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42-month PhD position
University of Oldenburg, Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Wilhelmshaven, Germany

About the project
The position is part of the research group “Biogeochemical processes and Air–sea exchange in the Sea-Surface microlayer (BASS)” funded by the German Research Foundation. The overall goal is to investigate the importance of the sea-surface microlayer (SML) as a biogeo- and photochemical reactor and how its reactivity affects ocean-atmosphere interactions. BASS will combine interdisciplinary expertise, advanced technologies for millimeter-scale observations, core infrastructures for controlled experiments, and state-of-the-art analytical facilities.

Work tasks

The PhD candidate will be part of a broad team with experience in optics, marine technology, and oceanography. The successful candidate will, together with the team, work on the following topics:

  • Investigation of dissolved organic matter distribution in the sea-surface microlayer using bio-optical methods
  • Use and maintenance of oceanographic sensors and sampling equipment
  • Refinement of applied methods for the specific requirements of the SML
  • Preparation of an participation in research cruises

Application Deadline: 14th of October 2022

The full description of the position can be found here: https://uol.de/stellen?stelle=69049


Postdoctoral Fellow in high resolution coastal water quality remote sensing

EMBL seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the context of the new transversal research theme Planetary Biology which aims to understand, from the molecular to the population level, how micro- and macro-organisms respond to each other and to their environment and the effects that their relationships have on their ecosystems. The TREC (Transversing European Coastlines) project is a large and highly collaborative endeavor that EMBL is coordinating together with other EMBL member states’ scientists and institutions. This flagship project aims to sample and study the coastal land-water interface along the European coastlines to monitor the local and global human footprint on oceans, seas, and estuaries, with regard to urbanization, agriculture, coastal exploitation, various forms of contamination as well as impacts of climate change.

The postdoctoral researcher will assist in the preparatory phase of TREC by assembling historical data from satellites, validate the water quality retrievals and, once TREC is underway, participate in some data collection activities, and generation of match-ups with satellites.

An initial contract of 18 months duration will be offered to the successful candidate.

The position will be based in Rome and work will be done in collaboration with Drs. Vittorio Brando (CNR-ISMAR), David Doxaran (IMEV) and Emmanuel Boss (the University of Maine).

Read the full description and apply here by 5 October 2022.

Research Fellow Earth Observation

The University of Stirling invites applications for a Research Fellow in Earth Observation to join the Earth and Planetary Observation Science Research Group. The candidate should have expertise in remote sensing of inland, coastal and marine environments to lead an assessment of existing and emerging end-user and stakeholder needs with a particular focus on Copernicus water services (as part of the H2020 WaterForce project)

The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the international scientific community, policymakers and various water-related sectors to assess their needs and expectations with respect to Earth observation data and services. They will be expected to play a central role in supporting development of a roadmap for the next Copernicus services for inland waters.

See the full description of the position on their website and apply by 23 September 2022.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Rivero Lab, University of Georgia

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography of the University of Georgia (SkIO), a multidisciplinary research institution located on the Georgia coast near Savannah, GA (http://www.skio.uga.edu/).

The Rivero Lab at SkIO (https://www.skio.uga.edu/sara-rivero-calle/rivero-lab/) has received a 3-year award to continue with the SOCON Program (Sustained Ocean Color Observation with Nanosatellites – http://www.uncw.edu/socon): a unique PUBLIC/PRIVATE/FEDERAL partnership funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This project is a technology demonstration and “proof-of- concept” for development of the first dedicated low-cost, high resolution, miniaturized multispectral ocean color imager (HawkEye) capable of flight on a CubeSat (SeaHawk). Now that the satellite is on orbit and fully operational, the newly funded phase of the SOCON project seeks to demonstrate the unique capabilities of seahawk ocean color data to study subpixel variability, submesoscale processes, and the overall advantages of CubeSat technology.

The successful applicant will design and perform original research within the general project framework in a highly collaborative environment. There will be potential opportunities to participate in satellite cal/val activities, fieldwork, as well as algorithm development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group on processing, distribution and archival of the imagery, as well as with SeaHawk’s Management and Science teams, and collaborators at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, among others.

For more information contact:

Dr. Sara Rivero-Calle (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor
rivero@uga.edu

https://www.skio.uga.edu/sara-rivero-calle/

Kelp Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoc Research position in British Columbia, Canada, in kelp ecology and spatial-temporal dynamics, in collaboration with the Bamfield Marine Science Centre, University of Victoria Spectral and Remote Sensing Lab, Salmon Coast Field Station, and the BATI Ecosystem Monitoring program.

For more information see the advertisement.

Post-doc/Research Scientist in Ocean and Atmospheric Optics

The Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory of the City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) invites applicants for a Post-doc/Research Associate position in Optical Sensing of the Marine Environment. Candidates with an expertise in satellite Ocean Color (OC) data processing, OC calibration/validation, atmospheric correction and development of algorithms for the retrieval of water properties are welcome. Familiarity with the vector radiative transfer of a coupled ocean/atmosphere system is very advantageous. Experience with field measurements of water parameters and/or instrument design is a significant plus.

