Phd fellowships in Ireland

The Teagasc phd fellowship call is launched today. Up to possibly 20 fellowships are open for applications on many topics.
Within the priority areas listed there are lots of opportunist for remote sensing and gis phd projects.

Here’s the official blurb:

The Walsh Fellowship Programme provides fellowships to postgraduates to work on research projects relevant to the Teagasc Research Programme while studying for a higher degree.
Applications for Fellowships are made by full-time academic staff in third-level colleges in collaboration with a Teagasc research officer. The successful applicants select the Walsh Fellows.

Teagasc now invites applications from academic staff at third-level colleges for its 2014 Programme
More details here:

Is an Irish Centre for Earth Observation on the cards?

A new call for the establishment of SFI Centres has been issued.

Details here:

 The list has some direct interest for us as last on the list of proposed Centres is:

Earth and Ocean Observation

The world vegetaion mapped every 10 days!

This is what ESA is promising us with there new Proba-V stallite. Proba V is the latest in the line of these small almost cubesat type systems. It mhas fours band (B,R,NIR,MIR) with a resolution of 350m and global coverage every 1 or 2 days. It was launch in May and the first global compsite after the commisioning phase has just been published:


They promise composites like this every 10 days. Its a natuatl follow on from the SPOT veg product and MERIS and comliments some of the MODIS prodcuts.

Data distribution like SPOT veg is though vito:

but its not nearly as open or easy as MODIS

Remote sensing position in Finland

The open position is a joint appointment by the School of Engineering Department of Real Es- tate, Planning and Geoinformatics (see and the School of Electrical Engi- neering Department of Radio Science and Engineering (
The Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics covers a range of fields in survey- ing sciences including geomatics and geoinformatics. Research topics include as well methodol- ogy development as the use of space-based imagery to a variety of applications. The Depart- ment of Radio Science and Engineering remote sensing activities focus on developing space- based and air-borne microwave instruments and techniques for Earth observation applications.
The tenure track professor positions are open for talented individuals, who have either demon- strated capability or excellent potential for a successful scientific career. Individuals in the Aalto University tenure track positions have an opportunity to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which consider merits in research, teaching, and impact within and outside the university environment.
We look for a broad-minded expert in remote sensing who is willing and able to foster active collaboration between the departments and develop joint activities both in research and in teach- ing. The applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field and be able to acquire exter- nal research funding from Finnish and European sources.
The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and academic leadership and activity in scientific community. For a tenured position, either at the full or associate level, the candidate is expected to have an outstanding track record in research in a relevant field, demonstrated considerable amount of leadership skills in the academia and/or in wider societal contexts and teaching accomplishments. For the assistant level, the demonstrated potential for high quality research and teaching is sufficient. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities.
For more Information
For additional information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Kauko Viitanen, tel. +358 50 560 3873 or Head of Department, Professor Antti Räisänen, tel. +358 50 555 6241. In recruitment process-related questions please contact HR-coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen tel. +358 50 591 3981. E-mails:

Deadline August 8th

Predicting earthquakes from Space

This is too cool a project not to post.

Up on the ESA EMITS tenders service is a call for a project entitled:


…..the objectives of the study are: Quantitative simplified modelling of the Lithospheric- Ionospheric interaction and coupling mechanism, with particular emphasis on the effects of Acustic Gravity Waves on the ionoshpere Identify and use of the experimental data available in literature from spacecraft and/or on ground ionospheric experiments, define the observable parameters to attempt validating the coupling model or to justify the possible interpretation of the data.


Unfortunately somewhat out of my bailiwick nowaadys- but a what a great topic for a study

Teaching Job in UCL

Vacancy – Teaching Fellow in Earth Observation at University College London

The Department of Geography at UCL wishes to appoint a Teaching Fellow in the area of Earth Observation who will be expected to make a full contribution to the department’s programmes in Remote Sensing, Environmental Modelling and Climate Change, to deliver lectures and taught modules and undertake teaching administration.

The post is initially available for the period 1 September 2013 until 30 August 2014 to cover research leave.

Irish Earth Observation Conference


7th Irish Earth Observation Symposium

24-25th October 2013

Teagasc Ashtown Research Centre, Dublin

Big Data for Earth Observation

 The Annual Irish Earth Observation Symposium provides an opportunity for those working in the Irish Earth Observation sector to meet and present their work. An invited keynote speaker will offer their views on the subject of Big Data for Earth Observation, but it is also a topic of great relevance to many working with data from satellites, aerial platforms and ground based instruments, with key issues explored through oral and poster sessions presented by practitioners, researchers and students.

 More information and call for papers to follow, but please do pass on this information to your colleagues and others who may be interested.