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News Blog: Half a million rides and counting! BIKETOWN Releases Trip Data

2018-04-21 00:46:19| PortlandOnline

Data release lets Portlanders crunch the numbers about various aspects of the BIKETOWN experience

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GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?

2018-04-20 22:07:33| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.

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Atmospheric Data Engineer

2018-04-20 17:24:50| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Position Reference 949 You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support to the Sentinel4UVN on the future MTG platform and the Sentinel5UVNS and 3MI instruments on the future EPSSG platform. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include Development of algorithms related to the calibration of and generation of geophysical products from the EPSSG Sentinel5UVNS and 3MI instruments and MTG Sentinel4UVN Development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and validating the algorithms developed Development of an instrument performance models based on specifications to be provided by industry Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm and products Generation of associated documentation including test data descriptions, Product Generation Specification PGS, Product Format Specifications PFS, technical reports etc Interfacing with experts as needed Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community outside the client as appropriate Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory You have a university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, or equivalent with at least three years experience in the field of remote sensing. You have at least 5 years of experience in providing service support for satellitebased remote sensing algorithm development and product processing, preferably within an operational environment. You have experience in atmospheric remote sensing in the optical spectrum Ultraviolet to Shortwave Infrared You have experience with instrument calibration and characterisation You are familiar with Earth observation systems in operational meteorology, atmospheric composition and climate monitoring both remote sensing and in situ systems You are able to handle and process remote sensing data You are familiar with radiative transfer You have good skills in a higher programming language e.g. Fortran, C, Java You have knowledge and experience in Software build environments and tools e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure You have a good knowledge of source code control system e.g. git, SVN. The following skills would be highly desirable Quality control of satellite data and products Operational product processing environments How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 11062018. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above. About RHEA Group RHEA Group is a leading engineering consultancy firm with demonstrated expertise in space, system and secure software solutions. We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals and offer a range of exciting career paths working alongside clients such as the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, EUMETSAT and NATO.

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Why we have changed our market data pages

2018-04-20 16:31:37| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The reasons behind changes to the market data service on BBC News Online.

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Copernicus Data Processing Operations Engineer

2018-04-20 15:24:35| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Solenix is specialized in the provision of highquality software engineering, technical consulting and operations services in the aerospace domain. This vacancy note concerns an onsite consulting position at EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany. Copernicus Data Processing Operations Engineer 1813019 Job Description We are looking for a team of Data Processing Operations Engineers for our client EUMETSAT. You will be performing tasks related to instrument data processing in support of the Copernicus Data Processing Operations for the following Copernicus Sentinel3 mission for routine Sentinel3A operations, as well as for the commissioning phase for Sentinel3B leading to the routine operations phase for the dual satellite system. Copernicus Sentinel6JasonCS mission build up for operations expected to start from mid 2019 leading to commissioning and then routine operations of S6. Some of the main tasks and areas of responsibilities for the team are listed below Data Processing Operations Monitor the status of the data processing and related components and perform daily checks to confirm nominal status and performance. Contribute to data ingestion, processing and distribution of products. raising, processing and coordinating anomalies, their documentation, investigation, classification and resolutionmitigation, including participation in relevant Anomaly Review Boards. coordination and implementation of ground segment modifications, including their documentation, approval, implementation, testing and training, including participation in Change Review Boards, as well as TRR,TRB, ORR as needed. the operations boards, technical meetings, formal reviews, and scheduling and planning coordination meetings. Participate in data processing team meetings and associated activities and reviews where required in the area of data processing operations. Provide first line maintenance, including oncall support, to Data Processing operations during all phases. Provide training, through written materials, practical demonstrations and presentations, to other parties involved in Operations including controllers, analysts and engineers. Operational Monitoring and Reporting Contribute to design, development, documentation and maintenance of tools that provide production statistics reports and support the monitoring and operations of the data processing and related auxiliary data flows, as requested. generation of the Copernicus KPIs and joint EUM to partner service level statistics, as needed, including their computation. monitoring and reporting of data processing performance of the Copernicus missions including gathering related statistics on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Operational Documentation Contribute to the generation, maintenance and update of data processing operations related design, user documentation, procedures or operations guides, for example as a result of a system update or a validation activity, in accordance with the established EUMETSAT Operations Department configuration management and quality assurance practices. Perform operational validation of the operational procedures and coordinate specific operational validation test OVT campaigns, resulting in new or updated operational documentation. Evolutions of the data processing Acquire and maintain an operational view of the payload data ground segment, as well as a systemwide understanding of its interfaces with multimission elements MMEs and external interfaces. Review any planned changes or evolutions to the system configurations for the ground segment to assess potential operational impacts. Interface with teams responsible for the implementation of system upgrades to support major operations projects, including System MidTerm Evolution Plan, recurrent satellites, and any System hardware and operating system obsolescence upgrades. Contribute to the integration and validation of components deliveries, as well as implementation of new products, including configuration control activities. Operations Build up Contribute to validation campaigns, including operations validation tests, participating in the coordination, planning and execution of these campaigns as needed, including TRRsTRBsFATsOSATs, etc for ground segment components and operations. Participate to commissioning reviews and commissioning operations to ensure smooth handover from the commissioning phase to nominal operations. Participate and coordinate the joint test campaigns with the operational partners during the operational build up phases of Sentinel3B LEOP, commissioning, SIOV, Rampup and JasonCSSentinel6. Required Skills and Experience A university degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the job profile. At least 3 years experience of the operations of realtime, complex, satellite instrument data processing systems. Demonstrated experience in near real time, data driven, automated systems with large computer networks. Demonstrated experience with UNIXLinux operating systems. Communicate effectively in English Conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, shall be able to work under pressure and with a minimum of supervision. At least one of the service team shall have more than 8 years experience of the operations of realtime, complex, satellite instrument data processing systems, as well as demonstrated experience in planning and coordination of operation build up activities. Desirable Skills and Experience Demonstrated experience of Instrument data and product processing Level0 to 2 of meteorological andor earth observation products. Experience of validating complex remote sensing data processing systems. Development and maintenance of operational procedures andor configuration data. Programming languages e.g. C, C and IDL. Scripting languages and databases e.g. Perl, Python, shell, Oracle. Spacecraft andor ground segment operations. Knowledge andor experience of quality control, calibration and validation. Work Location Darmstadt, Germany Dates Application Deadline 04 May 2018 Start of Work July 2018 Important Notes Before applying to this position, please read the page Notes to Applicants on the Solenix website under Career. Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in Germany. Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process. Job Application Please send your applications electronically to careersolenix.ch before the application deadline 04 May 2018 Learn more about us in Facebook

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