The successful candidate will participate in several projects which include development of advanced algorithms for the retrieval of water properties, particle characteristics from polarimetric and hyperspectral data for the PACE mission, data analysis for OC (MODIS, VIIRS, OLCI) and high spatial resolution (Landsat-8 OLI and Sentinel-2 MSI) satellite sensors, AERONET-OC, field experiments from the ships, ocean platforms and helicopters with the state of the art multi- and hyperspectral imagers in un-polarized and polarized modes and other sophisticated optical instruments, characterization of the ocean-atmosphere interface and detection of algal blooms. Student mentoring in the above areas, participation in laboratory experiments and field cruises, preparation of manuscripts, reports, and proposals for external funding will be also part of the assignment.

Qualifications:

A PhD in Physics, Engineering or related scientific field. A combination of experimental and theoretical experience in the area of marine optics, strong simulation skills are required as is the ability to work and interact within a research team.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Please send application and CV to:

Prof. Alexander Gilerson
Electrical Engineering Department
City College of New York (CUNY)
gilerson@ccny.cuny.edu

For more information please see:

http://oceans.ccny.cuny.edu/agilerson/

4-year PhD Research Fellowship position in Marine Optics
Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen.

About the project

The project aims to improve the knowledge of how laser and solar light propagate in waters with large seasonal and spatial variations in optical properties, ranging from deep clear ocean waters to highly turbid Norwegian fjord waters influenced by glacial runoff.

Work tasks

The PhD candidate will be part of a broad team with experience in optics, marine technology, and biology. Depending on background and skills, the successful candidate will, together with the team, work on some of the following topics:

  • Influence of water turbulence on light propagation.
  • Development of Monte Carlo methods for laser and solar light transport in water.
  • Analysis of the performance of underwater LIDAR, wireless optical communication, and/or imaging systems in waters with large variations in optical properties.
  • Development of bio-optical models of absorption and scattering coefficients based on input from water constituents such as phytoplankton, dissolved organic matter, and mineral particles.
  • Measurements of inherent optical properties using a LISST-VSF instrument and an ACS absorption and attenuation sensor, together with various spectral radiometers.

The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Photonics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The gross annual salary is approximately NOK 501 200 (or about 48 000 EUR). For further details about the position, please contact professor Børge Hamre, Department of Physics and Technology, borge.hamre@uib.no.

Application Deadline: 31st of July 2022

See this Job Link for further information

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Satellite Ocean Colour Algorithm Development in the Eastern Mediterranean

Commencement date: 01 October 2022

At the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, the Marine Optics and Satellite Oceanography Group is investigating the optical and biogeochemical properties of seawater and their determination from satellite remote sensing, with a focus on validation and vicarious calibration in the oligotrophic waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. Supporting this a unique in situ dataset of apparent and inherent optical properties has been collected during the last 10+ years. An opportunity now exists to use these measurements in radiative transfer modeling and algorithm development as well as to participate in the setting up of a new marine optics calibration laboratory and working towards acquiring more fiducial reference measurements for satellite ocean colour validation in the area of the potential Copernicus ocean colour system vicarious calibration site of Crete.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in this area of satellite ocean colour remote sensing. The related three year funded project aims to undertake radiative transfer modeling of marine optics and ocean colour product retrieval algorithm development.

The position will end May 31, 2025.

Application deadline: 31 August 2022
Job location: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, former USAF base Gournes, Hersonnissos, Crete, Greece.
Contact: Dr. Andrew Clive Banks (andyb@hcmr.gr)

For further information, and how to apply see the position announcement

Postdoc (m/f/d) Shipboard radiometric observations of passive phytoplankton fluorescence to detect ocean nutrient limitations

Funded by the European Research Council and starting from November 1st 2022.

Deadline for applications: 25th July 2022.

Project Description

As part of a recently funded ERC Starting Grant ‘Ocean Glow: Controls on ocean productivity using ocean fluorescence detected from space’ we seek a postdoctoral researcher who will make hyperspectral radiometric measurements of light upwelling from the surface ocean on research cruises throughout the global ocean and link these with phytoplankton concentrations, community structure, and nutrient limitations. The overarching goal of the research is to assess in detail the potential for using sunlight stimulated chlorophyll fluorescence signals to observe phytoplankton nutrient limitation, with a view to extending this to global, time-resolved satellite observations.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with a second postdoctoral researcher who will focus on resolving fluorescence emitted from phytoplankton under controlled conditions in laboratory mesocosms, and a third postdoctoral researcher who will join towards the end of the project to transfer field and laboratory observations to satellite data streams.

For more information and how to apply see:

https://www.geomar.de/en/karriere/job-single-en/postdoc-m-w-d-radiometrische-beobachtungen-der-passiven-phytoplanktonfluoreszenz-an-bord-von-schiffen-zur-feststellung-von-naehrstoffgrenzen-im-ozean

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Marine Biogeochemistry

Job no: 497245
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Research Focused

  • Full time, fixed-term (18 months).
  • Based in Hobart.

The Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Research Project is located within the wider context of ocean-based climate intervention. More specifically, the Postdoctoral Researcher shall assess to what extant the atmospheric CO2 removal (CDR) method ‘Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement’ could induce an Earth system feedback that leads to enhanced global ocean calcification by marine organisms.

