Researcher for Wetland and Floating Vegetation 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 changes in wetland and floating vegetation cover (growth intensity) associated with nutrient concentration in surface waters during the period of 2009-2019 in Lake Sevan;
  2. Use of the PONTOS platform and the modules on water masks change detection and emerging vegetation of open water surface areas to estimate the dynamics in wetland and floating vegetation cover, and to identify areas and time of algal blooms in Lake Sevan;
  3. Conduct/participate in the pilot site visits to collect data;
  4. Prepare the report on “Assessment on changes in wetland and floating vegetation cover” based on the provided outline (D.T1.2.4);
  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 Wetland and Floating Vegetation Analysis; 
  4. Experience in ground truthing work;
  5. Experience in teaching and delivering the 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.


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

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