Report from a recent, interesting souding meeting on african landuse issues
Archive for the ‘International EO’ Category
After yesterdays successful launch- Landsat 8 has separated form its booster in the correct orbit- green lights so far. This Gizmodo post has an on board video showing the separation.
The Forest Resources and Climate Unit is looking for
a researcher to contribute to the assessment and
modelling of existing and future forest resources
under foreseen climate change (CC) scenarios. The
envisaged work will consist of:
• Assessing and modelling European forest resources
integrating filed data, remote sensing derived
products and forest models.
• Development and testing of indicators related to
the effects of climate change in forests to analyse
susceptibility of European forests to CC.
• Integration of the modelling work with on-going
developments in the context of a new European
Forestry Dynamics Model.
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in
environmental engineering, physics or environmental
sciences (or a minimum of 5 years of research
experience after the first degree giving access to
The candidate must have a strong background in
spatial and time series statistical analysis.
Experience working with large environmental
datasets, and hands-on experience with scientific
programming (e.g. Matlab/GNU, R, Python) are
Hands-on experience in array programming,
modularization of large projects and sematic
constraints, as well as the use of open source
software would be considered an asset.
Good knowledge of spoken and written English is
required. The knowledge of another community
language would be an advantage.
Relevant publications and presentations should be
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Forest Resources and Climate
Further information: http://forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu
Its Science week next week and this just came across my desk courtesy of ESAI- obviously most of you will be at the Earth Observation Symposium next week in Wexford – but if sadly you can’t make it – this may fit the bill:
Speaker: Christer Fuglesang
Topic: EXPOSURE experiments on ISS
Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, South Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
Date: Thursday 17th November 2011
Dr. Christer Fuglesang is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut who became the first Swede in space when he launched aboard the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on 10th December 2006. Fuglesang was a Fellow at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and did research in particle physics in Stockholm before being selected to join the European Astronaut Corps in1992. He has participated in two Space Shuttle missions and five spacewalks, and is the first person outside of the United States or Russian space programs to participate in more than three spacewalks.
Since May 2010, Fuglesang heads up the Science and Application Division within the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operation at ESTEC in Noordwijk in the Netherlands.
During Science Week 2011, The Chemistry of Life, Fuglesang will present ESA’s EXPOSURE experiments on the International Space Station which shows that simple life forms can survive long time in open space. He will also discuss ESA biological experiments on cellular levels on ISS.
The best conference i attended last year was the Phenology confernce in 2010. Well organised with a wide range os speakers from across the globe – it certainly changed my outlook in regards to Irsih issues that can be addresed as phenological approaches – indeed it changed the focus of our group over the medium term. So Im delighted that a special edition of International Journal of Biometeorology has been published on the confernce.