Blog

Researcher for Forest Cover Analysis, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE)

Project name: Copernicus assisted environmental monitoring across the Black Sea Basin (PONTOS)

Contract type:  Employment

Duration: ASAP-October 30, 2022

Job Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Application deadline: November 6, 2020

Job Duties: 

  1. Monitor the dynamics of tree cover loss and gain (due to fires, deforestation, etc.) in the Lake Sevan basin during the period of 2009-2019 using the PONTOS platform; 
  2. Assess the impact of forest cover changes and its consequences of the Lake Sevan;
  3. Conduct/participate in the pilot site visits to collect data; 
  4. Prepare the report on “Assessment of forest cover changes and its consequences for the environment” based on the provided outline (D.T1.2.2);
  5. Prepare teaching materials for the First set of training session on Earth Observation (EO), advances in EO services in environmental monitoring, and the Copernicus program (D.T2.1.2);
  6. Deliver a 3-days long training session including two days class training and one day hands-on training in the field for young scientists and practitioners (D.T2.1.2);
  7. Participate in the Second set of Training Session on Earth Observation and Environmental Monitoring (D.T2.1.3);
  8. Take part in developing the online training modules (D.T2.1.4);
  9. Prepare a report about the knowledge gap analysis and training strategy setup after the brainstorming event. (D.T2.2.2);
  10. Participate in the project meetings and events, such as working group meetings, workshops, brainstorming and local events, final conference, etc. (D.T2.2.1, D.T2.2.3, D.C.2.5).

Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Expertise in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  2. Experience in handling and processing time-series geospatial datasets;
  3. Practical experience in Forest Cover Analysis; 
  4. Experience in ground truthing work;
  5. Experience in teaching and delivering training sessions;
  6. PhD or MSc degree in Geoinformatics, Geography or similar field with a strong focus on Remote Sensing;
  7. Excellent knowledge of the English language and demonstrated scientific writing skills;
  8. Excellent organisational skills.

 

For more information about the project please visit: https://ace.aua.am/pontos/

How to apply:  A brief letter of intent and a Curriculum Vitae should be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading Researcher for Forest Cover Analysis. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution