Sentinels and TPM missions Projects Support

Application deadline
Friday, February 22, 2019
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You will have the opportunity to support ESA in the day-to-day coordination, monitoring and reporting on the overall status of all USER exploitation projects related to ESA, Sentinels and Third-Party (TPM) EO missions.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Day-to-day EOPI projects support
  • Monitor lifecycle of EOPI user projects
  • Administer the handling of relevant Announcements of Opportunity (AOs e.g. International Cooperation, Platform scientific use, Cal-Val)
  • Manage the relevant EO campaigns data access registration
  • Survey, collect, evaluate and document information of the status of USER projects and relevant publications
  • Evaluate data needs and availability for EO exploitation projects (e.g. global scale)
  • Liaise with User Services and Mission Managers for day to day operations and reporting
  • EO4Society portal
  • Act as webmaster for the EO4Society portal:
  • Maintain content of the Portal with up-to-date info source for EO mission exploitation
  • Define procedures for results monitoring and achievement communication
  • Analyze and report on overall trends and achievements in EO exploitation projects
  • Exchange information and reports with the EO User Services on relevant issues for EO exploitation projects
  • EOPI achievement and results
  • Review scientific, technical reports and publications from projects
  • Produce survey reports on achievements and outstanding issues on data-exploitation techniques directly relevant for ESA, Sentinels and TPM EO missions
  • Identify & summarize project results suitable for EO promotion
  • Collect feedback from related to data quality and management
  • Collate and synthesise requirements from EO data users for new products, algorithm, and tools for improved EO data exploitation
  • Present exploitation achievements and success stories in web news and via EO Open Science twitter news
Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • You have a degree in a relevant technical field such as Physics, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geography, Geosciences, Meteorology.
  • Ideally a higher-level degree qualification (such as MSc or PhD) in relevant fields of SAR processing, signal and image processing, optical remote sensing, Radar Altimetry, oceanography, hydrology, cryospheric science, geodesy
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in a directly relevant industrial or research environment.
  • Good general knowledge of ESA EO missions and user communities
  • General knowledge of EO data products, formats, and analysis tools,
  • Experience of day-to-day contact with the international EO science community
  • Good communication and technical writing skills
  • High proficiency in using web tools for retrieving and publishing scientific information
  • Familiarity with Access, Lotus Notes databases
  • Expert proficiency in MS Office
  • Proactive approach to problem identification and resolution
  • Be able to work both autonomously
  • Be bale to work with multi-national team
  • Have a positive attitude to international cooperation.

Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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