The successful candidate will primarily utilize available satellite and BGC-Argo data to investigate a hypothesis and the research will be backed up by experimental work within the research team. The successful candidate will be integrated into the main research subject of the ‘Carbon & Plankton group’ (i.e. Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement) and work within a highly motivated research team. The successful candidate would be expected to interactively collaborate with the research team to maximize scientific process on the topic.

For more information see the full announcement at: https://careers.utas.edu.au/cw/en/job/497245/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-applied-marine-biogeochemistry

2-year postdoctoral position in remote sensing of inland water algal blooms

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Water Science and Technology Directorate is seeking applicants through the Postdoctoral Research Program to work on satellite Earth observations of inland water harmful algal blooms. The postdoc will be based at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington Ontario, and will work under the supervision of Dr. Caren Binding.

The successful candidate will contribute to one of two projects:

(1)    Assessing climate and watershed drivers of algal blooms across Canada. This project will integrate land use, climate reanalysis, and lake remote sensing datasets across a number of watersheds to further understand regional drivers of spatio-temporal variability in bloom severity. Work will support ECCC’s effort to develop ecological indicators, guide nutrient reduction strategies and adaptive lake management. Experience with cloud-based EO data and analytics platforms (e.g. MS Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Sentinel-hub, CREODIAS, Google Earth Engine) would be an asset. The successful candidate will have strong programing skills (e.g. Python, JavaScript) to support application development on those platforms. Experience with machine learning and/or geospatial statistical approaches would be welcome.

(2)    Satellite-derived phytoplankton community composition for enhanced algal bloom monitoring. This project will characterize optical properties of phytoplankton natural assemblages and isolated cultures in order to test existing, or develop new, algorithms for retrieving bloom community composition from hyper- and multi-spectral satellites.  Work will support ECCC’s efforts to prepare for NASA PACE data streams and application demonstration for a proposed future WaterSat hyperspectral mission. Experience with laboratory (UV-VIS spectrophotometry) or field (radiometry, IOPs) optical instrumentation and familiarity with radiative transfer modeling would be an asset. The successful candidate will be willing to work in the laboratory and field, contributing to field campaigns on Lakes Erie, Winnipeg and/or Lake of the Woods.

Please reach out to Caren Binding (Caren.Binding@ec.gc.ca) for more details and application process.

Caren Binding, PhD
Research Scientist in Remote Sensing & Aquatic Optics
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Canada Centre for Inland Waters
867 Lakeshore Rd,  Burlington, ON, L7S 1A1
Canada

Postdoc position in ocean biology data processing and evaluation

The Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II) consortium at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Ocean Ecology Laboratory (Code 616) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The lab conducts research on ocean ecosystems and the interactions between Earth’s chemical cycles and life. The laboratory primarily manages “ocean color” data from NASA satellite sensors. The candidate will join the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) and focus on the development and evaluation of bio-optical algorithms for derivation of aquatic inherent optical properties (IOPs) from MODIS, VIIRS, OLCI, SGLI, and PACE.

The researcher will focus on:

  • developing and evaluating updates to the Generalized Inherent Optical Property (GIOP) software framework,
  • evaluating and refining existing QA/QC metrics and skill assessment procedures,
  • evaluating in situ and other satellite data streams related to bio-optical algorithm development, assembly of data sets, evaluation and intercomparison of time-series,
  • contributing to reporting of algorithm retrieval skill via the OBPG’s ocean color satellite-to-in situ validation system,
  • collaborating with OBPG staff on general ocean color satellite calibration and validation activities,
  • presenting at NASA and professional society meetings and documenting work in peer-reviewed literature, and
  • conducting periodic independent research and assisting with NASA proposal writing as appropriate.

Anticipated specific research duties include investigation of multivariate models and machine learning techniques for use in IOP retrievals and the extension of bio-optical algorithms to ESA/EUMETSAT OLCI and JAXA SGLI satellite data streams.

Required knowledge and skills:

  • PhD in oceanography, physics, mathematics, or a related field,
  • research experience in bio-optics, remote-sensing, and radiative transfer theory,
  • demonstrated working knowledge of inverse models, multivariate modeling and/or machine learning algorithms,
  • proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python/Matlab/R/Julia for the analysis of scientific data,
  • experience in NASA’s SeaDAS or related satellite data-processing software, and
  • good oral and written communication skills demonstrated by a publication record in peer-reviewed literature and/or scientific reports as first author, and a record of presenting research outcomes at seminars/meetings/conferences.

Desired knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with Sentinel-3 OLCI and JAXA SGLI ocean color datasets,
  • experience with measurement uncertainty propagation/estimation techniques,
  • experience working in Unix/Linux software environments,
  • proficiency in FORTRAN, C, or C++ programming language, and
  • experience using version control software git/svn.

To apply see:

https://gestar2.umbc.edu/jobs-at-gestar-ii/postdoc-position-in-ocean-biology-data-processing-and-evaluation/

Deadline is 20 May 2022

CNRS Research Engineer/Professional in remote sensing and algorithmic development in the Arctic Ocean

Applications are being accepted for a CNRS Research Engineer/Professional position at Laval University, International Research Lab (IRL) Takuvik. The position will be based in Quebec, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Ardyna of Laval University.

