Vacancy in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.
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ESRIN, Frascati, Italy
Hyperspectral Applications Scientist in the Data Applications Division, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.
Reporting to the Head of the Applications Section, you will be responsible for deﬁning and implementing projects supporting the development of innovative Earth observation (EO) imaging spectroscopy applications.
High-spatial resolution imaging spectroscopy in the visible to shortwave infrared wavelength range (hyperspectral instruments providing a spatial sampling distance of 20 to 30 metres) is a powerful tool for the remote sensing of Earth surface properties and dynamics. Spectroscopic observations with hundreds of contiguous spectral channels provide crucial detection sensitivity for a wide range of key geophysical processes. The technique has gradually evolved from technological demonstration projects and early scientiﬁc studies towards pre-operational applications and is now one of the fastest growing areas in remote sensing given the rich volume of data generated by hyperspectral instruments. Applications are linked to most domains and ecosystem types and functions and are often strongly interconnected. They include:
Your tasks and responsibilities will include:
In addition, you will:
A master’s or PhD in remote sensing, geophysics, engineering or relevant subjects in relation to EO hyperspectral (high-spatial resolution imaging spectroscopy) applications is required for this post
At least four years of experience in related remote sensing applications development with a multi-mission approach, and/or relevant research.
Knowledge of international hyperspectral technical and end-user communities.
The following will be considered assets:
• Knowledge of and experience in high-resolution thermal remote sensing and applications, for example evapotranspiration and water productivity;
• International work experience gained outside your home country.
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