez (http://www.univ-nantes.fr/gernez-p) and Laurent Barillé (http://www.univnantes.fr/barille-l) in collaborations with other participants of the TAPAS project including scientists from the University of Stirling, DHI, and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML). Informal enquiries may be made to Pierre Gernez (email@example.com) and Laurent Barillé (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for the receipt of applications is 1 October 2016. The position will start between November 2016 and February 2017. The basic salary (2250 Euros net per month) could be negotiated depending on the professional experience. The salary will include full health insurance and social benefits.
Please see the full announcement for further details.
Position: Earth Observation Expert in Ocean Colour
Brockmann Consult are hiring an Earth Observation Expert in Ocean Colour (f/m) to work in the area of marine and inland water Earth observation applications, algorithm development and validation.
BC is developing various applications for the analysis and exploitation of environmental remote sensing data. Our customers are national and international organisations, including, for example, the European Space Agency. We offer software solutions, services as well as processed satellite data and products. Brockmann Consult GmbH offers an attractive job in a company which prides itself on its customer satisfaction and attaches great importance to having an enjoyable and positive working environment. The applicant’s openness, imagination, thirst for knowledge and pleasure working at the transition of science to operational services are of highest value to us.
The candidate should have
Position: Student opportunity in Remote Sensing
About the project
Applicants should send to the person mentioned below:
Professor Martin Montes-Hugo
Position: Satellite Oceanographer/Marine Spatial Ecologist
CSS-Dynamac seeks a full-time geographer, oceanographer, or spatial ecologist with expertise in remote sensing and scientific programming. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in monitoring, assessing, and forecasting harmful algal blooms and water quality. The goal of this work is to use satellite data and models to improve the detection and prediction of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and water quality, and to incorporate different models into supporting forecasts being developed by the NOAA?s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS).
CORE Responsiblities include:
For further details see CSS-Dynamac Job Openings.
The Ocean Ecology Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center seeks a scientist with expertise in coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical modeling and a strong interest in the assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models. The individual will pursue hypothesis-driven research and will extend model capabilities through assimilation of satellite-derived ocean color products beyond the traditional chlorophyll retrievals. The scientist will lead sensitivity analyses designed to drive improvements in the ocean color products and to facilitate the development of new products. The position is expected to interact with atmospheric and hydrologic modeling groups within GSFC and the general community. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program.
The above position is intended for a civil servant hire and is open to U.S.A. citizens and green card holder. A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Earth sciences or related discipline is highly desirable. Interested scientists should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests, funding history, and names and contact information for three professional references to Carlos E. Del Castillo (email@example.com) by June 17, 2016. NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position: Engineer position in statistics to work on phytoplankton and ocean dynamics decadal variability
Project: PHYTOplankton DEcadal Variability (PHYTODEV)
Objectives: The PhytoDeV project aims to investigate the phytoplankton time variability at (past and future) decadal and longer time scales and the underpinning physical processes in the Global Ocean. To answer these questions and fully apprehend oceanic and phytoplankton dynamics at the decadal scale, observations have to be available over sufficiently long time series at the basin scale (i.e., via remote sensing). However, radiometric ocean color observations are only available over the last 20 years (1997-2016). In addition, modeling the decadal variability of biological compartments remains uncertain.
Here an innovative method is proposed to overcome these obstacles. The underlying idea is that the distribution of phytoplankton is to a large extent controlled by physical process and that a statistical model can be constructed using observed physical satellite and in situ data. The question is to best construct a statistical model based on these variables. A number of options are possible. These methods range from classical multivariate methods (e.g GLMs) to non-linear methods (e.g GAMs, neural network, SVM etc…). In any case, the fellow will explore a number of linear to non linear Statistical Models using the physical parameters to explain phytoplankton data.
Desired skills and experience Given the task of the PhytoDev project:
Workplace and Financial Support
Beginning: 1st of August 2016
To apply: Applicants should send the following information:
Dr. Elodie Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org Tél.: +689 87 22 55 90
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, BP529, 98713 Papeete, Polynésie française
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
A two-year postdoctoral fellowship is being offered at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada), to work on remote sensing of phytoplankton size distribution in relation phytoplankton taxonomic groups and biogeochemical functions in the Northwest Atlantic. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of the principles of marine optics, phytoplankton ecology and applications of satellite ocean colour radiometry. The objectives of the work are to assess the performance of existing satellite-based algorithms to derive information on phytoplankton function and develop new approaches based on optical considerations.
