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 Job Announcements

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Aquatic Remote Sensing
Location: NASA GSFC / University of Maryland
Closing Date: open until filled 

We are seeking applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a NASA-funded project. The potential applicant will have a strong background in remote sensing and is an expert in ocean color processing (e.g., atmospheric correction) and semi-analytical bio-optical modeling. The research focus is on algorithm developments for the existing moderate resolution images, i.e., Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2, in the Arctic coastal waters. The successful applicant is expected to be fluent in one/two programming language(s) (e.g., IDL/Python/C++). The incumbent is expected to be willing to contribute to the field of remote sensing of aquatic science in the form of presentations at scientific conferences and/or peer-review publications.

This is a one-year term but may be extended up to three years depending on a satisfactory annual performance. The incumbent will be based at either NASA Goddard Space Flight Center or the University of Maryland. The employment comes with full, competitive benefit package.

If interested or have any questions, please send your resume to Dr. Nima Pahlevan  (nima.pahlevan@nasa.gov)

Position: Research Associate (Postdoctoral)
Oregon State University 

Closing Date: open until filled 

We are seeking applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate at Oregon State University, working with Dr. Angelicque White. With funding from the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE), we aim to use in situ and autonomous instrumentation to advance our understanding of the relationship between primary production and phytoplankton diversity. This work may include, but is not limited to: analysis of data from bio-optical profiling floats, holographic imaging, in situ imaging flow cytometry, remote sensing, and shipboard measurements of inherent and apparent optical properties. Areas of specialization may include biological oceanography, bio-optics, phytoplankton physiology, and ocean color remote sensing. Strong quantitative skills and programming ability necessary to work with large datasets are sought. This is a full time, 12-month position, with an initial funded period of 2 years based in Corvallis, Oregon. Candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in biological oceanography or a related discipline by the start date. For further information, questions regarding this position can be addressed to Dr. Angelicque White at awhite@coas.oregonstate.edu.

Course Announcements

Ocean Optics Summer Class
Calibration and Validation of Ocean Color Remote Sensing
10 July – 5 August 2017, at the Darling Marine Center in Maine, USA

An intensive four-week, cross-disciplinary, graduate-level course in optical oceanography will be offered at the University of Maine’s Ira C. Darling Marine Center in summer 2017. This class is a continuation of the optical oceanography course first offered at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1985 and more recently at the Darling Marine Center. Past graduates are many of today’s leaders in oceanography. Learn more here.


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