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Managerial and scientific support for Copernicus Climate Service

2018-07-17 17:28:00| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Funded by the EU, this Climate Service will focus on the support of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, more specifically on the Working Group Climate. You will be responsible for the Essential Climate Variables ECVs inventory at EUMETSAT, the ECVs quality control, analysis and many more operational aspects. Responsibilities Duties Quality control and achievement of scientific and technical correctness and consistency of the updates to the ECV Inventory interacting with data providers worldwide. This includes the development of a regular update mechanism for the inventory content incorporating inputs from the data providers Assessment of the ECV Inventory readiness for the gap analysis process Coordination of and participation in inventory and gap analysis activities of the Working Group Climate ensuring full awareness within the gap analysis team of the required documentation outputs from the gap analysis and schedules, Analysis of results of the gap analysis for specific priority areas considering ECV interrelationships, Compilation of the gap analysis results, Provision of support to the generation of a coordinated action plan to address gaps, improvement opportunities, etc. Crossfertilisationpromotion of gap analysis best practices amongst the expert teams supporting the gap analysis Improvements of the Working Group Climate web page and input to technical improvements of the ECV Inventory Compilation of technical notes and presentations to the CEOSCGMS WG Climate Attendance at meetings of the Joint CEOSCGMS Working Group Climate including responsibility for minutes of such meetings. Qualifications Experience University degree in Atmospheric Physics, Physics, or any other relevant discipline Proven experience in the domain of Earth Observation Good understanding of satellite remote sensing related to climate including the GCOS framework of Essential Climate Variables Familiarity with the activities of the CEOSCGMS Working Group Climate and its ECV Inventory Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to analyse complex processes Demonstrable experience in active participation incoordination of international projects Experience in consolidating, compiling and editing complex technical reports. Essential Skills Proven experience in scripting languages such as IDL or Python Familiarity with LinuxUNIX Strong analytical and problem solving skills Excellent written and oral communication Good interpersonal and strong coordination skills Teamplayer Fluency in English. Desirable Skills Shell scripting Linux Fluency in French Benefits Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 30 days holiday, generous training possibilities, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland pension scheme is offered to the successful candidate. Security In line with Asylum Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks. Application You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then you should send your application preferrably online with your availability details and salary expectations. About us Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is the first choice aerospace company for IT and engineering solutions and services. With more than 350 employees in Germany we shape the future of aerospace together and beyond. Our staff play a key role in determining our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.

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Air Liquide launches second Scientific Challenge on essential small molecules; hydrogen in two out of three topics

2018-07-13 11:57:14| Green Car Congress

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The more you drink, the greater your risk of cancer - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 217

2018-07-11 15:27:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

Scientific studies have shown consistently that the consumption of small amounts of alcohol on a regular basis is associated with a lower risk of total mortality, while consumption of large amounts is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers and mortality.

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How best to fight the 'diseases of ageing' - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 216

2018-07-10 13:44:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

It has long been known that a number of lifestyle factors - such as not smoking, being physically active, avoiding obesity - decrease the risk of many of the 'diseases of ageing', especially cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Scientific Documentation Writer

2018-06-08 19:28:31| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

About us SCISYS Deutschland GmbH provides professional engineering and consultancy services supporting space programmes and missions. We have a strong presence at ESOC and EUMETSAT, as well as serving all ESA sites and spacecraft primes. Our team is composed of university graduates and experienced professionals, comprising some of the most knowledgeable, dedicated and talented engineers across Europe. Our services cover the whole life cycle of space programmes from early concepts to operations. Our Space Division provides a dynamic, supportive and friendly atmosphere in which you are encouraged to lead with initiative. We support new ideas from our colleagues and are focused on innovation. Moreover, we actively manage your professional development, training and career progression. We are looking for a Scientific Documentation Writer to work at EUMETSAT Darmstadt, Germany. Tasks The EUMETSA T public documentation related to remote sensing and products includes e.g. Study reports, Formal product specifications, e.g. Product Format Specifications, Product Generation Specifications, Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Documents, Product Guides and Fact Sheets, Product validation reports, The EUMETSAT Web site www.eumetsat.int is the main medium where such documents are made available. In addition, such documents are stored and controlled via a document management system. The Contractor shall manage information in a variety of forms, life cycles, type of input, purpose and readership. The inputs to scientific documents are provided by EUMETSA T remote sensing and products scientists and experts, product operation experts, trainers, etc. An important corpus of legacy and current scientific information is updated continuously, and new information is added regularly. Scientific information plays a key role in the use and uptake of EUMETSA T products and services, and it is important that the Contractor manages it in a consistent and complete manner. The tasks of the Contractor will include Collect input to documents from scientists and engineers Ensure consistency of style across documents Prepare draft documents for review and document issues for publication Coordinate document releases with the User Services Division responsible for Web site contents Definition of scientific documentation maintenance procedures, including templates and guidelines for contributors Manage information e.g. metadata extracted from documents Act as a point of contact in the RSP division, for all issues and queries related to the document management system The Contractor shall apply the documentation control processes in place at EUMETSAT. Essential requirements In addition to having a University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, the key person shall have a minimum of 3 years experience in scientific documentation editing and maintenance. Specifically, the key person shall have demonstrated experience in Writing documents of a technical or scientific nature Compiling documents from multiple contributors Processing of large text documents with Microsoft Word Processing of complex documents including images, equations, etc. Web publishing of documents Controlling documents within a Document management system Desirable requirements The following areas of expertise would be an advantage Webbased information services Processing andor applications of Earth Observation satellite data Knowledge of LaTeX Knowledge of Framernaker Other Information Start date is July 2018. To apply online please visit www.scisys.despacejobs

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