[SDI-Europe] job: marine remote sensing specialist (deadline 1 Oct 05)
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Mon Sep 12 11:21:45 EDT 2005
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** this notice comes by way of John Musinsky of Conservation International, who requested circulation of the notice to all regions.
Marine Remote Sensing Specialist, Washington, DC, USA
Reports to: Senior Director, Regional Analysis Program & GIS Laboratory
Conservation International, an international biodiversity conservation organization, has an immediate opening for a Marine Remote Sensing Specialist with the Regional Analysis Program in the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS). The primary goals of the Regional Analysis Program are to map and monitor the impacts of human activities on biodiversity at global, regional, and landscape/seascape scales; to assess the ecological status of biodiversity hotspots and key biodiversity areas; and to develop forecasting tools that can be used to anticipate and mitigate threats to species and habitats at risk. CABS seeks a Marine Remote Sensing Specialist to participate in a new science initiative that will enable improved design and enforcement of marine management areas (MMA). Responsibilities of this position are to collect and analyze a range of satellite, airborne, and acoustic remote sensing data for mapping coastal and marine environments; to participate in studies evaluating
ecological processes within different types of MMAâs; and to provide technical support to in-country researchers and technical staff. The Marine Remote Sensing Specialist will work on a team that includes U.S. and host-country GIS Specialists, biologists, and economists. Responsibilities
Â· Acquire and analyze high spatial/spectral resolution data for detailed mapping of bathymetry, coral reefs, seagrass meadows, mangroves, and inter-reefal and deep shelf/slope areas in regions designated for intensive experimental study.
Â· Provide technical oversight to field staff in the analysis, validation and quality control of mapping and monitoring products.
Â· Assist with the development of guidelines for habitat mapping and monitoring.
Â· Conduct analyses into the relationships between the coastal/marine biophysical environment and patterns of human use.
Â· Explore collaborations with universities and research centers, government agencies (NASA, NOAA), and regional initiatives involved in marine conservation. Required Skills and Capabilities
Â· Master's degree in related field (e.g., oceanography, marine biology, geography).
Â· Proficiency with ArcView/ArcGIS and image processing software such as ERDAS, ENVI, ER Mapper, or PCI.
Â· Experience using multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, acoustic sensors and LIDAR for coastal and marine applications.
Â· Practical understanding and use of statistical analysis.
Â· Project management experience.
Â· Excellent organization and prioritizing skills.
Preferred Skills and Capabilities
Â· Spanish and/or French fluency, and developing country experience preferred.
Â· Excellent organization and prioritizing skills. Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date: October 1, 2005.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume or CV to:
1919 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
j.geenen at conservation.org
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