Apply here by 6 May 2022.

The main activities will be devoted to the development of regional satellite algorithms specific to the Arctic Ocean. This includes analysis of inherent optical properties, (2) analysis of satellite time series of ocean color, (3) data and results valorization, and (4) creating and editing in situ and satellite databases.

The candidate will also write papers, technical notes and protocols for the implementation of satellite algorithms/data, and provide training and mentoring to students and technical staff.

Postdoctoral Scholar(s) in Satellite Ocean Color Research & Applications

The Optical Oceanography Lab (OOL, https://optics.marine.usf.edu) at the College of Marine Science (CMS), University of South Florida (USF) is offering 1-2 Postdoctoral Scholar positions in the field of optical remote sensing from satellite platforms.

The primary duties and obligations of the appointments are to support Federal- and State-funded research projects involving optical remote sensing of aquatic environments. The successful candidates will be expected to advance the current state-of-the-art in algorithm and product development for water quality parameters and benthic properties in optically complex and/or optically shallow waters, assessment of algal blooms, and quantification of biogeochemical properties in coastal and inland waters.

The positions are available immediately, for a possible duration of 3 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. Salary range is $50,000 and up (annually), with final salary commensurate with experience. The positions will be located in St. Petersburg, FL.

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD degree in optical oceanography, remote sensing, aquatic science, or closely relate field, is required. Also required is willingness to work with interdisciplinary research teams and motivation to advance science through both independent activities and collaborative research.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated excellence in scholarly creativity and productivity, with potential foci including ocean color research and applications, for example, algorithm development, radiative transfer simulations, bio-optical inversion, atmospheric correction, or algal bloom and water quality assessments for optically complex waters. Relevant coding experience (e.g., Python) is preferred, as is prior work applying high-level analytical approaches (e.g., machine learning, Bayesian statistics) to satellite remote sensing datasets.

These positions will be open until filled. However, priority review of applications will begin by May 1, 2022.

Read the full announcement and instructions to apply here, or search https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/ for job opening #30439.

 

PhD Fellowship Position in Remote Sensing of Ocean Colour 

A 3-year PhD fellowship is proposed by the Laboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences LOG (Wimereux, France) on the validation of ocean color products from OLCI/S3 and COCTS/CZI/HY-1C and their potential to monitor the dynamic and the quality of the European and Chinese coastal waters.

Qualifications: Master degree in remote sensing or oceanography or environmental sciences

Application closure date: June 1st 2022
Position Length: 3-year fellowship from October 2022

Location: The candidate will be located at LOG, 32 avenue Foch, 62930 Wimereux, France

Conditions to apply: The applicant must hold the nationality of a Member/participating states or of the European Space Agency (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom)

Read the full announcement and instructions to apply.

 

PhD student in Remote Sensing of Aquatic Primary Production, Eawag

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute. Eawag conducts 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.

A PhD position is available to use automated in situ measurements from research platforms in Lake Geneva and Greifensee, as well as hyperspectral airborne and satellite data to develop new techniques for the estimation of primary production in lakes.

Qualifications

Upon start, the applicant must have a completed master’s degree in remote sensing, environmental science, physics, engineering, or any related field. Applicants must be able to pursue data-oriented computational research as well as experi- mental approaches and field work. A good standard of written and spoken English is required. The position starts as of 1 June 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and is limited to four years.

Read the full announcement here. Apply by 20 April 2022!

 


Post-doc position advertisement posted on official web page National Science Center of Republic of Poland

https://www2.ncn.gov.pl/baza-ofert/?akcja=wyswietl&id=190077

Name of the position: post-doc

Description of tasks:

A Post-doc position is available in the Remote Sensing Laboratory at Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot Poland. Candidate will work in the frame research projectfunded by the National Science Center, Republic of Poland (project no. OPUS 2019/33/B/ST10/01232) and awarded to professor Piotr Kowalczuk. The research project in the framework  of OPUS program is entitled “Estimation of diffusion coefficient of dissolved organic matter from sediments to overlying waters through relationships between its optical and chromatographic characteristics and dissolved iron in Baltic Sea deeps”. This project will be conducted with collaboration with National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby , Denmark.

Position starts on: 1st June 2022
Gross Salary: ab. 7.650 PLN per month

Job offer proposal deadline due date: 15 April 2022, 15:00

For more information and how to apply see the full job description.

 


PhD position: remote sensing and valuation of lake water quality in the United States (Boston University, US-EPA, NASA)

The Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University (BU) is offering a funded PhD position for a student interested in the remote sensing and valuation of lake water quality in the United States under the joint supervision of Christoph Nolte and Cédric Fichot.

The PhD student will join a research project projected to be funded under NASA’s Water Resources Applications program in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)’s National Center for Environmental Economics, the Blackwood Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech, and BU’s Center for Remote Sensing. The project develops the prototype of “LakeSense”: a system to track lake water quality from space using aquatic remote sensing techniques. The goal of LakeSense is to improve the representation of lake water quality benefits in US-EPA’s decision support tools for national and state-level regulatory analyses.

For more information and how to apply see the full job description.

