Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

PostDoc: biodiversity and earth observation

A postdoc position for 3 years is available in the Biogeography and Macroecology (BIOMAC) lab at the University of Amsterdam. They are looking for a candidate with exceptionally strong quantitative skills in computer modelling, analysis of large biodiversity datasets, and/or solid experience in handling Earth observation and remote sensing data. Background in species distribution modelling, ecological network analysis, functional trait analysis and/or spatial ecological statistics is advantageous. The deadline for application is December 10th 2017. More information is found on the following link:...

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PostDoc posting: Earth Observation supporting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Science – Policy interactions

A PostDoc position is available at the Data and Modeling Center of Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute (BiK-F) in Frankfurt, Germany. They are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for 28 months (TV-H E13, 100%) in the capacity of our recently EU-funded project “Essential Variables Workflows for Resource Efficiency and Environmental Management (GEOEssential)”. This is a unique multidisciplinary opportunity focusing on Earth Observation and Geo-Information supporting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Science – Policy interactions. Application Deadline: 17th December 2017 Inquiries: Link to the call: (Job offer Ref. #11-17024) The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a...

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job posting: Director of Geospatial Science

Director of Geospatial Science   Earth observation and geographic information systems (GIS) are fast growing and important components of Audubon’s technical capacity to accomplish conservation. Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the Director of Geospatial Science will: (1) provide expertise on the application of geospatial technologies, especially remote sensing, to conservation issues; (2) lead an interdisciplinary team that builds new mapping approaches and guides the strategic use of spatial information to inform policy and conservation practices, and (3) support Audubon leadership with management and fundraising efforts.   To learn more and apply: ...

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ESA Workshop on Land Product Validation 2018

A workshop by ESA at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy will be held from February 27th to March 1st aiming at discussing Land Product Validation: Retrieving land parameters globally from space has a significant heritage, currently based on satellite missions across the visible and infrared spectral domain, including ERS, Envisat, SPOT-VGT, Landsat and Proba-V. The list of available sensors has recently been extended by the onset of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions. In future, missions such as FLEX and BIOMASS, introducing also different observation techniques such as SAR, will complement the list of sensors contributing to the retrieval of land...

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article: Breaking new Ground in Mapping Human Settlements from Space

Esch et al. published a new exciting article on “Breaking new Ground in Mapping Human Settlements from Space – The Global Urban Footprint”. The publication introduces all details about the methodological framework and product characteristics of DLR’s Global Urban Footprint (GUF) layer released in November 2016. The GUF provides a worldwide record of the human settlement pattern in a so far matchless spatial detail. Please read the full article at: Discover the GUF data via the Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform...

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Upcoming Events

  1. AGU: Earth Observations in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

    December 11 - December 15
  2. SPACED: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes

    January 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  3. 2018 Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution

    February 27, 2018 - March 1, 2018
  4. ISB 2018

    March 20, 2018 - March 24, 2018
  5. ESA Mapping Water Bodies from Space Conference

    March 27, 2018 - March 28, 2018

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