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  • 13 Jul 2018 9:30 AM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    SERVIR-Eastern & Southern Africa and SERVIR-West Africa would like to invite you to submit abstracts of basic and applied research efforts, including capacity building activities in the African continent to their joint AGU Session, GC012: Applications of Earth observations for addressing environmental and development challenges in Africa: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/51008.

     

    The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 1 August 23:59 EDT. You can also find the abstract guidelines in this link: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/abstract-submissions/.

     

    The session covers several thematic areas, including climate, weather, water resources, land cover land use change, ecosystems and food security.  


  • 06 Jul 2018 11:50 AM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    Since 2016, EuroSDR has recognised contemporary PhD theses that have significantly contributed to the development of geoinformation science in the context of national mapping and cadastral agencies (NMCAs). In order to enhance collaboration between European academia and NMCAs, as well as to engage young scientists in its research endeavours, EuroSDR is pleased to announce its 2018 competition:


    2018 EuroSDR Award 
    for the best PhD thesis related to geoinformation science


    In order to be eligible, a PhD thesis should have been successfully defended in the period from January 2017 to August 2018. The PhD topic should be related to one or more of the research areas covered by the EuroSDR commissions (see http://www.eurosdr.net). The call is restricted to applicants that completed their PhD study in Europe. Applications should consist of:


    • A cover letter describing the main contribution/impact of the research contained in the thesis from a NMCA perspective (up to 300 words in English);
    • A PDF copy of the successfully defended thesis (in any European language);
    • An extended abstract of the thesis (1 000 – 1 500 words in English);
    • A short video presentation describing the research of the thesis (maximum 3 minutes in English);
    • A certificate evidencing the date of the successful PhD defence;
    • Independent reviews of the thesis (if available, for example from the thesis examiners);
    •  Curriculum Vitae of the applicant.


    All application material must be sent to the EuroSDR secretariat (eurosdr@kuleuven.be) to arrive no later than 31st August, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The submitted application material will be evaluated by a committee approved by the EuroSDR Board of Delegates. Notification of the selected thesis will be issued by 5th October, 2018.

    The author of the successful PhD thesis will receive an award of 500 EUR and be invited to present his/her work at the 133rd EuroSDR Board of Delegates meeting, to be held in Berlin from 14th to 16thNovember, 2018.


    Previous PhD award winners: 20162017




  • 11 Jun 2018 10:02 AM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    Application deadline: 01 July 2018



    Description

    The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

    The Earth Observations Research Program at GISS utilizes global measurements in order to understand the Earth system and interactions among its components as steps toward ultimately predicting Earth system behaviour. To achieve this goal, cloud, aerosol, water vapour, trace gas and isotope data obtained during campaigns which are normally focused on obtaining short-term process-oriented measurements, are analysed in the context of and complemented by longer-term satellite measurements. Ground-based and campaign data are also used to calibrate and validate the satellite-based measurements. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of multi- platform, multi-sensor radiance and polarization data sets and multi- sensor product development, accompanied by active utilization of these data and products in scientific research, modelling, synthesis, and diagnostic analysis to quantify change, characterize processes, and examine function within the Earth System over time with an emphasis on inter-annual and decadal scales. The program also includes development of techniques to infer global cloud properties from satellite radiance measurements as part of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project. Read More


  • 11 Jun 2018 9:58 AM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    Application deadline: 01 July 2018



    Description

    The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

    New techniques and instrumentation are developed and applied for remote atmospheric measurements. Current research includes cloud and aerosol observations by space-based lidar such as the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) on the ISS (McGill and Yorks), development of future space lidar systems and advanced data processing algorithms (CATS, ACE, others), instrumentation operated from high-altitude NASA research aircraft (Cloud Physics Lidar, airborne HSRL and Doppler wind lidar, new systems in development), and a global network of ground based lidars (MPLNET, Welton). Active lidar sensing is employed in conjunction with advanced visible and IR sensors, and other atmospheric radiation measurements in atmospheric field programs. Development and application of new lidar technology is emphasised. This technology includes Doppler lidar for wind measurements, and development of new cloud-aerosol lidar techniques. We investigate and interpret observations from multiple sensors to characterize the physical, radiative, and dynamical cloud and aerosol properties. Mobile, ground-based, and airborne lidars are available for field campaign studies of clouds and aerosols. Read More