 

Research Fellow Earth Observation

Post Details
Full time: Fixed term for 18 months

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 03 April 2022
Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 13 April 2022

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2119

The Post

The University of Stirling invites applications for a Research Fellow in Earth Observation to join the Earth and Planetary Observation Science Research Group. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in remote sensing of inland, coastal and marine environments to lead an assessment of existing and emerging end-user and stakeholder needs with a particular focus on Copernicus water services (as part of the H2020 Water-ForCE project).

For full details and how to apply please follow this link: https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2995&jobTitle=Research%20Fellow%20Earth%20Observation

or download a PDF of the job description here.

PhD Surface structure evolution of subantarctica islands under climate change
Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Géoscience, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Lille, France.

Closing Date: 31 March 2022

High latitude and altitude regions are of special interest for the study of the environmental changes that are the most rapid and marked of the Earth. The archipelago of Kerguelen is located at the confluence of the Indian and Southern Oceans. Understanding the challenges and environmental effects of recent climate change relies on knowledge of these sensitive areas. This project proposes a reconstruction of past and recent environmental changes in the French archipelago of Kerguelen based on the study of imagery data acquired by satellite with a calibration of observations in the field. This PhD project is integrated in two ongoing projects:

  1. French Polar Institute program 1200 ENVIKER dedicated to the characterization and monitoring of environments and paleoenvironments of Kerguelen using testate amoebae
  2. CNRS/INSU EC2CO THEQKER dedicated to the study of the ecology of soil microorganisms in mosses and soil environments of the Kerguelen archipelago in order to reconstruct the recent environmental changes

Both projects included spatial data treatment that now appear more interesting than expected and worthy of study through a PhD.

Click here to read more about the position and apply

Title: Research Scientist
Date Posted: 25 January 2022
Closing Date: 20 February 2022

Science Systems and Applications Inc (SSAI) is seeking candidates for a full-time Research Scientist to join our productive team of scientists working on various NASA-funded projects. Our research focus is algorithm developments and validations for generating products from current and future national or international multispectral and hyperspectral missions for aquatic ecosystems. Essential duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently works through situational issues and uses problem-solving skills to achieve desired project outcome.
  • Ensures quality assurance compliance.
  • Performs research as part of a collaborative group with some technical supervision
  • Writes papers and reports on research results and methodology
  • Assists in the writing of proposals for research funding
  • Collaborates on the preparation of reports and papers of completed projects for publication in peer-reviewed technical journals
  • Contributes to the collaboration with industry/academia to apply the results of research in order to develop new techniques, products or practices

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Physics/Engineering/Oceanography/Geography/Environmental Science or related field.
  • In-depth understanding of the theory and analytical methods and tools in the specific area of science expertise.
  • Strong background in one of the following areas: aquatic/terrestrial/atmospheric remote sensing, data/image analysis, and image processing.
  • Demonstrated skill in code development for data analysis and processing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be willing to produce and lead high-quality, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Must have experience with Python
  • Must have experience working in Linux environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with machine-learning concepts.
  • Familiarity with aquatic optics and methods for inferring phytoplankton ecology.

Teleworking option from within the U.S. is possible. For more information and to apply, visit:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=a40f480a-47ae-461b-bf11-ceedb843d226&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=399566&lang=en_US&source=TW

SSAI is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EEO/AA-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

All employees of SSAI are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, unless eligible for a religious or health exemption. New SSAI employees will need to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date. During onboarding, new hires must provide SSAI with a record that verifies vaccination status or a statement that you are scheduled to receive a vaccination (identifying the date by which you expect to meet vaccination requirements).

Internal Research Fellow in Future Mission Earth Science

Job Req ID: 14605
Closing Date: 14 February 2022
Publication: External Only
Vacancy Type: Internal Research Fellow
Date Posted: 17 January 2022

Internal Research Fellowship Opportunity in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

This post is classified F2.

Location
ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands

Our team and mission
If appointed to this post, you will report to the respective Head of Section in the Earth and Mission Science Division within the Science, Applications and Climate Department of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes and will work closely with other staff within the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.

The Earth and Mission Science Division is a dynamic R&D team leading research and development activities, in partnership with European and international industry and academia, with the aim of advancing science, developing future space missions, novel applications, and helping to maximise the science impact of missions in implementation and future mission candidates.

For full details and how to apply see https://jobs.esa.int/job/Noordwijk-Internal-Research-Fellow-in-Future-Mission-Earth-Science-ESTE/763330501/

Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Latvia and Slovenia, as Associate Member States, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Internal Research Fellow in EO for Earth System Science

Job Req ID: 14562
Closing Date: 18 February 2022
Publication: External Only
Vacancy Type: Internal Research Fellow
Date Posted: 14 January 2022

Research Fellowship Opportunity in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

This post is classified F2.

Location
ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

Our team and mission
You will report to the Head of the Science Section in the Data Applications Division, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. You will carry out your tasks in close cooperation with other staff in the Directorate.

