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AMSteel to operate King Abdullah Port's new terminal berth

2017-10-17 01:00:00| Ship Technology

Port operator AMSteel has entered an agreement with King Abdullah Port in Saudi Arabia to operate the first bulk and general cargo terminal berth for a 25-year period.

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Metal Shark delivers two vessels to Potomac Riverboat Company

2017-10-17 01:00:00| Ship Technology

US-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two passenger vessels to Entertainment Cruises' unit Potomac Riverboat Company.

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Gatwick Airport submits proposals for UKs future aviation strategy

2017-10-17 01:00:00| Airport Technology

The UK's London Gatwick Airport has set out a series of objectives to help support the governments future aviation strategy. 

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TfL tests new signalling system on London Underground services

2017-10-17 01:00:00| Railway Technology

Transport for London (TfL) has successfully tested a new computer-based signalling and control system on the London Underground, which is expected to ensure faster and reliable services.

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Hyperspectral Sounding Products Generation Prototyping Specification and Validation Engineer

2017-10-16 20:11:41| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a Hyperspectral Sounding Products Generation Prototyping Specification and Validation Engineer You will be based initially for 2 years at our clients headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further year may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities. Your Tasks Include The Key Person will be part of the HSIRL2 team. The Key Person shall especially contribute to the specifications documentation and prototyping of the IASING principal components referred to as L1D in EPSSG context and L2 products generation functions and to the support of the operational software implementation during the initial development phase of the Payload Data Acquisition and Processing. Support to the preparation and completion of the commissioning of IASIMetopC is also expected. The tasks of the Key Person will typically include Analysis of similarities and specificities to the IASI and IASING processing within the EPS and EPSSG contexts and the required products, with the aim to maximize algorithm reuse. Maintenance and evolution of the IASING products generation specification documents, taking into account the above identified commonalities and specificities. Maintenance and evolution of the documentation including new science resulting from internal developments or external studies or contributions. Contribution to the review and analysis of specification documents for the input data to the IASING processing chain, e.g. IASI L1c, MWS L1b etc. Contribute to clarifications and answers to issues raised during the reviews of IASI NG L1D and L2 documentations evolve the IASING products generation specification documents taking the review outcome into account. Support the porting and reuse of IASI processing software in the context of EPSSG for IASING, including the preparation and documentation of SW packages, test and verification data. Prototype functions of the IASING L1D and L2 processing chain. Adapt and evolve the existing IASI L2 operational processor to form an IASING prototype, e.g. make it ready to ingest IASING and MWS L1 synthetic test data. Contribution to the harmonization of the IASI and IASING processors. Integration and verification of external software deliveries in the prototype processor Software anomaly fixing Code optimization Development and documentation of prototype software and test procedures Generation of test data Statistical analysis and visualization of hyperspectral infrared principal components and Level 2 products Support L2 monitoring facilities and interpretation Contribution to validation reports for IASI operational and IASING prototype products. Your Profile The Key Person shall have a University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as computer science, mathematics, physics, astrophysics, meteorology or remote sensing. The Key Person shall have at least three years of experience in the field of scientific computing. Specifically, the Key Person shall have experience and skills in Numerical algorithms Development and testing of complex scientific software Documentation of complex scientific software Generation and documentation of test data and test procedures Handling and processing of big amounts of data NetCDF format and using associated libraries Object oriented techniques for scientific computing Concurrent SW development in a team and Software tools for revision control Very good skills in C Advanced use of data analysis and visualization with tools like IDL or Matlab preferably with satellite data. Experience in some of the following areas is expected and will be an advantage Inverse problems Principal component analysis Further mathematical modelling techniques nonlinear optimization, regression, neural networks, Kalman filters, etc. Familiarity with satellite data, preferably from IASI or other hyperspectral infrared instruments Use of radiative transfer models Retrieval of atmospheric parameters from infrared andor microwave radiances Software testing Validation and visualization of satellite products Software libraries for numerical linear algebra and similar subroutines Experience with further programming relevant languages and tools such as Perl, Python, Java, etc. Multithreads programming The Key Person shall have good interpersonal skills. Heshe shall have the ability to write clear and concise scientific reports as well as clear and exhaustive scientific SW documentation in English The Key Person shall be willing and able to learn about new topics as required for the tasks The Key Person shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and structured manner, shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress. The ability to pay attention to details is mandatory, especially in the context of thorough software verification and software specifications documentation before release. The Key Person must be able to work with the minimum of supervision. The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore Key Persons must be able to work effectively in this language and have a working knowledge of the other. REFERENCE 15211617 LOCATION Darmstadt, Germany CONTACT recruitmoltek.net CLOSING DATE 9th February 2016 MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