The successful candidate should be experienced in R programming at the minimum. Experience using other programming languages (e.g., python, C, Fortran) would be an asset. He/she must also be willing to participate in national and international conferences to report on research results to DFO resource management clients, and to collaborate with science clients on stock assessment applications of remote sensing products. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in research cruises to contribute to the collection of data related to his/her tasks.
Position: Tenure Track Group Leader in Aquatic Physics
Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag con-ducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.
The Department Surface Waters – Research and Management (SURF) has an open position for a Tenure Track Group Leader in Aquatic Physics to conduct research that focuses on understanding processes and quantifying rates and fluxes in sur-face waters with a focus on lakes, reservoirs and rivers and to contribute to fulfilling Eawag’s mandate in education and expert consulting.
The new group leader is expected to extend our small-scale expertise to large-scale and three-dimensional processes and build an independent research program. She or he will be supported through collaborations with excellent research groups in sedimentology, biogeochemistry, ecology, re-mote sensing and modelling within the department and the interdisciplinary research environment of Eawag. Joint supervision of PhD and MSc students is supported through cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Zürich (ETH) and Lausanne (EPFL). Via our partners, hydrological, meteorological and remotely sensed data as well as high performance computing are available.
The successful candidate should have:
For information, about the department please consult www.eawag.ch/en/department/SURF/ and for further information about the position, please contact Dr C. Schubert (email@example.com) or Prof. Dr A. Wüest (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2016.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your application via the Eawag Jobs & Career webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. The link below will take you directly to the application form. apply.refline.ch/673277/0431/pub/1/index.html
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Remote Sensing of Coastal Waters
We are seeking applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to work on NASA-funded projects. The potential applicants will have a strong background in remote sensing and is preferred to be an expert in one of the following areas: atmospheric correction of ocean color imagery, semi-analytical bio-optical modeling, physical/geometric optics, or hyperspectral data mining/processing. The research focus is on algorithm developments for the existing moderate resolution images (i.e., Landsat) and for future NASA ocean color missions. The successful applicant is expected to be fluent in one/two programming language(s) (e.g., IDL/Python/C++). The incumbent is expected to be willing to contribute to the field of coastal/ocean color (optics) in the form of presentations at scientific conferences and/or peer-review publications.
This is a one-year term but can be extended up to three years depending on a satisfactory annual performance. The incumbent will be based at either NASA Goddard Space Flight Center or the University of Maryland.
US citizenship is not required.
If interested or have any questions, please send your resume to Dr. Nima Pahlevan (http://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/nima.pahlevan)
Position: Research Assistant in Ocean Colour Remote Sensing
The Takuvik Joint International Laboratory is seeking a motivated and qualified research assistant to join its remote sensing group, at University Laval, Québec, Canada. Takuvik encompasses the Canada Excellence Research Chair on remote sensing of the Canada’s new Arctic frontier (www.cerc-arctic.ulaval.ca) lead by Pr. Marcel Babin. The laboratory focuses its research on biogeochemical cycles in a rapidly changing Arctic Ocean using a wide range of tools ranging from in situ instrumentation to satellite earth Observation. The position is initially offered for one year with a possibility of renewal on a yearly basis up to 4 years. The remote sensing group is responsible for processing and distribution of Earth Observation data (including but not limited to Ocean Colour) and development of algorithms dedicated to ocean-colour observation in the Arctic.
The successful candidate must have experience in marine optics and satellite data processing and possess a good understanding of ocean colour theory and application. The research associate will provide expertise to collaborators in the elaboration and application of ocean colour algorithms; develop and operate algorithms to extract ocean colour data for past and current sensors, including MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS aqua; write report and contribute to the dissemination of results.
Applicants with a Masters degree or a PhD will be considered. Note that salary and detailed tasks required by the position will be adapted to the successful candidates diploma and experience. Fluency in French and English is an asset.
Please send your application including a cover letter and CV to Debra Christiansen-Stowe (email@example.com). All applications must be submitted by April 22th 2016. Our ideal starting date would be September 1st 2016.
Position: Satellite Services Manager
Full Time - Open-Ended Appointment.
Job Purpose: To manage and grow the PML portfolio of Satellite Earth Observation (EO) data services, coordinating, overseeing and managing a team engaged in the ongoing operation and future development of production systems and services. Key Deliverables:
Experience and Eligibility Requirements:
For additional information please contact Mrs E Hamilton-Matthews, Human Resources Group, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, PL1 3DH. Tel: +44 (0)1752 633100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online application at: https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=19058.