The Science Section is a dynamic R&D team leading EO research and Earth system science activities, in partnership with European and international scientific groups. Visit our website for an overview of our activities: https://eo4society.esa.int/communities/scientists/

You will be part of the Earth System Science Hub, a new science facility at ESA and a centre for networking and scientific collaboration among world-class researchers in ESA Member States and worldwide. The Hub will bring together young and senior scientists of different disciplines in Earth observation and Earth system science to develop the next generation of EO products and jointly address some of the major science challenges of this decade.

The Hub will also contribute to developing a solid scientific basis for the implementation and evolution of “Digital Twin Earth” (an advanced high-resolution replica of our planet and its processes and interactions with human activities and ecosystems), providing scientific input for the EU DestinE and ESA DTE&U programmes (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/destination-earth-destine).

NOTE:
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia, as Associate Member States, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Full description and application:
https://jobs.esa.int/job/Frascati-Internal-Research-Fellow-in-EO-for-Earth-System-Science-ESRI/762492801/

2 Post-Doctoral research Associates and 2 PhD scholarships at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia – Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group

The Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group (RSSRG) at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, is seeking applicants for 2 Post-Doctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) and 2 PhD scholarships.

The first PDRA and PhD scholarship are associated to a new ARC-funded “discovery project” that the RSSRG has been awarded (project lead: Prof David Antoine). The project is called “Why ocean deserts matter: Phytoplankton carbon and productivity in oligotrophic waters of the Indian Ocean”.

The other PDRA and PhD scholarship are part of the ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS), a national-scale, University-led, international centre focused on Antarctic and Southern Ocean research. These 2 positions revolve around bio-optics and long-term changes of phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean.

The detailed descriptions of these 4 positions can be found here.

Applications for PDRA#1 (southern ocean) can be submitted via: http://staff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/?ja-job=428836
Applications for PDRA#2 (Indian ocean) can be submitted via: http://staff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/?ja-job=428849

Applications for both PhDs are to be sent directly to the group leader, David Antoine, at david.antoine@curtin.edu.au


Biological Oceanographer

LOCATION: Virtual (Canada) or Victoria BC

CORPORATE DESCRIPTION

ASL Environmental Sciences, based in Victoria, B.C., Canada has more than 40 years of experience in acoustics, oceanography, ice research, remote sensing and operational services. We provide scientific consulting and instruments to government, industry, and academic sectors in Canada and internationally. At ASL, you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects, develop tools and advanced analytics and help solve important problems. You will also participate in defining new projects and capabilities to continuously enhance our service offering. ASL offers a small company experience with a friendly, professional, dynamic, and flexible work environment. If your ambition is for personal growth, to get exposure to many new practical areas, with a greater level of responsibility then come join our team and help shape its exciting future.

RESPONSIBILITIES

ASL is looking for a Biological Oceanographer to be a lead Subject Matter Expert, working with our consulting and products divisions. You will work with the ASL ocean and ice team to develop algorithms and processes to analyse bioacoustics data, particularly from ASL’s AZFP. We anticipate that the candidate will also be able to work with ASL’s product division to support AZFP clients. Support of ASL’s remote sensing team will depend upon the candidate’s qualifications.

  • Subject Matter Expert for biological oceanography
  • Help develop algorithms and processes to analyze bioacoustics data
  • Teach and mentor other ASL employees and co-ops
  • Interpret and analyze data problems
  • Data visualization
  • Contribute to reports
  • Contribute to R&D to future hardware development
  • Support and collaboration with current and future ASL bioacoustic clients
  • Support and collaborate on remote sensing projects if qualified
  • Present results to clients and at conferences/trade shows

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A problem-solving mindset
  • B.Sc. with 5 years of experience or an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography/Marine Biology
  • Extensive experience with bioacoustics analysis would be ideal but is not necessary. A basic understanding is required.
  • Statistical analysis of finfish and/or plankton data.
  • Good knowledge of Echoview, MATLAB, Python and/or R
  • Diverse understanding of fish and plankton behaviour as needed to interpret bioacoustics data.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and public speaking
  • Willingness to present results at conferences and trade shows
  • Be able to pass a security clearance
  • Having entrepreneurial spirit would be a bonus

REMUNERATION

A competitive compensation and benefits package that reflects your experience will be offered.

CONTACT

Please submit your application including a cover letter and résumé via e-mail to Human Resources (hr.rs@aslenv.com)

Remote Sensing Scientist  – ASL Environmental Sciences, Victoria, B.C., Canada

ASL Environmental Sciences, based in Victoria, B.C., Canada has more than 40 years of experience in remote sensing, acoustics, oceanography, ice research and operational services. We provide scientific consulting and instruments to government, industry, and academic sectors in Canada and internationally. Our remote sensing team offers expertise on airborne and spaceborne remote sensing for terrestrial and aquatic environments, combining decades of experience in applications and domain knowledge with the state-of-the-art technologies, data, and analytical capabilities. At ASL, you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects, develop tools and models for advanced analytics on large datasets, and help solve important problems. You will also participate in defining new projects and capabilities to continuously enhance our service offering. ASL offers a small company experience with a friendly, professional, dynamic, and flexible work environment. If your ambition is for personal growth, to get exposure to many new practice areas, with a greater level of responsibility then come join our team and help shape its exciting future.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designing new or improving existing capabilities that use Machine Learning and Deep Learning for automated data processing and analytics.
  • Development of innovative techniques, tools and models for advanced analytics that utilize multi-sensor data including SAR, multispectral, and hyperspectral imagery.
  • Image processing, classification, target and anomaly detection, change detection/monitoring. • Technical leadership in your area of expertise.
  • Participation in defining new projects and proposals.
  • Writing technical reports and presenting results.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A postgraduate degree in a scientific discipline and relevant work experience.
  • Experience using machine learning and deep learning for remote sensing data analysis.
  • Experience with applications of remote sensing for aquatic and/or terrestrial environments.
  • Experience working in a consulting environment will be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and adapt to changing priorities
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident, eligible to work in Canada

REMUNERATION

A competitive compensation and benefits package that reflects your experience will be offered.