2017-10-16 19:34:24| National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

000 ABNT20 KNHC 161734 TWOAT Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles east of the Central Bahamas have changed little in organization since this morning. Satellite imagery indicates that the circulation is elongated and not well defined. Upper-level winds are forecast to remain marginally conducive for some development during the next day or so while the system moves generally northward and then northeastward. Conditions are expected to become unfavorable for further development by Wednesday when the disturbance merges with a frontal system over the western Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent. $$ Forecaster Pasch

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Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook

2017-10-16 19:33:25| National Hurricane Center (East Pacific)

000 ABPZ20 KNHC 161733 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM PDT Mon Oct 16 2017 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area located about 900 miles west of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula have changed little in organization since this morning. Although the system is moving into an area of less favorable environmental conditions, only a small increase in organization could still result in the formation of a tropical depression this afternoon. Cooler waters and strong upper-level winds are expected to inhibit development after that time while the system moves generally northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent. Another low pressure area located about 1450 miles east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Strong upper-level winds and proximity to dry air are expected to inhibit significant development of this system while it moves westward at 10 to 15 mph during the next days or two. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent. $$ Forecaster Brown

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iXBlue-Navigation, Imaging and Positioning Solutions for Maritime Applications

2017-10-16 18:13:00| Naval Technology

iXBlue is a leading provider of navigation, imaging and positioning solutions for first-rank ships, submarines and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).

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Documentalist for ESA Navigation Directorate

2017-10-16 18:11:46| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of BMC Business Management, Controlling Administration. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview The task covers the daily operation, maintenance and change controlfor records in the Navigation Directorates Documentation andConfiguration Management System. This includes the participationin and to support improvements of the processes related to the use ofelectronic documentation and configuration systems, managementtools e.g. for action tracking and other relevant IT tools. Thedocumentation and configuration tasks are rendered by Configuration and Data Management team to given programmes, projects and specific organizationalentities within the Navigation Directorate. It includes the following regular duties in particular Document registration, distribution and archiving, as well asprovision of reproduction services of documents and media. Regular review of the status of documents in the different archiveand storage locations and align this information in theDocumentation and Configuration Management System database. Processing configuration controlled document changes and officialpapers relevant to the activities of the unit. Generation and maintenance of documentation and configurationtracking lists. Support to the management of the User Account List to the Directorates servers and services. Support to users for entering and retrieving documents from variousDocumentation and Configuration Management related serversystems internally and externally. Liaising with industrial partners CADM officers anddocumentalists for exchanging data and resolving documentation andconfiguration related issues. Provision of paper copies of electronic documents on request,creation of electronic versions of documents and management oforiginal files. Support to all documentation and configuration related tasks fortechnical and nontechnical reviews. Support to the Directorate Document Records Officer DDRO indischarging relevant functions. The position reports to the Head of the Configuration and DataManagement unit. The above tasks must be implemented in line withapplicable Directorates Configuration Management processes andstandards in close collaboration with relevant CM responsibles. Specific qualification requirements University degree Bachelor from a recognized Institution ofsecondary studies or equivalent qualification with substantial coverage of configuration and documentation management matters. The minimum of 4years of relevant experience. The work associated to this position can require handling ofclassified documentation. The candidate shall confirm to be eligibleand willing to apply to a Personal Security Clearance. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and customer focus. Ability to work autonomously, effectively and cooperatively in a diverseand international team environment. Fluent in the English language spoken and written. Knowledge of another European language is an asset. Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line withESA Job Class. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially. Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme. To be considered for this Position Provide prior to 8 November 2017a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Formor CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone, at email davide.starnoneaurora.nlquoting reference BMCNAV50. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before submitting them by 13 November2017, 13.00 hours.

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Union Training Ship Sails to Europe on its Second Training Mission

2017-10-16 16:48:00| Naval Technology

The Peruvian Navy 'Union' training ship has commenced its first ocean journey to Europe and has called on the port of Cádiz, Spain as part of its second training mission.

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