  • 01 Feb 2018 1:08 PM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    Innovative Solutions for Decision Agriculture(iSDA Ltd CEO)


    The Role of the Chief Executive Officer:


     Rothamsted Research, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are currently working together to facilitate the process of establishing iSDA as an independent, not-for-profit entity, with its own Board of Directors. Reporting directly to the Board of iSDA, the successful candidate for this role will drive the formation of iSDA, shape its vision, products and services, develop the team an outcome-driven, lean startup culture, and establish excellent partnerships.


    Specific Responsibilities 


    Key priorities and roles during the first 18 months include: 


    ● Developing a detailed business plan based on the objectives of the current business plan framework, including the company’s vision, key performance indicators, objectives and timebased deliverables


    ● Defining and appointing key personnel in consultation with the Board and in-line with the approved business plan 


    ● Establishing partnerships with stakeholders from relevant innovation communities, end users and others deemed appropriate to support the company’s objectives 


    ● Working with the Board, manage and allocate the company’s funds and budgets and work to secure further private and public funds in line with the strategy


    ● Establishing structures, controls and procedures to support the effective operation of the organisation and to comply with its legal, regulatory and contractual obligations


    ● Providing clear communications with relevant stakeholders and ensuring the ongoing work of iSDA is readily available through its website and other digital services


    Read More

  • 01 Feb 2018 11:10 AM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)

    **** Registration closes on Monday, 12 February 2018! ****


    The 2018 series of e-learning courses from EuroSDR is open for registration: http://www.eurosdr.net/education/course/eduserv16.

    Topics of four e-learning courses will be introduced during the seminar hosted by prof. Markus Gerke at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, from 26th to 27th February 2018. 


    Two-week e-learning courses are scheduled from March to June 2018:


    •  Oblique Aerial Camera Systems for Mapping Purposes (5th - 16th March 2018)
    Tutors: Fabio Remondino and Isabella Toschi (FBK Trento), Francesco Nex (ITC/University of Twente), Markus Gerke (TU Braunschweig)
    • Topographic Maps through Description and Classification of Remotely Sensed Imagery and Cartographic Enhancement (9th - 20th April 2018)
    Tutors: Joachim Höhle (Aalborg University), Sébastien Lefèvre & Bharath Bhushan Damodaran (Université Bretagne Sud)
    • Terrestrial Point Cloud for Forest Modelling (14th - 25th May 2018)
    Tutors: Liang Xinlian, Yunsheng Wang and Juha Hyyppä (National Land Survey of Finland)
    • Open Spatial Data Infrastructures (28th May 8th June 2018)
    Tutors: Bastiaan van Loenen (TU Delft), Joep Crompvoets (KU Leuven), Lars Bernard (TU Dresden)


    EduServ courses can be followed over the Internet from any location and require about thirty hours of online study.

    Course fees are: €600 for 1-2 courses, and €700 for 3-4 courses (participation at the pre-course seminar is included). Fee for attending only the seminar: €100

    For more information and updates, visit their websitehttp://www.eurosdr.net/education/current.





  • 22 Jan 2018 2:15 PM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    Program Manager Earth Observation Job

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  • 22 Jan 2018 2:09 PM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    GIS Analyst Job click here 

  • 07 Dec 2017 11:28 AM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)


    RCMRD offering GIS Training. Schedules 2018 RCMRD.pdf

  • 07 Dec 2017 11:13 AM | Administrator Admin (Administrator)

    RCMRD wishes to fill the following vacant positions:


    Technical Expert – SERVIR E&SA Project


    Reporting to the relevant Thematic Lead, the individual shall be required to work on general work

    plan development, needs assessments and any other technical duties as may be agreed upon. In

    addition to the above, the individual shall be required to undertake the below mentioned

    assignments: Technical Expert - SERVIR ESA Project.pdf


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