Position: Marine Earth Observation Applications Scientist: Senior Appointment
Fulltime – Open-Ended Appointment
Job Purpose: The EO group at PML has an excellent international reputation for marine EO research, application of research results and operation of services derived from the research, primarily in the area of Ocean Colour. PML is seeking to appoint a senior scientist to develop and grow marine EO applications in an area complementary to existing PML strengths. The postholder will undertake research into, and develop, EO applications which would be commercialised through PML Applications Ltd. The area of EO research should be relevant to PML priority research topics.
Experience & Eligibility Requirements:
For additional information please contact Mrs E Hamilton-Matthews, Human Resources Group, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, PL1 3DH. Tel: +44 (0)1752 633100 or Email: email@example.com
Online application at: https://advanced.advorto.com/pml/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=19127
Position: Postdoctoral Fellows in Marine Optics
The Marine Sensor Systems group at the ICBM (Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Wilhelmshaven, offers a 4-year Postdoc-position in Marine Optics within an interdisciplinary consortium of marine physicists, biologists and oceanographic modelers working in the project “Coastal Ocean Darkening” (COD) financed by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony. A short description of the project can be found at: icbm.de/en/scientific-projects/coastal-ocean-darkening/
Marine Sensor Systems research group is coordinating the COD project and is responsible for performing hyperspectral light field measurements in different areas (e.g. North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Arctic) and developing parameterizations of light availability in coastal waters, as a link towards historic observations and modeling scenarios. Additional responsibilities include outreach activities and typical management tasks.
We are looking for a candidate holding an academic university degree (Master or Diploma) and a PhD in earth or environmental sciences or a closely related subject, in each and every case with a marine focus and practical experience in bio-optical studies. Knowledge in marine optics using state-of-the-art equipment like hyperspectral sensors for inherent and/or apparent optical properties is mandatory. Additionally, experience with ocean color satellite information is favorable. It is also expected that the candidate is experienced in preparing and performing marine expeditions and is willing and capable in doing so within the course of the project. The candidate should have a strong expertise in computing languages (e.g. MATLAB, R, Python), data analysis, working in international collaborative projects and ideally be prolific in disseminating research results in peer-reviewed journals and other outreach channels.
The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. People with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.
Please send your application including a cover letter, copies of your certificates, a list of your 10 most relevant publications and a CV as a single pdf-file not exceeding 10 MByte via e-mail to our team assistant Mrs. Ursel Gerken (firstname.lastname@example.org) and in copy to the principal investigator Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski (email@example.com). All applications must be submitted by April 18th 2016. Our ideal starting date would be August 1st 2016.
Position: 5 Postdoctoral Fellows in Baltic Sea Research and in Plant Sciences
The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) at Stockholm University conducts research and education in an international environment. Its subject areas are marine ecology, marine ecotoxicology, plant ecology, plant physiology and plant systematics. The research is both basic and applied, often with a broad and interdisciplinary approach. About 150 people work at the department, including some 30 teachers or senior researchers, 10 postdocs and 60 PhD students. We are now recruiting: 3 Postdoctoral Fellows in Baltic Sea Research, for example including any of the following topics:
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Biogeochemical modelling and ocean colour observations, CSIRO
CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. Successful applicants will work with leaders in a field of science and receive personal development and learning opportunities.
CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.
The successful candidate will work in an established team of optical and biogeochemical modellers to lead novel developments in the coupling of optical and biogeochemical coastal models, with an emphasis on Great Barrier Reef waters. In particular, she/he will use remotely-sensed ocean colour observations for both model assessment and data assimilation.
Further details and to apply online:
Position: Refinement of Landsat/Sentinel-2 Water Quality Products
Description: A research participation training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). This appointment will be served with the Exposure Methods and Measurements Division (EMMD) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
This research project is part of a larger collaborative effort between the U.S. EPA, NASA, NOAA, and USGS to provide an approach for mainstreaming satellite ocean color capabilities into U.S. fresh and brackish water quality management decisions (see http://bit.ly/1MV7WHT and www.epa.gov/cyanoproject). The project goal is to support the environmental management and public use of U.S. lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries by providing the capability to detect and quantify cyanobacteria blooms using satellite data records.
For further information and how to apply see: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1850
Position: Scientific Programmer/Analyst
Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
Date Posted: 2 February 2016
SAIC has an opening for an experienced Scientific Programmer/Analyst to support the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. This position will support the analysis, processing, and quality assurance of oceanographic and atmospheric field data used for calibration and validation of ocean color missions. The successful candidate must be eligible for unrestricted access to NASA facilities.
