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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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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Markets for Climate-Smart Ag Products in Arizona 

2018-07-16 23:30:07| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Climate Column readers know that there are many things farmers can do to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), housed within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers farmers technical and financial support to abate climate change and become more climate […]

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Markets for Climate-Smart Ag Products in Alaska

2018-07-09 18:41:39| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Climate Column readers know there are many things farmers can do to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers farmers technical and financial support to help interested farmers abate climate change and […]

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Markets for Climate-Smart Ag Products in Alabama

2018-06-25 20:25:16| National Farmers Union

By Kiana Brockel, NFU Intern On the Climate Column, we have discussed farm practices that can mitigate climate change and make farms more resilient to its effects, as well as government programs that assist farmers in implementing these practices. The support programs are important, but farmers may not be able to adopt many practices with […]

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Copernicus Climate Expert 2 positions

2018-06-20 19:26:58| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a Copernicus Climate Expert 2 positions You will be based initially for 2 years at our clients headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities. For Management and Scientific duties we require full time effort 40 hours per week. For Technical duties we require part time effort 20 hours per week. Your Tasks Management and Scientific Relating to the management of the contributions of data set providers to the ECV Inventory and their assessment by the gap analysis teams. The tasks to be carried out by key persons will typically include 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. Crossfertilisation promotion 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. Technical Relating to the technical maintenance and evolution of the ECV Inventory and the Working Group Climate Website. The tasks to be carried out by key persons will typically include Maintenance of the ECV Inventory website Maintenance of the Working Group Climate Website TBD Implementation of technical improvements of the ECV Inventory and its integration with the Working Group Climate Website. Technical improvements can, inter alia, cover additional improved functionalities for the gap analysis, additional improved reporting capabilities, additional improved image generating capabilities Enhancing the security of the ECV Inventory Your Profile Management and Scientific Knowledge and experience with the following is considered essential 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. Technical Knowledge and experience with the following is considered essential Experience in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining databases using MySQL Experience in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining websites using Apache, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS. Both The key person shall have strong analytical and problem solving skills, supported by excellent written and oral communication. This shall be coupled with good interpersonal and strong coordination skills, together with a collaborative approach, and a proven ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams in an international environment. The key person shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress and must be able to work without supervision. The official languages are English and French. The working language for the service is English and therefore the key persons must be able to work effectively in this language. REFERENCE 18216437 LOCATION Darmstadt, Germany CONTACT recruitmoltek.com CLOSING DATE 2nd August 2018 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. For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to www.moltek.com

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