CONTACT

Please submit your application including a cover letter and résumé via e-mail to Human Resources (hr.rs@aslenv.com)

Postdoctoral Scientist in Ocean Colour Radiometry for North Atlantic Right Whale Habitat Modelling

The project 

This project is part of the SmartWhales initiative funded by the Canadian Government (Canadian Space Agency and federal departments) to protect the North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW), an emblematic endangered marine mammal. In recent years, the NARW extended its habitat from the Northern Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of St Lawrence increasing their exposure to fishing gears and maritime shipping vessel traffic. The overarching project’s objective is to develop a modelling system for the NARW to predict the presence of this critically endangered species in the Northwest Atlantic shelf, using Earth Observation (EO) products.

The position

We are offering a two-year postdoctoral position in remote sensing or ocean modelling. The postdoctoral fellow (PDF) will develop novel ocean colour radiometry (OCR) products and methods to support a modelling team aiming at predicting the NARW habitat. Tracking zooplankton is crucial for monitoring and protecting NARW, but there is currently no direct detection method from space. The development includes the possible detection of Calanus swarms in the Gulf of Maine and Gulf of St Lawrence. In addition, the potential of Phytoplankton Functional Types (PFTs) or inherent optical properties (IOPs) as proxies for predicting zooplankton abundance will be examined. The PDF is expected to contribute to other projects, participate in lab activities, and mentor graduate students.

Qualification and expertise

Applicants holding a Ph.D. in remote sensing, or modelling, or oceanography, or environmental sciences, or in physics (optics), are encouraged to apply.  Applicants with strong interest in satellite remote sensing data analysis (ocean colour, but not exclusively) will be favoured. In addition, expertise in the following areas would also be useful:

  • ocean numerical modelling

  • biological and/or physical oceanography

  • species distribution modelling

 Desired skills

  • programming and large data manipulation

  • experience with cloud-computing platforms

  • scientific writing and oral communication

  • demonstrate an interest and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

The research environment

The PDF will work in the Joint International Laboratory Takuvik located at the Université Laval in Québec city (Canada), under the supervision of Prof. Frédéric Maps (U. Laval) and Dr. Simon Bélanger (Scientific director, Arctus).

Québec is the capital of the French‐speaking province of Québec in Canada. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Send an application file to Frédéric Maps (frederic.maps@bio.ulaval.ca) before January 24, that will include:

1. A letter of motivation (1 page) and an up to date CV (2 pages max.).
2. The final transcript of the Ph.D. degree obtained.

3. One selected scientific paper/report first-authored by the candidate.
4. Two letters of reference and the coordinates of another potential contact person.

UVic Aspiration 2030 and Hakai Postdoc Position in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Kelp of British Columbia, Canada

Applications are being accepted for a Postdoctoral position at the University of Victoria (UVic), Department of Geography. The postdoc will be based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, and will work under the supervision of Dr. Costa at UVic. The research focuses on developing kelp physiological condition indices for BC based on hyperspectral remote sensing imagery acquired by the Hakai Airborne Coastal Observatory. The research will address the following:

  1. Develop protocols for imagery acquisition, vicarious and radiometric calibration. Task: The postdoc will work with Hakai to optimize acquisition geometry and develop vicarious calibration protocols for the AISA Fenix Hyperspectral Camera (379-2054nm resolution) based on in situ and lab hyperspectral measurements. (publication expected)

2. Develop kelp physiological indices based on hyperspectral imagery. Task: The postdoc will use hyperspectral imagery and field data (pigment composition, carbon and bryozoan) to define reflectance-based indices related to physiological conditions and associated in situ environmental conditions. (publication expected)

Ideal qualifications: A Ph.D. degree (completed by the time of appointment) in optical (hyperspectral) remote sensing and Earth/biology/ocean/geography systems discipline. Expertise in hyperspectral remote sensing and nearshore habitat ecology is ideal. Other fields of expertise to be considered include oceanography, marine ecology, scientific computing and statistics, and strong collaborative skills.

Technical skills required: Programming skills (MATLAB®, python), statistical analysis skills, airborne hyperspectral imagery processing, analysis of multi-dimensional large data sets.

Application closure date: January 28, 2022.

Start date: May 1, 2022.

Position Length: Two years, pending annual review

Salary: $60,000

Applicants must submit:

  • A CV, including the e-mail and phone number for three references;
  • A short cover letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for working on the project and how previous experience qualifies them for this position;
  • Reprints of 2 published papers.