To view the detailed position description and qualifications and apply for this position, please visit the SAIC Careers Site: http://www.saic.com/about/careers and enter Job ID 415464.
Position: Contract Researcher
RBINS has a vacancy for a contract researcher to work on remote sensing of coastal waters, and in particular the FP7/HIGHROC ("High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Ocean Colour products and services") project, http://www.highroc.eu/.Within HIGHROC we develop and use algorithms to estimate parameters such as the concentrations of chlorophyll a and suspended particulate matter and related parameters. Data from a number of satellites will be processed, including Sentinel-2/MSI, Landsat-8, SEVIRI (geostationary), MODIS, VIIRS, OLCI, etc. A description of our remote sensing activities can be found at http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/remsem/.
For more information and how to apply see: http://www.ioccg.org/HIGHROC2016_IOCCG.pdf
Position: PhD Fellowship in marine optics
Title: The organic carbon from the ocean colour remote-sensing: particulate, dissolved and phytoplanktonic ratio.
Description: The "Remote Sensing and Hydrodynamic" team at the Oceanology and Geosciences laboratory (http://log.cnrs.fr/) in France is seeking applications for a three-year PhD fellowship. The first objective will consist in deriving from space the phytoplankton component of the POC (Cphyto) in the open ocean. This topic is one of the priorities of the ocean colour community because the knowledge of the ratio of the phytoplankton carbon to the chlorophyll content is required to improve the biogeochemical models used to study the phytoplankton dynamics. This work will build on the previous methods developed by Sathyendranath et al. (2009) and Martinez-Vincente et al. (2008). These methods were established from in situ measurements in geographically limited regions. So firstly, they will be tested on a large dataset over the global open ocean. Secondly, the variability around the mean relationships will be studied according to the environmental forcing and some method improvements will be proposed.
The second objective will consist in developing an algorithm to derive the Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) from space. For instance, studies about DOC estimates are limited to coastal areas. The knowledge of the DOC content is important as the DOC is linked to the primary production. Moreover, DOC stands for about 70% of the production of the microbial loop. Note that, POC, Cphyto and DOC algorithms will be adapted to the data of the future sensor OLCI (Sentinel-3).
The third objective is about comparisons between POC, Cphyto and DOC derived from space and numerical computations of PISCES. The “carbon” products derived from remote-sensed data will allow to validate independently the carbon pools as simulated by PISCES. The spatial and temporal coverage of remote-sensed data will allow to constrain the spatial and temporal variability of simulations. This work will permit to validate outputs of PISCES but also remote-sensing products. Physical and biogeochemical mechanisms could be then studied using PISCES to explain the observed trends.
The different products will be generated on the different archives provided by the GlobColour project (merging MODIS SeaWiFS, MERIS, et VIIRS). Long- term trends will be studied for each parameters and the temporal variability will be investigated according to physical forcing. This subject takes place in the framework of the oceanic carbon cycle and the use of ocean color data. It will be realized in collaboration with the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement.
The candidate should be highly motivated in remote sensing data processing, modeling and statistical analysis. Programming skills are required (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, Fortran, C…).
The project will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Hubert Loisel, and co-directed by Dr. Lucile Duforêt-Gaurier. Please apply by sending an email to Lucile Duforet-Gaurier including a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and the names and addresses of at least three referees. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Position: Research Oceanographer, AST, Oceanographic Studies
The Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center seeks a scientist with expertise in coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical modeling and a strong interest in the assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models. The individual will pursue hypothesis-driven research and will extend model capabilities through assimilation of satellite-derived ocean color products beyond the traditional chlorophyll retrievals. The scientist will lead sensitivity analyses designed to drive improvements in the ocean color products and to facilitate the development of new products. The position is expected to interact with atmospheric and hydrologic modeling groups within GSFC and the general community. The selected candidate will be expected to successfully propose research projects to NASA Research Announcements and other applicable research proposal solicitations.
Candidates having extensive experience in ocean color remote sensing is desired. U.S. Citizenship is required. A PhD or equivalent experience in Earth sciences or related discipline is highly desirable.
To view the full vacancy announcement, which contains further information including qualification requirements and application instructions, go to: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/426054100
Applications must be received by February 12, 2016 via the USAJobs website. For additional information, please contact Carlos Del Castillo, Chief/Ocean Ecology Laboratory, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position: Two Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions
The University of Exeter is looking to recruit TWO Lecturer and/or Senior Lecturers (possible salary range approx. £33K - £55K) in Physical Geography (Education & Research). The new appointments will be based at the Penryn campus in Cornwall.
