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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.



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ESA post doc

Very Nice Post Doc o offer from ESA


Internal Research Fellow (PostDoc) in Earth Observation Exponential Technologies

ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

More detail here

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Parameter Space, a UCD spin out space technology company  are looking to fill two EO roles, an EO scientist and a Big Data engineer:


Deadline of November 11th





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2 Post Doc positions in University College Cork




1 Post Doc position in NUI Galway

NUIG 020-16, Research FellowSatellite Remote Sensing Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway


  1. Teagasc PhD Walsh Fellowship Opportunity

“National farm scale estimates of grass yield using remote sensing”

Teagasc Walsh Fellowships, 2016 Ref: 2016051


Grass, either as pasture or winter fodder, is the main feedstuff on Irish farms, therefore it is important to measure its growth rate and yield across Ireland (including with respect to soils and environmental conditions). Earth observation technologies are the only feasible way to give national estimates of grass yield for Ireland at a high spatial and temporal resolution.


This PhD will build on recent work done by the spatial analysis group in Teagasc and UCC on grassland monitoring through machine learning of optical satellite data. The original model, using advanced, data-rich algorithms for a limited number of sites to relate grass biomass to optically derived vegetation indices, was built using seasonal time series data from the MODIS sensor but insufficient ground data prevented extension of this work to a national scale. Additionally, national estimates of current grass growth conditions compared to decadal averages have been derived, again based on MODIS data, but the spatial resolution of this instrument compared to Irish field sizes has proven problematic.


The main goal of this PhD research is to combine these two approaches, drawing on high resolution data acquired by recently launched Landsat and ESA Sentinel-2 satellites, with a database of weekly grass growth rates on 300+ farms, to build a national model for farm scale (~1Ha resolution) frequent estimates of current grass biomass.



Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Upper Second Class Honours), and preferably an M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline (Remote Sensing, Agriculture, Computer Science, Physics, etc.). The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated and a good communicator in both oral and written format. Experience of computer programming would be an advantage.


The PhD Fellowship is a joint research project between Teagasc, Ashtown, and the Department of Geography, University College Cork (UCC). The student will be based, in the first instance, at UCC working under the supervision of Dr. Fiona Cawkwell, followed by a move to Ashtown, Dublin under Teagasc supervisor Stuart Green. The Fellowship will start as soon as possible after 1st of October 2016 when the most suitable candidate is appointed.

The fellowship provides a stipend of €22,000. University fees are paid by the student from the stipend which is tenable for 4 years.


Further Information/Applications

Dr Fiona Cawkwell, Department of Geography, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland

Phone +353 (0)21 490 2707          email: f.cawkwell@ucc.ie


Stuart Green, REDP, Teagasc, Ashtown Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Republic of Ireland

Phone +353 (0)1 805 9955            email: stuart.green@teagasc.ie


Application Procedure

Submit an electronic copy of Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest simultaneously to:

Dr Fiona Cawkwell (f.cawkwell@ucc.ie) and Stuart Green (stuart.green@teagasc.ie)


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Teagasc PhD Walsh Fellowship Opportunity
‘Precision agriculture tools and their application land drainage issues in Ireland’

Ref Walsh Fellowship Number: 2014017
Artificial drainage is being revealed to be one of the most important barriers in the further development of sustainable agriculture across Ireland and Europe. The correct implementation and maintenance of drainage is important for the future economic and environmental viability of farming across much of the country. Correctly drained soils extend the grazing season in beef and dairy systems, thus increasing profitability and can improve nutrient management and yield.

This project has two parallel research goals: producing geographic data on the extent of heavy soils in the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) region that have likely been drained using remote sensing and geospatial models, and developing new tools using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as survey platforms to map intra-field drainage – both underground and over-ground flow.

Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) or M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline (Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physical Sciences, etc.). The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated and be prepared for periods of field work with modern analytical equipment
The PhD Fellowship is a joint research project between Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow and the National Centre for Geocomputation, National University of Ireland Maynooth. The student will be based at the Teagasc Research Centre at Ashtown, Dublin and will be registered at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, working under the supervision of Dr. Tim McCarthy, Dr. Rowan Fealy and Dr. Conor Cahalane in association with Teagasc supervisors Mr. Stuart Green, Mr. Reamonn Fealy and Dr. Owen Fenton. The Fellowship will start on, or as soon as possible after, 1st of October when the most suitable candidate is appointed.
The fellowship award is €22,000 which includes a maintenance award to the student and payment of fees to NUI Maynooth for each of the 4 years tenable.

Further Information/Applications
Mr. Stuart Green, Teagasc Ashtown Research Centre, Scribblestown Road, Ashtown, Dublin 15.
Phone +353 (0)1 8459945​​email: Stuart.Green@teagasc.ie

Dr. Tim McCarthy, National Centre for Geocomputation, Iontas Building, National University of Ireland Maynooth,
Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Phone +353 (1) 7086180​​email: Tim.McCarthy@nuim.ie

Application Procedure
Submit an electronic copy of Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest simultaneously to:
Mr. Stuart Green (Stuart.Green@teagasc.ie) and
Dr. Tim McCarthy (Tim.McCarthy@nuim.ie).
Closing date
8th August, 2014.

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We are looking for a contract researcher to work in our Dublin Campus on a remote sensing project based around identifying high nature value farmlands (essentially made up of farms with high level of biodiversity) using high-resolution optical satellite imagery.

More details here

Closing Date 18th March

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The Forest Ecology Research Group at University College Cork has recently been awarded research funding to study the risks posed by afforestation to vulnerable habitats and bird species in Ireland, which will inform strategic planning of forest expansion in Ireland.

The School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences now seeks to recruit an experienced post-doctoral researcher to lead this project.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in zoology, ecology or related areas, and a demonstrated competence in GIS, statistical analysis and international scientific publication. Experience in ornithological research and landscape ecology would be a significant advantage. Experience of working in a team environment, report writing and meeting key targets and goals is also desirable.

Application: To apply please send a CV and accompanying letter of application together with two letters of reference to Dr Sandra Irwin, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland. Tel: 021 4904595, E-mail: s.irwin@ucc.ie.

Deadline for applications: 21st February 2014.

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