Submit applications to:

Maycira Costa (maycira@uvic.ca)

A two-year postdoctoral position is jointly proposed by the Laboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences LOG (Wimereux, France) and the Takuvik International Research Laboratory (Université Laval and CNRS, Canada) on the simulation of the lidar signal in the ocean. The position is jointly funded by Université du Littoral-Côte d’Opale and the Institut France-Québec Maritime.

Objectives

Recent studies showed the feasibility to study the ocean using space-borne lidars. However no dedicated space-borne oceanic profiling lidar exists or is in plan to be launched in the near-future. For the preparation of such a space mission it is necessary to characterize the propagation of the lidar signal through the atmosphere and the ocean. Only few studies on this topic have been published in recent years. Monte-Carlo simulations are used to study the interaction of the lidar signal with the marine particles from space. These studies are preliminary and require to include more contributions from diverse optically-active marine constituents. This will help studying the impact of the constituents on the shape and magnitude of the lidar signal over the water column and to characterize the specifications of a space-borne oceanic profiling lidar.

The successful candidate will use published lidar simulators to enhance their capabilities. Sensitivity studies will be performed on the lidar signal and magnitude depending of the concentrations of the optically-active constituents or depending of the specifications of a space-borne oceanic profiling lidar. The candidate will study the vertical depth reached by a space-borne lidar, and will include the inelastic scattering (fluorescence, Raman, Brillouin) and explore multispectral detection. Applications from drones may be examined as well.

These studies will help defining possible future space-borne oceanic profiling lidars.

Qualifications: PhD degree in optics or remote sensing. Expertise in lidar would be ideal but is not mandatory.

Technical skills required: Optics, programming (matlab, python, C), remote sensing, onte-Carlo simulation, radiative transfer

Application closure date: January 15, 2022

Start date: February 15, 2022 (at best)

Position Length: up to 10.5 months at LOG in 2022 and a possibility to a second year at Takuvik in 2023 (not mandatory).

Salary: 2500€ gross monthly for the period at LOG

Location: The candidate will be located at LOG in 2022 (possibility to be one-year at Takuvik in 2023)
LOG, 32 avenue Foch, 62930 Wimereux, France;
Takuvik, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada.

Applicants must submit:

  • A detailed CV, including the e-mail and phone number for 3 references
  • A short cover letter explaining the applicant’s experience related to the position and motivation

For question and application’s submission, please contact:

Cédric Jamet: cedric.jamet@univ-littoral.fr
Marcel Babin: marcel.babin@takuvik.ulaval.ca

Postdoctoral Scientist in Zooplankton Remote Sensing

Position Overview
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to develop ocean color remote sensing methods to detect swarms of the zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus (C. finmarchicus) in the western North Atlantic. They will work with field and satellite observations to build computational models / remote sensing algorithms and examine the behavior of C. finmarchicus swarms. There will be opportunities for the postdoctoral scientist to develop, lead and co-author manuscripts for publication in the primary research literature. This work is part of a project with collaborators at Bigelow Laboratory, in Scotland and in Canada.

Requirements

  • PhD in remote sensing, optical or biological oceanography or similar
  • Experience in ocean color remote sensing or hydrological optics or remote sensing algorithm development
  • Strong quantitative and programming skills (Python preferred, but not required)
  • Experience working with large, diverse datasets (experience working with satellite ocean color data preferred, but not required)
  • Ability to design and execute computational workflows for data manipulation, analysis and interpretation
  • Track record demonstrating a commitment to publishing research findings
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with significant motivation to publish in the peer-reviewed literature
  • Strong interest in team-based interdisciplinary science

Apply
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three professional references using our online application portal. Screening of candidates will begin after January 17, 2021 with the expectation that the successful candidate will be available in March of 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Individuals seeking more information about this position or needing to request an accommodation, please contact careers@bigelow.org or (207) 315-2567, ext. 107.

About Midcoast Maine
Bigelow Laboratory’s state-of-the-art oceanfront campus in East Boothbay is located in scenic Midcoast Maine, perfectly situated to provide access to the very best Maine has to offer. Within a reasonable commuting distance of most major Maine cities, this mid-coast peninsula offers the perfect balance between small town coastal charm and urban accessibility. Our peninsula is home to fishermen and sea captains, marine biologists, nature lovers, botanists and gardeners, artists, merchants, and entrepreneurs. Many non-profit organizations call this region home and work hard to further their missions in support of the arts, seamanship and marine education, conservation, historic preservation, and more.

Working at Bigelow Laboratory
Bigelow Laboratory is an inclusive community of scientists from around the world that welcomes and supports diverse opinions and cultures. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences strives to maintain an environment that allows our employees to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others. We believe there is power in embracing the full diversity of humanity to advance science and are committed to supporting each other as individuals worthy of respect.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

The postdoctoral scientists at Bigelow Laboratory have access to professional training programs and opportunities for undergraduate student mentoring and teaching. A competitive compensation package is offered with a salary range starting at $50,000 as well as employee, family, and domestic partner health insurance; a 403(b) retirement contribution; paid time off including parental leave; as well as a working environment that supports continuous professional development and engagement. Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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