We are interested in applicants whose work and expertise focuses on any aspect of physical geography and physical interdisciplinary sciences.
We are particularly looking to build upon existing strengths in some or all of these areas:
Deadline for applications is 03 February 2016
Position: Marine Earth Observation Scientists and Developers
Job Purpose: As a result of continued success in earning funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the European Commission and the European Space Agency, PML has a number of open-ended and one year positions available to work within Remote Sensing, one of our fastest growing groups. The group comprises a multi-disciplinary team of scientists with expertise in remote-sensing, physics, meteorology, engineering, computer vision and computer science. The post-holders will undertake research and development on Ocean Colour projects at PML involving one or more of the following tasks:
Closing date: 1200hrs GMT on Friday 27th November 2015
Position: Postdoctoral Scientist
BIOS seeks a postdoctoral candidate to conduct research in remote sensing of coral reef ecology and biogeochemistry. This position is part of a multi-institution, interdisciplinary investigation to study the relationship between coral reef condition and environmental forcing parameters at the ecosystem scale. Full-time residency in Bermuda is required by the successful candidate.
Duties and Responsibilities
HR Manager, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Closing Date: 23 November 2015
BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment.
Position: Two Postdoctoral positions
In the interdisciplinary project IPSO (Improving the prediction of photophysiology in the Southern Ocean by accounting for iron limitation, optical properties and spectral satellite data information) funded internally by AWI we aim at improving the model formulation of the biogeochemical model REcoM, developed at AWI, coupled to the ocean circulation model MITgcm. The project is a close cooperation of the section Marine Biogeosciences and the working group Scientific Computing.
Post Doc 1 in Scientific Computing group will implement a data assimilation system for the assimilation of satellite ocean color data with the coupled ocean-ecosystem model REcoM-MITgcm and the data assimilation software PDAF, and study the optimization of model parameters of the ecosystem model component, in particular for the photophysiology using data assimilation experiments. The full announcement can be viewed here as well as online: Post doc on ocean color assimilation.
Post Doc 2 in the section Marine Biogeosciences will work on the improvement of the coupled REcoM-MITgcm model by accounting for a spectrally resolved underwater light field and its interaction with photoacclimation, iron limitation and species composition. The full announcement can be found here as well as online: Post Doc on biogeochemical model development.
Position: PhD/MSc Scholarship - Validation of Sentinel-3 OLCI
The launch of the Sentinel-3 Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) in late 2015 provides many opportunities for observing water from space. There is a need to perform quantitative validation of OLCI through the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-3 Validation team. The South African S3-Val team will collect crucial in situ data on water leaving reflectance and bio-optical properties to validate and develop products and algorithms for OLCI for inland waters. The research candidate will assist with collection of remotely sensed and bio-optical datasets in the field, analysis in the laboratory, algorithm development and validation of satellite products. Instrumentation available through the CSIR include: ASD, Satlantic and C-OPS radiometers; AC-S and BB-9; Coulter Counter; Hamatsu spectrophotometer; filtration equipment. Use of radiative transfer model (Hydrolight) and numerical programming skills (Python and/or Matlab) are required in the case of a PhD. The candidate will have opportunity to author publications of the results in scientific journals.
The research candidate will register for a PhD or MSc in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. The candidate will receive funding through a nationally funded project called “The integration of Earth Observation into the National Eutrophication Monitoring Programme”, a groundbreaking collaborative research project involving UCT, the South African National Space Agency, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The candidate will be expected to conduct independent research under the supervision of UCT and CSIR scientists, Dr. Mark Matthews and Dr. Stewart Bernard.
Eligibility criteria: Applications from suitably qualified students with a Masters or Honours degree in environmental, ocean and atmosphere sciences, and remote sensing, are invited. Backgrounds in ocean colour and bio-optics would be advantageous. The work will be conducted with the S3VaL team in the field and the laboratory and utilize an array of scientific instrumentation provided through the CSIR. Therefore strong organizational and numerical skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently, and lab and instrument experience will be an advantage. The successful candidate:
The value of the scholarship is R75,000 per annum (with possible top-up up to R115,000 per annum in the case of PhD), renewable for one year on condition of satisfactory academic performance, or two years in the case of a PhD (2016 to 2018). The candidate may also apply for additional funding through UCT or other avenues.
How to apply: To apply please forward a brief CV, certified academic transcripts, and a letter of motivation to email@example.com. The closing date for applications is: 30 November 2015
The successful candidate will be expected to register as a full time student at UCT before the end of February 2015. Only the successful candidate will be contacted.
The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications.