UCLouvain ELI -- Researcher "Supporting and improving near real-time crop monitoring by satellite remote sensing"

Posted-Deadline 03/07/2018 -  28/07/2018
Type Job vacancy
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The successful applicants will join a motivated team of young researchers in charge of research, production and analysis of various crop monitoring products using the new optical and radar Copernicus Sentinels data (http://esa-sen4cap.org/, http://www.esa-sen2agri.org/, https://sentinels.copernicus.eu/web/sentinel/missions).

In close collaboration with European consortium members and other international agencies like the CIMMYT, the new researcher will contribute to various activities linked to the two below-cited ESA projects, such as
  • developing new image processing methods to produce crop maps and vegetation indicators at national scale using high resolution satellite time series;
  • supporting Sen2-Agri operational users (World Food Program, CIMMYT,…) including field campaigns coordination, operational use cases development and near real-time map production for decision support;
  • demonstrating the use of the Sen2-Agri processing system across the user community via experts training and on-line webinars;
  • facilitating the transfer of developed crop monitoring EO products and services to the national Agencies including capacity building and demonstrating cloud computing capabilities.

“Sentinels for the Common Agricultural Policy” (Sen4CAP) ESA project: aims at providing to the national stakeholders of the CAP evidences how Sentinels derived information can support the modernization and simplification of the CAP in the post 2020 timeframe.

“Sentinel-2 for Agriculture" (Sen2-Agri) ESA project: aims at providing the international user community with validated open source algorithms and a software to process Sentinel-2 data in an operational manner to derive Earth Observation products relevant for crop monitoring in the major worldwide agriculture systems.
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Organisation UCL - Earth and Life Institute
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