EO and Space

A couple of months ago I gave a talk on EO in Ireland at Engineers Ireland. It was webcast and the video is now online .

I’m speaking for the first 20mins, but after me come the real highlight. Niamh Shaw, on wanting to be an astronaut and really on the dream and idea of humans in space- she’s a fantastic speaker and performer. And then a wife and husband team from NASA- Dava Newman, MIT on how she is designing the next gen space suit and Gui Trotti and how he designed the habitation modules on the ISS.

The last three are brilliant speakers- over Christmas if you want a break from the hohoho, then an hour spent listening to these three would be very rewarding


New Geospatial Post Doc in Dublin

We are looking for a Post Doc to Join our SOLUM- soils and land use project to in our geospatial group in Teagasc, Dublin 15. It would suit a soils, or environment Phd with some experience in GIS or Remote sensing OR vice versa- a geospatial phd with some understanding of soils or GHG emissions- its very broad. The Deadline for applications is Jan 18th 2018.

Details of the post are here: Job Spec – PD1_SOLUM_1217 (these details and an application form will be posted on the Teagasc recruitment page from the 15th December). But the outline of the post is:

The primary objective of this project is to develop a spatially integrated soils and land use database for Ireland that will be used to provide a robust estimate of reference soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks and improve our capability to inform Tier 2 reporting of activities and land-based mitigation methodologies.

The post doc will combine image interpretation experience with spatial analytical methodologies to create a nationally definitive inventory of landuse and soil types by re-analysis of an existing landuse photo-database in conjunction with the Teagasc Soil Information System (SIS) in a GIS environment.


The candidate will be building what’s likely to be the definitive soils/land-use database for Ireland for next decade or so.


New RS Jobs in UK (Plymouth)

1) Earth Observation Research and Development Support Grade: Scientist (£29,874 – £35,346) or Junior Scientist (£22,404 – £27,165) Appointment: 3 year Full Time Appointment with anticipation of extension to open-ended Closing Date: 15 Dec 2017 Location: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) PML is looking for a dynamic, remote-sensing scientist to work on a number of new international research and development projects in the PML Earth Observation science group.  For more information see: https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=20265

2) Earth Observation Scientist Open-ended Appointment Senior Scientist: (£37,183 – £42,625) or Scientist (£29,874 – £35,346) Closing Date: 15 Dec 2017 Location: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) PML is looking for a dynamic, mathematically-inclined remote-sensing scientist who will work on developing, testing and implementing novel algorithms for using satellite data to study pools and fluxes of carbon in the ocean. For more information see: https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=20267